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...

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...

VMware Cloud on AWS – SDDC 2019 – Exam Tips

Today I passed the VMConAWS SDDC 2019 exam (Exam code 5V0-31.19) and I'm sharing my experience about my revision and the exam itself to help others prepare for the first VMware 2019 exam. Exam Requirements Fortunately, there are no hard pre-requisites, you don't need any other certifications and there is no need...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

Manage your Cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora

VMware's vRealize suite, combined with management packs from Blue Medora is a set of cloud management tools that focus on automating, planning & monitoring both on-prem cloud platforms and public cloud PaaS. Learn how to manage your cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora in this blog post. When it...

Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions? VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; & In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...
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