Tesla

Tesla & This Blog

This blog started a few years back to share my technical findings and to also discuss some of the virtualization and cloud technologies which I enjoy using. I'll always blog about those things as long as I see progressive innovation and that they are of interest. In short, I've recently...
AWSVMwarevRealize

Monitoring AWS Services with VMware vRealize Operations 8.1

vROps 8.1 introduces improved native Cloud monitoring and management with: VMware Cloud on AWS Amazon AWS Google Cloud Platform Microsoft Azure You can read more about the enhancements that come with vRealize Operations Manager 8.1 in my last post: vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 8.1 – A True Multi-Cloud Management Platform In...
VMware

Official VMware Visio Stencils & Icons for 2020

I have been writing documentation for some time but it has always bothered me that there has been no official Visio Stencils or Icons for the documentation of VMware solutions. There are some unofficial icon set sources out there and there are a few official product diagrams available but I've never...
VMwarevSphere

Getting Started with SRM 8.3 and vSphere 7.0

Site Recovery Manager has come a long way in the last few years. VMware introduced the appliance version in 8.2 to meet the demands of their customer who needed an easy to install, self-contained solution with an easy patching process. Naturally, this also removed another unnecessary Windows Server from each...
VMwarevSphere

Passthrough USB devices from ESXi to VM

Recently I was asked to look into an issue with passing USB devices from an ESXi host to a Guest Virtual Machine running Windows. When the USB device was plugged into a USB port on a vSphere 6.5 host, the device was available in the vSphere client to add to...
VMwarevSphere

VM Template Versioning in vSphere 7.0!

Last week's release of vSphere 7.0 contained a bunch of new features, many of which will help us manage our SDDCs more efficiently. One of the top features which I wrote about in this post: VMware vSphere 7.0 - Top 5 Features! was VM Template Versioning. This basically involved cloning...
VMwarevSphere

Skyline vSphere Health in vSphere 7.0!

Skyline advisor has been available for vSphere customers with production support agreements for some time. This is an excellent solution and I highly suggest you deploy the collector and get it operational for your business. But what if you don't have a 24/7 production support agreement or use vSphere at...
VMwarevSphere

Upgrading ESXi to 7.0 with ESXCLI

This post runs through the basics for upgrading ESXi 6.5 or  6.7 to ESXi 7.0. Prerequisite steps There are some important considerations to take into account prior to upgrading ESXi, those are (but not limited to): Check your backup and monitoring support for the target version of ESXi Ensure your...
VMwarevSphere

Upgrade vCenter Server from 6.7 to 7.0

Before you can upgrade your ESXi hosts to ESXi version 7.0, you need you have upgraded you vCenter Server first. There are many other things you will need to check before upgrading your vCenter Server: Pre-upgrade considerations VMware Interoperability Matrix Ensure all your other VMware solutions support the target vCenter...
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