vSphere 6.5+ DRS Pairwise Balancing

Or maybe I should have called this blog post, “I’m seeing an excessive number of DRS initiated vMotions on my newly upgraded 6.5 environment”. Recently I was part of a few conversations about the nature of DRS load balancing in systems running vSphere 6.5 and newer. It was noticed that more vMotion … [Read more...]

AMD EPYC Naples vs Rome and vSphere CPU Scheduler Updates

Recently AMD announced the 2nd generation of the AMD EPYC CPU architecture, the EPYC 7002 series. Most refer to the new CPU architecture using its internal codename Rome. When AMD introduced the 1st generation EPYC (Naples), they succeeded in setting a new record of core count and memory capacity per socket. … [Read more...]

60 Minutes of NUMA VMworld Session Commands

Verify Distribution of Memory Modules with PowerCLI Get-CimInstance -CimSession $Session CIM_PhysicalMemory | select BankLabel, Description, @{n=‘Capacity in GB';e={$_.Capacity/1GB}} PowerCLI Script to Detect Node Interleaving Get-VMhost | select @{Name="Host Name";Expression={$_.Name}}, ​@{Name="CPU … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know About Project Pacific

During the keynote of the first day of VMworld 2019, Pat unveiled Project Pacific. In short, project Pacific transforms vSphere into a unified application platform. By deeply integrating Kubernetes into the vSphere platform, developers can deploy and operate their applications through a well-known control plane. … [Read more...]

VMworld US 2019 – Know Before You Go Podcast

Last week I had the pleasure of connecting again with my friends and colleagues Pete Flecha, Duncan Epping and amateur back up dancer to Pat Benatar, Mr. Ken Werneburg. During the podcast, we discussed the upcoming VMworld. As it is returning to San Francisco, it might be interesting to revisit your conference … [Read more...]

Allen, McKeown, and Kondo

The title is a reference to one of the most interesting books I have ever read, Escher, Godel, and Bach. Someone described it as, “Read this book if you like to think about thinking, as well as to think about thinking about thinking”. The three books I want to share my thoughts on are in a sense feeding … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud on AWS on Virtually Speaking Podcast

Last week I had the pleasure of connecting again with my friends and colleagues Pete Flecha a.k.a PedroArrow and eternal sunshine John Nicholson. During the podcast, we discussed the road to Hybrid cloud, cloud mobility, multi-cloud operations, and the necessity of replatforming apps or not. It’s always fun … [Read more...]

VMworld 2013 – Call of Papers deadline ends today

Just a reminder here on submitting VMworld sessions. The deadline is coming up quickly. If you haven’t submitted yet, you have still some hours left to submit a Session Proposal for VMworld 2013. Submit your session today! The post VMworld 2013 – Call of Papers deadline ends today appeared first on … [Read more...]

VMworld 2013 – Call of Papers deadline ends today

Just a reminder here on submitting VMworld sessions. The deadline is coming up quickly. If you haven’t submitted yet, you have still some hours left to submit a Session Proposal for VMworld 2013. Submit your session today! The post VMworld 2013 – Call of Papers deadline ends today appeared first on … [Read more...]

Hello world! Again

During my holiday, frankdenneman.nl got some unwanted attention. I’m currently in the process of rebuilding the site. Stay tuned for new updates! The post Hello world! Again appeared first on frankdenneman.nl. … [Read more...]