VMware to introduce technology which prevents freeze of virtual machines during backup

VMware will introduce a new technology part of vSphere 7.0 Update 3 which removes the need to stun (temporary pauze) a virtual machine during backup operations. The technology enables backup solutions to make make backups of highy critical machines with disturbing the VM. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is the first … [Read more...]

Move VMware workloads to cloud without redesigning using Azure VMware Solutions

Many organization using VMware solutions have the need the decommission the current legacy datacentre. Reasons can be costs, not happy with the performance of the managed service provider or the wish to use cloud in any form. In many cases these organizations want to ’empty’ the datacenter as soon as … [Read more...]

VMworld US 2019 is in San Francisco August 26-29

Unconfirmed yet by VMware but according website Conventioncalender.com VMworld US 2019 will be back in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Dates are August 26 to August 29, 2019 This is not a big surprise. VMworld moved to Las Vegas for  2016, 2017 and 2018 editions. Likely because of renovations of the Moscone … [Read more...]

AWS announces new instances, EC2 on Snowball, Bring your own IP and more

At the AWS Summit in New York at July 17, 2018 Werner Vogels, CTO of AWS, announced several new features and new instances. This is an overview. Amazon EC2 on AWS Snowball Three new instance types Bring your own IP Other new features announced are: Amazon SageMaker: Streaming Algorithms, Batch Transform Amazon … [Read more...]

Google Cloud shuts down all systems of customer due to ‘potential suspicious activity’ on creditcard

A Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customer posted his experience on using GCP on Medium.com The anonymous customer writes that all of a sudden all of his systems running on GCP were shutdown. He writes: We have a project running in production on Google Cloud (GCP) that is used to monitor hundreds of wind turbines and … [Read more...]

How to download AWS Landing Zone scripts and documentation

Mid June 2018 AWS released a new technical soloution called AWS Landing Zone. This solution, free to use, builds what is called a Landing Zone in AWS. A Landing Zone is a set of AWS Accounts which can be used as a start for using AWS resources. The solution itself is a set of scripts and manuals. Using the scripts the … [Read more...]

Cannot apply the host configuration error at remediate ESXi 6.5 host using Host Profiles

I used host profiles to configure networking and other configuration on ESXi 6.5 hosts for a while. Worked fine. When a trainee used the host profile, an error showed up after the host profile ‘remediate’ feature was selected. The error shown in vCenter was ‘Cannot apply the host … [Read more...]

New AWS feature reduces costs for running databases by disabling cores

AWS in May 2018 introduced a new feature which reduces license costs for running databases on EC2 . Te feature named ‘CPU Options’ allows customers to configure the number of vCPU’s for an EC2 instance. Instance types offered by AWS normally come as t-shirt size. There is a fixed ratio between the … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud on AWS now available in Frankfurt region

VMware Cloud on AWS is per June 2018 also available in the AWS Frankfurt region. Frankfurt is the fourth worldwide region in which the service is available. Also London (UK),  US East (Northern Virgina) and US West (Oregon) regions offer VMware Cloud on AWS. For those of you not aware what VMware Cloud on AWS is. This … [Read more...]

Graphical overview of AWS data transfer costs

AWS charges for severall types of network traffic. Traffic inboud AWS from on-premises is mostly free. Traffic between Availability zones, between regions over VPC Peeringor VPN is charged. It can be quite complex is estimate the costs of networking. Besides the costs for data transfer also costs for running EC2 … [Read more...]