VMworld 2017 is around the corner, which sessions should you attend? My tips!

Advertise here with BSAEvery year I go over “all” accepted VMworld sessions which are publicly listed and provide my top 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 list of VMworld sessions. (Some sessions won’t be revealed until the day before as they could be on the topic of certain announcements) I have had comments in the … [Read more...]

New Book: VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive

The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts. A book that people can’t put down. Written for administrators, architects, consultants, aspiring VCDX-es and people eager to learn more about the elements that control the behavior of CPU, memory, storage and … [Read more...]

Must have book: Host Resources Deep Dive

Advertise here with BSAYesterday I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of a new book by Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort. This new book is titled Host Resources Deep Dive and is available as of today in the US through Amazon. As most of you know I wrote the Clustering Deepdive series together with Frank, which means … [Read more...]

What’s New in Performance? VMware vSphere 6.5

Underlying each release of VMware vSphere are many performance and scalability improvements. The VMware vSphere 6.5 platform continues to provide industry-leading performance and features to ensure the successful virtualization and management of your entire software-defined datacenter. This paper describes new … [Read more...]

Working with Virtual SAN Storage Policies

This video shows you how to create or modify a Virtual SAN storage policy, how to assign a policy to VMs and other objects, and how to check policy compliance. … [Read more...]

New Training Course – VMware vSAN: Deploy and Manage [V6.6]

In this three-day course, you will focus on deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware vSAN™ 6.6. You will learn how vSAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center. You will gain practical experience with vSAN concepts through the completion of hands-on … [Read more...]

Workload Balance in vROps 6.6

Welcome to your lights-out datacenter! With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever. This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance you want based on your … [Read more...]

Technical White Paper – RDSH Session Load-Balancing in Horizon 6 and Horizon 7

Horizon 6 and Horizon 7 offer Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) features that address the scalability and availability of applications across data centers in different locations. This white paper provides best practices for using these new features. This white paper is for administrators who want to provide end … [Read more...]

How to push data in vRealize Operations Manager

Did you ever feel the need to push custom data to vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)? Did you wish, you could see that one parameter or metric specific to your environment in vROps? This post provides exactly that information. Here I demonstrate a script which pushes custom data into vROps. At the same time, I … [Read more...]

Routing with NSX using multiple sites (eBGP)

There are many options to configure routing with VMware NSX components. Especially when multiple sites come into play this can be challenging. This video created by Iwan Hoogendoorn will explain how to configure multi-site routing with eBGP and it uses the one primary site for all the north / south traffic and the … [Read more...]