Now you can use a single ESXi host on VMware on AWS, called Single Host SDDC Starter Configuration. This is great as when I looked at this previously as a POC, the costs for a 4 host minimum configuration was just not realistic. Check out all the details here:Read More Single Hosts – VMware on AWS
Intel L1 Terminal Fault Security Vulnerability. In a nutshell, if two virtual machines are using the same processor (common place) they share L1 cache which is memory built into the CPU itself. This vulnerability has the potential for malicious software on one virtual machine to access information sitting in that L1 memory of other virtual…Read More Intel L1 Terminal Fault Security Vulnerability
Passed exam 2V0-622D today. This vBrownBag study Guide was invaluable. https://vbrownbag.com/2018/06/vcp6-5-dcv-study-guide/Read More Passed VCP 6.5 today YaY
In a nutshell, unmap is used to reclaim storage blocks on VMFS datastores. I was running into alerts from my DellEMC Equallogic storage stating my volumes we’re greater that 90% consumed, I should really change that to 80%. So when I log onto the Storage Manager I see the volume as only having 281.79GB free.…Read More ESX UNMAP command
This is a quick run through on an upgrade or moreso a migration from a VCSA 5.5 appliance with embedded platform services controller to a VCSA 6.0. Remember vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support is September 19 2018 Some prereq’s Ensure your appliance is health, browse to your appliance ip:5480 to check…Read More VCSA 5.5 to VCSA 6.0 Upgrade (migration)
This is a run through what I did to update an expiring certificate in vCloud Director 8.20 to a wildcard certificate. On the pre-req’s below a wise leader of mine in the past advised to get all your ducks in a row before starting, get your list of variables and make it easy on yourself…Read More vCloud Director 8.20 – Changing to a Wildcard Certificate.
This is just a quick post on the fly… So I have two vCenter servers and two clusters, warranty is running out in 6 months on the physical hardware of one cluster so I quickly need to find out capacity wise can I move all the virtual machines from one vCenter to another capacity-wise. I’ve…Read More vRealize Operations Manager 6.7 – What-If-Analysis #quickpost
This is a quick guide on installing vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Release notes here Sizing Guide below, for more info see VMware KB Article 2150421 Download Link Underlying infrastructure: 3 vSphere environments on 6.0u3 28 ESXi 6.0u3 in total, although a number of those are not being used currently. Deploy .OVA via vCenter, Deployment –…Read More vRealize Operations Manager 6.6.1 Installation.
We are happy to announce a brand-new version of VMware Datacenter CLI (DCLI) has been released! Before diving into the impressive list of updates, let’s take a second to review the history of one of VMware’s newest command line interfaces (CLI). DCLI was introduced as part of the vSphere CLI 6.5 command set release. DCLI…Read More New Release: VMware Datacenter CLI 2.9.1
The vSphere client team has been actively working with VMware partners to provide compatible plugins in the vSphere HTML5 Client and vSphere Web Client (Flex-based). vRealize Operations 6.7, Site Recovery Manager 8.1, and vSphere Replication 8.1 have already released with standalone HTML5 clients providing similar functionality to their vSphere Flex client…Read More vSphere 6.7 Client Plugin Readiness