Jonah Kowall is the VP of Market Development and Insights at AppDynamics, driving the company’s product roadmap and vision, entry into new markets and providing technology and business insights.
Previously 15 years as a practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM).
These things are still having issues. We got them stable for 2 weeks, but now one of them is on the fritz again. The N access points seem to be more problems than the G ones. I have another service case open with Sonicwall, their support is pretty unresponsive in general. Annoying. Too bad, because the product is great!
So I found out that using the host update tool versus Vcenter update manager is much easier and more reliable when moving from ESXi 3.5 to 4.0. Before I was using the update manager and it wasn't working all that reliably. So far I haven't had any issues using the host update tool. I've done many upgrades now, and I only have 4 left, 3 of which I am doing this weekend. Whenever I speak to vmware they always think I'm using ESX, when I prefer and expect that people should move to the more appliance model of ESXi. With 4.0 they are pretty much on par, and I'm going to stick with ESXi. On one of my vsphere 4.0 servers (virtualcenter) its doing this annoying thing when I try to use the performance overview:
Perf Charts service experienced and internal error.
Message:Report application initialization is not completed successfully. Retry in 60 seconds. In my stats.log I see this.
[28 Aug 09, 22:28:07] [ERROR] com.vmware.vim.stats.webui.startup.StatsApplicationLauncher : …