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...]

Unexplored Territory #006: Event-driven automation (VEBA) with William Lam!

In this sixth episode, we talk to William Lam, Senior Staff Architect in the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group at VMware about event-driven automation. William explains what event-driven automation is, how customers are using it today, and why you should also consider trying out the VMware Event Broker Appliance! ( … [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...]

Unexplored Territory #005: AI Enterprise, DPUs, and NVIDIA Launchpad with Luke Wignall

Episode 004 is out! This time we talk to Luke Wignall, who is the Director of Technical Product Marketing at NVIDIA. We talk about some of the announcements made during the NVIDIA GTC Conference. Luke discusses NVIDIA Launchpad, AI Enterprise, and of course, we touch on DPUs aka SmartNICs. A great conversation with A … [Read more...]

Project Monterey, Capitola, and NVIDIA announcements… What does this mean?

At VMworld, there were various announcements and updates around projects that VMware is working on. Three of these announcements/projects received a lot of attention at VMworld and from folks attending. These announcements were Project Monterey, Project Capitola, and the NVIDIA + VMware AI Ready Platform. For those who … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory: A conversation with Kit Colbert, VMware’s new CTO

One of my goals for this year was starting the Unexplored Territory Podcast. A podcast however is only relevant when people bother to listen to it, as such I figured I would use my blog to promote the podcast for now. As you can imagine, we are hoping to grow our audience fast, and we can use all the help we can get. … [Read more...]

Announcing the Unexplored Territory Podcast!

Frank, Johan, and I have been working on this for a few months already, but today I can finally share that a brand new podcast series will be out soon. This bi-weekly podcast (released on Monday) is titled “Unexplored Territory“. We will be discussing topics such as public cloud, virtualization, … [Read more...]

Install Windows 11 on VMware vSphere with a virtual TPM

Yesterday I wrote a blog called “Install Windows 11 as VM on VMware vSphere / Workstation without TPM 2.0 chipset“. In this blog article, I explained how to install Windows 11 without having a TPM 2.0 chipset by using a registry hack. Paul Braren from tinkertry.com created a cool video (link) about … [Read more...]

vSAN 7.0 U3 enhanced stretched cluster resiliency, what is it?

I briefly discussed the enhanced stretched cluster resiliency capability in my vSAN 7.0 U3 overview blog. Of course, immediately questions started popping up. I didn’t want to go too deep in that post as I figured I would do a separate post on the topic sooner or later. What does this functionality add, and in … [Read more...]

VMware: VMworld 2021 – het grootste event in de technologiewereld

De volgende innovatiegolf moet eerst worden uitgedacht voordat we die kunnen verwezenlijken. Stelt u zich eens een wereld voor waarin we allemaal de flexibiliteit hebben om verandering te omarmen en de mogelijkheden ervan volledig te benutten. Dat klinkt goed toch? VMworld 2021 kan u helpen die wereld waar te maken – … [Read more...]