vDCA550-Objective 2.3-5-Given a set of network…

vDCA550-Objective 2.3-5-Given a set of network requirements, identify the appropriate distributed switch technology to Use

vDCA550-Objective 2.3-5-Given a set of network…

VMWare gives you support to use third party Virtual Distributed switches along with their own Virtual Distributed switch. Presently there are two third party vender exists on the market for […]


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vcdx181.com – VMworld

vcdx181.com – VMworld History

vcdx181.com – VMworld

My first VMworld was 2004 in San Diego, where 1400 People from 27 countries attend. It was an amazing experience to spend days with folks, who are focused on Virtualization, like me. I attend all existing VMworld US sessions and became a VMworld Alumni Elite. I attend all existing VMworld Europe Sessions, too. VMware told me, that no one else worldwide did that, too……Read More


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Automate your F5 BIG-IP World with vRealize…

Automate your F5 BIG-IP World with vRealize Orchestrator

Automate your F5 BIG-IP World with vRealize…

By: Alain Geenrits, Blue Medora You have many options to script and automate tasks in your VMware environment: Powershell, Python modules, API calls… One tool from VMware stands out because it is the ‘glue’ in the SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center), and that tool is vRealize Orchestrator (formerly vCenter Orchestrator). When VMware bought the Swiss The post Automate your F5 BIG-IP World with vRealize Orchestrator appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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VCDX Change Log – What’s the deal?

VCDX Change Log – What’s the deal? (via I’m all vIRTUAL)

VCDX Change Log – What’s the deal?

One of the changes made last year by the VCDX program team is the need to document your changes if you are resubmitting for another attempt. It also mentions that minor changes can be addressed in the next defense presentation slide deck and significant changes are made to the design, the candidate will be… Read More The post VCDX Change Log – What’s the deal? appeared first on I’m all vIRTUAL.


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VMware NSX Technology Partner Ecosystem Session…

VMware NSX Technology Partner Ecosystem Session Guide #VMworld 2016

VMware NSX Technology Partner Ecosystem Session…

Looking to learn more about how VMware is collaborating with industry leaders and emerging startups to solve customer problems around a range of strategic initiatives and use cases? We have… The post VMware NSX Technology Partner Ecosystem Session Guide #VMworld 2016 appeared first on The Network Virtualization Blog.


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3 Exciting Things to Look Out for at VMworld 2016

3 Exciting Things to Look Out for at VMworld 2016

3 Exciting Things to Look Out for at VMworld 2016

Highlighting a few of the more important items that will be unveiled at VMworld this year. Really looking forward to some clarity (hopefully) and not losing money… unlikely. Let”s look at our top three: 1. Clarity around the VMware, Dell, EMC “thing.” I use this loosely, but a […]]> Highlighting a few of the more important items that will be unveiled at VMworld this year. Really looking forward to some clarity (hopefully) and not losing money… unlikely. Let”s look at our top three: 1. Clarity…Read More


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Apply URL based patch to vCenter Server…

Apply URL based patch to vCenter Server Appliance by using the Appliance Management Interfafce

Apply URL based patch to vCenter Server…

This video covers how to apply a custom repository URL-based patch to the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller appliance by using the Appliance Management Interface


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VMworld 2016 to Highlight Future of Networking,…

VMworld 2016 to Highlight Future of Networking, Virtualization and Storage — BizTech

VMworld 2016 to Highlight Future of Networking,…

VMware’s annual conference is set to kick off later this month, and will likely focus on how businesses can adapt and thrive in a multi-cloud world.


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PowerCli – List of Tagged VMs, Datastore and Host

PowerCli – List of Tagged VMs, Datastore and Host

PowerCli – List of Tagged VMs, Datastore and Host

Here is a relatively simple PowerCli one liner that will list the virtual machines based on a VM Tag assigned to them, along with the Datastore(s) that the VM is on and the Host that the VM is currently on.… Continue Reading →


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Virtualization The Future: VMware SRM 6.x Editions

Virtualization The Future: VMware SRM 6.x Editions

Virtualization The Future: VMware SRM 6.x Editions

SRM is DR Automation tool from VMware. From the licensing point of Site Recovery Manager can be purchased either as a standalone product or as part of VMware vCloud Suite® Enterprise Edition. As a standalone product, Site Recovery Manager is available in two editions, Standard and Enterprise. Both editions can only be licensed “per protected virtual machine.” A “protected virtual machine” is defined as a VM that is part of an SRM protection group, regardless of the state of the VM. Site Recovery Manager Enterprise Edition can also be purchased as part of vCloud Suite Enterprise Edition. In this case, Site Recovery Manager is licensed per “per protected processor.” Let’s discuss what’s the difference in between these two editions?


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Log Insight: ESXi Importer Manifest

Log Insight: ESXi Importer Manifest

Log Insight: ESXi Importer Manifest

In my last post, I explained how to convert Log Insight agent groups into importer manifests. This option works great if you have an agent group already defined (e.g. vCenter Server), however agent groups would only be defined for applications that support the Log Insight agent. Since ESXi does not support the Log Insight agent […] The post Log Insight: ESXi Importer Manifest appeared first on SFlanders.net by Steve Flanders.


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Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere…

Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere Availability and Recovery Options

Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere…

Running Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere offers many options for database availability and disaster recovery utilizing the best features from both VMware and Microsoft. For example, VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) can help to reduce planned downtime and balance workloads dynamically, and VMware vSphere High Availability (HA) can help to recover SQL Server databases in the case of host failure.


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vRealize Infrastructure Navigator not appearing…

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator not appearing in the Web Client — ChansBlog

vRealize Infrastructure Navigator not appearing…

I was playing around deploying the latest version of the vRealize infrastructure Navigator (5.8.6.230 – build 3923091) in my HomeLab (vSphere 6.5 with VCSA as the vCenter) and noticed that after the deployment of the VIN appliance and successfully starting… Continue Reading →


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@DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 3

@DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 3

@DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 3

What most of you don’t know is that I was on a holiday for 3.5 weeks in China (beautiful country!)and just got back, hence the delay, I did not bring a laptop and tried to avoid doing any work (enforced by my kids). I had a huge backlog of articles to read so I figured I […] ” @DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 3 ” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com . Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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You want micro-segmentation? vRealize Network…

You want micro-segmentation? vRealize Network Insight is your friend!

You want micro-segmentation? vRealize Network…

As many of you have probably heard, in June 2016 VMware acquired Arkin Net. Arkin Net offers 360 degree visibility, enables faster deployments via micro-segmentation planning, and delivers significantly lower time to resources, leveraging constructs like ‘time machine’, natural language search, and contextual analytics.Now 2 months later the impact and position is visible, VMware will be incorporating Arkin Net with its vRealize Cloud Management platform. Under its new name, vRealize Network…Read More


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Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

Announcing the 2016 VSAN vExperts

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert VSAN. Myself and VMware Storage & Availability Business Unit are pleased to announce the list of 2016 vExperts who received the VSAN award. This elite group includes bloggers, book authors, VMUG leaders, speakers, tool builders, community leaders and general enthusiasts. This group of individuals have passion and enthusiasm for technology, but more importantly, have demonstrated significant activity and evangelism around VSAN.


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vExpert NSX 2016 Award Announcement

vExpert NSX 2016 Award Announcement

vExpert NSX 2016 Award Announcement

Thank you to everyone who applied for vExpert NSX. I’m pleased to announce the list of 2016 vExperts who received the NSX award. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.


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