How to override the default CPU/Memory when…

How to override the default CPU/Memory when deploying Photon Controller Management VM?

How to override the default CPU/Memory when…

When installing Photon Controller, the resource configuration of the Management VM is sized dynamically as mentioned here based on the total available CPU, Memory and Storage on the physical ESXi host that it is being provisioned to. This is generally not a problem when deploying Photon Controller in Production with larger hosts but if you are trying to play with it in a home lab or a resource constrained environment, then this can be a challenge.


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All-Flash Versus Hybrid VMware Virtual SAN™:…

All-Flash Versus Hybrid #VMware Virtual SAN™: Performance vs. Price

All-Flash Versus Hybrid VMware Virtual SAN™:…

How do databases and business critical applications compare on all-flash versus hybrid VMware Virtual SAN? We worked jointly with ESG to compare the performance and cost impact.


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Network Virtualization: Why Get Certified?

Network Virtualization: Why Get Certified?

Network Virtualization: Why Get Certified?

As a networking professional, you know there’s only one certainty in today’s business landscape: change. As technology continues to grow and evolve, so has the way we operate and manage the network. Throughout most of the data center, hardware-centric infrastructure has been replaced with more agile, efficient, software-defined solutions. That’s a huge step forward—but the transformation won’t be complete until the network is virtualized, too.


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[Whitepaper] 7 Reasons Why Micro-segmentation…

[Whitepaper] 7 Reasons Why Micro-segmentation is Powerful to Have and Painless to Add

[Whitepaper] 7 Reasons Why Micro-segmentation…

Like any industry transition, software-defined storage will take several years to be fully realized. But even at this early stage, the “genetic code” behind this new approach to storage is becoming better understood. While we will certainly see variations on a core theme, the essence behind software-defined storage serves to differentiate it from other forms. As software-defined storage grows and matures, this blueprint has the ability to change how we think about storage: both as a standalone discipline and as part of an integrated software-defined data center.


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6 Nifty And Versatile Tools To Get You Started…

6 Nifty And Versatile Tools To Get You Started With #VMware Virtual SAN

6 Nifty And Versatile Tools To Get You Started…

I was so excited to see that the Hands-On-Labs (HOL) had finally been updated to Virtual SAN 6.2 that it prompted this blog. I just couldn’t stop at HOL! The VMware storage & availability team offers many other nifty tools to get you started with VMware Virtual SAN. If you haven’t yet, check out these 6 tools to get you on the path to hyper-convergence.


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PowerCLI – Find ISO attached to Virtual Machines

#PowerCLI – Find ISO attached to Virtual Machines

PowerCLI – Find ISO attached to Virtual Machines

I was recently talking one of the customers where the Virtual Machine was showing up on one of the wrong Storage clusters. On further investigation, I found that this was happening due to the fact that the ISO mounted on the Virtual Machine was coming from one of the datastores that were part of another datastore cluster.


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VMware Horizon View 7: Setup Remote Access…

#VMware Horizon View 7: Setup Remote Access through Security Server [Part 5]

VMware Horizon View 7: Setup Remote Access…

Part 5 of the series will be configuring the environment so Horizon View can be accessed remotely. There are some ports that need to be opened up on your firewall to the Security Server. As every environment is different I will show how my environment looks so you can mirror it.


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[VMware] Automation of Windows Server 2012 R2…

[#VMware] Automation of Windows Server 2012 R2 using Powershell, AnswerFile

[VMware] Automation of Windows Server 2012 R2…

Last week I shared my learnings on building Answer file and automate Windows Server deployment on Acropolis Hypervsior [AHV]. This post is almost similar to earlier post, but it is based for deployment on VMware Platform.


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Cannot validate host customizations for host…

Cannot validate host customizations for host ‘fqdn’. null (via blog.ukotic.net)

Cannot validate host customizations for host…

I’ve been doing a lot of work recently with Auto Deploy and Host Profiles in vCenter. I feel both of these technologies are very underrated in vCenter. With Host Profile, prior to using Auto Deploy, I always felt they were just a little more trouble then it was worth. Trying to get every host compliant at the same time seemed like this loosing battle I was facing. But Auto Deploy and Host Profiles go hand in hand so it was an opportunity to get it right.


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Creating RDS Hosted application pools in VMware…

Creating RDS Hosted application pools in #VMware Horizon View

Creating RDS Hosted application pools in VMware…

With RDS hosted application pools, you can deliver a single application to many users. The application runs on a farm of RDS hosts. When you create an application pool, you deploy an application in the data center that users can access from anywhere on the network.


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Keep your domain controllers separated!

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Keep your domain controllers separated!

I mention in my vSphere Best Practices that you should have an anti – affinity rule to keep your domain controllers on different hosts. That way if there is a host outage, the odds of losing both or more, of your domain controllers is reduced. This info could be used for other kinds of servers too. So lets enable this!


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A vCenter, NSX Manager, Multiple DCs…and I…

A vCenter, NSX Manager, Multiple DCs…and I Can’t Reach Them (via blog.senasosa.com)

A vCenter, NSX Manager, Multiple DCs…and I…

You conceded the point and your team will be using a single vCenter to manage multiple physical Data Centers. All right, not the end of the world, you’ll be fine. But a few developers are requiring Layer 2 across some of those Data Centers. Again, not the end of the World; besides that’s what NSX is for.


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What to know about Horizon Instant Clones

What to know about Horizon Instant Clones

What to know about Horizon Instant Clones

Horizon 7 introduced the Instant Clone feature leverages the vmFork technology introduced in vSphere 6.0 U1. With Instant Clone technology it is possible to clone and deploy a VDI desktop VMs in seconds. This is called the Just-In-Time Desktop.


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How is Virtual SAN doing? 3500 customers reached!

How is Virtual SAN doing? 3500 customers reached! (via yellow-bricks.com)

How is Virtual SAN doing? 3500 customers reached!

Are you wondering how Virtual SAN is doing? The recent earnings announcement revealed that… Virtual SAN is doing GREAT! Over 3500 customers so far (21 months after the release!) and 200% Year over Year growth.


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