VMware vSphere 7.0 U1 Tagging Best Practices

Writing code to use VMware vSphere tags can be challenging in large-scale environments. In this technical paper, VMware discusses the scalability limits of tags, and we give some tips and tricks for writing performant tagging code in either Java or PowerShell. While the performance results in this paper are specific … [Read more...]

Free e-book: Migrate to VMware NSX-T Data Center

NSX-T is uniquely designed to address these requirements. An enabler of new use cases, NSX-T brings architectural enhancements, security, and operational benefits to this API-driven, modern apps world. In this book, VMware will discuss the top use cases for migrating to NSX-T: Distributed applications on … [Read more...]

VMware has released two vSphere 7 VCAP exams

VMware has released the Advanced Design VMware vSphere 7.x (3V0-21.21) exam. This exam tests a candidate's ability to apply design principles to develop a vSphere 7.x conceptual design given a set of customer requirements, determine the functional and non-functional requirements needed to create a logical … [Read more...]

Performance Characterization of NVMe-oF in vSphere 7.0 U1

This paper compares the performance of the legacy Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI FCP) to FC-NVMe on vSphere 7.0 U1. The benchmark results show that FC-NVMe consistently outperforms SCSI FCP in virtualized environments, providing higher throughput and lower latency. These results provide a compelling case for customers … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! English: Merry Christmas German: Fröhliche Weihnachten French: Joyeux Noel Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar Greek: Kala Christouyenna! Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom Spanish: Feliz Navidad Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or … [Read more...]

Free e-book: NSX-T Reference Design Guide 3-0

This document provides guidance and best practices for designing environments that leverage the capabilities of VMware NSX-T. It is targeted at virtualization and network architects interested in deploying NSX Data Center solutions. This document is organized into several chapters. Chapter 2 to 6 explain the … [Read more...]

How to automate Object Maintenance Mode in vRealize Operations 8

In this article I’ll try to explain how you can use the ESXi host state or vCenter Custom Attributes to automate the vRealize Operations object maintenance mode. When working in a vSphere environment, you often have to patch or upgrade systems. If this environment is monitored by vRealize Operations, you want to avoid … [Read more...]

Free e-book – NSX-T 3.0 Operation Design Guide

Operations and visibility are key metrics that enterprise assess the risk and success of their business- critical applications. NSX-T is a software defined network platform when deployed touches every aspect of enterprise connectivity and thus understanding, leverage and building successful operational design and best … [Read more...]

New Book – Getting Started with NSX-T Logical Routing and Switching

This primer on NSX-T helps you understand the capabilities and features of NSX-T, how to configure and manage NSX-T, and integrate NSX-T with other software. The book is the first in a series that will teach you the basics of NSX-T, which is an update of VMware's original software-defined networking (SDN) architecture … [Read more...]

VMware vSAN Design Guide

This document focuses on helping administrators to correctly design and size a vSAN cluster, and answer some of the common questions around number of hosts, number of disk groups, cache sizing, and number of capacity devices along with detailed configuration questions to help to correctly and successfully deploy vSAN … [Read more...]