[Webcast] Getting More out of vSAN:…

[Webcast] Getting More out of vSAN: Understanding Data Placement, Movement, and Availability

[Webcast] Getting More out of vSAN:…

Our next Getting More Out of vSAN webcast is coming on 7/18. Join us to explore configuration issue remediation, vSAN cluster health, & more. Visit our reg. page to RSVP and check out previous episodes On Demand.


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How to convert vSAN RVC commands into PowerCLI…

How to convert vSAN RVC commands into PowerCLI and/or other vSphere SDKs?

How to convert vSAN RVC commands into PowerCLI…

A common request that I see come up from our field and customers is getting specific vSAN Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) commands to be made more generally available in other vSphere CLI/SDKs like PowerCLI for example. Funny enough, many folks do not realize that this functionality has been there since vSAN 6.2 and specifically with the […]


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Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features

Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features

Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features

I’m super happy to announce that we are showing more progress in our quest for “Secure By Default” for ESXi and vCenter Server. This latest update is one that is near and dear to many of you who live and breath by the Hardening Guide (now called the Security Configuration Guide in 6.5) and its The post Secure By Default – VM.disable-unexposed-features appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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The Best of Docker and the Best of VMware

The Best of Docker and the Best of VMware

The Best of Docker and the Best of VMware

By Cody De Arkland, Senior Systems Engineer, SLED at VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) are changing the game of containers for VMware customers. The ability to consume VMware ESXi resources directly, leverage VMware’s best-in-class virtual machine (VM) management tools like vRealize Operations, and the ability to create segmented, multi-tenant ‘Docker enabled’ API endpoints are all The post The Best of Docker and the Best of VMware appeared first on Cloud-Native Apps .


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Learn all about vROps REST notifications and…

Learn all about vROps REST notifications and REST API’s in 60 minutes

Learn all about vROps REST notifications and…

Purpose: vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) is an absolutely amazing and must have tool for any virtualized datacenter. Out of the box (OOTB), it provides a lot of functionalities. Unlike custom dashboards and super metrics, REST API’s are less explored areas of vROps. For notifications, we typically use “Send an Email” as a notification option. The The post Learn all about vROps REST notifications and REST API’s in 60 minutes appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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Automatically create custom dynamic groups in…

Automatically create custom dynamic groups in vROps as per vCenter Tags – Anything Virtual and Cloudy

Automatically create custom dynamic groups in…

This blog provides scripts and details on how you can automatically create custom dynamic groups in vROps server as per tags defined in vCenter Server


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Notes from the Field – vSAN Virtual Network Design

Notes from the Field – vSAN Virtual Network Design

Notes from the Field – vSAN Virtual Network Design

vvVirtual networking always takes a significant role in any VMware vSphere design, and even more so if you are leveraging IP-based storage like NAS or iSCSI. If using VMware’s vSAN product, I…Read More


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Does enabling encryption on vSAN require on…

Does enabling encryption on vSAN require on an-disk format change?

Does enabling encryption on vSAN require on…

vSAN 6.6 shipped earlier this year. It comes with a new on-disk format to support, among other things, data at rest encryption (also known as DARE). This is version 5 of the on-disk format. I’ve been asked this question a number of times over the past week, so I thought I would quickly write a […] The post Does enabling encryption on vSAN require on an-disk format change? appeared first on CormacHogan.com .


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VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which…

VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which sessions should you attend? My tips!

VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which…

Advertise here with BSA Every year I go over “all” accepted VMworld sessions which are publicly listed and provide my top 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 list of VMworld sessions. (Some sessions won’t be revealed until the day before as they could be on the topic of certain announcements) I have had comments in the past around […] ” VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which sessions should you attend? My tips! ” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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Check out the all-new docs.vmware.com site for…

Check out the all-new docs.vmware.com site for product documentation on all products, versions, and languages!

Check out the all-new docs.vmware.com site for…

Today we are pleased to announce the official launch of docs.vmware.com. This portal unifies the product documentation for all VMware products, versions, and languages into a single platform so you can find the information that you are looking for more quickly and easily. VMware products offer a wide range of business solutions from desktop virtualization […] The post Introducing docs.vmware.com appeared first on Support Insider.


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SRM – Array Based Replication vs. vSphere…

SRM – Array Based Replication vs. vSphere Replication

SRM – Array Based Replication vs. vSphere…

SRM supports two different replication technologies, Storage Array or Array-Based Replication and vSphere Replication. One of the key decisions when implementing SRM is which technology to use and for what VMs. The two technologies can be used together in an SRM environment though not to protect the same VM. Given that, what are the differences The post SRM – Array Based Replication vs. vSphere Replication appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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How to programmatically collect metric values…

How to programmatically collect metric values from vROps

How to programmatically collect metric values…

Purpose: Few customers inquired about how they can collect metric values directly from vROps. They majorly wanted to get that information using REST API’s. I wrote another blog post detailing how you can do it. I wrote a python script to automatically collect metric values from vROps. This post provides details about that script. Where The post How to programmatically collect metric values from vROps appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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Call for Content: VMworld #vBrownBag Tech Talks…

Call for Content: VMworld #vBrownBag Tech Talks – A VMware Technology Network Member

Call for Content: VMworld #vBrownBag Tech Talks…

vBrownBag and VMware Technology Network have partnered to make the 2017 community Tech Talk experience at VMworld US and Europe exceptional. The call for content for Tech Talks is officially open! Submit by JUNE 30TH for a chance to present


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vRealize Log Insight broadening the Horizon:…

vRealize Log Insight broadening the Horizon: Active Directory integration deploy VMware Identity Manager | Pascal’s Wereld on WordPress.com

vRealize Log Insight broadening the Horizon:…

At a customer I am working on the design of vRealize Log Insight. With the authentication objective we can choose from the sources local, Active Directory or VMware Identity Manager. In the latest release (4.5) it is clearly stated that authentication configuration of Active Directory directly from Log Insight is depreciated. And not only depreciated,…Read More


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The Code keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – part2

The Code keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – part2

The Code keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – part2

This blog is continuation from part-1.Part-1 provided an overview on vSAN Native Encryption. In this part, we will discuss use cases in context to managing encrypted vSAN cluster. Setting up domain of trust There are three parties involved in vSAN encryption – (1) KMS server (2) vCenter and (3) vSAN host or ESXi host Before The post The Code keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – part2 appeared first on Virtual Blocks .


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The Code Keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – Part 1

The Code Keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – Part 1

The Code Keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – Part 1

Overview vSAN 6.6 introduces encryption for data at rest. This is industry’s first native Hyper-converged-infrastucture security solution and fundamentally game changing because all the crypto operations happen at the hypervisor layer. This vastly simplifies planning, procurement, provisioning and management of encrypted clusters while minimizing performance penalty. More about this later in the blog. Given the The post The Code Keepers:vSAN Native Encryption – Part 1 appeared first on…Read More


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