Unexplored Territory #008: Virtual Reality with Matt Coppinger

Episode 008 of the Unexplored Territory podcast is available! This week we spoke with Matt Coppinger about Virtual Reality and VMware Workspace ONE XR HUB, which is the enabler for VR adoption in the enterprise. Listen to it via Spotify ( https://spoti.fi/3fSUrAM), Apple (https://apple.co/3FUOLkq), or anywhere else you … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #007: Tanzu/Kubernetes with Cormac Hogan

Episode 007 of the Unexplored Territory podcast is available! In this episode we spoke with Cormac Hogan about the VMware Tanzu portfolio, and Kubernetes in general. Listen to it via Spotify ( https://spoti.fi/3GcjaM9), Apple (https://apple.co/3Gc6Efn), or anywhere else you get your podcast! Source … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #006: Event-driven automation (VEBA) with William Lam!

In this sixth episode, we talk to William Lam, Senior Staff Architect in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group at VMware about event-driven automation. William explains what event-driven automation is, how customers are using it today, and why you should also consider trying out the VMware Event Broker Appliance! ( … [Read more...]

Why does HA not power-on VMs after a full cluster shutdown?

I received this question and figured I would write a quick post about it, as it comes up occasionally. Why does vSphere HA no power-on VMs after a full cluster is brought back online after a full cluster shutdown? In this case, the customer had a power outage, so their hosts and all VMs were powered off as a result of … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #005: AI Enterprise, DPUs, and NVIDIA Launchpad with Luke Wignall

Episode 004 is out! This time we talk to Luke Wignall, who is the Director of Technical Product Marketing at NVIDIA. We talk about some of the announcements made during the NVIDIA GTC Conference. Luke discusses NVIDIA Launchpad, AI Enterprise, and of course, we touch on DPUs aka SmartNICs. A great conversation with A … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #004: vVols with Cody Hosterman!

Episode 004 is out! This time we talk to Cody Hosterman, Director of Product Management at Pure Storage, about Virtual Volumes aka vVols! Cody shares with us the past, present, and future of vVols. I especially enjoyed his explanations around the benefits of vVols for traditional and cloud-native workload. It is also … [Read more...]

Can I boot ESXi from an SD card while placing OSDATA on my SAN?

I see this question popping up all the time, literally twice a day on our VMware internal slack, can I boot ESXi from an SD card while placing OSDATA on my SAN? I guess people are confused after reading this article. It is probably a result of skim-reading as the article is in-depth and spells it out to the letter. If … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #003: EUC strategy and vision with Shawn Bass

We just published the third episode of the Unexplored Territory. This time we are talking to Shawn Bass, who is the CTO for the EUC business unit. Shawn talks about various aspects of End User Computing, especially security is a big focus at the moment, aka zero trust. Make sure to listen to the episode, either via the … [Read more...]

Project Monterey, Capitola, and NVIDIA announcements… What does this mean?

At VMworld, there were various announcements and updates around projects that VMware is working on. Three of these announcements/projects received a lot of attention at VMworld and from folks attending. These announcements were Project Monterey, Project Capitola, and the NVIDIA + VMware AI Ready Platform. For those who … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory: recovering from a ransomware attack /w Sazzala Reddy!

There we go, episode 002 of the Unexplored Territory Podcast was just published. In this episode we talk to Sazzala Reddy. Sazzala is a Chief Technologist at VMware who joined via the Datrium acquisition, where he was the CTO. Before founding Datrium, he was at Dell/EMC, where he came in via the DataDomain acquisition. … [Read more...]