TripRaider

Working for a Start-Up, we try to save money where we can, and spend it where it will most make sense. As part of this effort across my team, we often need to travel at the last minute to visit with a customer. Sometimes we can plan ahead of time to get good hotel and flight discounts, and other’s we are just unfortunate. So we often will use Wotif or LastMinute.Com to get their secret last minute hotel deals. So I came across this website, that shows you the last minute description of a hotel, and uncovers the real name of the hotel for you. This is especially helpful when you want to ensure you stay close to a customer office, or want to stay at a particular hotel. The site is called:┬áTripRaider And my last helpful tip: I tried to register for the site to add…

vCenter authentication fails, even though you know you have the right password!

At one of my customer accounts we were experiencing an issue in one of the customer’s sites. Here is the scenario of the problem. 1. We Tested Authentication with the AD service account setup for Actifio. Authentication failed, even though we knew we had the right login & details. We also ensured we were using the correct syntax DOMAIN\Username to login. 2. Login to the remote vCenter from customers Desktop (which points to a site domain controller in the local site) as the Actifio AD service account. Authentication Works fine, and vCenter is opened and objects displayed. 3. Test creating a snapshot and creating a new VM from vCenter. All works ! 4. Test Authentication in Actifio with the AD service account. Auth failed again. But why ? We know we have the correct details, and it can login via vCenter using the same API calls Actifio would make to login. So, my process of elimination…