“NFV for Dummies” blog series #1

Do you know what #NFV is?

“NFV for Dummies” blog series #1

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Gary Hamilton I decided it would be a good idea to write a series of blog posts about NFV. Why? Over the last year, I have had to traverse a steep learning curve to understand what NFV is so that I would be in a position where I am comfortable having conversations with service providers and Telcos about it. As I have worked with others in our community, I have recognised the same look of confusion I had when I first started. Secondly, it is clear there is a lot of general confusion around this topic, and I think it is important to provide some clarity about the general concepts. This is a new area for us as a company, so it is OK for there to be some confusion at this point. But that will need to change over…Read More


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Immidio Expands VMware’s Focus on Seamlessness…

Immidio Expands #VMware Focus on Seamlessness for End-User Computing

Immidio Expands VMware’s Focus on Seamlessness…

With the demand for business mobility increasing, customers in IT departments everywhere want software solutions that enable them to better manage users’ systems as they move from desktop to smartphone to tablet to laptop and back again. Immidio excels at developing user environment management (UEM) products that make today’s cross-platform end-user experience as seamless as […]


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Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service

Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service

Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service

When I was doing a demo today, I got an error saying “An internal error has occurred – Error #1099. Reloading the client is recommended, so as to clear any problems left by this error. Click Yes to reload the vSphere Web Client?” After reloading the Web Client, I got the same error. So something […] Unable to Connect to vCenter Inventory Service originally appeared on DoubleCloud by Steve Jin, author of VMware VI and vSphere SDK (Prentice Hall) and creator of VMware vSphere Java API. His…Read More


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VCP6-DCV Objective 5.1 – Configure…

VCP6-DCV Objective 5.1 – Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools

VCP6-DCV Objective 5.1 – Configure…

Today’s VCP6-DCV topic will touch resource pools. Resource pools aren’t folders, remember? Hey, resource pools are cool when used sparingly, not with 3 levels of inception… VCP6-DCV exam blueprint has this chapter about resource pools and it’s important to know the insight out – VCP6-DCV Objective 5.1 – Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools. The whole exam […] Read the full post VCP6-DCV Objective 5.1 – Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools at ESX Virtualization.


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VMworld 2015 Session Recommendations (by Jason…

#VMworld 2015 Session Recommendations

VMworld 2015 Session Recommendations (by Jason…

The last couple of years, I carved away the VMworld content catalog to 50 sessions I recommend to my customers. This year, there are 658 session available at VMworld 2015, which is an overwhelming amount of sessions! My recommendations are from past experience of seeing the presenters at VMworld, VMUGs, and interacting with them at work. Moreover, I try to make sure I have all our major product lines included, and a mix of technical and business tracks.


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PernixData – transforming to a new arc…

PernixData – transforming to a new arc… #PernixPro #PernixPrime

PernixData – transforming to a new arc…

Nearing then end of their Virtualization Field Day 5 presentation, Satyam Vaghani, CTO and co-founder of PernixData touched on something dubbed “The arc of company life” – basically explaining how a companies journey involves an arc, moving from startup, through growth, till finally peaking and then beginning a decline. Certainly all of these stages sound


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Under The Covers – What happens when…EVO:RAIL…

Under The Covers – What happens when…EVO:RAIL Adds an additional appliance (Part 2)

Under The Covers – What happens when…EVO:RAIL…

In my previous blog post I walked you through what happens when EVO:RAIL is being configured for the very first time. Now I want to look at the next important workflow. As you might know from reading this series of posts, EVO:RAIL has auto-discovery and auto-scale-out functionality. A daemon called “VMware Loudmouth” which is available on each of the four nodes that make up and EVO:RAIL as well as the vCenter Server Appliance, is used to “advertise” additional EVO:RAIL appliances on the…Read More


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Horizon FLEX: Powerful Policy Controls (Part 2…

Horizon FLEX: Powerful Policy Controls (Part 2 of 3)

Horizon FLEX: Powerful Policy Controls (Part 2…

This is a repost from the EUC Blog. By Andy Morris, Sr. Product Line Marketing Manager, Horizon FLEX, End-User Computing, VMware Hello again, Andy here. Last time I showed you how to build a Horizon FLEX image for mass sharing. This time, I’m going to show you the simple steps needed to ensure that image is securely […]


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Queues, Queues and more Queues

Queues, Queues and more Queues #vExpert, #VCDX

Queues, Queues and more Queues

Introduction to Queues Sizing Proper queues sizing is a key element in ensuring current database workloads can be sustained and all SLA’s are met without any processing disruption. Queues Queues are often misrepresented as the very “bane of our existence” … Continue reading →


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VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance…

#VSAN vs. #Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 4 — Exchange!

VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance…

For those of you have been following this thread for a while, you know we’re in the midst of head-to-head performance testing on two identical clusters: one running VSAN, the other running Nutanix. Recently, we’ve updated the Nutanix cluster to vSphere 6 and 4.1.3 — however, no differences have been observed performance since the change.


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Scan and fix provisioning errors with ViewDbChk…

Scan and fix provisioning errors with ViewDbChk tool

Scan and fix provisioning errors with ViewDbChk…

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eleventh webinar titled How to connect your Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPsec VPN . Note : This video is roughly 46 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to block out some time in order watch it fully.


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VDI Optimization – OS Services | Part2

VDI Optimization – OS Services | Part2

VDI Optimization – OS Services | Part2

At the Part 1 of theVDI Optimization – OS Servicesarticle,I wentthrough several windows services which could be stopped/disabled in order to achieve better performance of your virtual desktop infrastructure and higher end user acceptance. At the current article I will add the rest of my list. Before that I would … Continue reading The post VDI Optimization – OS Services | Part2 appeared first on The Virtualist.


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How to properly license your infrastructure

Always make sure you have the right license for your infrastructure

How to properly license your infrastructure

Making sure you have the right licenses for your infrastructure is hard work. Real hard work. A lot of companies have one or more employees just to make sure they conform to all licensing requirements of their vendors. To make life a little easier I collected the posts we did in the past on this subject. But before you give away licenses based on the things you read here: Always check with your own licensing expert, since licensing can be very complex.


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VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram

VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram

VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram

There are many great NSX installation blogs and videos, so in this post I will just post the flow chart diagram. I could not find a diagram, so I created this. From the above, you can see it’s pretty straight forward I’m showing some tasks as parallel as the order does not matter. Otherwise, […] The post VMware NSX installation flow chart diagram appeared first on virtual red dot.


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VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0

VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0

Performance and Reliability Multiple simultaneous conversions enable large-scale virtualization implementations. Quiescing and snapshotting of the guest operating system on the source machine before migrating the data ensures conversion reliability. Hot cloning makes conversions non-disruptive, with no source server downtime or … Continue reading →


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Replacing vCenter Server Certificate Authority…

Replacing vCenter Server Certificate Authority Root CA

Replacing vCenter Server Certificate Authority…

vSphere 6 makes managing SSL certificates a lot easier than previous releases. It ships with its own Certificate Authority, (VMCA) that issues certificates for all components on your behalf, rather than having to replace each service certificate manually, or relying on self-signed certificates. This new VMCA comes with the Platform Services Controller (PSC) that can be installed as a separate appliance, or embedded within the vCenter Server installation or Appliance. By default, the VMCA will…Read More


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The (Un)official VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide

Grab your free (un)official #VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide!

The (Un)official VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide

VMware released a new certification for NSX back in October 2014; the VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX-NV). This new certification is the next level for VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) and validates your skills and your ability to install, configure and administer VMware NSX for vSphere. You can learn more about VCIX-NV here. During the preparations before this exam, I started keeping notes. These notes turned into blog posts and these blog posts turned into complete coverage of the VCIX-NV blueprint. After 3 months, all the objectives were done, I passed the VCIX-NV exam myself and decided to compile everything into an easy to use format. It took a while, but after a lot of text formatting,…Read More


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