New Training Course – Horizon 6 Design and Deploy

This course presents a methodology for designing and deploying a VMware Horizon solution. The design methodology includes recommendations for the type of information and data that must be gathered and analyzed to make sound design decisions for the client systems, the desktop options, the VMware … [Read more...]

Dell FX2 platform certified for VSAN with storage blades!

Advertise here with BSAA couple of weeks ago the Dell FX2 disk controller was added to the Virtual SAN Compatibility Guide and shortly after the Ready Node configurations were added. For those who haven’t looked at the Dell FX2 platform, it is (in my opinion)  hyper-converged on steroids. Not only can it provide … [Read more...]

New Training Course – VMware vSphere Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.0]

This hands-on training workshop provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in troubleshooting the VMware vSphere 6 environment. This workshop increases your skill and competence in using the command-line interface, VMware vSphere Web Client, VMware … [Read more...]

2 is the minimum number of hosts for VSAN if you ask me

Advertise here with BSAIn 2013 I wrote an article about the minimum number of hosts for Virtual SAN. Since then this post has started living its own life. Somehow people have misunderstood my post and used/abused it in many shapes and forms. When I look at the size of a traditional cluster (non-VSAN) the minimum size … [Read more...]

50% Discount on VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook eBook

If you are a VMware administrator who is interested in automating your infrastructure, this book is for you. An understanding of basic programming concepts is advised. No previous knowledge of Orchestrator is required, although some previous knowledge of it will allow you to get started more easily.   What You … [Read more...]

VSAN made storage management a non issue for the 1st time

Advertise here with BSAWhen ever I talk to customers about Virtual SAN the question that comes up usually is why Virtual SAN? Some of you may expect it to be performance, or the scale-out aspect, or the resiliency… None of that is the biggest differentiator in my opinion, management truly is. Or should I say the … [Read more...]

Network port diagram for vSphere 6.x

ESXi must be able to send and receive data from every vSphere Client. If you are attaching your ESXi host to vCenter Server, additional ports will be required. To enable migration and provisioning activities between managed hosts, the source and destination hosts must be able to receive data from each other. Network … [Read more...]

PernixData Architect – decoupled datacenter management

In my last article I stated that IT is the killer use case of Big Data analytics. And Enrico Signoretti acknowledges this with his last article “analytics, the key to (storage) happiness. As we all know, virtual datacenters are comprised of a disparate stack of components. Every system, host, switch, storage system … [Read more...]

Getting started with Devolutions Cloud!

Some time ago I posted a quick product review on the Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager and it looks like guys at Devolutions have been working hard last months as on March 11th, 2015 Devolutions launched the Devolutions Could. So, let’s have a quick look! What is Devolutions Cloud? Devolutions Cloud is the central … [Read more...]

VMworld 2015: INF5701 – Extreme Performance Series – vSphere Compute & Memory

In this session we'll dive deep into how the vSphere compute and memory schedulers work to provide the same level of performance as bare metal. Hosted by two outstanding performance engineers, they will review concepts like how and when vSphere schedules vCPUs, how virtual machines are idles, understand virtual … [Read more...]