Compare and Contrast – VSAN and VVols (via CormacHogan.com)
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to meet with a number of VMware customers in both Singapore and in the UAE. Most of the sessions were enablement and education type sessions, where there was a lot of white-boarding of VSAN (VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure product) and Virtual Volumes (VVols – Software Defined Storage or SDS for the storage arrays). This wasn’t a sales session; I’m not in sales. The objective of these sessions was simply to educate. I guess when you are immersed in this stuff 24×7, it easy to fall into the trap of believing that everyone is well versed in this technology, and that’s simply not the case.
vROps Webinar Series 2016 Episodes (via express)
vROps Webinar Series 2016 Episodes: Part 1 – Building Self-Healing Environments with vROps, & Part 2 – Understanding vROps Policies.
VMware NSX Host Preparation with PowerShell
VMware NSX Host Preparation with PowerShell – In this blogpost we would look at how to automate Host Preparation, VXLAN, TransportZone and SegmentID config
Changes and new features come with VSAN 6.2 and vRealize Suite 7 (via TechTarget)
There are now three editions of licenses in VSAN 6.2 while the latest vRealize Suite has rearranged its licensing model.
vSphere Beta coming soon…. (via Yellow Bricks)
If you are one of those guys (or girls of course) who likes to stay on top of his (or her) game, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to test the upcoming vSphere Beta? I know I got excited about all the cool new functionality that is introduced in it. I can’t share any details unfortunately it is a private beta and those details can only be shared under NDA… However, the Beta is open for everyone to register. So if you have a home-lab, a lab at work, you want to test stuff nested… Make sure to sign up here: VMware vSphere Beta Interest Capture.
Configuring vRealize Log Insight Agent on MS SQL Server 2012
There’s a lot of information available about the SQL Server Content Pack for Log Insight, but actually trying to use it reveals a lot of gaps. So, here’s what I’ve done to get my SQL Server 2012 R2 instances to correctly report their information to vRealize Log Insight and show up in the Content Pack […]
Licensing Options for your vSphere Home Lab (via Wahl Network)
Looking to snag VMware licenses for your home lab adventures? Check out what I’m using, plus other options that don’t break the budget!
VMware boasts NSX security functions at RSA 2016 (via TechTarget)
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talked about where the security world stands, where it can go and how NSX fits in.
Meta-Monitoring: Microsoft SCOM in VMware vRealize Operations
By: Bekah Suttner, Blue Medora, Microsoft SCOM expert Let’s face it, your company is probably juggling a few monitoring platforms. With so many balls in the air, it can be tough to agree about what’s going wrong when the clock is ticking on a troubleshoot. Blue Medora, a leader in VMware integrations, has released the […] The post Meta-Monitoring: Microsoft SCOM in VMware vRealize Operations appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .
VxRail First Impressions, Installation, Configuration (part 1)
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is the cool kid of the block at the moment, and proof of this is that big name companies like Cisco and EMC/VCE have recently announced their own solutions in this space to compete with market leader Nutanix.