Scenario When you access the /vagrant shared folder within a Vagrant guest VM, the file vagrantfile is not listed & you cannot create files in the same folder (permission denied / inaccessible). Caused by Virtualbox guest additions on the vagrant box are mismatch from the version of virtualbox installed on the host. Fix The ideal method would be to obtain a vagrant box with the latest virtualbox additions. If this is not possible, install the vagrant vbguest plugin which will automatically upgrade guest additions if required at bootup.

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These are my notes from the Cisco webinar aired in September 2016 - “New Switching Innovations: More Performance for Less Cost”, the recording is available at https://grs.cisco.com/grsx/cust/grsEventSite.html?EventCode=14750. Examples of digital business benefits Adidas - Enabling customers to design shoes on a tablet and get manufactured in a matter of hours at a local store. UPS - Route optimisation to save millions of miles from their delivery routes, every 6 seconds the route is optimised - saved 8 millions of gas per year, huge cost savings.

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Head of emerging technologies at Brightsolid, responsible for looking at technology that is coming over the next 1-2 years. 500+ updates in the last 12 months in Azure RoCE is the platform for the future, especially for stretched cluster. Claus Joergensen is product manager for Storage spaces direct, has lots of articles on S2D. If any interest in azure stack then it is important to understand S2D.

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Support Services Manager at Sits Group, worked there for 6 years, and is a Veeam Vanguard. Below are tips on how to prevent issues: ** ** Potential Disk Issues Running out of disk space on the backup repository. One way to avoid is to use the restore point simulator (http://rps.dewin.me) to calculate disk space requirements. Potential Credentials Issues Test they work beforehand! Hardware failures NAS devices, tape libraries, Network

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Who are Nimble Storage A lot of the problems that we solve are to do with improving application responsiveness. SSD was becoming more cost effective, cloud based analytics was becoming more feasible so created a product that combined fast performance with built in telemetry. ** ** Benefits of Telemetry Through integration with VMware, the cloud based telemetry platform (Infosight) allows users to get to the root cause of issues, seeing VMware level information such as within guest resource usage through to storage metrics.

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Below are steps to apply Source Code Pro to some popular code editors, and change colours to that indicated in the comparison picture. Applying to code editors: Whilst Consolas is built into Windows 10, Source Code Pro can be downloaded at the following site: https://github.com/adobe-fonts/source-code-pro/releases Windows 10 Command Prompt In Defaults and Properties (accessed by clicking the top left icon on the command prompt window): Set font to “Source Code Pro Semibold”.

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Introduction Caveat: The Surface Pro 4 M3 has a slower internal drive than Pro 4 models with 256GB or larger drives. In 2016 Samsung released the Samsung Portable T3 SSD, a super fast external SSD drive (no external power supply required). I have a Surface Pro 4 M3 128GB, so picked one up to increase capacity. Historically, external drives have usually been slower than internal drives, how does the Samsung T3 250GB, connected via USB 3.

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Ian Noble

Design, Build & Evolve tech. Ex developer becoming a developer again. #vexpert

Scotland, UK