Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects

Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects

Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects

I have been testing and validating PowerNSX lately when making the some new cmdlets. These cmdlets have been related to Security Tags. I am a person who wants to ensure I work on a clean environment each time to make sure I get the results I expect and not have spurious results because of a … Continue reading “Using PowerNSX to clean up network objects”


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Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols -…

Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols – CormacHogan.com

Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols -…

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet with a number of VMware customers in both Singapore and in the UAE. Most of the sessions were enablement and education type sessions, where there was a lot of white-boarding of VSAN (VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure product) and Virtual Volumes (VVols – Software Defined Storage or SDS for the storage arrays). This wasn’t a sales session; I’m not in sales. The objective of these sessions was simply to educate. I guess when you are immersed in this stuff 24×7, it easy to fall into the trap of believing that everyone is well versed in this technology, and that’s simply not the case.


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vSphere Beta coming soon…. (via Yellow Bricks)

vSphere Beta coming soon…. (via Yellow Bricks)

vSphere Beta coming soon…. (via Yellow Bricks)

If you are one of those guys (or girls of course) who likes to stay on top of his (or her) game, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to test the upcoming vSphere Beta? I know I got excited about all the cool new functionality that is introduced in it. I can’t share any details unfortunately it is a private beta and those details can only be shared under NDA… However, the Beta is open for everyone to register. So if you have a home-lab, a lab at work, you want to test stuff nested… Make sure to sign up here: VMware vSphere Beta Interest Capture.


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Configuring vRealize Log Insight Agent on MS…

Configuring vRealize Log Insight Agent on MS SQL Server 2012

Configuring vRealize Log Insight Agent on MS…

There’s a lot of information available about the SQL Server Content Pack for Log Insight, but actually trying to use it reveals a lot of gaps. So, here’s what I’ve done to get my SQL Server 2012 R2 instances to correctly report their information to vRealize Log Insight and show up in the Content Pack […]


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Blue Medora Announces vRealize Operations…

Blue Medora Announces vRealize Operations Management Pack for KVM – Blue Medora

Blue Medora Announces vRealize Operations…

Blue Medora announces vRealize Operations Management Pack for KVM for organizations that need to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their entire open-source virtualization environment Organizations that need to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot their entire open-source virtualization environment can consolidate and automate operations with a new management pack from Blue Medora, the leading innovator in enterprise cloud …Read More


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Troubleshooting Horizon View with Log Insight

Troubleshooting Horizon View with Log Insight

Troubleshooting Horizon View with Log Insight

VMware vRealize Log Insight provides out of the box content pack for Horizon View. I find the content pack useful for both monitoring and troubleshooting. Naturally, there are cases where you need to build your own custom field and dashboard. In this blog, I share one such example. The example I share is a Mass […] The post Troubleshooting Horizon View with Log Insight appeared first on virtual red dot.


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Everything you want to know about Instant Clone…

Everything you want to know about Instant Clone Technology for just-in-time desktops: https://t.co/pkVnjpWJYW https://t.co/fNZKEQjgXf

Everything you want to know about Instant Clone…

Everything you want to know about Instant Clone Technology for just-in-time desktops: https://t.co/pkVnjpWJYW https://t.co/fNZKEQjgXf


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VxRail First Impressions, Installation,…

VxRail First Impressions, Installation, Configuration (part 1)

VxRail First Impressions, Installation,…

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the cool kid of the block at the moment, and proof of this is that big name companies like Cisco and EMC/VCE have recently announced their own solutions in this space to compete with market leader Nutanix.


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NSX Bytes: Host Preparation Errors Out or…

NSX Bytes: Host Preparation Errors Out or Doesn’t Complete…Spins In Progress

NSX Bytes: Host Preparation Errors Out or…

I’ve had this situation happen a couple of times in production where NSX Host Preparation Install or Upgrade seems to hang forever without timing out and spinning the In Progress message…most recently in one of the Zettagrid Labs where we run NSX-v in #NestedESXi environments we had the exact issue and I decided (with the help of @santinidaniel) to get The post NSX Bytes: Host Preparation Errors Out or Doesn’t Complete…Spins In Progress appeared first on VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! .


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VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.1 Perform…

VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.1 Perform Advanced ESXi Host Configuration – Part 2

VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.1 Perform…

In part 1, we covered using Auto Deploy to install ESXi onto our physical hosts. In part 2, we will cover unattended installations. Sometimes known as a scripted install, or a kickstart, this deployment method automates the install process, which in turn makes it easy to deploy multiple hosts quickly. Here’s a sample ks.cfg file […] The post VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.1 Perform Advanced ESXi Host Configuration – Part 2 appeared first on Tim’s IT Blog .


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Now available as Rough Cut – Essential Virtual…

Now available as Rough Cut – Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN): Administrator’s Guide to VMware Virtual SAN, Second Edition

Now available as Rough Cut – Essential Virtual…

Fully updated for the newest versions of VMware Virtual SAN, this guide show how to scale VMware’s fully distributed storage architecture to meet any enterprise storage requirement. World-class Virtual SAN experts Cormac Hogan and Duncan Epping thoroughly explain how Virtual SAN integrates into vSphere 6.x and enables the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC). You’ll learn how to take full advantage of Virtual SAN, and get up-to-the-minute insider guidance for architecture, implementation, and management.


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VSAN 6.2 Part 10 – Problematic Disk Handling

VSAN 6.2 Part 10 – Problematic Disk Handling

VSAN 6.2 Part 10 – Problematic Disk Handling

In this post, I want to talk about a feature called Problematic Disk Handling. Some history behind why we have such a feature can be found in this post. In VSAN 6.2/vSphere 6.0 U2, Problematic Disk Handling has been improved Continue reading → The post VSAN 6.2 Part 10 – Problematic Disk Handling appeared first on CormacHogan.com.


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