Introducing NSX in Your Enterprise – Crossing Over the IT verticals

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Virtualization has forever changed the way IT departments operate and VMware with its flagship vSphere brought the concept of virtualization to companies of all sizes, big and small. Well, now that is history and in this digital time and age, it could be considered as old as “Once upon a time” kind of history. Virtualization technologies have come along a long way and with the product portfolio of VMware and its partner organizations, these technologies are now encompassing several functions of IT and datacenter operations such as server, desktops, storage, networking, and security.

The challenges faced by IT departments for server virtualization  were vastly different from those seen for vSAN and NSX. When server virtualization was initially introduced, the concept of virtualization was too geeky for mainstream IT deployment and was deemed that it would never support production environment. In my own experience, More

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Implementing Organizational Change

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Change is defined as “to make something different”. It is not to make better, but to make different. The responsibility to identify opportunities for change, evaluate the existing business environment, and define the changes that makes a “better difference” in the organization is with the leadership of the company. Also, by virtue of constantly changing business environment, the change itself is constant. A company may pro-actively address the changing business environment and re-align itself for success or it may let the external forces dictate and eventually lose opportunities to compete in the dynamic landscape. Since change is constant, we should call it “Managing” and not “Implementing” change. Instead of using the word “Change”, we could refer it as “Growth”, because “managing change” is effectively “managing growth” which could be either positive growth or negative growth.

The change here is not the application change in IT or functional change related to internal operations of a business division. Those changes are well managed by the Change Control Board within the realm of Project management and ITIL. The change referred here is an enterprise wide transformation that More

VMware P2V Conversion: GrubInstaller Error During Conversion of Debian Linux Host

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When you perform a P2V conversion of Debian Linux host using stand-alone version of VMware Converter host you may get a GrubInstaller error as “An error occurred during the conversion: ‘GrubInstaller::InstallGrub: /usr/lib….”.

You can right click the error message and export the logs for detailed error logs. The detailed log file contains the message as below.

msg = “An error occurred during the conversion: ‘GrubInstaller::InstallGrub: /usr/lib/vmware-converter/installGrub.sh failed with return code: 127, and message: –> Installing GRUB1 on (hd0)… –> /vmware-updateGrub.sh: 59: grub: not found –> Error installing GRUB –> Error running vmware-updateGrub.sh through chroot into /mnt/p2v-src-root –> ‘”.

This error occurs because More

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