Revealing the 2016 VMworld Backpack!
A VMworld staple, every year the VMworld backpack is designed to help attendees in their journey to conquering IT. So without further ado, presenting the 2016 VMworld Backpack!
Relationship Mapping Oracle-VMware in vROps
There are two key relationships that need to be identified in order to provide comprehensive Oracle monitoring in VMware vRealize Operations (vROps): relationships within the Oracle stack, and relationships between Oracle and the VMware stack. When combined, these relationships give you a complete picture of the Oracle on VMware stack for your environment. Let’s take a look at how we can identify these relationships with simple Relationship Mapping using vROps.
How much latency does NSX add? [Part 1 – DFW]
A lot of the customers I talk to who are considering virtualizing their network ask what the “overhead” or “performance penalty” is for running NSX. The general answer is “so low that you probably won’t be able to measure it”. For some people, that’s not enough. They want to know an exact figure for, say, the latency added for east-west VM communication when the NSX Distributed Firewall is enabled. Or how much latency is added by using VXLANs instead of native VLANs with the software VTEPs built into NSX? Or what is the latency introduced when I go from a VM on a VXLAN through an Edge Security Gateway to a physical server on a native VLAN?
QuickFix: Virtual machine Consolidation is needed – ESXi 5.5
My Environment: ESXi 5.5 u2 vCenter 5.5 u2 only 1 VSAN datastore in cluster 2 cluster in vCenter Symptoms: Cannot perform snapshot consolidation in VMware ESXi 5.5 Performing a snapshot consolidati…Read More
Deploy and configure VMware NSX in 23 minutes — VMGuru
VMware NSX is completely software based. This means it’s flexible as heck and you can have a lot of instances running concurrently. It also means you can go crazy with your network topology designs and amount of tinkering you can do with your virtual network. I am someone who loves to tinker. Sometimes a bit too much. A consequence of this, is that I sometimes break my virtual test lab and have to re-install it and return to the starting point. This has happened a few times.
Free e-learning course – VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals (2016)
This eLearning course on VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals will provide a fundamental understanding of VMware’s Workforce Mobility products and how these products solve the business and technical challenges with end-user computing.
NSX Bytes: NSX 6.2.3 and vShield Endpoint Clarification
NSX-v 6.2.3 has been out for a couple of weeks now and besides the new features and bug fixes there was a significant change to the licensing structure for NSX. Previously there really wasn’t any concept of NSX editions…however 6.2.3 introduced four new tiers.
pyvmomi: Cross platform scripting for VMware
There is a lot of attention for PowerCLI for the day to day automation of your VMware infrastructure. But what if you don’t have or want Windows machines? When you are using your Mac or Linux machine for maintenance you have to create a virtual machine with Windows especially for PowerCLI.
Scaling up vRealize Operations Manager Nodes!
This is a quick note to give you tips around scaling up vRealize Operations Nodes. In one of the vROps Webinar episodes we did touch upon the topic of Design Considerations for vRealize Operations Manager.
Using the vSphere API to remotely generate ESXi performance support bundles
This is a follow-up post from my previous article on how to run a script using a vCenter Alarm action in the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). What I had demonstrated was using a pyvmomi (vSphere SDK for Python) script to be triggered automatically to generate a VMware Support Bundle for all ESXi hosts for a given vSphere Cluster. The one caveat that I had mentioned in the blog post was that the solution slightly differed from the original request which was to create an ESXi performance support bundle. However, the vSphere API only supports the creation of generic VMware Support Bundle which may not be as useful if you are only interested in collecting more granular performance stats for troubleshooting purposes.
Take Your VDI or Published App Environment to the Next Level with VMware App Volumes
See how Bob, who works for ACME IT, uses VMware App Volumes to deliver, update, and manage apps across his VDI and published application environment, enabling users like Jane to be happier and more productive.
F5 Reference Architecture for VMware NSX — ntpro.nl
The integration of VMware NSX and the F5 BIG-IP platform, with its full-proxy architecture, provides automated provisioning and deployment of the rich set of F5 application delivery services to both network and virtualization operators and delivers a reliable, enterprise-class application experience to SDDC environments.
VMware Virtual SAN for Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO)
As a global company, VMware has many office locations throughout the world. I myself, being based in Beijing, get to hear from many customers who would love to deploy VMware Virtual SAN at a Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) site. However, they have concerns and questions with regards to performance and reliability. Well, question no more. This blog is going to knock your socks off.