Exchange 2010 Console–WinRM or Kerberos errors

We’ve seen this quite a bit on Exchange 2010 machines where the Exchange 2010 console will just hang when you try to access it.  After a period of time you might get a Kerberos or a WinRM error being displayed. …

Followup on ESXi 5 SLOW boot when using software iSCSI

I’ve just spent 3 hours troubleshooting an ESXi 5 host that had the problem with VERY slow boot when using software iSCSI connections to the SAN.  VMware has released a patch that supposedly fixed the problem.  Well, I’m here to…

Veeam Backup & Replication 6 – first impressions

As promised, here’s the first in a series of posts on Veeam Backup & Replication 6. We recently installed Veeam Backup & Replication 6 at one of our customers.  Most of our VMware customer base use VMware Essentials licensing so…

Starting down the VEEAM path … stay tuned!

We have a number of customers that have virtualized environments (ESX/ESXi) that are starting to hit issues with backups using “traditional” backup tools.  We also have the same issues in our own virtual environment.  To solve some of these issues…

A SharePoint/SBS Clarification

I’ve been called out on my last post regarding SBS and SharePoint as it may be confusing.  Well, welcome to the world of SharePoint!  It can be VERY confusing!! The thrust of my last post is that you *really* need…

SBS and SharePoint Decisions

We have a number of customers that ask about SharePoint and SBS.  This might be a bit surprising as SharePoint has been an integral part of SBS since SBS2003 (Companyweb, anyone?) but it is a very good question nevertheless because…

Some days you’re the bear and other days the bear gets you …

There are times when those of us that work in IT Consulting have the same kinds of experiences that customers have when it all goes horribly pear shaped.  So, this is a cautionary tale that proves even the “gods of…