Fundraising for Kidspire Vietnam to enable chromebook refreshes for orphanages in Vietnam, please help!

Advertise here with BSA On the first of July, I reached my 12-year milestone with VMware. Looking back I think one of my most memorable experiences was my trip to Vietnam to help setup computer classrooms for various orphanages. When reaching the 12-year milestone each VMware employee gets a substantial amount to … [Read more...]

Upgrading to vSphere 7.0b and not sure what the 7.0bs image is?

Advertise here with BSA Are you upgrading to vSphere 7.0b and not sure what the difference is between 7.0b and 7.0bs? Well that isn’t strange, I had the same problem. I asked around internally and after a bunch of email exchanges, I was informed that the vSphere 7.0bs image is “security updates only”. After I brought … [Read more...]

VCG Notification demo and Changing the Default vSAN Policy Demo

Advertise here with BSA I created two youtube video last week which I just wanted to share with everyone. In these demo’s I am showing the new VCG Notification option. The VCG Notification option is very useful for customers who want to be notified via email when a change to a component of a ready node configuration … [Read more...]

Running ESXi in “Degraded Mode”, what does that mean?

Advertise here with BSA I received a question today, and I didn’t have the answer so I reached out to one of the developers. This person found this line in the ESXi documentation where it states the following, and the question was what does running ESXi in degrade mode actually means, or what is the impact? If a local … [Read more...]

vCenter 7.0 stating “New vCenter server updates are available” while there are no updates?

Advertise here with BSA I have seen this issue reported on the VMware Community Forum a few times, when you run vCenter 7.0 you will receive a message in the vSphere Client stating the following “New vCenter server updates are available”. When you then click “View Updates” however you will notice that there are no … [Read more...]

Event Season has lifted off! #VirtualRoadshow

Advertise here with BSA It seems that Event Season has lifted off, and the virtual roadshow has really started. I can’t remember a point in time where I had this many events scheduled in a few months. Actually, I think I have more events scheduled in the upcoming 3 months than I had in the previous 12. I guess the … [Read more...]

Whitepaper: Running Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications on VMware vSphere using NVIDIA CloudXR

Advertise here with BSA As many of you know by now, I worked on this project with the VXR team at VMware to try to run Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications on VMware vSphere. The white paper demonstrates that, using VMware vSphere backed by NVIDIA Virtual GPU technology, AR/VR applications can be run on a Windows … [Read more...]

Running vSphere 6.7 or 6.5 and configured HA APD/PDL responses? Read this…

Advertise here with BSA If you are running vSphere 6.7 or 6.5 and have not installed 6.7 P02 or 6.5 P05 yet and you have APD/PDL responses configured within vSphere HA it could be that an issue causes VMs not to be failed over when an APD or PDL occurs. This is a known issue in the release, and P02 or P05 solves this … [Read more...]

vSphere HA internals: restart placement changes in vSphere 7!

Advertise here with BSA Frank and I are looking to update the vSphere Clustering deep dive to vSphere 7. While scoping the work I stumbled on to something interesting, and this is the change that was introduced for the vSphere HA restart mechanism, and specifically the placement of VMs in vSphere 7. In previous … [Read more...]

vSphere HA internals: VMCP super aggressive option in vSphere 7

Advertise here with BSA Most of you probably heard about a feature called VMCP aka VM Component Protection. If not, this is the functionality in vSphere HA that enabled you to restart VMs which have been impacted by a PDL (permanent device loss) or APD (all paths down) scenario. (If you have no idea what I am talking … [Read more...]