Using Velero to backup and restore applications…

Using Velero to backup and restore applications that use vSAN File Service RWX f…

Using Velero to backup and restore applications…

It has been a while since I looked at Velero, our backup and restore product for Kubernetes cluster resources. This morning I noticed that the Velero team just published version 1.4. This article uses the previous version of Velero, version is v1.3.2. The version should not make a difference […]


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AMD 2nd Gen EPYC (Rome) Application Performance…

AMD 2nd Gen EPYC (Rome) Application Performance on vSphere Series: Part 2

AMD 2nd Gen EPYC (Rome) Application Performance…

In recently published benchmarks with VMware VMmark, we’ve seen lots of great results with the AMD EPYC 7002 Series (known as 2nd Gen EPYC, or “Rome”) by several of our partners. These results show how well a mixed workload environment with many virtual machines and infrastructure operations […]


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How to Use Migration Coordinator’s Automated…

How to Use Migration Coordinator’s Automated Maintenance Mode

How to Use Migration Coordinator’s Automated…

Migrate from VMware NSX for vSphere to NSX-T with Minimal Downtime In order to help easily migrate from NSX for vSphere to NSX-T, with minimal downtime, the latest release of VMware NSX-T 3.0 introduces Maintenance Mode to NSX-T Migration Coordinator (a tool that has been built into NSX-T […]


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Configuring ESXi Hosts with the vCenter…

Configuring ESXi Hosts with the vCenter Authentication Proxy

Configuring ESXi Hosts with the vCenter…

Ever wonder how to join your vSphere hosts to Active Directory? What are the benefits of doing this? What security controls does this provide? Then check out the latest blog post on this topic.


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DevOps: Early Adopters and Outcomes

DevOps: Early Adopters and Outcomes

DevOps: Early Adopters and Outcomes

In my previous post “DevOps: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?” I attempted to define DevOps by examining its roots and mapping its exponential growth to digital transformation initiatives. In this post, we will look at some of the early adopters of DevOps practices and the successful […]


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Leverage a new VMC on AWS SDDC in multi-tenant…

Leverage a new VMC on AWS SDDC in multi-tenant modality

Leverage a new VMC on AWS SDDC in multi-tenant…

VMware Cloud Director service (CDS) is a SaaS implementation of VMware Cloud Director that enables multi-tenancy on VMware Cloud on AWS providing geo expansion and asset-light use cases for VMware Cloud Providers. Find out more here: https://cloud.vmware.com/cloud-provider-hub/cloud-director-service


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Event Season has lifted off! #VirtualRoadshow

Event Season has lifted off! #VirtualRoadshow

Event Season has lifted off! #VirtualRoadshow

Advertise here with BSA It seems that Event Season has lifted off, and the virtual roadshow has really started. I can’t remember a point in time where I had this many events scheduled in a few months. Actually, I think I have more events scheduled in the upcoming 3 months than I had in the […]


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vSphere 7 – ESXi System Storage Changes

vSphere 7 – ESXi System Storage Changes

vSphere 7 – ESXi System Storage Changes

We’ve reviewed and changed the lay-out for ESXi system storage partitions on its boot device. This is done to be more flexible, and to support other VMware, and 3rd party solutions. Prior to vSphere 7, the ESXi system storage lay-out had several limitations. The […]


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vSphere 7 – vSphere Pods Explained

vSphere 7 – vSphere Pods Explained

vSphere 7 – vSphere Pods Explained

In this blog post I’m going to dive into what makes up a “vSphere Pod”. If you read my previous blog on the vSphere Pod Service, I touched on the different components that make up the service. One of those components was the vSphere Pod itself. Let’s dive in! What is a vSphere Pod? It’s […]


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vCSA Update Planner in vSphere 7

vCSA Update Planner in vSphere 7

vCSA Update Planner in vSphere 7

After updating my homelab to the latest version I stumbled across a new feature which may not have that much attention it should have. The renamed Lifecycle Manager does have the ability to plan and precheck the vCenter server appliance update itself through an “Update Planner”. It also does […]


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Join Us for an Exciting Announcement About…

Join Us for an Exciting Announcement About Running AI/ML Workloads with vSphere 7

Join Us for an Exciting Announcement About…

vSphere 7 is already here but are adding even more value to the platform. Are you running AI/ML (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning workloads)? Let VMware show you how to create an optimized and efficient infrastructure for these workloads that leverages hardware accelerators like GPUs. We are very excited about this milestone. Please attend our special Crowdchat The post Join Us for an Exciting Announcement About Running AI/ML Workloads with vSphere 7 appeared first on VMware vSphere…Read More


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HCX & vSphere Day 2 Operations

HCX & vSphere Day 2 Operations

HCX & vSphere Day 2 Operations

In the previous post HCX & Virtual Machine Power State, we explored HCX handling of the various virtual machine power state scenarios. For this post I am exploring various vSphere operations and their implications for HCX services. The following terms are used:Transfer phase: In this context it refe


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Adding Virtual Machine advanced settings to…

Adding Virtual Machine advanced settings to custom properties in vRealize Operat…

Adding Virtual Machine advanced settings to…

Adding Virtual Machine advanced settings to custom properties in vRealize Operations I’ve been working with a customer recently that want to display advanced settings from a virtual machine in vRealize Operations manager. If you didn’t know vROPs does a fantastic job of collecting object settings an


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FLING: Linux Driver for Precision Clock Virtual…

FLING: Linux Driver for Precision Clock Virtual Device

FLING: Linux Driver for Precision Clock Virtual…

This is an Open Source fling. https://www.vmware.com/opensource.htmlSummaryRequirementsInstructionsChangelogCommentsBugs ptp_vmw is a Linux driver for VMware Precision Clock, a new type of virtual device available in ESXi 7.0 (hardware version 17 on-wards) that provides virtual machines with access to the underlying ESXi host’s system clock. Guests can use the device as a reference clock in Chrony time synchronization software to synchronize their system clocks with. Precision Clock offers an alternative to existing methods of time synchronization in the guest, such as NTP. A potential benefit of using Precision Clock, when compared to a network time synchronization, is that it uses a VMware proprietary paravirtual interface between a…Read More


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HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and…

HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary st…

HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and…

Learn how to suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 7.0 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell. from the expert community at Experts Exchange


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VMware Skyline – Proactive Support to Keep…

VMware Skyline – Proactive Support to Keep Customers Out of Harm’s Way

VMware Skyline – Proactive Support to Keep…

VMware Skyline is included – at no additional charge – with customers’ Production and Premier Support contracts. Visit our new page to learn how to articulate the value of VMware Skyline proactive support for their environments and download the new resources and enablement toolkit. Become their hero by helping them learn how to avoid technical […] The post VMware Skyline – Proactive Support to Keep Customers Out of Harm’s Way appeared first on Partner News.


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Introducing New Dell EMC Ready Solutions for…

Introducing New Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI to Simplify Desktop and App Deployments

Introducing New Dell EMC Ready Solutions for…

Virtual desktop (VDI) and published application deployments have been providing companies of all sizes with many great benefits, including streamlining desktop and app management, lowering IT operational burden, and improving security and compliance. VMware Horizon is the platform that customers continue to rely on to help deliver virtual desktops and apps, regardless of whether desktops […] The post Introducing New Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI to Simplify Desktop and App Deployments…Read More


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vSphere 7 – A Closer Look at the VM DRS Score

vSphere 7 – A Closer Look at the VM DRS Score

vSphere 7 – A Closer Look at the VM DRS Score

With vSphere 7, we released the greatly improved Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) logic. We received numerous requests from customers to provide more information about the VM DRS Score. This blog post details the new DRS algorithm, with a focus on the VM DRS Score. DRS works to ensure that all workloads in a cluster are The post vSphere 7 – A Closer Look at the VM DRS Score appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.


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