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Computing

vCloud Director 5.1: Install, Configure & Manage

This week I finally took a bit of time off work and sat the vCD 5.1: ICM course hosted by New Horizons. Unusually for courses I’ve taken in the past it was an Online ‘Live’ Course with the instructor running the course from the US (Nebraska). The course ran from 2pm-10pm BST which meant I … Continue reading »

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vSphere 5.5 – Web Client Upgrade Error

During the web client installation I received an error during the SSO registration section towards the end stating that the solution was already registered with the LookupService. A second run of the web client installation completed successfully without intervention. Sounds like a buggy installation!

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vSphere 5.5 – SSO Upgrade Gotya

I’ve just managed to up upgrade the SSO component of vSphere 5.5 in my lab after an hour of trying. The issue I kept getting was 1603 error when it got to the LookupService part of the install. The result of the error was a rollback. “Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: vCenter Single … Continue reading »

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vShield Manager 5.1.1 Lookup Service Integration Error

I came across an issue today that related to installation of the vShield 5.1.1 management appliance with the VMWare SSO Lookup service. If you get the folowing error: Initialization of Admin Registration Service Provider failed. Root Cause: Server returned ‘request expired’ less than 0 seconds after request was issued, but it shouldn’t have expired for at … Continue reading »

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Macbook Pro Hard Drive Upgrade

I have just completed a (forced) upgrade to my Macbook Pro with a 320GB Seagate (ST9320320AS). “Forced” simply because I woke up this morning turned on my mac and suddenly heard a load of clicking sounds! I can confirm that this model of drive is compatible with the Macs and was actually a little quicker … Continue reading »

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Final Year Project – Dense Matrix Gauss-Jordan Inversion Auto-Optimisation on Multicore Systems

I’ve finally got around to uploading my FYP to my blog, check it out in the pages menu to the left. There’s a PDF and html version for your perusal…

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