VMware vSphere DRS Dump Insight User Guide

The DRS Dump Insight web app takes existing drmdump log files (each drmdump log file contains the actions proposed and taken by DRS within a certain time or file size) and provides a summary of the DRS run, along with changes in host resource consumption in a plain text format. With this tool, you can answer questions … [Read more...]

Performance Study – Understanding Clones in VMware vSphere 7

VMware vSphere offers three different types of clones including full clone, linked clone, and instant clone. In this paper, VMware evaluates clone performance with a variety of workloads and discuss the provisioning rates of the different clone types. In addition, this paper provides some tips and tricks to … [Read more...]

Who joins me at this new training course: VMware vRealize Automation: Advanced Features and Troubleshooting

This is a five-day course that is a follow-on to the VMware vRealize Automation Install, Configure, Manage course. In this course, you go deeper into using the advanced features of vRealize Automation to deploy user systems and interface vRealize Automation with other platforms. The course covers deploying … [Read more...]

New Book – Implementing VxRail HCI Solutions

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) can help you simplify the provisioning and daily operations of computing and storage. With this book, you'll understand how HCI can offload the day 0 deployment and day-to-day operations of a system administrator. You'll explore the VxRail Appliance, which is an HCI solution that … [Read more...]

NSX Intelligence Threat Detections

The following Threat Detections, as represented in MITRE Enterprise Attack Framework, are provided as a Tech Preview only in the NSX Intelligence 1.2 release.  Persistence - Traffic drop Credential Access - LLMNR/NBT-NS Poisoning and Relay (MITRE ID: T1171) Discovery - Network Service Scanning (MITRE ID: … [Read more...]

Speed-up your NSX-T firewall with Applied to

You can use "Applied to" to apply the rules within policy to a selected group. By default, the policy Applied to field is set to DFW, and the policy rules are applied to all workloads. Applied to defines the scope of enforcement per policy, and is used mainly for optimization of resources on ESXi and KVM hosts. It … [Read more...]

Who joins me at this new training course: 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...]

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...]

Performance Best Practices for Kubernetes with VMware Tanzu

VMware Performance Engineering tested the limits of VMware Tanzu with Kubernetes performance in a variety of situations using two Tanzu editions: Basic and Standard. Basic uses VMware vSphere, while Standard uses the VMware Cloud Foundation platform. The team collected best practices during testing to help users get … [Read more...]

Free e-book: Service Mesh for Dummies Guide

Running Kubernetes? Explore service mesh to simplify the process of connecting, protecting, and monitoring your microservices. A service mesh is an abstraction layer that takes care of service-to-service communications, observability, and resiliency in modern, cloud-native applications. In the Service Mesh Dummies … [Read more...]