Virtualization networking strategies…

I was asked a question on LinkedIn about the different virtualization networking strategies from a host point of view. The question came from someone who recently had 10GbE infrastructure introduced in to his data center and the way the network originally was architected was with 6 x 1 Gbps carved up in three bundles … [Read more...]

VIBSearch Finding VIB versions

VIBSearch is a simple PowerShell script with a GUI that will search for a specified VIB or all the VIBS installed on the ESXi hosts. A VIB stands for vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB). VIBs are used to package and distribute ESXi software such as drivers. The GUI is designed with SAPIEN PowerShell Studio 2014. With … [Read more...]

Request for feedback on blueprint usage in vCAC/vRA

The post Request for feedback on blueprint usage in vCAC/vRA appeared first on - Virtualization & Cloud Management. I picked up a message on LinkedIN from Nikunj Nemani, who's a Senior Product Manager with the vRealize Automation/vCloud Automation Center team:   The questionaire is on how you … [Read more...]

Back to Basics – SRM – Part 4: Inventory Mappings

In the previous part, we had a look at the virtual machine replication options that are available in the vSphere Replication from the vSphere Web Client. This part of the SRM mini-series will go deeper on the inventory mappings that can be configured in SRM. So basically, the inventory mappings provide a convenient way … [Read more...]

VMware: My favorite Windows 2012R2 template configuration

  Virtual Hardware (VMX) Template configuration Hardware Value Memory 2 GB CPU’s Number of virtual sockets: 1 Number of cores per socket: 2 Video card Number of video displays: 1 Total video memory: 5 MB (1280×1024) VMCI device None SCSI Controller 0 Hard disk 1 LSI Logic SAS, bus sharing: none 40 GB, Thick … [Read more...]

vCAC 6: Limitations on concurrent VM provisioning activities

The post vCAC 6: Limitations on concurrent VM provisioning activities appeared first on - Virtualization & Cloud Management. When deploying vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) or vRealize Automation (vRA) you have to deal with a lot of different components that all have their own maximums when it comes … [Read more...]

Geek Whisperers episode: Marketing, Blogging & Community

I had the honor a couple of weeks ago to be on the Geek Whisperers podcast. It was very entertaining with John, Amy and Matt. The podcast deals about how I got started with blogging and communities and many other random topics. There are a couple things which I wanted to share. First and foremost, blogging and social … [Read more...]

Coho Data: SDS and SDN working as one

During Storage Field Day 6 we visited Coho Data HQ for […] … [Read more...]

Register for free 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions beta exam

Microsoft  is offering a free (normal rate Euro 150,-) exam for  70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions which is currently in beta. You have to take this exam before January 9 2015. The offer is limit for the first 500 persons registering for this exam. At the end of the exam you will not receive a paper with … [Read more...]

Free e-learning course – VMware App Volumes Fundamentals

This eLearning course on VMware App Volumes will provide you a fundamental understanding of App Volumes and how it can be used for real-time application delivery with life cycle management. The course will start with an overview of App Volumes, its components, features, and benefits. Next, you will take a look at … [Read more...]