Nuclear subs seek virtual SAN, says VMware [theregister.co.uk]
VSAN may get a gig on UK’s Astute-class boats. And is definitely getting a filesystem
2-node vSAN topologies review [cormachogan.com]
There has been a lot of discussion in the past around supported topologies for 2-node vSAN, specifically around where we can host the witness. Now my good pal Duncan has already highlighted some of this in his blog post here, but the questions continue to come up about where I can, and where I cannot place the witness for a 2-node vSAN deployment.
How To Reset ESXi Root Password via Microsoft AD [vladan.fr]
When you’re in front of a host where the ESXi root password has been lost, how to reset an ESXi root password might be the first question you’re asking, right? A while back we have posted a way of doing it via VMware Host profiles. But not everyone has Enterprise Plus licensing which includes host profiles.
vRealize Network Insight 3.3 Feature Walkthrough — via VMware Cloud Mgmnt Blog
vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) continues to enhance the visibility and management of overlay and underlay networks. With the launch of version 3.3, a number of new features were introduced. In this blog post, I will cover four of the new features, including new event management options, user-defined event enhancements, improved NAT visibility, and new IP address space support.
VMware vSphere sizing — via opvizor
Markus Kraus wrote a Power CLI script in order to make it easier for him and his colleagues the recurring task of the data collection in order to make a VMware vSphere Sizing. This collects some information in an existing VMware vSphere environment as a basis for a new hardware sizing.
Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 on VMware vSAN 6.5 All-Flash — via Virtual Blocks
Recently we published the Reference Architecture for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.12 on vSAN 6.5 all-flash. Since I spent that past few months testing, validating, and writing the RA, I just wanted to highlight some aspects of the RA for our customers and partners.
What’s New: VMware vRealize Operations 6.5 — via VMware Cloud Mgmnt Blog
VMware’s latest release of vRealize Operations delivers new capabilities to accelerate time to value, manage deployments at scale and collaborate with other data center tools.
How to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using DCUI
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1033604 This video demonstrates how to revert an ESXi host to a previous version using Direct Console User Interface (DCUI). VMware recommends that you back up the configuration data before proceeding with any changes Reverting of an ESXi host is only valid if the host was updated using one of these methods: • VIB installation or removal • Profile installation or removal • ESXi host updated using VMware Update Manager • ESXi host updated from a ISO For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article 1033604 at the following URL http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1033604
#NSX Install Guide Part 2 – Data Plane — via ESXsi
In Part 1 we looked at the overall design of the environment and official documentation, as well as preparing the management and control planes by installing NSX Manager and an NSX Controller cluster. In this post we will focus on installing components in the data plane; preparing the hosts for NSX, configuring VXLAN, VTEP interfaces, Transport Zones, and creating a logical switch. To complete the routing configuration Part 3 will walk through NSX Edge and Distributed Logical Routers.
What’s New in VMware vCloud Director 8.20 — Technical White Paper
vCloud Director 8.20 includes major functional updates. The solution now integrates more closely with VMware NSX® network virtualization, which means that end users will be able customize many network settings.
VMware – Configure vSphere Auto Deploy — via driftar’s Blog
The last few days and weeks i was preparing for my VCP6-DCV exam. Well, i’m still preparing for it, there is ahelluva stuff to learn and understand. One thing is vSphere Auto Deploy.
Looking For A VMware Technical Paper Repository?
As an engineer, I tend to go looking for technical papers to provide information on requirements, install, and configuration information for solutions on a regular basis. In most cases, most of us go looking for them by searching Google. Well I was given this link by a co-worker which is a repository of technical papers for all of VMware solutions in one single place.