HCI Mesh error: Failed to run the remote datastore mount pre-checks

I had two comments on my HCI Mesh compute only blogpost where both were reporting the same error when trying to mount a remote datastore. The error that popped up was the following: I tried to reproduce it in my lab, as both had upgraded from 7.0 to U2 I did the same, that didn’t result in the same error though. … [Read more...]

Can 2-node or Stretched be used as client or server cluster with vSAN HCI Mesh?

I had this question today, probably sparked by my post earlier where a showed a single-node cluster being able to leverage HCI Mesh to mount a remote vSAN Datastore. The question was if this also works with 2-node vSAN or with a vSAN Stretched Cluster. Unfortunately, the answer is no, a 2-node cluster or a vSAN … [Read more...]

Does vSAN Enhanced Durability work when you have a limited number of hosts?

Last week I had a question about how vSAN Enhanced Durability works when you have a limited number of hosts. In this case, the customer had a 3+3+1 stretched cluster configuration, and they wondered what would happen when they would place a host into maintenance mode. Although I was pretty sure I knew what would … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 3: Use Interactions and understand the Resource Interaction XML file

This is part 3 of my series about building great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud (also applicable to vRealize Operations). In this post we will build a first basic dashboard and have a closer look at “Interactions” within a dashboards and also look at a Resource Interaction XML file. Before you … [Read more...]

Who joins me in VMware NSX-T Data Center for Intrinsic Security [V3.1]

This five-day, hands-on training course provides you with the knowledge, skills, and tools to achieve competency in configuring, operating, and troubleshooting VMware NSX-T Data Center for intrinsic security. In this course, you are introduced to all the security features in NSX-T Data Center, including … [Read more...]

Resources to prepare for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure exam

I’m preparing for the AZ-140 Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure (still in beta till April 29, 2021) exam. The following resources I’m using for studying for the exam: Exam AZ-140: Configuring and Operating Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure – Skills Measured Exam … [Read more...]

Using HCI Mesh with a stand-alone vSphere host?

Last week at the French VMUG we received a great question. The question was whether you can use HCI Mesh (datastore sharing) with a stand-alone vSphere Host. The answer is simple, no you cannot. VMware does not support enabling vSAN, and HCI Mesh, on a single stand-alone host. However, if you still want to mount a vSAN … [Read more...]

The case for Continuous Documentation

Continuous Integration, Deployment (or Delivery), and even Release are well-known concepts for developers and cloud engineers. Teams work hard to create pipelines that do most of the repetitive work for them, reducing the cognitive load and reducing toil. The pipelines are a second brain of sorts that remembers to do … [Read more...]

Performance Optimizations in VMware vSphere 7.0 U2 CPU Scheduler for AMD EPYC Processors

VMware vSphere 7.0 U2 includes a CPU scheduler that is architecturally optimized for AMD EPYC. This scheduler is designed to take advantage of the multiple last-level caches (LLCs) per CPU socket offered by the AMD EPYC processors. This paper shows that vSphere 7.0 U2 can achieve near optimal performance with this new … [Read more...]

Build great dashboards with vRealize Operations Cloud – Part 2: Exploring the dashboard canvas, widgets and views

In part 1 of this new series on building great dashboards with vRealize Operations I explained the difference between vRealize Operations and vRealize Operations Cloud. I also provided an overview of the dashboarding capability in vRealize Operations Cloud and I discussed some important questions you should ask … [Read more...]