Vmware vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d released

Today VMware released an update to its vCenter Server management solution. vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442329 vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2d Installation Package | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442328 vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Update 2d | 27 JAN 2015 | Build 2442330 Please make sure to review the … [Read more...]

Identity-based firewalling with VMware NSX

The post Identity-based firewalling with VMware NSX appeared first on viktorious.nl - Virtualization & Cloud Management. I recently got a question on VMware NSX: is it possible to create firewall rules that depend on the user that is logged on to a server or virtual desktop? The use-case is to implement (extra) … [Read more...]

Back to Basics – SRM – Part 7: Migration & Failover

In the previous part we created, configured and tested a recovery plan. In this part we will perform a planned migration and a disaster recovery from the Protected Site to the Recovery Site to simulate a disaster recovery scenario. But first, let’s define both scenarios once again. What is a planned migration? “Planned … [Read more...]

HP BL460c Gen 9 with Windows Server 2012 R2 no network or intermittent loss of network connection

One of my customers requested me to have a look at their Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 infrastructure. They had a strange problem with the HP BL490c Gen 9 blades. The blades are equipped with a 536FLB Flex 10 network interface card based on a  QLogic 57840S chipset. The Hyper-V hosts are deployed using the bare-metal … [Read more...]

DevOps for VMware Administrators available for pre-order

DevOps represents a powerful new approach to delivering IT services, where software developers and IT operations teams work closely together to deploy projects far more often and more reliably. As pioneers like Google, Amazon, and Netflix have discovered, DevOps can improve efficiency, accelerate delivery, and reduce … [Read more...]

EZT Disks with VSAN, why would you?

I noticed a tweet today which made a statement around the use of eager zero thick disks in a VSAN setup for running applications like SQL Server. The reason this user felt this was needed was to avoid the hit on “first write to block on VMDK”, it is not the first time I have heard this and I have even seen … [Read more...]

VMware: Inschrijving geopend – 19 maart 2015 – VMUG Den Bosch

Op 19 maart vindt het NLVMUG event 2015 plaats in Den Bosch. De NLVMUG volunteers willen je hier graag voor uitnodigen. Er wordt een gevarieerd programma voorbereid met keynote sessies en verschillende tracks met top sprekers. We kunnen al een tipje van de sluier oplichten over een zeer interessante spreker die over … [Read more...]

Free e-learning course – vCloud Air Fundamentals

This eLearning course on vCloud Air will provide you a fundamental understanding of vCloud Air and how customers can move or extend their on-premises data center to vCloud Air. The course provides an overview of vCloud Air, the common challenges with public cloud offerings, common barriers to public cloud adoption, … [Read more...]

Running CoreOS on VMware

CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.CoreOS is currently in heavy … [Read more...]


I know a lot of you guys have home labs and are always looking for that next cool thing. Every once in a while you see something cool floating by on twitter and in this case it was so cool I needed to share it with you guys. Someone posted a picture of his version of “EVO:RACK” leveraging Intel NUC, a small … [Read more...]