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Learn How to Monitor vSphere with Wavefront

Learn how to set up the vSphere plugin with Wavefront and how to do simple troubleshooting with a few quick queries.

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VMware sees itself playing a role in 5G |…

The role of @VMware in 5G

VMware sees itself playing a role in 5G |…

VMware started targeting the telco ecosystem a couple of years ago. It assists telcos in building their private clouds. Now, VMware says this will be important for telcos as they move to 5G.

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Upgrading a Basic vCenter 6.5 HA Cluster to…

vCenter HA Cluster: upgrading to 6.7U1

Upgrading a Basic vCenter 6.5 HA Cluster to…

VMware vCenter HA (VCHA) was a feature first introduced in vSphere 6.5 back in late 2016. There is two deployment methods available when enabling this feature…Basic deployment or an Advanced deployment. The Basic deployment method is the easiest of the two. The procedure did everything for you including… Added 2nd NIC to the vCenter VM.Cloned…

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MWC 2019 Barcelona: what to expect

Among the themes that will lead the next MWC 2019 (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, 5G will be maybe the most important. Many carriers are expected to announce the commercial launch of this mobile technology, but I don’t think it will happen. We’ll attend many use cases, we’ll see shining mobile phones, but still the impression that the ultra high-speed data rates offered by 5G will be far to be publicly accessed.


Plans and partnerships for an operative 5G market

In any case, the bandwagon is moving on, simply not so fast as planned. There are investments made and in progress, I’m sure that more business cases will be discussed, new partnerships will be considered during MWC 2019. This is an occasion to update the state of the art of 5G and to focus on the next steps to take in the direction to make 5G availabe to B2B and B2C markets. But, you know, in order to invite people to a dinner is useful to release the smell of food. So here you’ll find the first brilliant mobile phones. Among manufacturers, chinese ones will be the most active. In any case, my opinion is that a mobile is more attractive to a customer point of view: it works even if 5G isn’t ready, important is that when it will be, it will have the capability to use this technology. 5g-diagramNo matter if in between there’ll be a couple of new versions.

The congress will be a good occasion to discuss about the 5G infrastructure itself, not just plans but also advanced solutions to allow operators to support both 4G/LTE and 5G on a common core.

AI: developing robo-assistants

About AI, a so overused acronym – as happened in the previous MWC, store robo-shoppers are the most pushed by vendors as a commercial service, either voice-based and/or video-guided. They could be more or less advanced in functions (a.e. choice guide, payment methods, comparisons, suggestions, queue management). People is so attracted by a human talking robot, aren’t you? Maybe because we’re currently interacting with them, Alexa, Google, Siri, and all the cars’ infotainment systems, that we’re looking how far could an AI device push forward.

Rising of the IoT

Today IoT is nomore a buzzword. Actually, we were interacting with “things” even before they were involved in IoT. At MWC 2019 providers are going to consider these devices in vertical sectors, that’s the way they can emerge from the eager market to a stage adoption, from retail to healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing.

SD-WAN and e-SIM

The key for AI and 5G to success is SD-WAN, another popular acronym – MWC will focus on the open-source, standards-based universal CPE (uCPE) to redesign the branch offices architecture, together with SDN/NFV for the network layer. SD-WAN is the prerequisite to drive and manage AI-based products and 5G services.

I’m also expecting some space for e-SIM as it has shown up in the last iPhones and easily adopted in a IoT environment, despite carriers that see e-SIM a loss of loyalty (and customers). Instead it should be considered as an opportunity to sell a greater range of pricing plans, to board new customers from other markets, and to manage the large and fragmented array of devices in the IoT world. At the same time, I expect some of the more aggressive OEMs to start building eSIMs into their new devices.

VMware Workloads transition to the Cloud

cbrA specially-convened CBR Dining Club event which took place in early February at the Dorchester Hotel, London, Lucas Wager, UKI Cloud Platform VMware Leader at IBM, talked about complementary benefits of virtualisation and cloud computing.



In his words, and in his experience, he highlighted that 80% of business critical workloads remain on premise, not in the cloud. Reasons are mainly two. The first is “compliance“: because of regulatory increase like GDPR, FSA and other industry based, this prevents customer to move to the cloud some critical aplications and data. The second reason is about performances: they don’t feel the cloud performing as well as their on-premises infrastructures.
The key to persuade them to move to the cloud is the reliability and availability of more than one datacenter, interconnected with very low latencies. This means not only availability but also scalability, and performances are proven throught statistics exported publicly. Comparison with clients’ premises makes the work itself.



Usually lift and shift (aka “extension”) isn’t the best choice on its own. Most of the time it comes with a digital transformation. And usually lift and shift is the premise to drive to a complete and final digital transformation and consolidation.

The first method is simple, it’s just a matter of relocation of workload from premises to the cloud that makes the client less nervous, also because he knows that in any case, in any time, in any condition he can just take back that workload to his premises with no modifications.
At a later stage, when he becomes confident, the consolidation is a natural evolution of what seemed complex and risky before. So, nomore an extension, but a digital transformation in its literal meaning.



The first challenge that AA had was not being able to serve its clients quickly enough because its existing infrastructure was going end-of-life. So the plan was moving progressively the workload, but not using the extension method: since part of the workload was staying on premises, the part that moved to the cloud was a consolidation of the current processes in a hybrid cloud configuration, so AA could keep its existing investments. Having VMware on premises, and a wide number of Cloud Providers using the same technology, it was relatively simple to realize a hybrid approach.

Complete interview here

Join us at Tech Field Day 18

Join us at Tech Field Day 18

Join us at Tech Field Day 18

On February 7th VMware subject matter experts will join the Tech Field Day team at Tech Field Day 18 in Austin, TX! The brain child of GestaltIT, Tech Field Day is an independent IT influencer event that allows vendors to discuss products and/or features with industry leading bloggers, speakers, and podcasters. Taken from the About Tech Field The post Join us at Tech Field Day 18 appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog.

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Another “South Edition” of Tech Field Day #18

Here we are again with a new TFD coming, “Winter South Edition” in Austin.
I’m grateful to Stephen and his crew to host me once more, I feel part of their great family by now.

In this 18th edition we’ll have the opportunity to attend vendors like Datera (first time for me), NetApp, Solarwinds (going to be an “aficionado” with them) and, last but not least, VMware.
Furthermore, I’ll meet new delegates, more than previous TFDs:

Chris Grundemann
Darrel Clute
Ed Horley
Glenn Dekhayser
Jeffrey Powers
Jody Lemoine
Justin Warren
Keiran Shelden
Marina Ferreira

and good old friends:
Karen Lopez
Nate Avery

What do I expect from this TFD? Everytime is exciting to be a delegate because I feel lucky to receive previews and ask questions about them in a sort of one-to-one presentation.
In particular, and in order, I’ll be curious about:

I’m completely unaware of this company so I’ll be interested to know what is exactly their position and what they have to present that distinguish their business from others in the market

last time they presented their HCI solution, quite unusual for a company well known on storage market, and it was impressive. What will be their technology development?

so many products, most of them cloud-oriented. My focus is on cloud so my expectations are very high on their tools

well… should I have to say anything? This is my “mother ship”, I’m certified and the business of my company is focused on their products only. I’ll be all ears, whichever product they will illustrate.

Packing my stuff for the trip, but even if you can’t be personally there, remember that all sessions are live here and all of us will report any question should you have using the hashtag #TFD18 on twitter: we will be glad to ask for you.

My flights, accommodation and other expenses will be paid by Gestalt IT for my Tech Field Day. There is no requirement for me to blog about any of the content presented and I am not compensated in any way for my time at the event. Some materials presented will be discussed under NDA and won’t form part of my future blog posts, but could influence future discussions.