Unexplored Territory #011: Providing enterprise storage services with VMware vSAN featuring Pete Koehler

Episode 11 of the podcast features Pete Koehler, and of course, we discuss vSAN and all the enterprise storage services it provides like HCI Mesh, vSAN Stretched Clusters and much more. Listen to it now via Spotify ( https://spoti.fi/3twXzsF), or Apple (https://apple.co/3sN0EFR), or of course via the embedded player … [Read more...]

OneDrive stuck syncing on OSX

I have had this issue with OneDrive for days where it said it is syncing a file but not making any progress whatsoever. I tried all kinds of different solutions people have recommended, from remove the OneDrive app to killing the agent to deleting the .plist file. Nothing helped solve the problem. Unfortunately on OSX … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #010: Terraform and declarative automation with Kyle Ruddy

In episode #010 of the Unexplored Territory Podcast we talk to Kyle Ruddy, Tech Marketing guru at Hashicorp. Kyle explains how Hashicorp got started, what the difference is between imperative and declarative automation, and why Terraform (and other Hashicorp products/services) should be included in every multi-cloud … [Read more...]

Changing the vSAN Skyline Health Interval

On the VMTN forum Lars asked a great question, how do you change the vSAN Skyline Health interval. This used to be an option in the UI pre vSphere 7.0 but now seems to have disappeared. I never really touched it, so I had completely forgotten it was even an option at first. As vSAN also has an extensive CLI through … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #009: Preventing Ransomware attacks with Kendra Kendall

In episode #009 of the Unexplored Territory Podcast we talk to Kendra Kendall, Tech Marketing Specialist at VMware for Carbon Black. Kendra explains how ransomware attacks work, and how you can leverage Carbon Black to develop a defense-in-depth strategy. Listen now via Apple ( https://apple.co/34H5OcV), Spotify … [Read more...]

I can’t download vCenter Converter / Standalone Converter?

I tweeted about this yesterday, but as I had about 14 questions in 24 hours I figured I would do a blog post as well so that it gets indexed by Google properly. Many folks are asking where vCenter Converter / Standalone Converter has gone to as it has disappeared from the VMware Download website. Although the links are … [Read more...]

vSAN File Services IPs not reachable when using NSX-T?

I’ve had this question a few times, if you enable vSAN File Services and you use NSX-T and it’s not possible to reach the vSAN File Service IP addresses, what should you do? In 999 out of the 1000 cases, it typically is a matter of enabling Mac Learning on the Segment Profile for the segment being used by … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #008: Virtual Reality with Matt Coppinger

Episode 008 of the Unexplored Territory podcast is available! This week we spoke with Matt Coppinger about Virtual Reality and VMware Workspace ONE XR HUB, which is the enabler for VR adoption in the enterprise. Listen to it via Spotify ( https://spoti.fi/3fSUrAM), Apple (https://apple.co/3FUOLkq), or anywhere else you … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #007: Tanzu/Kubernetes with Cormac Hogan

Episode 007 of the Unexplored Territory podcast is available! In this episode we spoke with Cormac Hogan about the VMware Tanzu portfolio, and Kubernetes in general. Listen to it via Spotify ( https://spoti.fi/3GcjaM9), Apple (https://apple.co/3Gc6Efn), or anywhere else you get your podcast! Source … [Read more...]

Why does HA not power-on VMs after a full cluster shutdown?

I received this question and figured I would write a quick post about it, as it comes up occasionally. Why does vSphere HA no power-on VMs after a full cluster is brought back online after a full cluster shutdown? In this case, the customer had a power outage, so their hosts and all VMs were powered off as a result of … [Read more...]