VMware has released two vSphere 7 VCAP exams

VMware has released the Advanced Design VMware vSphere 7.x (3V0-21.21) exam. This exam tests a candidate's ability to apply design principles to develop a vSphere 7.x conceptual design given a set of customer requirements, determine the functional and non-functional requirements needed to create a logical … [Read more...]

Performance Characterization of NVMe-oF in vSphere 7.0 U1

This paper compares the performance of the legacy Fibre Channel Protocol (SCSI FCP) to FC-NVMe on vSphere 7.0 U1. The benchmark results show that FC-NVMe consistently outperforms SCSI FCP in virtualized environments, providing higher throughput and lower latency. These results provide a compelling case for customers … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! English: Merry Christmas German: Fröhliche Weihnachten French: Joyeux Noel Flemish: Zalig Kerstfeest en Gelukkig nieuw jaar Greek: Kala Christouyenna! Russian: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom Spanish: Feliz Navidad Thai: Sawadee Pee Mai or … [Read more...]

Free e-book: NSX-T Reference Design Guide 3-0

This document provides guidance and best practices for designing environments that leverage the capabilities of VMware NSX-T. It is targeted at virtualization and network architects interested in deploying NSX Data Center solutions. This document is organized into several chapters. Chapter 2 to 6 explain the … [Read more...]

Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 3

In the previous part of the automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1, we deployed the vRealize Operations Manager and we’ve also configured the appliances. In this part we will continue deploying other vRealize Suite products. This part will cover deployment and configuration of vRealize Log Insight. Before … [Read more...]

Adding static routes to a vCenter Server with multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs)

For a Disaster Recovery (DR) site, I designed a separate isolated VMware Horizon environment. The Center Server has an external (eth0) and internal (eth1) IP address. The external connection is for example for management and restoring production VMs to this DR environment. The internal connection is for Horizon … [Read more...]

VMs which are not stretched in a stretched cluster, which policy to use?

I’ve seen this question popping up regularly. Which policy setting (“site disaster tolerance” and “failures to tolerate”) should I use when I do not want to stretch my VMs? Well, that is actually pretty straight forward, in my opinion, you really only have two options you should ever use: … [Read more...]

Sharing my vSAN 7.0 U1 webinar, watch it now!

I recorded a webinar a while back. It was streamed last week, and I figured that as I have the recording here, I may as well share it with you. In this webinar I discuss many of the new features which were introduced as part of vSAN 7.0 U1, features like HCI Mesh, IO Insight, enhanced File Service capabilities, and … [Read more...]

NLVMUG speaking engagement: Getting started with K8S on vSphere

Today I presented at the Virtual NLVMUG UserCon 2020. The topic of my presentation was “Getting started with K8S on vSphere in 3..2..1” (Aan de slag met Kubernetes op vSphere in 3..2..1). Goal of this presentation was to get the audience up to speed in deploying & configuring vSphere with Tanzu. vSphere … [Read more...]

Automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1 – Part 2

In the previous part of the automated deployment of vRealize Suite in VCF 4.1, we deployed the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. We have also deployed the Workspace ONE Access using the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager. In this part we will continue deploying other vRealize Suite products. This part will cover … [Read more...]