What’s Your Favorite Tech Novel?

Today I was discussing with Duncan some great books to read. Disconnecting fully from work is difficult for me, so typically, the books I read are tech-related. I have read some brilliant books that I want to share with you, but mostly I want to hear your recommendations for other excellent tech … [Read more...]

Nakivo Backup and Replication v10 released with support for vSphere 7

Nakivo Backup and Replication released last week version 10. I personally use Nakivo Backup and Replication in my lab environment because it can be installed on my NAS device. This saves me hardware resources of the backup VM (appliance or Windows/Linux) and the deployment is super fast. In version 10 of Nakivo Backup … [Read more...]

Call to action: Register for VMworld 2020!

Advertise here with BSA By now everyone has probably heard that VMworld is a virtual event this year. I am looking forward to it, as it means many people who were never able to “attend” VMworld sessions, can now attend/watch/learn! This year we have a 2-day event, which is taking the “follow the sun” approach with … [Read more...]

VMware has released VCP7-DVC

The Professional VMware vSphere 7.x Exam (2V0-21.20), which leads to the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2020 certification is a 70-item exam with a passing score of 300 using a scaled method. … [Read more...]

How to connect vROps to TKG running in vSphere with Kubernetes

With the vRealize Operations Management Pack for Container Monitoring you get a wealth on information to monitor what’s happening inside your Kubernetes clusters. You can use the management pack to monitor your Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters, including TKG Service clusters – that are TKG clusters that … [Read more...]

Load Balancing Performance of DRS in vSphere 7.0

New features of DRS in VMware vSphere 7.0 have been introduced to make VMware’s compute control plane robustly and better handle both traditional and modern application needs. In this document, Priyanka Gayam and Adarsh Jagadeeshwaran cover the load balancing aspect of the new DRS, which is available in vSphere … [Read more...]

New whitepaper available on vSphere 7 DRS Load Balancing

vSphere 7 contains the new DRS algorithm that differs tremendously from the old one. The performance team has put the new algorithm through the test and have published a whitepaper presenting their findings. Read the white paper: Load Balancing Performance of DRS in vSphere 7.0. The post New whitepaper … [Read more...]

Register today for the vMA & vNS TechCon 2020!

It’s time for our annual vCommunity event around Management & Automation and Networking & Security. It’s time for the vMA & vNS TechCon 2020 – one event with two tracks focussed on two different topics: Management & Automation (vMA) and Networking & Security (vNS). October 29th is … [Read more...]

ESXi NFS Read Performance: TCP Interaction between Slow Start and Delayed Acknowledgement

VMware's performance engineers observed, under certain conditions, that ESXi IO (in versions 6.x – 7.0) with some NFS servers experienced unexpectedly low read throughput in the presence of extremely low packet loss, due to an undesirable TCP interaction between the ESXi host and the NFS server. In this paper, Kinson … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 7.0

This book, Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 7.0, provides performance tips that cover the most performance-critical areas of VMware vSphere 7.0. This book consists of the following chapters: Chapter 1, “Hardware for Use with VMware vSphere,” provides guidance on selecting hardware for use with … [Read more...]