Wireshark 2.0 Officially Released!

Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It has a rich and powerful feature set and is world's most popular tool of its kind. It runs on most computing platforms including Windows, OS X, Linux, and UNIX. Network professionals, … [Read more...]

VMware: Increasing the disk space for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance in vSphere 6.0

Some months ago I installed 15 new vSphere 6.0 hosts with local flash disks. After installation I configured the VMware Syslog Service at the vCenter appliance. Few weeks later the vSphere web-client shows some warnings about disk usage Problem Filesystem /dev/mapperlog_vg_log usage 100%, mounted on /storage/logs … [Read more...]

Virtual SAN: Generic storage platform of the future

Advertise here with BSAOver the last couple of weeks I have been presenting at various events on the topic of Virtual SAN. One of the sections in my deck is a bit about the future of Virtual SAN and where it is heading towards. Someone tweeted one of the diagrams in my slides recently which got picked up by Christian … [Read more...]

VMware: Install VMware vCenter Support Assistant 6.0.0 appliance

Install and configure VMware vCenter Support 1. Download the VMware vCenter Support Assistant 2: Deploy the OVF > Accept license agreement > login to the appliance’s IP via web browser (login/password –  root/vmware) 3: From withing the web UI of the appliance, connect and push the installation of vCenter web … [Read more...]

Online Technology Forum – Wednesday the 25th – Free!

Advertise here with BSAThis week I flew to Staines (that is where VMware’s European HQ is these days) to record a video for the Online Technology Forum. For those who don’t know what it is, it is similar to a vForum but in this case you don’t even need to get out of your comfortable chair… you … [Read more...]

Mike Laverick at the EVO:RAIL booth – VMworld 2015

EVO:RAIL combines VMware compute, network, storage, and management resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to create a simple, easy-to-manage, all-in-one solution for all your virtualized workloads, including tier-1 production and mission-critical applications. Offered by selected partners, EVO:RAIL … [Read more...]

Deep-dive: Securing Desktop Virtualization with NSX and Horizon

Learn how network virtualization, microsegmentation, and desktop security partner integration, can more effectively secure your VDI environment for greater end user computing security. … [Read more...]

Building a multi-tier application using vRA 7’s Converged Blueprint Designer

Building a multi-tier application (wordpress) using vRA 7's Converged Blueprint Designer. This walk-through demonstrates the use of vSphere, NSX, and App Authoring within CBP. … [Read more...]

New Book – VMware vRealize Automation Handbook: Implementing Cloud Management in the Enterprise Environment

VMware vRealize Automation - Handbook The complete guide to vRealize Automation and how to build your own private cloud. The book helps customers to implement a private cloud solution based on VMware’s vRealize automation. After an introduction and discussion of basic cloud concepts, vRealize Automation will be … [Read more...]

An exclusive look into Zerto Cross Hypervisor at the VMworld 2015

Zerto Virtual Replication 4.0 introduces an industry first with support for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere which enables cross-hypervisor replication and recovery. With automatic conversion of the virtual machines (VMs) on the fly you no longer have to match the hypervisor between your datacenters. This allows you … [Read more...]