Rubrik follow up, GA and funding announcement

Advertise here with BSATwo months ago I published an introduction post on Rubrik. Yesterday Rubrik announced that their platform went GA and they announced a funding round (series B) of 41 million dollars led by Greylock. I want to congratulate Rubrik with this new milestone, major achievement and I am sure we will … [Read more...]

ESXi Host NIC configuration Poll

Recently I've been dedicating my time to writing a book with my colleagues and we need your help on getting some accurate statistics about ESXi networking. Please fill out this short poll: The post ESXi Host NIC configuration Poll appeared first on … [Read more...]

TECH.unplugged. Free IT- event in Amsterdam at September 24!

A relative unknown IT-event called TECH.unpluggged  is now open for registration. The event is free and will be held in Amsterdam at September 24. TECH.unplugged is a one day event focused on cloud computing and IT infrastructure. Its innovative formula combines a group of independent, insightful and well-recognized … [Read more...]

Are you ready for TECH.UNPLUGGED Amsterdam?

The post Are you ready for TECH.UNPLUGGED Amsterdam? appeared first on - Virtualization & Cloud Management. After a very successful TECH.UNPLUGGED London, it's now time for TECH.UNPLUGGED Amsterdam on September 24! Nine influencers from Europe and the US, will be hosting independent sessions and … [Read more...]

vBeers Eindhoven – The Summer Edition is coming!

The next vBeers / NetBeers in Eindhoven (the southern part of the Netherlands) is coming up, so mark your calendar for this vBeers Eindhoven event on Friday, the 12th of June 2015. It will be an informal event, just to network with other people in the IT and virtualization industry, have some drinks (and food if you … [Read more...]

No one ever got fired for buying IBM/HP/DELL/EMC etc

Advertise here with BSALast week on twitter there was a discussion about hyper-converged solutions and how these were not what someone who works in an enterprise environment would buy for their tier 1 workloads. I asked the question: well what about buying Pure Storage, Tintri, Nimble or Solid Fire systems? All … [Read more...]

VAAI support in vSphere Standard and up as of 6.0!

Advertise here with BSAAfter some internal discussions over the last months it was decided to move VAAI (vSphere APIs for Array Integration) and Multi-Pathing down to vSphere Standard as of 6.0. Main reason for this was that Virtual Volumes, by many considered as the natural evolution of VAAI, is also part of vSphere … [Read more...]

Free e-learning course – VMware Integrated OpenStack Fundamentals

OpenStack is a framework for delivering cloud services. As a cloud operating system, OpenStack controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter. VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) is a VMware supported OpenStack distribution that makes it easier for IT to run a production-grade … [Read more...]

Cisco UCS firmware update bug

Just ran into a Cisco UCS bug. When upgrading the UCS firmware of your environment, some B200M4 blades may reboot spontaniously. I won’t tell you how I found out, but be sure to read this article: Cisco Bug: CSCut61527 – B200M4 could reboot on shallow_chkpt when BMC returns invalid FRU … [Read more...]

This host currently has no network management redundancy

Advertise here with BSABumped in to this a billion times by now, and I wouldn’t recommend applying this in production but for your lab when you need to take clean screenshots it works great. I’ve mentioned this setting before but as it was part of a larger article it doesn’t stand out when searching … [Read more...]