Cannot vMotion nor Edit Settings in vSphere 6.5 Web Client as these options are grayed out in Web Client

I experienced a very strange and annoying issue while working on a vSphere 6.5 cluster with the Flash based vSphere Web Client. First of all,  I completely forgot about the old C++ based full install vSphere Client. The new Web Client works well. Performance is fine. However.. I did a couple of simultaneous vMotions so … [Read more...]

Spectre and Meltdown – How to check patches are applied correctly?

With all the latest news and updates on the Spectre and Meltdown CPU bugs, it’s sometimes hard to get the right information on the table. Patches are provided (and removed in some cases) by software- and hardware vendors. Some patches are deployed automatically as part of an automated update mechanism, while … [Read more...]

Where is the vSAN storage performance proactive test in vSphere 6.5 U1 patch 02?

Advertise here with BSAI had some customers asking where the storage performance proactive test and the multicast proactive test was in the latest release of vSAN. In the past this is what the UI looked like when they would go to the Proactive Test section: But now it looks like this: What happened? Well, two tests … [Read more...]

vSphere 6.5 DRS and Memory Balancing in Non-Overcommitted Clusters

DRS is over a decade old and is still going strong. DRS is aligned with the premise of virtualization, resource sharing and overcommitment of resources. DRS goal is to provide compute resources to the active workload to improve workload consolidation on a minimal compute footprint. However, virtualization surpassed … [Read more...]

What to know about Spectre and Meltdown with VMware environments

You probably heard about the two massive security flaws: Spectre and Meltdown (link). These security flaws allow attackers to access “secure” data by compromising privileged processor memory from major manufacturers, including Intel, AMD, and ARM. So the most CPUs are affected by Spectre and Meltdown security flaws! In … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – App Volumes Reviewer’s Guide

The Reviewer's Guide for VMware App Volumes 2.13.1 is a comprehensive technical overview to help you evaluate VMware App Volumes. App Volumes provides real-time application delivery and life-cycle management. It can use App Volumes to quickly deliver applications and data to users without compromising the user … [Read more...]

My AWS Solution Architect Associate exam experience

Last week I sat and passed the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam. In this article I will share my experiences and provide you with some advice in regards to this exam. Currently there are two versions of the AWS SA associate exam available, the ‘classic’ exam and the ‘new’ exam, currently in … [Read more...]

VMware Enterprise Systems Connector installation error: Incorrect AVA format

This week I am working for a customer to set up a VMware Workspace ONE environment. Both components from Workspace ONE, the Identity Manager and AirWatch are delivered by VMware as a SaaS offering. One of the first things, when the service is created by VMware, is to install the VMware Enterprise Systems … [Read more...]

Can I use a custom TCP/IP stack for the vSAN Network?

Advertise here with BSAI got this question today if you can use a custom TCP/IP stack for the vSAN Network, and I had this before. This question is usually asked by customers who have a stretched cluster as the stretched cluster forces them to create different routes in an L3 network. Especially with a large number of … [Read more...]

Free e-book – Building VMware NSX Powered Clouds and Data Center for small and Medium Businesses

This book written by Shahzad Ali begins with a discussion around the main VMware NSX for vSphere use cases. Readers are introduced to VMware NSX and its management, control, and data plane components. The discussion then moves on to relevant NSX deployment models used in small data centers, … [Read more...]