Top 5 newly added VMworld sessions to register for!

Advertise here with BSA As VMware has just done a major announcement (vSAN 7.0 U1 and vSphere 7.0U1), additional sessions have been added to the VMworld agenda. I already did a top 15 post not too long ago, so I figured I would create a short post that contains my 5 favorite sessions that were just added to the … [Read more...]

What’s new for vSAN 7.0 U1!?

Advertise here with BSA Every 6-9 months VMware has been pushing out a new feature release of vSAN. After vSphere and vSAN 7.0, which introduced vSphere Lifecycle Manager and vSAN File Services, it is now time to share with you what is new for vSAN 7.0 U1. Again it is a feature-packed release, with many “smaller … [Read more...]

Virtual Events, my thoughts.

Advertise here with BSA Over the past 9 months, I have done more “zoom” sessions / “virtual events” than I have in the past 5 years. I have seen all the complaints from regular presenters (and attendees) about virtual events, and the flood storm of Zoom requests many have been getting, but … [Read more...]

Host in vSAN cluster with 0 components while other hosts are almost full?

Advertise here with BSA Internally someone just bumped into an issue where a single host in a cluster wasn’t storing any of the created vSAN Components / Objects. It was to the point where every single host in the cluster was close to the maximum of 9000 components, but that one host had 0 components. After some … [Read more...]

Alan Renouf, and his family, need your help. Please support/donate!

Advertise here with BSA Some of you may have spotted a tweet by Alan Renouf earlier this week, most of you have probably heard about the wildfires in California. If you haven’t, just do a google search… Or take a look at this devastating picture of Alan Renouf’s home: Yes, on the right is the lovely … [Read more...]

vSphere FT and vVols/SPBM an unsupported config? Why?

Advertise here with BSA I was pointed out by a customer (thanks Johan), that vSphere FT is not supported when using SPBM on non-vSAN based storage systems. You may wonder why this is, at least I did wonder. I figured it would be a testing constraint of some sort, but after emailing product management, engineering, and … [Read more...]

Top 15 VMworld 2020 sessions to attend

Advertise here with BSA VMworld 2020 is coming, which means I get to create a list of sessions again which I feel are worth attending. My focus will primarily be on sessions that are hosted by folks of the VMware Cloud Platform Business Unit, which means that the list will be dominated by sessions on the topic of vSAN, … [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...]

Update on the Kidspire fundraiser!

Advertise here with BSA About 10 days ago I posted a blog about my 12 year milestone at VMware. In the post, I asked for people in the VMware/Virtualization/Cloud community to consider sharing my request and/or consider donating even. VMware provided me the opportunity to donate ~3100 to a charity of choice. As … [Read more...]

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...]