VMware vSphere 8 – What’s new?

VMware vSphere 8 has a significant number of improvements. Naturally, this is the case with every major release of vSphere. Without wasting any more time, let's get straight to them. vSphere Scaleability There are a few improvements to vSphere Scaleability vGPUs per VM changes from 4 to 8Lifecycle Manager can...

vSAN 8 – What’s New

vSAN was introduced in 2014, around 8 years ago. We've seen impressive features introduced to the product over the years from All-Flash, Deduplication, Encryption, File Services and enhancements in how vSAN deals with failures and maintenance mode. Since 2014 IT has evolved rapidly. No longer do we tend to run...

Top Sessions To Attend at VMware Explore 2022

This year VMworld has been rebranded to VMware Explore. You can read more about that announcement here. Do not worry though, VMware Explore 2022 will still contain all the great aspects which we expect from a technology conference including the speaking sessions in the breakout rooms. The Content Catalog for...

Speed up your PowerShell scripts

PowerShell is a necessary part of your toolkit for anyone working on IT infrastructure. Over time your IT environment increases in size, scripts get more dependent upon and consequently need to run much faster. How can I  speed up my PowerShell Scripts? This is a common question, fortunately, with some...

vRetreat Virtual #6 with Cohesity and Progress

Last month I was fortunate to be invited to the first virtual #vRetreat of the year. This time we had both Cohesity and Progress presenting their technologies to us which was followed up by a fun round of VR games! Progress Software (LoadMaster + Flowmon) The event started with Mark...

Official VMware Visio Stencils & Icons for 2022

I have been writing documentation for some time but it has always bothered me that there has been no official Visio Stencils, Draw.io or other 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...

Getting started with the vROps REST API & PowerShell

A few years back I started using the vRealize Operations REST API. At the time I had a number of clients using the solution. I needed a way to automate adding new tenants to the solution and ensuring consistent configurations. Recently I've been working again with the API in my...

Monitoring IIS Websites with vRealize Operations

VMware's vRealize Operations solution is a full cloud / on-prem management solution for your VMware infrastructure. One of the best features in vROps is the ability to extend way beyond traditional VMware solution management. In previous versions, a subscription to the True Visibility Suite was necessary to manage 3rd party...
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