vRealize Operations 6.5 became generally available this month and in that release we announced improved scalability for new and existing vR Ops clusters. These improvements bring a new cluster node size, supported memory scale-up options and increased capacity for existing nodes. In this blog post we will cover these product enhancements in further detail. We will also take a quick look at the updated sizing guide.
While there is a reasonable amount of information about how HA works in vROps I have found there is still some confusion as to how HA actually works with vROps or rather what are the benefits and perhaps more importantly the cost for enabling the feature.
VMware vSphere virtual machine encryption (VM encryption) is a feature introduced in vSphere 6.5 to enable the encryption of virtual machines. VM encryption provides security to VMDK data by encrypting I/Os from a virtual machine (which has the VM encryption feature enabled) before it gets stored in the VMDK.
Since I know quite a few of my customers are using third party switches in their vSphere environment instead of the VMware native Virtual Standard Switch (VSS) or vNetwork Distributed Switch (VDS) i wanted to provide you with some information I have seen in some communities over the past few days.
I’m using vSAN within my Homelab. In this post I explain the update (replacement) of the vSAN Witness Appliance. An update is a replacement in fact. You power up a new Witness Appliance, configures it, disable the Stretched Cluster and reconfigure this one with the new Witness.
Organizations are moving away from static infrastructure to full automation on every aspect of IT. This major shift is not happening overnight. It is an evolutionary process, and people decide to evolve their IT at different speeds based on organizational needs.
Ubuntu OVA for Horizon is a pre-packaged OVA built on Ubuntu that automates most of the customization and configuration needed for a Linux Desktop Template to be used in a VMware Horizon 7 or later environment.
During the first episode of vROps Webinar Series, someone asked a question about how to upgrade the end point operations agents automatically using vROps UI. The feature is available with vROps 6.5 admin UI. The vROps 6.5 documentation is pretty comprehensive and one can easily find the steps here.
Thought leadership is easier said than done. It takes hard work and an ear to the ground to stay on top of industry trends. It also takes a certain amount of finesse to influence people in the industry year after year.
This particular question and its variations have been raised quite a bit lately by our field and customers. For me, this was an opportunity to see if we can provide some additional clarification and help explain some of the nuances that may have been causing some of the confusion around the supported maximums for both vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller (PSC).
Working with vRops over the last years has taught me one thing. The development of vRops goes so fast. Sometimes so fast that you do not realize when or what has changed. However, there are many “hidden” gems in vRops, which will make you and the product shine even more.
I have been having discussions with various customers about all sorts of highly available vSAN environments. Now that vSAN has been available for a couple of years customers are starting to become more and more comfortable around designing these infrastructures, which also leads to some interesting discussions. Many discussions these days are on the subject of multi room or multi site infrastructures. A lot of customers seem to have multiple datacenter rooms in the same building, or multiple datacenter rooms across a campus. When going through these different designs one thing stands out, in many cases customers have a dual datacenter configuration, and the question is if they can use stretched clustering across two rooms or if they can…Read More
In this session, I provide a demo of enabling and configuring the latest version of Virtual SAN (vSAN) from within the vSphere Web Client. vSAN is extremely easy to enable, configure, and manage even if you aren’t a storage expert! I used the “Hands On Labs (HOL)” environment to demo how to enable and configure it. The specific lab HOL lab is the “HOL-1731-SDC-1 – vSAN v6.5: What’s New” lab which can be found at……Read More