vSAN Deep Dive Book Promotion! Price paper copy dropped by 50% and ebook as low as 0.99 USD!

Advertise here with BSA Amazon allows publishers to create book promotions and I just created one for the vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive ebook. The promotion starts on the 24th of December and will end on the 31st of December. The ebook promotion will be available only on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, as that is where Amazon … [Read more...]

Can I still provision VMs when a vSAN Stretched Cluster site has failed? Part II

Advertise here with BSA 3 years ago I wrote the following post: Can I still provision VMs when a VSAN Stretched Cluster site has failed? Last week I received a question on this subject, and although officially I am not supposed to work on vSAN in the upcoming three months I figured I could test this in the evening … [Read more...]

Export VMware Horizon pool settings

I created a simple PowerShell script that exports all the pool settings on a Horizon Connection Server and saves them in a separate JSON file. To run this script follow the requirements below: Download the script from my GitHub page. Edit the ‘Export-HorPool.ps1’ script and enter the correct file location … [Read more...]

FortiGate-VM – VMware NSX-T Data Center

By extending the FortiGate-VM native integration with the VMware NSX-T Data Center, Fortinet delivers advanced security for east-west and north-south traffic. This deep integration provides customers with the confidence to extend their virtualized infrastructure across multi-hypervisor environments, private, and … [Read more...]

VR and AR, what is it good for besides gaming? (Take 3 learnings)

Advertise here with BSA I first got introduced to Virtual Reality (VR) in the 90’s. Back then it was all about gaming of course. Even today though the perception is that it is mainly about gaming, and to be honest that was also my perception. When I spoke with Alan Renouf the first time about the project he was … [Read more...]

Taking a break with VMware Take-3

Advertise here with BSA Over the past 6 years, my focus has very much been VMware vSAN. I started focussing on vSAN when we internally started working on Project Marvin in 2012, or EVO:RAIL as it was officially called, which then became Dell EMC VxRail. After a brief stop in the corporate Office of CTO I then joined … [Read more...]

VMware Labs has released and updated tons of new Flings

HCIBench stands for "Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark". It's essentially an automation wrapper around the popular and proven open-source benchmark tools: Vdbench and Fio that make it easier to automate testing across an HCI cluster.      This Fling supports the most popular USB network … [Read more...]

Eric Sloof – NTPRO.NL 2019-11-23 15:55:00

This book provides tips that help administrators maximize the performance of VMware vSphere 6.7, Update 2. Sections cover hardware selection, ESXi and virtual machines, guest operating systems, and virtual infrastructure management. This book is intended for system administrators who are planning a VMware vSphere 6.7 … [Read more...]

NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED driving you nuts after upgrading to OSX Catalina?

Advertise here with BSA NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED driving you nuts after upgrading to OSX Catalina? Well it is driving me nuts for sure. I just found out that if you hit the NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED error while accessing a page, in Chrome, you can simply continue clicking in the Chrome window and by typing the following: … [Read more...]

VMware Port and Protocols – ports.vmware.com

VMware has launched a new website with all the ports and protocols of their products. The URL for this new website is https://ports.vmware.com/  The port of the following products are listed: vSphere vSAN NSX Data Center for vSphere vRealize Network Insight vRealize Operations Manager vRealize … [Read more...]