Delivering Application-Centric Network and…

Delivering Application-Centric Network and Security Services

Delivering Application-Centric Network and…

by Rich Bourdeau VMware NSX and vRealize Automation deliver secure, scalable, and high performing applications on-demand Applications need much more than appropriately sized virtual machines. They also need accurately configured network connectivity, security, availability, scale, and performance. In order to deliver these capabilities to your applications you will need to automate more than just assigning IP […]


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MyVMware Quick Tour

MyVMware Quick Tour

MyVMware Quick Tour

By Kelly Dare If you work with VMware in any way, there are a few things you should know about the MyVMware portal. (www.myvmware.com ) Understanding how to navigate it and how it is set up will help you minimize your administrative effort working with VMware in several key ways. Get Support Right in the […]]> By Kelly Dare If you work with VMware in any way, there are a few things you should know about the MyVMware portal. (www.myvmware.com ) Understanding how to navigate it and how it is…Read More


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What is VMware NSX?

Learn what #VMware NSX is and what it does

What is VMware NSX?

VMware NSX is the network virtualization and security platform that emerged from VMware after they acquired Nicira in 2012. This acquisition launched VMware into the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) world. The solution de-couples the network functions from the physical devices, in a way that is analogous to de-coupling virtual servers (VMs) from physical servers. In order to de-couple the new virtual network from the traditional physical network, NSX natively re-creates the traditional network constructs in virtual space — these constructs include ports, switches, routers, firewalls, etc. In the past, everyone knew what these things were. It was possible to see and touch the switch port…Read More


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vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1

vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1

vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1

Not networking, but a little gotcha that caught me out today with very slow boot times for ESXi V5.5 associated with RDM’s and MSCS configured LUN’s mounted via VPLEX. Details in the following KB article associated with a volume flag called “perennially-reserved”…http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1016106


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The need for a Game Changer in All-Flash Storage

The need for a Game Changer in All-Flash Storage

The need for a Game Changer in All-Flash Storage

The all-flash space has been abuzz lately with a slew of vendors announcing new developments: Solidfire announced new nodes, a software-only implementation (which oddly comes without complete hardware freedom) and a new program around its Flash Forward guarantee. Pure Storage … Continue reading →


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Free Tool – Local Administrator Password…

Free Tool – Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS)

Free Tool – Local Administrator Password…

There is a new free utility called Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) which enhances a security on domain managed workstations (servers) by managing the local admin passwords in the domain on those systems. The tool might interest a system admins which want to reinforce their domain security as it allows setting a different, random password […] Read the full post Free Tool – Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) at ESX Virtualization.


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vLanIdentificator – for checking subnets for…

vLanIdentificator – for checking subnets for Virtual Machines and their vlan info.

vLanIdentificator – for checking subnets for…

I have created this tiny program that will help me sometimes look for other vms that are supposed to sit inside some particular vlan/subnet. The idea is really simple. You are given an ip and somebody is asking you which vlan is that , for example. If you don’t have a hobby of memorizing vlans […]


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SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations &…

SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations & Limits – Basic Concepts

SIOC: I/O Distribution with Reservations &…

The mClock scheduler was introduced with vSphere 5.5 Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and laid the foundation for new capabilities for scheduling storage resources. vSphere 6.0 expands upon these capabilities and adds the ability to reserve IOPS, providing even more flexibility and control when delivering storage services to virtual machines. However, this new capability introduces new […]


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SimpliVity Bookings Grow 250% As Demand for its…

SimpliVity Bookings Grow 250% As Demand for its Hyperconverged Infrastructure Explodes

SimpliVity Bookings Grow 250% As Demand for its…

SimpliVity announced today that demand for its revolutionary hyperconverged infrastructure solutions continued to accelerate globally in the first… Read more at VMblog.com.


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vSphere Replication and Virtual Raw Device…

vSphere Replication and Virtual Raw Device Mappings

vSphere Replication and Virtual Raw Device…

Some vSphere administrators utilize a storage feature call “raw device mapping” or RDM. There are two types of RDM – virtual RDM and physical RDM. For more information on RDM, please see the vSphere 6.0 Documentation Center. In general, I recommend using VMDK files or Virtual Volumes, but there are certain benefits of RDM. I […]


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VMware vSphere 6 and HA with Virtual Machine…

VMware vSphere 6 and HA with Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP)

VMware vSphere 6 and HA with Virtual Machine…

Post by vExpert Vladan Seget VMware vSphere 6 further enhanced VMware HA and related configurations, which help detect shared storage issues, and also introduced VM Component Protection (VMCP). It’s perhaps a lesser-known feature, but I’d say it’s good to have one. Today, we’ll focus on VMCP and show how it allows vSphere admins to sleep better […]


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Object storage: why, when, where… and but.

Object storage: why, when, where… and but.

Object storage: why, when, where… and but.

In one of my latest posts I wrote about private object storage not being for everyone… especially if you don’t have the size that makes it viable… But, on the other hand we are all piling up boatloads of data and users need to access it from many different locations, applications and devices at anytime. […] L’articolo Object storage: why, when, where… and but. sembra essere il primo su Juku.it.


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Fling Contest 2014 Winner: Onyx for the Web Client

Now you can use Onyx in your #vSphere Web Client!

Fling Contest 2014 Winner: Onyx for the Web Client

About Brian Graf Brian Graf is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager – Automation in the Cloud Infrastructure Technical Marketing group at VMware. Brian currently focuses on all of the vCloud Suite products as well as the Software-Defined Data Center. Previous to Technical Marketing, Brian worked as a Consultant for EMC Consulting. His main focus was Data center migration methodologies and implementations. His background previous to VMware includes Operations Engineering, Virtualization,…Read More


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Custom certificate on the outside, VMware CA…

Custom certificate on the outside, VMware (VMCA) on the inside – Replacing SSL Certificate

Custom certificate on the outside, VMware CA…

A customer recently asked me “How do I replace the “external” SSL certificate of vCenter but still use VMCA in default mode?” Ever curious, I asked “Why?”. His security team required that any “externally” facing management web pages needed to have a custom certificate that chained up to the corporate PKI. But behind that, they […]


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VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

What is in store for #VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability?

VMware and the Future of Storage and Availability

From the early days of VMware, it became clear that dealing with storage in efficient and scalable ways were key requirements for the success of virtualization in enterprise environments. Indeed, the storage stack of ESXi, including VMFS, played a key role in the proliferation of virtualization in data centers, where data is stored and managed by high-end disk arrays. Based on those foundations of storage virtualization, over the years, VMware introduced a range of availability and data…Read More


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Integrating VMware NSX with VMware vRealize Log…

Integrating #VMware #NSX with #vRealize Log Insight

Integrating VMware NSX with VMware vRealize Log…

VMware vRealize Log Insight is a log analyser with capabilities to receive logs from regular syslog (so every device that can send syslog over the network) and from agents for Windows and Linux. Mostly every device can be configured to send logs to it and it can be used for quick and easy operation tasks, giving one a full picture of their environment. Inside Log Insight, you can install (or create your own) content packs. These content packs are a way to create dashboards with filtered data. The filtered data is usually determined by queries to the Log Insight search engine and is targeted to a specific product of which the data you want to see, for example: DRS actions, storage alerts, virtual machine snapshotting, etc. If it is logged…Read More


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