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VMware: Auto Deploy performance boost with reverse proxy caches

VMware
The latest release of VMware vSphere includes beneficial improvements to Auto Deploy, including a new graphical user interface, a new deployment workflow, and various manageability and operational enhancements. One of the operational advancements is a dramatically simplified caching capability. There are several reasons why you might consider adding reverse proxy caching to your Auto Deploy […]

VMware: Migrate a 2-node (ROBO) vSAN from Windows vCenter (v6.2) to a VCSA (v6.5)

VMware
One of my good friends from VMware Poland, Aleksander Bukowinski, contacted me recently on behalf of one of our customers. The customer wished to move their 2-node vSAN cluster and the witness to a new vCenter server. They were currently managing their vSAN with a Windows vCenter server (version 6.2), and wanted to move the […]

Using OpBot to access VMware vSphere from your iPhone

opvizor
I hope you already run OpBot in your environment to simplify your daily job as a VMware consultant or system administrator. If not, let me give you another idea what you currently miss. Ever tried to access VMware vSphere on your iPhone or Android? Not fun, right. But that changes now with a single import […]

All-Flash VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 on Dell FX2 – Define Tomorrow™

ComputerWorld Group
Initial High Level Configuration To setup the FX2 I have installed ESXi 6.0 U2 to each of the four FC430 nodes and deployed the vCenter virtual appliance (VSCA). All four ESXi hosts have been added to a new cluster which I’ve called VSAN. I’ve also configured the network prerequisites for VSAN traffic. I’ve uplinked each […]

Cohesity Solutions Guide for VMware

Hot off the press!!!! New Cohesity solutions guide for VMware. This guide is tailored for virtualization, storage and backup architects and administrators who are responsible for enterprise data protection of their VMware environments. The guide outlines the core architecture of Cohesity’s Data Management platform in VMware environment. You will find details key design recommendations and […]

Run VM workloads on both 1Gb PS Series and 10Gb SC Series storage

Dell
Are you running your VMware virtual machines on 1Gb PS Series storage? Are you considering moving specific VM workloads to 10Gb SC Series storage? Are you looking for the best way to build your environment to support VM workloads on both platforms together? If yes is your answer to these questions, this is the paper […]

New in AOS 5.0: Nutanix Acropolis File Services

Bas van Kaam
It is hard to come up with a topic to write about when it comes to the Nutanix product portfolio. For one, there is just too much to choose from. I mean, just have a look at the list of features they introduced with the release of AOS 5.0 and it will get your head […]

News from VMware vSphere Data Protection

opvizor
VMware has released a hotfix for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) to change a hard-coded SSH key that could allow remote attackers to gain root access to the virtual appliance. VDP is a disk-based backup and recovery product that runs as an open virtual appliance (OVA). It integrates with the VMware vCenter Server and provides centralized […]

Common VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Questions Answered

VMware
Our monthly webcasts always generate excellent questions from the audience. And when Francis Daly (one of our Staff Technical Training Specialists who trains VMware’s technical staff on all things storage) delivered Virtual SAN Troubleshooting a few weeks ago the questions were outstanding. We pulled a few of the questions below, and you can read the […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 12/24/16

VMware
VMware ESXi Performing a vMotion of a virtual machine fails with the error: Failed to write checkpoint data (offset 75485184, size 16384): Limit exceeded. (2143843) Date Published: 12/20/2016 VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201612001 (2147788) Date Published: 12/20/2016 VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201612401-BG: Updates esx-base (2147789) Date Published: 12/20/2016 VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201612402-BG: Updates […]

Sneak Peak: Opvizor OpBot, Slack, VMware vSphere and Amazon Echo Dot

opvizor
Most people know Amazon Echo (Alexa), the device to voice control your home. I just couldn’t resist to order an echo dot to connect it to our Slack channel. Telling echo dot to write messages into the chat is ok and fun. But to use it to send commands to our VMware vSphere environment was […]

VMware: Visually Learn About Exciting New Capabilities of Auto Deploy in vSphere 6.5

VMware
Auto Deploy in VMware vSphere 6.5 has many significant enhancements for the management as well as operation of stateless compute resources – it might be just the thing for you to consider in that upcoming datacenter design! By combining industry-standard PXE boot technology with innovative policy-based management of VMware ESXi images and configuration through Host […]

VMware Support Video: Updating patches on an ESXi host using “esxcli software vib” commands

VMware
This video demonstrates how to update patches on an ESXi 5.x/6.x host using “esxcli software vib” commands. Patches can either be installed or updated on an ESXi host using esxcli vib commands.Caution: The install method has the possibility of overwriting existing drivers. If you are using third-party ESXi images, VMware recommends using the update method […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 12/10/16

VMware
My VMware Finding an Entitlement Account Number – For Distributors/Channel Partners (2148174) Date Published: 12/7/2016 VMware App Volumes Add Read-only Administrator Role in App Volumes 2.12 (2147984) Date Published: 12/8/2016 Using SSL Certificates with App Volumes Manager (2148178) Date Published: 12/9/2016 Installation and Use of App Volumes Log Collection (2148180) Date Published: 12/9/2016 Enable Asynchronous […]

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