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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VMworld 2015: Extreme Performance Series

VMworld 2015: Extreme Performance Series

VMworld 2015: Extreme Performance Series

Who loves virtual Performance? Who wants to learn more about it? Everybody of course! I’m very excited about this year’s Extreme Performance Series mini-track being hosted at VMworld San Francisco and Barcelona. These sessions are created and presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, architects and gurus. I’ve tried to provide my personal […]


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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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Don’t miss #vExpert @rayheffer discuss Desktop…

Don’t miss #vExpert @rayheffer discuss Desktop & Applications with #Linux at #VMworld session #EUC4825

Don’t miss #vExpert @rayheffer discuss Desktop…

Don’t miss #vExpert @rayheffer discuss Desktop & Applications with #Linux at #VMworld session #EUC4825 http://t.co/BJWcKU0RNL


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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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Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s…

Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s benefits for your organization

Use VSAN Assessment to validate Virtual SAN’s…

Are you experiencing challenges with your current vSphere storage environment (i.e., performance, capacity constraint, complexity, expensive renewals) or just not sure if VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) would be a good fit? Now VMware partners, SEs, or reps can help you with a free VSAN Assessment. In just 1 week (recommended min), they can use VMware VSAN Assessment tool to collect and analyze […]


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VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 -…

#VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 Installation Guide

VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0 -…

VMware vRealize Operations Manager is the rebranded name of vCenter Operations Manager (derived from a 2011’s company acquisition) and will be part of the new vRealize suite. But will be not only a barely renaming of an existing product, instead it will be a completely new version with lot of important improvements.


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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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