CloudVMware

VMworld US 2017 – Main Announcements

So  VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas has started, but what has been revealed on day 1? The general session focused mainly on new Cloud services wrapped together under the VMware Cloud umbrella: VMware Cloud on AWS "VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications...
Dell EMC

Dell FX2 Overview & Setup for vSphere Environments

In this series of blog posts, I'll go through the base configuration required for the following scenario (Scroll down for links to the configurations) Configure FX2 chassis with dual FN2210S IO Modules to LAN & FC switches for Dell EMC VNX. *Note that these guides are not suitable for Dell EMC Unity and possibly other...
vSAN

vSAN vs Traditional Storage Array

I've been putting notes together for a while with regards to vSAN and how it differs from Traditional Storage Arrays. Naturally, the choice between the two depends on your requirements but it's becoming obvious that the use cases for vSAN are growing on every release. Here are my quick overview...
Certification

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam Simulator Update

As I'm preparing for VCDX I have not been as active on the blog as I would like, the good news is that when I have some free time I am working on improving the VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam Simulator! Since it's launch late last year, there have been over 100 sessions,...
CertificationvSAN

vExpert and vSAN Stickers

From time to time we all make mistakes. My latest one was to order way too many vExpert and vSAN stickers so I'm going to give them away! Update 06.03.2017 All vSAN stickers are gone. There are a few vExpert stickers left but they have a 1mm white line on...
CloudvRealize

vROps – Installation

There are three install options for VROps 6.4. Windows, Linux and the OVA. In this post we'll look at the preferred OVA installation. The OVA can be considered as more secure (Effectively a black box that admins will be less tempted to modify) and performs better since it's isolated from other...
vSphere

How do you kill a VM that will not power off?

Sometimes a virtual machine will not power off via the web client. To resolve this, the process is very simple: Enable SSH on the host that the VM is running on: 2. Login to the host via SSH 3. Run the following command: esxcli vm process list 4. Find the...
SRMvSphere

The problem with point in time snapshots and vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is a nice, simple solution to replicate Virtual Machines from one site to another. It helps protect your business against most common threats to the data center and furthermore it's included in vSphere standard and above at no extra cost. Some vSphere Replication users will notice an option...
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