Toshiba Announces VMware vSAN Certification for…

Toshiba Announces VMware vSAN Certification for PX05S Enterprise SAS SSDs

Toshiba Announces VMware vSAN Certification for…

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces that its PX05S 12Gbit/s2 SAS SSD family has earned VMware vSAN 6.6 certification, furthering options for hyper-converged infrastructure virtual environments.


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Modern monitoring is a big data problem – WHY…

Modern monitoring is a big data problem – WHY VMware Acquired Wavefront

Modern monitoring is a big data problem – WHY…

The rate of change and degree of diversity in the IT stack demands fine-grained and frequent monitoring, which turns monitoring into a real-time big data problem.


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Using vROps (6.5) Custom Group for…

Using vROps (6.5) Custom Group for troubleshooting | vrealize on WordPress.com

Using vROps (6.5) Custom Group for…

Recently I came across a situation where one of my customer was troubleshooting cluster performance issue using vROps (6.2) and they were stuck at the point where predefined metrics were available and they had to check relevant information from available options. That’s when I realized how important is Creating Custom Group functionality which was introduced with vROps 6.5 So…Read More


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vSAN 6.6 vMotion Basic Unicast Connectivity…

vSAN 6.6 vMotion Basic Unicast Connectivity Health Check Fails

vSAN 6.6 vMotion Basic Unicast Connectivity…

After upgrading my lab to vSAN 6.6, I noticed that the newly introduced vMotion health check (vSAN Cluster > Monitor > vSAN > Health > Network) showed up as failed for the following checks: Failed – vMotion: Basic (unicast) connectivity … Read more »


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Cisco UCS C3260 Storage Dense Configuration for…

Cisco UCS C3260 Storage Dense Configuration for vSAN – 96 TB per node

Cisco UCS C3260 Storage Dense Configuration for…

One more feather in the cap of vSAN ReadyNode configuration. We now have certified Cisco UCS C3260 storage dense configuration for vSAN. You can now achieve up to 100TB of storage per node with this ReadyNode. You can see the vSAN VCG listing here.


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VMware NSX Vision and Product Overview with…

VMware NSX Vision and Product Overview with Milin Desai

VMware NSX Vision and Product Overview with…

Milin Desai, Vice President of Products, NSBU at VMware, gives the delegates an overview of NSX, including the rationale behind it’s development, and how people are using it. NSX operates with a focus on applications, by decoupling them from the concerns of underlying architecture, which allows for better automation and security. Recorded at Networking Field Day in Silicon Valley on April 6, 2017. For more information, please visit WMware.com/products/NSX.html/ or TechFieldDay.com/event/nfd15/


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govcsim – Neat incubation project (vCenter…

govcsim – Neat incubation project (vCenter Server & ESXi API based simulator)

govcsim – Neat incubation project (vCenter…

I know many of my readers have inquired about VCSIM (vCenter Server Simulator) which was a really useful tool that served a variety of use cases, but unfortunately it had stopped working with the VCSA 6.0 release. VCSIM is another topic that is near and dear to me and it is something I continue to push and advocate for internally at VMware. Earlier this week, I came to learn about a cool new incubation project that Doug MacEachern had been working on for some time now. Doug is an awesome VMware developer working on the vSphere Integrated Containers (vIC) project and he is also well known for his active contributions to both govmomi (vSphere SDK for Go) and govc CLI.


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The VMware NSX Platform – Healthcare Series –…

RT @vWilmo: [New Blog]The VMware NSX Platform – Healthcare Series – Part 6: DMZ Anywhere Practical

The VMware NSX Platform – Healthcare Series –…

Continuing our discussion on the topic of Healthcare and the DMZ use case, we’re going to put these concepts into actual practice. With Healthcare systems, patients want access to their information quickly and not necessarily within the four walls of a Healthcare organization. This means that this information needs to be provided to Internet-facing devices for secure access. Below is the layout we’re going to use as a typical layout with Internet-facing EMR Patient Portal for customers using traditional methods.


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5 Must-know Packet Capture Techniques for…

5 Must-know Packet Capture Techniques for Troubleshooting NSX with PKTCAP-UW – ipcraft.net

5 Must-know Packet Capture Techniques for…

This article will cover the enhanced packet capture tool pktcap-uw that is available in ESXi 5.5 and later to help us in NSX troubleshooting. Although there are quite a number of documentations or tutorials covering this tool, I still find it was quite challenging to find a reference that covered how to do packet capture at specific capture point and the practical examples. Hence, in this article, I will document 5 must-know packet capture techniques to troubleshoot NSX with the tool.


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Free e-learning course – VMware vSphere: What’s…

Free e-learning course – VMware vSphere: What’s New Fundamentals [V6.0 to V6.5]

Free e-learning course – VMware vSphere: What’s…

This course highlights the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5. It also presents use cases that describe how the new features align with customer needs.


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Fun with Tags, Episode 3: VMware vRealize…

Fun with Tags, Episode 3: VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Fun with Tags, Episode 3: VMware vRealize…

vSphere Tags are really powerful and well integrated with a lot of different software solutions. In episode 1 I wrote about vSphere Tag Basics and the Powershell integration. Episode 2 was all about Tags and Veeam (Veeam Backup & Replication + Veeam ONE).


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Managing & silencing vSAN Health Checks using…

Managing & silencing vSAN Health Checks using PowerCLI

Managing & silencing vSAN Health Checks using…

One neat capability that was introduced with vSAN 6.6 is the ability to “silence” and disable specific vSAN Health Checks. A recent use for this came up on Duncan’s blog where the vMotion health check would fail if you are using a vMotion network stack. As you can imagine, this feature can also come in handy for vSphere Home Labs where your hardware may not be on the official VMware HCL and wish to disable those specific vSAN Health Checks.


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ESXi Learnswitch – Enhancement to the ESXi MAC…

ESXi Learnswitch – Enhancement to the ESXi MAC Learn DvFilter

ESXi Learnswitch – Enhancement to the ESXi MAC…

The ESXi MAC Learn dvFilter Fling was released a little over two years ago and it has become a must have when it comes to running our ESXi Hypervisor within a VM, also referred to as Nested ESXi. The reason this Fling has become such a popular hit amongst our customers and partners is that it greatly improves the performance when “Promiscuous Mode” is enabled on a Virtual or Distributed Virtual Portgroup, which is a requirement for using Nested ESXi. Although this Fling works great, there are a couple of limitations with this solution today. The first of which is called out in the original Fling release notes, that once a MAC Address has been learned, it never ages out which is not ideal for long running Nested ESXi environments that…Read More


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vSAN 6.6 Stretched Clusters – Capacity…

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Clusters – Capacity Considerations when using Local Protection or Site Affinity

vSAN 6.6 Stretched Clusters – Capacity…

vSAN’s ability to provide a fully active-active, stretched cluster has already been proven. vSAN 6.6 takes this a step further, allowing for storage redundancy within a site AND across sites at the same time.


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Register for Partner Exchange at VMworld 2017

Register for Partner Exchange at VMworld 2017

Register for Partner Exchange at VMworld 2017

Partner Exchange takes place in Las Vegas on August 27 and in Barcelona on September 11 and the content this year is as robust as ever. At this exclusive partner event, you will hear about the latest industry trends, product innovations, and joint go-to-market opportunities and participate in solution keynotes relevant to your business. You will also gain access to the Partner Exchange Lounge, open all week for partners to meet, network and relax. Act now and include Partner Exchange with your VMworld 2017 pass during registration to ensure you do not miss this must-attend event.


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