Stop SQL Server Slowdowns with Stress Badges in…

Stop SQL Server Slowdowns with Stress Badges in VMware vRealize Operations

Stop SQL Server Slowdowns with Stress Badges in…

By Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora Database administrators (DBAs) can spend countless hours chasing down the root cause of slowdowns within their database landscapes. While many monitoring platforms help significantly reduce this downtime, communication between teams can still force DBAs to spend a significant amount of time working on the problems in their environment. With VMware […]


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Troubleshooting vSphere PSOD

Troubleshooting vSphere PSOD

Troubleshooting vSphere PSOD

The Screen of Death, as most of us know it as, is the result of a system crash. Windows has his famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), and VMware has a purple screen of death (PSOD). Of course there is also a Black Screen of Death, which is usually when Windows systems are missing a […]


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Understanding PernixData FVP’s clustered read…

Understanding PernixData FVP’s clustered read caching functionality #PernixPro

Understanding PernixData FVP’s clustered read…

When PernixData debuted FVP back in August 2013, for me there was one innovation in particular that stood out above the rest. The ability to accelerate writes (known as “Write Back” caching) on the server side, and do so in a fault tolerant way. Leverage fast media on the server side to drive microsecond write […]


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Office of the CTO at VMworld

Do not miss these Office of the CTO sessions at #VMworld US!

Office of the CTO at VMworld

The Office of the CTO here at VMware has been busy preparing for VMworld US later this month. Will you be joining us in San Francisco? If so, make sure you check out some of our happenings onsite. We’ve got some can’t-miss technical sessions on the docket from our people– check them out, add them to your conference schedule, and stop by to say hi! Technology Deep Dives & Futures Track: This new technology-focused track is sponsored by the VMware Office of the CTO. It offers 10+ Technology…Read More


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VCP Foundation Exam

VCP Foundation Exam

VCP Foundation Exam

With the release of vSphere 6, VMware have updated the exam structure as normal. This time there are a couple of interesting (to me at least) changes. The first is to bring the VCP-NV more in line with the other VCP exams. It now has a consistent structure with the DCV (Data Centre), CMA (Cloud) … Continue reading »


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VMware App Volumes 2.9 Installation (with…

VMware App Volumes 2.9 Installation (with Horizon View integration)

VMware App Volumes 2.9 Installation (with…

I will try to complement a great document titledVMware App Volumes 2.5 Deployment Guide, written by EUC expertTristan Todd. I highly recommend you read hisdocument first before reading mine. What I use Windows 2012 R2 with latest service pack and update. The manual listed .Net 3.5 Framework, I’m using 4.5 and did not encounter issue. […] The post VMware App Volumes 2.9 Installation (with Horizon View integration) appeared first on virtual red dot.


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Manually preparing ESXi hosts for VMware NSX

Manually preparing ESXi hosts for VMware NSX

Manually preparing ESXi hosts for VMware NSX

I put this post primarily on VMGuru.com, taking you there now. Hold on to your butts. Usually when installing VMware NSX, the Update Manager takes care of ESXi host preparation. It takes a few VIB packages from the NSX Manager and pushes those to the ESXi hosts to prepare them for VXLAN, the distributed firewall and the distributed router. It can happen that this process fail, for one reason or another. For instance, if your Update Manager is on the fritz or if you don’t have an Update…Read More


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RHEL 7, open-vm-tools, and guest customization

RHEL 7, open-vm-tools, and guest customization

RHEL 7, open-vm-tools, and guest customization

I spent some time this weekend working with vCloud Director 5.5.4 build 2831206 (on vSphere 6) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux vApp/guest customization. I’m not a *nix guru but I’m comfortable enough with legacy versions of RHEL 5 and 6 as I’ve worked with them quite a bit, particularly for vSphere applications and solutions such […] Post from: boche.net – VMware Virtualization Evangelist Copyright (c) 2010 Jason Boche. The contents of this post may not be reproduced or republished on another…Read More


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The vSphere 6.0 Learning Path at VMworld

The vSphere 6.0 Learning Path at VMworld

The vSphere 6.0 Learning Path at VMworld

VMworld US is only 3 weeks away, and by now you are probably going through the Content Catalog and using Schedule Builder to create your own personal agenda. Since vSphere is still a very popular topic among our customers, particularly with the release of vSphere 6.0 earlier this year, I decided to provide a list […]


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Must see VSAN sessions at VMworld US

Must see VSAN sessions at #VMworld US

Must see VSAN sessions at VMworld US

The VMware community is a buzz with anticipation of one of the premier tech industry events on the calendar. VMworld in 2015 in San Francisco shapes up to be one of the best yet. With so much changing in the world of cloud, mobility, devops as well as the infrastructure space VMware has much to share with it’s customers, partners and the industry as a whole.


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Stay Ahead of Your Storage Needs with VMware…

Stay Ahead of Your Storage Needs with VMware vRealize Operations

Stay Ahead of Your Storage Needs with VMware…

By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora A common error in today’s data landscape is the over-utilization of resources. Storage systems are pushed to the limits of performance, and end users have become frustrated by a lack of productivity caused by slow storage. Using the analytics processes in VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), administrators can gain detailed insight […]]> http://blogs.vmware.com/management/2015/08/stay-ahead-of-your-storage-needs-with-vmware-vrops.html/feed 0 Achieve Intelligent…Read More


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Recommended vSphere-focused Security Sessions…

Recommended vSphere-focused Security Sessions at VMworld 2015

Recommended vSphere-focused Security Sessions…

Hi everyone, Here’s a quick blog post for you as you’re going through the VMworld Schedule Builder for VMworld 2015. Below is a list of security sessions that are primarily focused on vSphere Security. The NSX guys have a whole other laundry list of awesome sessions but for now, we’re going to focus on vSphere. […]


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NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1

NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1

NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1

NSX-v Operations Guide, v6.1 Created by nikhilvmw on Aug 5, 2015 10:24 AM. Last modified by nikhilvmw on Aug 6, 2015 8:58 AM. This guide shows how to perform day-to-day monitoring and management of an NSX for vSphere (“NSX-v”) deployment. It explains how to retrieve statistics, flow information, packet information, and event logs.


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The updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6…

The updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6 white paper has more tips, tricks and use cases.

The updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6…

The updated Application Delivery with Horizon 6 white paper has more tips, tricks and use cases. See for yourself: http://t.co/J9oGE7xME4


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VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions -…

VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions – Part I

VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions -…

At VMworld 2014 we focused on the basics of network virtualization. What VMware NSX is, what it does, and how network virtualization would change datacenter networking. We shared the many benefits of virtualizing networks and you caught on. Just one year later, network virtualization is going mainstream. So at VMworld 2015, have nearly 100 sessions […]


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