Considering VMworld 2018? – Top 10 secrets to VMworld

VMworld is one of the most anticipated and largest tech conferences. My VMworld tips are based on my own experiences at VMworld Barcelona 2017, however I'm sure they will apply to 2018 in both US (Las Vegas) and Europe (Barcelona) 1.Hotels Most good hotels will let you book with free...

vSphere 6.7 – Overview, Videos and Download Links

VMware has just made vSphere 6.7 Generally Available! What's new? As part of vSphere, we have updates to all core components, notably: ESXi vCenter Server Appliance Update Manager HTMl5 Client This week has also seen vRealize Operations & vSAN announce version 6.7 also.   What am I most interested in?...

vSphere 6.7 – HTML5 Update Manager (VUM) Walkthrough

If you haven't already check my earlier blog post on some of the new features of Update Manager 6.7: vSphere 6.7 - ESXi Upgrade Enhancements (No hardware reboots) Finally, we are able to use Update Manager via the HTML5 UI! Not only that but the workflow is cleaner and smoother than...

vRealize Operations 6.7 – Upgrade Assessment Tool

This week saw vROps 6.7 go GA. With that, there has been some discussion in the community about the depreciated metrics, dashboards and badges. So upgrading to 6.7 might cause some things to break? - While this is the case, VMware has provided a tool to assess what depreciated components...

Comparing the VMware Hybrid Cloud Options

There is so much talk about cloud now, but what what really is "cloud" - In short, I prefer a definition/feature set along these lines: A public cloud should have the following: On-demand Self-service Pay as you go Single Pane of Glass Simplified Management So what does this all mean?...

Running PowerCLI / Powershell scripts as a scheduled task

From my last post about checking if your VMs are backed up with a PowerCLI script, I have been asked how to add this as a scheduled task. The answer is fairly simple. On a Windows Server at least (2012R2 in this example) Open Task Scheduler Select Task Scheduler Library...
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