Free e-book – The Gorilla Guide to… VMware vRealize Operations 7.5

IT professionals around the world trust VMware’s vRealize Operations (vROps) for vSphere management, but not everyone maximizes the power that vROps can provide. Many don’t know the tips and tricks that you can use to get the most out of it. For instance, you may not know that vROps can manage the full data center … [Read more...]

New Badge: VMware SD-WAN Foundations Skills 2019

VMware SD-WAN Foundations proves that an individual has a fundamental understanding of SD-WAN technology. The VMware SD-WAN Foundation badge holder can present the SD-WAN solution, present the architecture and features, connect customer needs/use cases to product capabilities across different market verticals, and … [Read more...]

Cool fling: vSAN Performance Monitor

Advertise here with BSAThe vSAN team has just published a cool fling, the vSAN Performance Monitor. This performance monitor allows you to monitor multiple clusters at once, or as the team describes it: The vSAN performance monitor is a monitoring and visualization tool based on vSAN Performance metrics. It will … [Read more...]

VMware Labs has released a new Fling – vSAN Performance Monitor

The vSAN performance monitor is a monitoring and visualization tool based on vSAN Performance metrics. It will collect vSAN Performance and other metrics periodically from the clusters configured. The data collected is visualized in a more efficient and user-friendly way. The vSAN performance monitor comes with … [Read more...]

Runecast Analyzer 3.0!

Advertise here with BSAThis week I had a brief conversation with the folks from Runecast. I have been following them since day 1 and they have made a big impression on me from the start. During the conversation the Runecast folks shared with me that Runecast Analyzer 3.0 was going to be announced today and they gave a … [Read more...]

New Technical White Paper – Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory “Memory Mode” Virtualized Performance Study

This paper shows how Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory in Memory Mode performs with CPU- and memory-intensive application workloads virtualized on the VMware vSphere 6.7 platform. … [Read more...]

vSAN Deep Dive book available in traditional chinese

Advertise here with BSAIt took a while, but it is my pleasure to announce that the publisher DrMaster just published the Traditional Chinese version of “VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive”. For those who would like to get a copy of the book in Traditional Chinese, there are a couple of ways to pick it up: Tenlong Computer … [Read more...]

Runecast Analyzer makes hardware checking against the VMware HCL easy

Runecast Analyzer is a tool that helps VMware administrators to proactive manage there vSphere environment. It discovers potential risks in the VMware environment before they can cause a major outage. It uses best practices, security hardening guides (VMware, DISA STIG, PCI-DSS v3.2.1 and HIPAA) and known issues found … [Read more...]

VMworld Run 2019??

Advertise here with BSAA few folks had asked me if I will be organizing a VMworld RUN again in San Francisco this year. I organized one in 2009 and then after that, the VMworld team took over. In Las Vegas running wasn’t really an option considering the heat. But now that we are back in San Francisco the question … [Read more...]

Tricking the VM BIOS RTC to set a time

Remember this one?  You can select the VM BIOS RTC clock to a certain time!!! And that is cool because this is still 'supported' - or at least it's working! It took me some searching and some blog and forum posts are 12 years old!  All you need to do is edit your VM's configuration and add the … [Read more...]