CNA7522 – Containers for the vSphere Admin

CNA7522 – Containers for the vSphere Admin

CNA7522 – Containers for the vSphere Admin

Following up on the overwhelming response from my blog post from last years observations at VMworld I have been asked to present this in a break out session this year. I spent many years as a vSphe…Read More


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Some server storage I/O benchmark workload…

Some server storage I/O benchmark workload scripts (Part I)

Some server storage I/O benchmark workload…

This is part one of a two part series of posts pertaining to using some common server storage I/O benchmark tools and workload scripts. View part II here which includes the workload scrips and where to view sample results. There are various tools and workloads for server I/O benchmark testing, validation and exercising different storage devices (or systems and appliances) such as Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) flash Solid State Devices (SSDs) or Hard Disk Drives (HDD) among others.


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Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository!

Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository!

Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository!

If you’ve ever tried searching for a script or a module before, you know it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish. This sentiment has been coming up more and more as of late. There’s a ton of amazing PowerCLI scripts and modules, PowerActions scripts, DSC resources, and so forth contributed by the community and openly […] The post Updating the VMware PowerCLI Community Repository! appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog.


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Latest Fling from VMware Labs – App Volumes…

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – App Volumes Toolbox

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – App Volumes…

This utility connects to App Volumes 2.x, 3.x and Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode (Enzo) environments, pulling data from the native REST APIs into a single interface for ease of management. Configuration items such as deleting AppStacks and managing Writable Volumes, which are not available in the App Volumes 3.x interface, are easily managed with this utility. The utility leverages native REST API calls for all actions.


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ESXi 6.0 host disconnects from vCenter Server…

ESXi 6.0 host disconnects from vCenter Server with smartd enabled

ESXi 6.0 host disconnects from vCenter Server…

In case you are already running ESXi 6.0, be aware of VMware KB2145106. It describes an issue where ESXi 6.0 gets disconnected and appears as Not Responding in vCenter. Currently, there is no resolution, apart from disabling the SMART deamon (smartd).


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2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of…

2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of Computing

2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of…

Standard Operating Environment—what everyone chased after for more than a decade, where the name of the game was standardization to reduce costs. It was the best solution when everyone had the same PC, same monitor, a small set of mega app suites and the same network. Mobile changed everything! Two huge innovations—Windows 10 and enterprise […] The post 2 Massive Innovations Reshaping the Future of Computing appeared first on VMware End-User Computing Blog .


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Free Tool from Extrasphere – Free vMotion for…

Free Tool from Extrasphere – Free vMotion for Free ESXi Hosts

Free Tool from Extrasphere – Free vMotion for…

I know, there is 3 times “free” in the title. When I first got this e-mail from Extrasphere telling me to watch this video I was a little bit skeptical. But I said OK, I’ll watch the video. I’ll see if they’ll ask me to give them my CC details … -:). Nothing of that has happened and I was nicely surprised to watch their video where they demonstrated their free utility called Extrasphere App. The tool does svmotion, vmotion (with small downtime) and storage nothing vmotion (with small downtime). All this without vCenter server! In fact, their tool works with ESXi Free version.


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VVols Reloaded – Putting Virtual Volumes to…

VVols Reloaded – Putting Virtual Volumes to Work – Storage Best Practices for vSphere 6 and Beyond

VVols Reloaded – Putting Virtual Volumes to…

In this VMworld session Howard shares his view on the promise of Virtual Volumes, how implementations can vary, and some of the practical benefits VVols enables for customers.


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Prepare for Next-Generation Retail: The Future…

Prepare for Next-Generation Retail: The Future of Retail Mobility -VMware Radius

Prepare for Next-Generation Retail: The Future…

A very short time ago, we saw the introduction of the Internet, smartphone, and tablet. All disruptive technologies that sparked billions in new revenue and changed the way we live and communicate, along with how we work and operate on a daily basis. These technologies paved the path for what we are about to see …


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Quick Tip – How to disable the landing page for…

Quick Tip – How to disable the landing page for vCenter Server 5.x & 6.x?

Quick Tip – How to disable the landing page for…

The question of wanting to disable the default landing page for the vCenter Server is one that comes up infrequently. In fact, I probably see this maybe once or twice a year. However, when it does come up, it usually revolves around two topics: some sort of security risk and limiting users from obtaining software […]


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VMware Ranked No. 1 in Cloud Systems Management…

VMware Ranked No. 1 in Cloud Systems Management and Datacenter Automation Software by Global Analyst Firm for Third Consecutive Year

VMware Ranked No. 1 in Cloud Systems Management…

VMware, Inc. today announced that leading analyst firm IDC has named VMware as the market share leader in both the worldwide cloud systems management(1) and the datacenter automation(2) software markets based on 2015 revenues. This is the third consecutive year that VMware has topped both categories.


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vSphereDSC – Intro

LucD notes: vSphereDSC – Intro

vSphereDSC – Intro

My attempts to marry DSC and vSphere have been going on for nearly a year* now. I showed some of my attempts and intermediate results at VMworld 2015, in two sessions at the PowerShell + DevOps Global Summit and recently during a session at the 24th VMUGBE+. But now I’m finally going public with the …Read More


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