VMwarevSphere

How To Install ESXi on Raspberry Pi

As I discussed in a recent post, VMware has released an "unofficial" fling for ESXi on ARM. Ths good news is that this works on the Raspberry Pi! There are several considerations to take into account when using the Raspberry Pi for ESXi, for a thorough and complete setup guide,...
VMwarevSphere

ESXi on Raspberry Pi is Finally Here!

Last year at VMworld I wrote about ESXi on Arm and Raspberry Pi At the time, it felt like something official was in the works, but no one was giving anything away. While today's release isn't technically officially supported, VMware now has an official Twitter handle and logo for all...
VMwarevSAN

VMware vSAN 7.0 Update 1 – All the new features

vSAN & Tanzu Improvements With vSAN 7.0 Update 1,  it will be possible to extend TKG Guest cluster volumes. Supervisor and Guest Kubernetes clusters will benefit from the new Volume Health functionality. Should a persistent volume go inaccessible, the new Volume Health feature will be able to expose this to...
VMwarevSphere

VMware vSphere 7.0 Update 1 – What’s coming soon?

VMware vSphere with Tanzu Back in April 2020 and alongside vSphere 7.0, VMware released the Tanzu (Kubernetes) solution suite but it was only available with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF). The reason for this, I heard was that Tanzu required a consistent Storage, Network and Compute platform to operate successfully. Fortunately,...
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5 Tips for VMworld 2020

VMworld 2020 will be virtual I'm sure many of us already know that VMware has taken the necessary steps to cancel this year's in-person event, replacing it with an online experience on September 29, through to October 1st 2020. The rumours are that going forward there will be both an...
VMwarevSphere

The new vCenter Server 7.0 Update Planner

Before upgrading your vCenter Server or VCSA, it's always time-consuming to work out if other solutions need upgrading prior to the VCSA. Yes, VMware has an excellent Interoperability Matrix but it still takes time to work out which versions of everything are in place and then to load all of...
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Sending vROps Alerts to Slack

If you are a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) customer and a slack user, then you'll probably be pleased to see native Slack integration with vROps. It's been possible to post alerts to Slack via REST Notifications, but it is also nice to see Slack natively supported within vROps version 8.1....
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VMworld 2020 is FREE!

Fortunately, I've been able to attend the last 3 VMworld events in Barcelona but unless you are sponsored or your workplace pays for your ticket, the cost of attending the US event can exceed $2000 USD. That's not including travel and accommodation either. With that said, I do believe that...
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vRetreat 7 – Datrium & Snapt Demos

Last month I was invited to attend vRetreat #7 but for one reason or another, I was unable to attend. The host, Patrick Redknap was able to provide a recording of the event and there were some interesting topics covered. Snapt Snapt is an ADC company (Application Delivery Control), essentially...
VMwarevRealize

Monitoring SSL Certificate Expiry With vRealize Operations

vROps is my go-to tool for monitoring all things on-premises and cloud. With native support for vSphere, AWS, Azure and GCP the solution had developed into a true multi-cloud operations and monitoring tool. vRealize Operations is one of the fastest developed tools by VMware with releases every few months to...
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