Who joins me at this new training course: VMware vRealize Automation: Advanced Features and Troubleshooting

This is a five-day course that is a follow-on to the VMware vRealize Automation Install, Configure, Manage course. In this course, you go deeper into using the advanced features of vRealize Automation to deploy user systems and interface vRealize Automation with other platforms. The course covers deploying … [Read more...]

Quick Tip: Download the latest Windows 10 ISO file

Today Windows 10 21H1 is released (May 2021 Update). I use the latest Windows 10 versions in my lab environment for creating and testing golden images for VDI environments. To download the latest Windows 10 ISO file I use the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool. This is a Windows-based tool. When starting the Windows 10 … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 4: Create a rotating overview dashboard with scoreboard and heatmap widgets

Thank you for reading the next part of my series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud. In part 1, 2 and 3 of this series we already talked about various aspects of building dashboards in vRealize Operations and/or vRealize Operations Cloud: I’ve introduced the dashboard capability of … [Read more...]

New Book – Implementing VxRail HCI Solutions

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) can help you simplify the provisioning and daily operations of computing and storage. With this book, you'll understand how HCI can offload the day 0 deployment and day-to-day operations of a system administrator. You'll explore the VxRail Appliance, which is an HCI solution that … [Read more...]

Can you combine Enhanced- and Hybrid Linked Mode?

It’s a pretty straighforward question…can you combine Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) and Hybrid Linked Mode (HLM)? First a short refresher: Enhanced Linked Mode (ELM) allows you to link multiple vCenter Servers, so you can view and search across all linked vCenter Server systems. You can log in to all linked … [Read more...]

Veeam: Veeam User Group (VUG) meeting 11 mei

Het is zover, op 11 mei a.s. organiseren we onze eerste periodieke VUG-bijeenkomst. Door Corona helaas nog virtueel, maar hopelijk kunnen we de sessies in de nabije toekomst op een mooie locatie in Nederland organiseren. Schrijf je nu in! Onze eerste meeting is in elk geval zéker de moeite waard, want voor de eerste 20 … [Read more...]

NSX Intelligence Threat Detections

The following Threat Detections, as represented in MITRE Enterprise Attack Framework, are provided as a Tech Preview only in the NSX Intelligence 1.2 release.  Persistence - Traffic drop Credential Access - LLMNR/NBT-NS Poisoning and Relay (MITRE ID: T1171) Discovery - Network Service Scanning (MITRE ID: … [Read more...]

VM Service – Help Developers by Aligning Their Kubernetes Nodes to the Physical Infrastructure

The vSphere 7.0 U2a update released on April 27th introduces the new VM service and VM operator. Hidden away in what seems to be a trivial update is a collection of all-new functionalities. Myles Gray has written an extensive article about the new features. I want to highlight the zoom into the administrative controls … [Read more...]

VMUG Advantage Homelab Group Buy Discount offer!

Some of you may have seen the blog that William Lam posted last year titled the “VMUG Advantage Homelab Group Buy Discount”. Some of you may have not seen this. Basically, William worked with the VMUG on a discount for the VMUG Advantage Program. Why am I posting this? Well, I am pleased to announce that I … [Read more...]

Speed-up your NSX-T firewall with Applied to

You can use "Applied to" to apply the rules within policy to a selected group. By default, the policy Applied to field is set to DFW, and the policy rules are applied to all workloads. Applied to defines the scope of enforcement per policy, and is used mainly for optimization of resources on ESXi and KVM hosts. It … [Read more...]