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Migrating AWS EC2 Instances to VMware (Free software)

Earlier this week I posted about how to Migrate VMware Virtual Machines into AWS EC2 instances. I had a lot of interest from this post (1000's hits in the first 24 hours) and several people have asked me about migrating AWS EC2 Instances back to VMware Virtual Machines. So here...
AWSCloudVMware

Migrating VMware VMs to AWS – A to Z (Zero Cost)

There comes a time when you might need to leverage the benefits a public cloud such as AWS has, to host some applications. In my day to day experience, this generally applies to public-facing web applications. There are many benefits as to why you might want to migrate such an...
CloudvRealize

vRealize Operations Manager (vROps) 7.5 – What’s New?

Queue an announcment of a massive update to vROps - Proof that VMware is committed to full cloud management (in a single pane of glass) via their flagship, award-winning, cloud management solution, vRealize Operations Manager. There are dozens of very useful and exciting changes in this release, I'm actually surprised...
CloudVMware

Should I consider VMware Cloud on AWS for my business?

The underlying concepts of "Hybrid Cloud" are not new to the IT industry but the way in which they are delivered certainly is. It was back at VMworld 2017 where I recall VMware's vision being presented on stage by Pat Gelsinger: And these comments are true; a real VMware hybrid...
Cloud

VMware Cloud on AWS – Now on-premises! – AWS Outposts

Today AWS announced AWS Outposts. This new service will allow you to extend your AWS VPC back to your on-premises datacenter while letting you consume AWS services but run them in your own datacenter! Essentially, it will be an on-premises version of AWS. This means you can choose to deploy your...
CloudvRealize

vRealize Operations – vROps – Policies. What, Why, How?

What is a policy? A policy in vROps is a set of rules (Analysis, Automation, Alerts & Symptoms) which are applied to a series of objects. You can create groups of objects and assign a different policy for different groups. On initial setup, there will be a "Default Policy" It...
CloudVMware

Launching a new VMware Cloud Comparison Matrix

Over the last few months, I have been working on a new VMware Cloud Matrix in conjunction with WhatMatrix The initial scope was to analyse VMware cloud offerings from the following providers: VMware (VMware Cloud on AWS) Rackspace (Rackspace Private Cloud) IBM (VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM) I decided to...
CloudVMware

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 @ VMworld 2018

It's Tuesday 6th November and I'm in the VMworld Europe 2018 General Session. Right now, something awesome is being announced! - VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 VMware Cloud Foundation is an SDDC solution combining Compute (vSphere) Network (NSX) Storage (vSAN) and Management (vRealize Operations) A full SDDC is automatically deployed via...
CloudVMware

Deploying vRealize Operations 7.0 (vROps) to Workstation 15 Pro

Deploying certain OVAs into Workstation has been an issue in the past. Fortunately, the ESXi OVA and vCenter Server OVA now work really well however there are some OVAs that continue to be problematic. One existing issue is with the new vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 (vROps) OVA file. When deploying...
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