Upgrade to vCenter Server 7.0U2 fails at stage 2: “The source disk ‘/’ is too small to fit the export requirements”

Today a short post on a VMware Knowledge Base article that was published recently. It’s about a failure to upgrade your vCenter Server to 7.0 update 2. The upgrade fails with the message: “Insufficient space on the source export partition ‘/’ to accomodate all the data for upgrade data option … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 4: Create a rotating overview dashboard with scoreboard and heatmap widgets

Thank you for reading the next part of my series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud. In part 1, 2 and 3 of this series we already talked about various aspects of building dashboards in vRealize Operations and/or vRealize Operations Cloud: I’ve introduced the dashboard capability of … [Read more...]

Can you combine Enhanced- and Hybrid Linked Mode?

It’s a pretty straighforward question…can you combine Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) and Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM)? First a short refresher: Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) allows you to link multiple vCenter Servers, so you can view and search across all linked vCenter Server systems. You can log in to all linked … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 3: Use Interactions and understand the Resource Interaction XML file

This is part 3 of my series about building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud (also applicable to vRealize Operations). In this post we will build a first basic dashboard and have a closer look at “Interactions” within a dashboards and also look at a Resource Interaction XML file. Before you … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 2: Exploring the dashboard canvas, widgets and views

In part 1 of this new series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations I explained the difference between vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud. I also provided an overview of the dashboarding capability in vRealize Operations Cloud and I discussed some important questions you should ask … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 1: introduction

vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud are both great tools for self-driving IT operations management. vRealize Operations provides you full stack visibility for both private, virtual and cloud infrastructure and includes capabilities for performance & capacity planning and management, alerting, … [Read more...]

NLVMUG speaking engagement: Getting started with K8S on vSphere

Today I presented at the Virtual NLVMUG UserCon 2020. The topic of my presentation was “Getting started with K8S on vSphere in 3..2..1” (Aan de slag met Kubernetes op vSphere in 3..2..1). Goal of this presentation was to get the audience up to speed in deploying & configuring vSphere with Tanzu. vSphere … [Read more...]

A closer look at HCX Mobility Optimized Networking

A while ago I wrote a couple of articles on HCX, VMware’s solution for workload mobility across VMware stacks. I also recorded a couple of lightboards on HCX together with Jeffrey Kusters. Next week I will be talking again about HCX within the context of VMware Cloud on AWS at the Virtual NLVMUG Usercon. The … [Read more...]

Making you more efficient with Kubectl

In previous articles I showed how to setup Kubernetes in vSphere and how to deploy vSphere pods and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters. In this article I’m introducing some tools that will make your more efficient with kubectl, you cockpit to control Kubernetes. In this article my base system is CentOS 8.2, most of the … [Read more...]

Join us for another vPubQuiz – The Sinterklaas edition

Het is weer tijd voor wat fun! Op donderdag 3 december organiseren we een volgende ronde de vPubQuiz – “De Sinterklaas Editie”. VMworld had dit jaar weer een hoop fantastische nieuwe aankondigingen! Weet jij nog wat er allemaal de revue is gepasseerd? Bewijs je kennis en doe mee met onze online … [Read more...]