“Logon As Current User” and the “AD domain list” options default disabled after a VMware Horizon upgrade

When upgrading a VMware Horizon Connection server to version 7.8 or higher the following message appears during the upgrade. This means the following settings are disabled after the upgrade: Login As Current User will no longer work when selecting the “Log in as current user” in the Horizon Client List of … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – Performance of VMware vCenter Server 6.7 in Remote Offices and Branch Offices

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized way to control and monitor the virtual infrastructure. It has been widely deployed in a remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) environment to manage ESXi hosts that are distributed over large geographical distances over a wide range of networks with different network … [Read more...]

Same EVC level, still no VMotion

To save on Microsoft SQL licenses, we decided to merge two VMware Clusters into one. The clusters were in different vCenters and the source Cluster was running ESXi 6.5u2 and the target cluster was ESXi 6.5u1. Both clusters were at the same Westmere EVC Level but a Cross vCenter VMotion failed with “The target … [Read more...]

Part 2: Is VSA the future of Software Defined Storage? (Customer use case)

Advertise here with BSA About 6.5 years ago I wrote this blog post around the future of Software-Defined Storage and if the VSA (virtual storage appliance) is the future for it. Last week at VMworld a customer reminded me of this article. Not because they read the article and pointed me back at it, but because they … [Read more...]

VMware Labs has released a new Fling – vCenter Event Broker Appliance

The vCenter Event Broker Appliance (VEBA) enables customers to easily create event-driven automation based on vCenter Server Events. For example, VEBA can drive basic workflows like automatically attaching a vSphere tag when a virtual machine (VM) is created. Even more powerful integrations between datacenter-internal … [Read more...]

VMworld Odyssey Lab Competition, sign up and win a Macbook!

Advertise here with BSA At VMworld US there was this really cool new initiative at the hands-on-labs. They had this competition called Odyssey where lab teams were competing against each other to complete labs successfully as fast as possible! These labs are on the topic of vSAN, vSphere, vRealize, NSX-T, Horizon and … [Read more...]

VMworld Session Repeat – HCI1870BER – HA best practices with vSAN on Thursday 12:00!

Advertise here with BSA Unfortunately the rooms they allocated to my sessions filled up extremely fast. They have been able to move my sessions in to other rooms twice, but as HCI1870BER (HA best practices for vSAN) filled up again and there was no bigger room available the VMworld team decided to schedule a repeat for … [Read more...]

VMware Labs has released a new Fling – Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer 2.0

The Virtual Machine Compute Optimizer (VMCO) is a Powershell script that uses the PowerCLI module to capture information about the hosts and VMS running in your vSphere environment, and reports back on whether the VMs are configured optimally based on the Host CPU and memory. It will flag a VM as “YES” if it is … [Read more...]

Joined GigaOm’s David S. Linthicum on a podcast about cloud, HCI and Edge.

Advertise here with BSA A while ago I had the pleasure to join David S. Linthicum from GigaOm on their Voices in Cloud Podcast. It is a 22 minute podcast where we discuss various VMware efforts in the cloud space, edge computing and of course HCI. You can find the episode here, where they also have the full transcript … [Read more...]

Project nanoEDGE aka tiny vSphere/vSAN supported configurations!

Advertise here with BSA A few weeks ago VMware announced Project nanoEDGE on their blog virtual blocks. I had a whole bunch of questions the following days from customers and partners interested in understanding what it is and what it does. I personally prefer to call project nanoEDGE “a recipe”. In the … [Read more...]