Latest Fling from VMware Labs – Mirage Toolbox

Mirage Toolbox is our playground for experimental Mirage features. The first feature VMware has started with in this package automatically creates app layers using any existing centralized desktop images. Administrators can enjoy the power of app layers without performing any manual capture of applications and … [Read more...]

What happens to VMs when a cluster is partitioned?

Advertise here with BSAI had this question this week around what happens to VMs when a cluster is partitioned. Funny thing is that with questions like these it seems like everyone is thinking the same thing at the same time. I had the question on the same day from a customer running traditional storage and had a … [Read more...]

Latest Fling from VMware Labs – View Auto-Connection Utility

The View Auto-Connection Utility allows you to connect the VMware View Client automatically into a View desktop or an application pool when the system starts up. This can be very useful for thin clients or for turning existing Windows endpoints into thin client systems used to automatically connect into a View desktop. … [Read more...]

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.0

This book is intended for system administrators who are planning a VMware vSphere 6.0 deployment and want to maximize its performance. The book assumes the reader is already familiar with VMware vSphere concepts and terminology … [Read more...]

Performance isolation by aligning storage with compute resource management domains

One of the most difficult challenges in virtual datacenter (or cloud) design is performance isolation. Applications running in virtual machine expect require a certain amount of resources to perform properly. In an ideal situation, the resource consumption of a virtual machine should not impact the performance of … [Read more...]

How to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0

A quick blog post on how to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0. You need to perform this step if you using the vSphere Replication in you Site Recovery Manager deployment. This step is mandatory according to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix if you want to upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 6.0. … [Read more...]

NSX Firewall Demo

Default firewall settings apply to traffic that does not match any of the user-defined firewall rules. The default Edge firewall policy blocks all incoming traffic. You can change the default action and logging settings. You can add an NSX Edge firewall rule for traffic flowing from or to an NSX Edge interface or IP … [Read more...]

Free e-learning course – EVO:RAIL Fundamentals

This free eLearning course on EVO:RAIL provides an overview on EVO:RAIL and explains its features and benefits. The course will also describe the deployment, configuration, and management of EVO:RAIL in a software-defined data center (SDDC). Objectives, at the end of this course, you should be able to: Explain … [Read more...]

Virtual SAN enabling PeaSoup to simplify cloud

Advertise here with BSAThis week I had the pleasure of talking to fellow dutchy Harold Buter. Harold is the CTO for Peasoup and we had a lively discussion about Virtual SAN and why Peasoup decided to incorporate Virtual SAN in their architecture, what struck me was the fact that Peasoup Hosting was brought to life … [Read more...]

PernixData announcements at #VFD5

Advertise here with BSAToday PernixData presented at Virtualization Field Day 5. Excellent presentation by Satyam once again. This week I was fortunate to catch up with Frank Denneman to discuss what was going to be announced and what can be expected in the near future. I want to make it clear that there were no … [Read more...]