Breaking the Consolidation / Merge Stalemate – For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V

If you have snapshots or checkpoints that won’t consolidate or merge, you have a painful situation, once you notice! If you don’t notice, you’ve got a disaster approaching. Learn how to break the stalemate of stuck snapshots/checkpoints and how to monitor for these in this blog post!

Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

After my last post highlighting the Veeam software that reaches end of support in 2022, I wanted to expand this further and discuss software that Veeam works with that will be approaching end of life in 2022. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data? Times change, and software changes with… Continue reading Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

Personal Project: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Apple Macbook Pro 2011 with Failed AMD GPU

This is just a personal note of what I did to get my Macbook Pro Late 2011 with failed/failing AMD GPU to boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, hopefully it helps someone. Prerequisites You will need: 1x Macbook Pro (obviously!) 1x USB 1x Machine capable of creating a Live CD onto your USB of Ubuntu Overview: Did… Continue reading Personal Project: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Apple Macbook Pro 2011 with Failed AMD GPU

VMware Workstation Pro 16 for Linux – Unable to Compile modules

So I recently revived an old laptop to run Ubuntu and the first thing I installed was VMware Workstation. When first starting VMware Workstation I was asked to compile the vmmon and vmnet modules. Unfortunately, it failed, when reviewing the output (stored within the /tmp/ folder) I found the following key lines (collated below): The… Continue reading VMware Workstation Pro 16 for Linux – Unable to Compile modules