Understanding NSX+ Network Detection and Response
Stregthen your network security posture and enhance threat detection capabilities with VMware NSX+ Network Detection and Response. Watch this lightboard video […]
VMware vSphere 8.0 U2 Released – ESXi 8.0 U2 and VCSA 8.0 U2 How to update
VMware vSphere 8.0 U2 has been released and we can now upgrade our virtual infrastructure. We’re running a lab environment under 8.0 U1 so the logical step here is to upgrade the environment to the 8.0 U2. There are many enhancements and improvements within this release, as well […]
SDDC manager backup task failed with error “Could not start SDDC Manager backup”
Today, I am writing this post related to SDDC manager backup task failure with error message ” Could not start SDDC Manager backup Backup failed : Unexpected error encountered when processing SDDC Manager Backup”. SDDC manager is running with VCF 4.5.1 […]
ESXi on SimplyNUC Moonstone
SimplyNUC has been a long time partner/reseller of the popular Intel NUC platform for quite some time but over the past few years, they have expanded their portfolio to include additional 4×4 systems that are completely designed in-house by SimplyNUC include Topaz, Ruby, Cypress and Chapel Rock […]
BGP EVPN Between NSX And VyOS – Part 2
Welcome back! In Part 1 we configured and prepared NSX to participate in a BGP EVPN control and data plane. In this part, we continue with configuration of the VyOS router. Once both NSX and VyOS are configured we’ll verify that everything is working as intended. Lab Overview | The lab […]
BGP EVPN Between NSX And VyOS – Part 1
Recently I’ve been looking into setting up BGP EVPN between VMware NSX and VyOS router. I’m using VyOS quite a lot in labs and demos, often as the counterpart to a Tier-0 gateway, and wanted to find out if it was capable of a somewhat more advanced feature like BGP EVPN. It took some […]
How to setup private GitLab on a Synology for Project Keswick?
My recent blog post on setting up a custom vSphere Content Library on my Synology gave me another idea that I had been thinking about regarding Project Keswick, which was announced back at VMware Explore Las Vegas. One of the advanced deployment options that Project Keswick supports today is using a private GitLab repository for […]
vSAN ReadyNode emulated configurations? What are those?
Last week Pete Koehler dropped a bomb on us when he blogged about vSAN ReadyNode emulated configurations. Since then I had a few folks asking what this exactly is. It is fairly simple, some vendors have special SKUs for ReadyNodes, which doesn’t always make configuring a ReadyNode to the […]
Viva Las Vegas: VMware Explore 2023 Recap
We had a wonderful time at VMware Explore Las Vegas last month, connecting with customers and peers, learning from world-class experts, and celebrating all things VMware. After all, they don’t say Viva Las Vegas for nothing! We made plenty of exciting announcements and shared a few special […]
Enroll your macOS 14 Sonoma devices into Workspace ONE UEM today!
Today Apple released macOS 14 Sonoma to the public. The VMware team is excited to announce that the current release of Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) fully supports macOS 14 Sonoma. Organizations that want to adopt macOS 14 Sonoma for their managed macOS devices can immediately [..]
vSphere LIVE: Demystifying VMware Private AI
Customer data is everywhere — in their data centers, at the edge, and in their clouds. In a partnership with NVIDIA, VMware has announced its new VMware Private AI, an architectural approach that balances the business gains from AI with the privacy and compliance needs of the organization. Join experts Shobhit Bhutani, Justin Murray, Shawn Kelly and Robbie Jerrom as they discuss this emerging technology’s technical foundations and benefits.
Heads Up – New image identifier required by VM Service in vSphere 8.0 Update 2
I have been a huge fan of the VM Service capability, which has been an integrat part of vSphere with Tanzu since its inception with the release of vSphere 7.0 Update 2. The VM Service had another major update last year that enabled further customization of workloads with the Sphere 8.0 release. What makes the […]
Running Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSAN Express Storage Architecture with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series
This reference architecture provides design and sizing guidance, solution validation report, and best practices for enterprise infrastructure administrators and SQL Server application workload owners to run virtualized SQL Server workload on VMware vSAN Express Storage Architecture with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Series.
How to setup custom vSphere Content Library on a Synology?
The ability to run a diverse set of custom add-on applications from backup, security, multimedia, developer tools and many more directly on a Synology NAS makes it extremely versatile and can enable a number of new capabilities within your environment. While browsing through the packages, I noticed there is a WebStation package which can be […]
VMware Explore Barcelona | Session scheduling in the content catalog is LIVE! 📆
Calling all multi-cloud explorers: Session scheduling in the content catalog is live! Favorite your sessions and save your seat at your favorite #VMwareExplore Barcelona sessions today!
Dell VxRail Health Check with VxVerify Tool
VxVerify is designed to be used after initial VxRail deployments and before upgrades, to proactively identify issues that could lead to complications or failures. I always recommend checking the cluster with VxVerify […]
ESXi on Lenovo ThinkStation P3 Tiny
Earlier this year, I came to learn about an interesting system from Lenovo called the ThinkStation P3 Tiny, which packs a ton of potential for its tiny form factor. Funny enough, I have never actually worked with a Lenovo kit before, so I was definitely interested in getting hands on with this system. In fact, […]
2024 VMware Hands-on Labs Retired and Released
Use this informational recourse for current VMware Hands-on Labs content. We have 3 tables ‘NEW Hands-on Labs‘ ‘Retiring Hands-on Labs with Replacements‘ and ‘Retiring Hands-on Labs with no replacements’ .This guide is set up to reference the latest content updates with easy […]