vSAN Stretched Cluster: PFTT and SFTT what happens when a full site fails and multiple hosts fail?

Advertise here with BSAThis question was asked on the VMTN community forum and it is a very valid question. Our documentation explains this scenario, but only to a certain level and it seems to be causing some confusion as we speak. To be honest, it is fairly complex to understand. Internally we had a discussion with … [Read more...]

Who joins me at the VMware NSX: Micro-Segmentation [V6.3] training course

In this intensive three-day course, you will explore the security-focused features of VMware NSX 6.3, including the distributed firewall and the Service Composer, to help drive your microsegmentation deployment to success. We have a couple of spots left in the online 3-day Training for VMware NSX: … [Read more...]

VMware: Yeehaa I’m vExpert 2018

I am very honored and very pleased to be awarded the VMware vExpert Award for the ninth time in a row! Thanks to VMware for continuing this award. Also congratulations to all new vExperts 2018 and again welcome to earlier vExperts! The post VMware: Yeehaa I’m vExpert 2018 appeared first on VMpros. … [Read more...]

Doing maintenance on a Two-Node (Direct Connect) vSAN configuration

Advertise here with BSAI was talking to a partner and customer last week at a VMUG. They were running a two node (direct connect) vSAN configuration and had some issues during maintenance which were, to them, not easy to explain. What they did is they placed the host which was in the “preferred fault … [Read more...]

VMware vSAN 6.6 Technical Introduction, White Paper and a Free Hands-on Lab

New Technical White Paper: VMware vSAN 6.6 Technical Overview You can also explore vSAN’s features—data-encryption at rest, deduplication and compression, RAID 5/6 erasure encoding, iSCSI Target support and more—in a free Hands-on Lab, the fastest and easiest way to test-drive vSAN, no installation required. … [Read more...]

Confessions of a VMUG Speaker – the prequel #SpeakerFail

Advertise here with BSAOn twitter a question was asked by Casey West if people had “Speaker Fail” stories and I replied to it with my story. I have told this story to some folks but never shared it on my blog, so I figured I would share it. I already wrote an article about speaking at your local VMUG and … [Read more...]

“Cannot change the host configuration” error message when adding disk storage to a VMware vSphere ESXi Host

I wanted to add a local VMFS datastore on a RAID1 set made by 2 SSD disks in a Dell PowerEdhe R640 server running ESXi 6.5 Update 1d. The server has SD-cards on whivh ESXi was installed in. I wanted to use the RAID1 virtual disk for storage of local VMDK’s. However I got an error: “Cannot change the host … [Read more...]

Fresh from the press: VCF Guardrails

VMware just published the first edition of the VMware Cloud Foundation Guardrails for VCF version 2.3.1. This is a must read for anyone who wants to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation – partners, customers, etc. This document explains the supported changes you can do in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment and what … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud Briefing

VMware and AWS leaders share essential updates, demos, and partners program news. Make sure you tune in to hear more about the bold strategy and global expansion on the horizon for VMware Cloud in 2018.   … [Read more...]

Top vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) troubleshooting commands

During the configuration and troubleshooting of vCenter Server Appliances (VCSA) I maintain a list of commands that I frequently use. This list contains my top configuration and troubleshooting VCSA commands: Enable access the Bash shell: shell.set --enabled true Permanently configure the default Shell to BASH … [Read more...]