Resize Bitdefender GravityZone virtual appliance

Description This article will explain how to expand the logical volume size of the GravityZone Virtual Appliance to grow beyond the OVA template size provided on This process does not overwrite the pre-existing data, it will add on more space to the pre-existing Hard Drive. When the appliance … [Read more...]

Presented at the Dutch NLVMUG UserCon 2018

As I already annouced at the Dutch FlexVirtual website my colleague Peter Oudman and myself presented at the Dutch VMUG UserCon 2018 earlier this year. The session was titled: “Howto make an automated clone of your production environment using vRO and NSX”. We were very excited as this was our first VMUG … [Read more...]

NLVMUG Usercon March 16 2017

The hours are ticking away, the VMware Usercon in the Netherlands is scheduled for Thursday 16th March and is being held in Den Bosch (NL). The location is the same as the last couple of years: Congrescentrum 1931 A great time to meet peers and hear from industry and community experts in the Netherlands. NLVMUG … [Read more...]

Howto: Bitdefender GravityZone on Nutanix AHV

This is a quick reference for running the Bitdefender GravityZone Enterprise control center virtual appliance on Nutanix AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor). The Bitdefender GravityZone appliance can run on several different hypervisors, different formats are available for download. Depending on the type of hypervisor you … [Read more...]

vBeers Groningen Thursday 6 April 2017

We’re back! The third vBeers in Groningen is a fact! After two succesful vbeers in November 2016 and January 2017 the next vbeers is planned for Thursday April 6th 2017. Mark the date in your calendar. Again we will continue our tour through the City of Groningen (a.k.a. City Of Talent), after a … [Read more...]

Open Storage Summit EMEA 2013 – Part 3 Cloud Panel Discussion

Cloud panel discussions This session was a panel discussion about what the panelists are expecting to be the road to the “cloud” The panelists: Dataoppdrag – Ole Myhre Shuberg Philis – Funs Kessen Leaseweb – Marek Lubinski WideXs – Paul Muller Discussion leader: Evan Powell – … [Read more...]

Open Storage Summit EMEA 2013 – Part 2 Software Defined Storage

Software defined storage This session was presented by Robin Kuepers, Boardmember of Directors at SNIA  & Storage Marketing Director at DELL. Side note based on previous presentors quiz: “Object based storage is something that you will have to look in to within 24 months or you will be too late. It is not new … [Read more...]

Windows Server Hyper-V best practices

      Recently for a customer I was searching for some best practices documents about Hyper-V. I came across two articles by Roger Osborne which are both interesting. They both describe the best practices for Hyper-V in the same way. The first is a list for Hyper-v 2008 R2 [...] … [Read more...]

Open Storage Summit EMEA 2013 – Part 1 Keynote

Today I visited the Open Storage Summit EMEA 2013 held in the Mercure City Hotel in Amsterdam. After a 2 hour drive I arrived at the venue, just in time to grab a cup of coffee. I poured the blackliquid through my throat as fast as I possible could without burning myself before being [...] … [Read more...]

SMB version issue with NTFS junctions

Working with NTFS junctions (mountpoints) gave us some issues while querying the size of the file share. The OS of the client (Windows XP in this case) returns the size of the disk where the folder resides the mountpoint is created on. So is doesn’t display the real size of the disk that [...] … [Read more...]