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Your box is still initialising Sky+ HD

So my Sky+ HD Box has stopped working.  It was working fine, recording a program, then it just simply turned off and the TV receives no signal anymore. I tried all the obvious techniques.  Unplugged the box, disconnected all the cables, reconnected all the cables, plugged the box back in, nothing.  Same thing.  The power light and WIFI light come on as expected, but nothing appears on the TV. After googling the issue for a while, I discovered that it was the fact that my planner was full.  It was in the middle of a recording, and couldn’t delete anything, so simply hit 100% disk space and crashed.  Ok, so how do I get the box on to delete a program? First thing I tried is to do a software update.  This normally fixes 90% of the problems on a sky box and is really easy to do.  The steps […]

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vCloud Director PAY-AS-GO vCPU default setting - Gotcha

vCloud Director PAY-AS-GO vCPU default setting – Gotcha

During Partner Exchange I had quite a few discussions with people about the default vCPU setting when creating an Org vDC with a Pay-As-You-Go allocation model.  Now this is nothing new however this is still causing quite a few performance issues out in the field. When creating a new Org vDC through the wizard, after selecting the allocation model Pay-As-You-Go, you are shown the configure window.  This window allows configure the compute requirements for this Org vDC.  This is where the gotcha comes in.  The default setting vCPU is configured at 0.26 Ghz.  I will repeat this as I know I have missed it in the past.  The default setting for vCPU is 0.26GHz.   You can see in the screenshot below the default setting. So how does this actually relate to the objects in vCenter?  By leaving this set to the default, this will configure every VM you create with a […]

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