How to configure PSC ring topology

In the last couple of projects, I was tasked with designing a new Platform Services Controller (PSC) and vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) topology based on specific availability requirements. One of the things I noticed is that admins tend to forget that you need to create a PSC ring topology in a multi-site PSC & … [Read more...]

Starwind software: SFD15 preview

It is time to start blogging again, and there couldn’t possibly be better way then by starting on my invite to Storage Field Day 15 in Silicon Valley. Truth be told, not blogging was mainly due to building our own house, and we’re still very busy with building our dream house here in the Netherlands, […] … [Read more...]

PowerCLI for OSX is out!

Advertise here with BSAI am not a big PowerCLI user, primary reason being that I don’t even have a Windows box available. My main laptop is a macbook, and I don’t run Windows anywhere. Yesterday PowerCLI 10.0.0 was released, which includes support for OSX! Before you can install PowerCLI of course you would … [Read more...]

Proactively manage your vSphere environment with Runecast Analyzer

I’ve got the opportunity to test Runecast Analyzer. Runecast Analyzer Proactively use VMware KBs, best practices and security hardening guidelines to identify problems in your VMware environment. In this blogpost you find my experience of testing Runecast Analyzer. Deployment The deployment of Runecast Analyzer … [Read more...]

New Free eLearning Course: VMware NSX: What’s New [V6.4]

This video-based training provides the details of the new features and product enhancements in NSX V6.4. The course walks you through the benefits of the new features, how to make use of the new functionality, and in some cases, how to troubleshoot these new capabilities. The objectives are: Describe the … [Read more...]

New version of RVTools is out

Advertise here with BSAI was talking with a couple of VMware partners last week, one of them mentioned how much they used RVTools for sizing and designing. Funny if you consider that this little free tool is made by someone in his spare time. RVTools is closing in on 1 million downloads, so it is safe to say that this … [Read more...]

RVTools version 3.10 is now available for download

RVTools is a windows .NET 4.6.1 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual environments. Interacting with VirtualCenter ESX Server 6.5. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource … [Read more...]

Public Speaking Schedule

The VMUG season has started, and I have a few speaking sessions at various events. I thought it might be convenient to list the events and topics: Date: February, 22 Organization: North East UK VMUG Location: Newcastle Topic: VMware Cloud on AWS from a resource management perspective Date: March, 7 Organization: … [Read more...]

VMworld Call For Papers opened, some tips…

Advertise here with BSAFor the past 8 years or so I have presented at VMworld, I think I have submitted sessions for the past 10 years or so. I probably submitted well over 60 sessions, and I mean “WELL OVER”. Many of course which got rejected. Some for which I understood why they were rejected, others for … [Read more...]

Deleting an archive from Glacier though the AWS CLI

AWS Glacier is Amazon’s secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup. It’s durability is 99.999999999% and with a price starting at $0.004 per GB per month, it’s suitable to store large amounts of data for a longer period. You will … [Read more...]