Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0…

Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0 Update 2

Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0…

vSphere 6.0 Update 2 has launched and with it comes a very simple change with the way that VMs and Templates are evacuated from hosts that enter Maintenance Mode. In all prior versions, when a host enters Maintenance Mode, DRS will evacuate the host by placing all the running VMs, powered off VMs, and the […] The post Maintenance Mode Improvements in vSphere 6.0 Update 2 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Use PowerCLI to upgrade vSphere

Use PowerCLI to upgrade vSphere

Use PowerCLI to upgrade vSphere

So today marked the release of vSphere 6.0 U2. This is pretty cool because it adds the vSphere Host Web Client. A much-needed upgrade if you speak to administrators of a vSphere environment. I have a small lab of around 16 hosts. It forms my miniature lab that allows me to test and scale NSX … Continue reading “Use PowerCLI to upgrade vSphere”


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VSAN 6.2 – Price Changes for Service Providers!

VSAN 6.2 – Price Changes for Service Providers!

VSAN 6.2 – Price Changes for Service Providers!

Who said big corporations don’t listen to their clients! VMware have come to the party in a huge way with the release of VSAN 6.2…and not only from a technical point of view. Ever since the release of VSAN the pricing structure for vCloud Air Service Provider partners has been off the mark in terms of the commercial viability in having The post VSAN 6.2 – Price Changes for Service Providers! appeared first on VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! .


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VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 GA!!!

VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 GA!!!

VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 GA!!!

Categories: Cool Stuff!, Virtual SAN Tags: VSAN Alright!!! it is one of those exciting weeks where VMware releases new products and goodies for all its customers. Along with vSphere Update 2, VMware has officially releasedthe latest and greatest version of Virtual SAN. There are so many great capabilities, features, and improvements in the 6.2 release that are absolutely worth […] (Read more…) The post VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 GA!!! appeared first on Punching Clouds.


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VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA

VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA

VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA

On behalf of the VMware Host Client team, I am pleased to announce that the VMware Host Client v1.0 is GA and shipping with vSphere update 6.0U2. VMware Host Client overview The VMware Host Client is an HTML5-based UI client that is used to connect to and manage single ESXi hosts. It can be used […] The post VMware Host Client 1.0 is now GA appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .


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Feel empowered with the all new Log Insight 3.3.x

Feel empowered with the all new Log Insight 3.3.x

Feel empowered with the all new Log Insight 3.3.x

The all new vRealize Log Insight(vRLI) version 3.3.x comes with great new enhancements , but two key features hog the limelight, #1 New Product Licensing vRealize Log Insight 3.3 includes the ability to use 25 OSI available licenses at no additional cost with the use of a vCenter Server STD installation. … Continue reading “Feel empowered with the all new Log Insight 3.3.x”


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What’s inside VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2

What’s inside VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2

What’s inside VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2

VMware has just released vSphere 6.0 Update 2. Together with the Updates, the following product updates were released today: VMware ESXi 6.0 U2 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vCenter Server 6.0 U2 [Release Notes] [Download] VMware vCloud Automation Center Application Services … Read more »


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Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network Virtualization with VMware NSX? (via VMwareBlogs.com)

Why Should CIOs Invest in Network…

Data-center virtualization is nearly all-encompassing by now. Most corporations have achieved a compute virtualization rate of over 80%. Only very few workloads remain on physical hardware instead of being handled by a virtual machine, and usually that’s because of very specialized requirements of the applications themselves. Storage is following closely behind.


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Virtual SAN 6.2 Is Now Generally Available!

VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 Is Now Generally Available!

Virtual SAN 6.2 Is Now Generally Available!

I am excited to announce the availability of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2, the 4th edition of the radically simple, vSphere-embedded storage solution that is powering HCI solutions at over 3,000 customers! Get your hands on it today by downloading an evaluation copy and see for yourself why VMware Hyper-Converged Software—the combination of Virtual SAN, vSphere and vCenter Server—is one of the most popular and fastest growing software platforms for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI).


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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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