VMware Tools installation and upgrade tips and tricks

The VMware Tools package provides drivers (such as VMXNET3, PVSCSI, SVGA etc.) and services that enhance the performance of virtual machines and make several vSphere features easy to use. Here are some tips and tricks when working with VMware Tools: An overview of the VMware Tools versions mapping can be found here, … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: Armed and Ready (ESXi on ARM, #OCTO2944BU)

Advertise here with BSA At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about ESXi on ARM, which was session OCTO2944BU. For those who want … [Read more...]

Video – ZeroTier – The ethernet switch for planet earth

ZeroTier is a distributed network hypervisor built atop a cryptographically secure global peer to peer network. It provides advanced network virtualization and management capabilities on par with an enterprise SDN switch, but across both local and wide area networks and connecting almost any kind of app or … [Read more...]

Free Technical Guide – Data Center Modernization with VMware Cloud on AWS

Remove complexities with consistent infrastructure and operations. Run, manage, and secure production applications in a seamlessly integrated hybrid IT environment without having to purchase custom hardware, rewrite applications, or modify operating models. Download this technical guide now to learn how VMware Cloud on … [Read more...]

Is VMware Project Pacific ‘Kubernetes done right’ for the enterprise?

The dust is starting to settle after this week’s VMworld. For me, the biggest announcement was Project Pacific: embedding the Kubernetes control plane directly into vSphere. VMware has seen the future is Kubernetes and acknowledged vSphere’s shortcomings to get to that future state. Project Pacific is not a … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: HCI Present and Futures (#HCI2733BU)

Advertise here with BSA At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about HCI / vSAN futures, which was session HCI2733BU. For … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity enhancements! (#HCI2894BU and #HBI3109BU)

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about enhancements in the business continuity/disaster recovery … [Read more...]

ForEach vs Select-Object -ExpandProperty

Quite often I see scripts which use a ForEach loop to expand an array in an array and display that as a list. There is nothing wrong with that, however, another method is using 'Select-Object' with the 'ExpandProperty' option. To illustrate, here is an example: ' I want to have a list with cluster and their datastores, … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: vMotion innovations

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about enhancements that will be introduced in the future to … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: DRS 2.0 (#HBI2880BY)

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about DRS 2.0, which was session HBI2880BY. For those who want … [Read more...]