How to grow your blog/youtube channel/podcast/social following

I posted this thread on Twitter and Linkedin, and I figured I would cross-post it here as well, as it makes it easier to find whenever I need to point someone to it. I get this question still once every quarter at least: I started blogging, podcasting, and/or a channel on youtube, how do I grow my audience? It seems … [Read more...]

Is a crossover cable needed for vSAN 2-Node Direct Connect?

I had this question last week around vSAN 2-node direct connect and whether using a crossover cable is still required to be used or if a regular CAT6 cable (CAT 5E works as well) can be used. I knew the answer and figured this would be documented somewhere, but it doesn’t appear to be. To be honest, many websites … [Read more...]

Can’t have more than 255 characters in VM notes using the vSphere (h5) Client?

I had a question about a limit a customer was hitting with the VM notes using the vSphere (H5) Client. They noticed that whenever they got around ~260 or so characters, they could not add any characters beyond that unless they deleted some. After talking to an engineer within VMware I found out that this is indeed the … [Read more...]

Logitech Brio Webcam issues with autofocus and not retaining settings on Mac OSX

I have been using a Logitech Brio Webcam for the past year or so. It is a 4k Webcam which is very useful for webinars and meetings, especially as I run my Macbook with an external monitor and it is closed. Over the past 9 months or so I had a bunch of trouble with the Logitech Brio Webcam. This week I received a new … [Read more...]

Sharing my vSAN 7.0 U1 webinar, watch it now!

I recorded a webinar a while back. It was streamed last week, and I figured that as I have the recording here, I may as well share it with you. In this webinar I discuss many of the new features which were introduced as part of vSAN 7.0 U1, features like HCI Mesh, IO Insight, enhanced File Service capabilities, and … [Read more...]

How to login to the vCLS VMs!?

I was asked this question this week, how you can login to the vCLS VMs. Now before I share the video, I want to mention that I do not encourage people doing this, but as it is documented and supported I do want to provide a simple “how to” for how this works. If you want to login to the vCLS VM, maybe for … [Read more...]

Which vSAN policy changes will trigger a rebuild?

A couple of years ago I did a VMworld session with Cormac and we discussed the top things everyone should know about vSAN. One of the items discussed was which policy changes would trigger a rebuild. We tested the various situations and documented them. Two weeks ago a question around this was asked on a VMware … [Read more...]

Did you know vSphere 7.0 Update 1 also has a Skyline Health Check for vSphere Clustering Services?

I did not know this, but yesterday the PM for vCLS reached out to me and informed me that we now have a Skyline Health Check as well for vSphere Clustering Services. The funny thing is that I actually requested this health check to be added after having a discussion on the topic of vCLS with the PM. Very impressive how … [Read more...]

Demo Time: How to delete the vCLS VMs

Advertise here with BSA As I have a bunch of questions around how you can delete the vSphere Cluster Service VMs (vCLS VMs) I figured I would create a quick demo. It is pretty straight forward, and it should only be used when people are doing some kind of full cluster maintenance. This demo shows you how to get the VMs … [Read more...]

How to delete a vCenter Server advanced setting

Advertise here with BSA I had a customer asking this week how he could delete an advanced setting that he had incorrectly added to vCenter Server. Some of you may have found yourself in this situation as well where you realized you made a typo while creating an advanced setting for the vCenter Server configuration. … [Read more...]