Unexplored Territory #023 – Introducing Oracle Cloud VMware Solution with Richard Garsthagen

Although it is the summer holiday season in Europe, we don’t take a brake when it comes to releasing new podcast content. This episode features one of the first VMware bloggers ever (maybe the first!?), who now is responsible for Cloud at Oracle, Richard Garsthagen. Richard introduced us to the world of Oracle … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory 21: Talking core storage with Jason Massae!

Some episodes are just going to be more popular than others, sometimes it is a surprise which episode will be popular, and sometimes it is a given. Episode 21 is all about VMware core storage, and who better to invite than Tech Marketing Architect Jason Massae. Jason owns core storage at VMware, and shares with us all … [Read more...]

How do I set an advanced setting which is not listed through esxcli on the commandline?

Someone asked this question recently, and it is a valid point, it seems that some namespaces are not available through esxcli when it comes to the advanced settings. Now you can of course set the advanced settings via the UI, but in some cases you may need/want to script them. This is possible when you use one of the … [Read more...]

Introducing vSphere+ and vSAN+

VMware just announced vSphere+ and vSAN+ today. I was reading up on the offering and personally was very intrigued about it. I have to be fair, at first I was under the impression that vSphere+ and vSAN+ was only about subscription-based licensing, but it is not, it is much more than that. If you like to head more … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory 018: Not just artificially intelligent featuring Mazhar Memon

In this week’s Unexplored Territory Podcast we have Mazhar Memon as a guest. We mainly talk about why Mazhar co-founded Bitfusion, what VMware’s strategy is for AI/ML workloads, and what we can expect from Project Radium in the future. Warning, this episode is DEEP! Listen to the full Unexplored Territory … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory 017 – A day in the life of a CTO with Joe Baguley

In this week’s Unexplored Territory Podcast we VMware’s CTO Joe Baguley as a guest. We talk about various topics like how Joe became the CTO of VMware, what the McLaren announcement means, why Joe is passionate about ESG, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and much much more. Listen to the full … [Read more...]

VMUG Advantage Homelab Group Buy Discount offer 2022!

Yes, here we go again, the VMUG Advantage Homelab Group Buy Discount offer is available again! I’ve had multiple folks asking throughout the year if I had a code, and unfortunately I don’t have codes to distribute, but I do know that if you fill out this survey, you will get access to a code. The minimum … [Read more...]

Where do I download the vSAN File Service OVA?

Last few weeks I had this question at least three times, surprisingly as I thought it wasn’t too difficult to find. The question was if my vCenter Server has no connection to the internet, where do I download the vSAN File Service OVA file that I can use to setup vSAN File Service manually? The UI provides the … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory 16: Google Cloud VMware Engine featuring Wade Holmes!

In this week’s Unexplored Territory Podcast we have our long time friend Dr. Wade Holmes as a guest. We’ve bumped into Wade a few times over the past couple of years, first at a VCDX defense where Wade became the first VCDX certified person outside of VMware. Of course Wade also worked at VMware for years, … [Read more...]

New book: VMware vSAN 7.0 U3 Deep Dive

Yes, we’ve mentioned it a few times already on Twitter that we were working on it, but today Cormac and I are proud to announce that the VMware vSAN 7.0 U3 Deep Dive is available via Amazon on both ebook as well as paper! We had the pleasure of working with Pete Koehler again as a technical editor, the foreword … [Read more...]