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VMware: Updating a vSAN Cluster using VUM

VMware
I wanted to shed some light on what some may think is a mystery or difficult task. How do I update a vSAN cluster using vSphere Update Manager (VUM)? The quick and simple answer is easily! The great thing about vSAN is that you already know how to upgrade and patch it since it is […]

More info on VMware HCX

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
After looking into the blog post announcements on VMware HCX after VMworld I decided to get a bit more info what HCX actually is. This blog post will try to summarize what it is and what it can do. HCX is not a single product, but a combination of multiple VMware products which will be […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 29th October 2017

VMware
VMware ESXi Virtual machine panics with ‘Unexpected Signal’ error Date Published: 2017/10/23 PCI Passthrough does not work for Virtual Machine with Linux kernel 4.2 and above Date Published: 2017/10/23 VM randomly stuck sometimes and issues host based VSCSI reset Date Published: 2017/10/25 Virtual machine fails to power on with the error “msg.vmk.status.VMK_MEM_ADMIT_FAILED” Date Published: 2017/10/25 […]

How to Back Up VMs to Amazon S3 via Storage Gateway

NAKIVO
In our first post in the series on how to back up VMs to Amazon Web Services (AWS), we examined in detail How to Back Up VMs to Amazon EBS in EC2. In this blog post, we are going to describe another method of using Amazon storage services to create an offsite VM backup repository […]

A Brief Introduction to the Xen Project and Virtualization from Mohsen Mostafa Jokar

The Xen Project
Mohsen Mostafa Jokar is a Linux administrator who works at the newspaper Hamshahri as a network and virtualization administrator. His interest in virtualization goes back to when he was at school and saw a Microsoft Virtual PC for the first time. He installed it on a PC with 256 MB of RAM and used it […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 15th October 2017

VMware
VMware SDDC Manager The VMware Cloud Foundation SOS utility does not collect all requested logs Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation HDD_DOWN_ALERT alert may be generated in when an ESXi host is rebooted Date Published: 2017/10/09 VMware Cloud Foundation for Service Providers environment Virtual Machine consoles are inaccessible  Date Published: 2017/10/09 SDDC Manager ESXi host […]

Nutanix Xtract Introduces VM Migration Simplicity to Hyperconverged Infrastructures

Nutanix
During .Next 2017, held in Washington DC in June, Nutanix announced Xtract for VMs beta release, a key component in simplifying organizations’ Nutanix Enterprise Cloud adoption when there are existing workloads that need to be migrated. Following three months of beta testing, and many successful Nutanix and customer migrations, we are proud to announce that […]

Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Greg Schulz
September was a busy month pertaining to software defined data infrastructure including cloud and related AWS announcements. One of the announcements included VMware partnering to deliver vSphere, vSAN and NSX data infrastructure components for creating software defined data centers (SDDC) also known as multi cloud, and hybrid cloud leveraging AWS elastic bare metal servers (read […]

New VMware KB Articles Published for Week Ending 24th September 2017

VMware
VMware vCenter Server vCenter HA failover does not start services set to manual Date Published: 2017/09/20 VMware vRealize Operations Manager vRealize Suite 2017 Fulfillment Date Published: 2017/09/19 VMware Horizon Configure a supported desktop environment for Horizon 7 version 7.3 Linux desktops on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 Date Published: 2017/09/21 System crashes and all processes […]

What’s New in Horizon View 7.3 and Other

VMware
What’s new: Horizon Connection Server Horizon Help Desk Tool View application and process names and resource use within a virtual or published desktop to identify which applications and process are using up machine resources. View event log information about the user’s activities. View updated metrics such as Horizon Client version and the Blast protocol. View […]

VMware Replication via NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO
VMware replication is the process of creating an identical copy (aka replica) of a VM on a target ESXi host. This VM replica is a clone of a regular VM which is available in the VMware vSphere inventory. A VM replica remains in the powered off state and does not consume extra resources. You can […]

VMware vMotion Support for NVIDIA vGPU is Coming…And It’ll Be Bigger than you Think

VMware
One of the cooler tech announcements at VMworld 2017 was on display at the NVIDIA booth.  It wasn’t really an announcement, per se, but more of a demonstration of a long awaited solution to a very difficult challenge in the virtualization space. NVIDIA displayed a tech demo of vMotion support for VMs with GRID vGPU […]

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