Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 3: Use Interactions and understand the Resource Interaction XML file

This is part 3 of my series about building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud (also applicable to vRealize Operations). In this post we will build a first basic dashboard and have a closer look at “Interactions” within a dashboards and also look at a Resource Interaction XML file. Before you … [Read more...]

Who joins me in VMware NSX-T Data Center for Intrinsic Security [V3.1]

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in configuring, operating, and troubleshooting VMware NSX-T Data Center for intrinsic security. In this course, you are introduced to all the security features in NSX-T Data Center, including … [Read more...]

Resources to prepare for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure exam

I’m preparing for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure (still in beta till April 29, 2021) exam. The following resources I’m using for studying for the exam: Exam AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure – Skills Measured Exam … [Read more...]

Using HCI Mesh with a stand-alone vSphere host?

Last week at the French VMUG we received a great question. The question was whether you can use HCI Mesh (datastore sharing) with a stand-alone vSphere Host. The answer is simple, no you cannot. VMware does not support enabling vSAN, and HCI Mesh, on a single stand-alone host. However, if you still want to mount a vSAN … [Read more...]

The case for Continuous Documentation

Continuous Integration, Deployment (or Delivery), and even Release are well-known concepts for developers and cloud engineers. Teams work hard to create pipelines that do most of the repetitive work for them, reducing the cognitive load and reducing toil. The pipelines are a second brain of sorts that remembers to do … [Read more...]

Performance Optimizations in VMware vSphere 7.0 U2 CPU Scheduler for AMD EPYC Processors

VMware vSphere 7.0 U2 includes a CPU scheduler that is architecturally optimized for AMD EPYC. This scheduler is designed to take advantage of the multiple last-level caches (LLCs) per CPU socket offered by the AMD EPYC processors. This paper shows that vSphere 7.0 U2 can achieve near optimal performance with this new … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 2: Exploring the dashboard canvas, widgets and views

In part 1 of this new series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations I explained the difference between vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud. I also provided an overview of the dashboarding capability in vRealize Operations Cloud and I discussed some important questions you should ask … [Read more...]

vSphere Native Key Provider backup not working

I had three people asking this question the past few weeks, they were trying to configure the vSphere Native Key Provider so that they could enable vSAN Encryption, but the backup function wasn’t working. If you have not seen the Native Key Provider in action yet, just watch the video below. As demonstrated in … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 1: introduction

vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud are both great tools for self-driving IT operations management. vRealize Operations provides you full stack visibility for both private, virtual and cloud infrastructure and includes capabilities for performance & capacity planning and management, alerting, … [Read more...]

vSAN File Services and Stretched Clusters!

As most of you probably know, vSAN File Services is not supported on a stretched cluster with vSAN 7.0 or 7.0U1. However, starting with vSAN 7.0 U2 we now fully support the use of vSAN File Services on a stretched cluster configuration! Why is that? In 7.0 U2, you now have the ability to specify during configuration of … [Read more...]