Author: James

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How to clean Kubernetes CNS volumes in vSphere…

How to clean Kubernetes CNS volumes in vSphere… When I had to clean up a whole bunch of Cloud Native Storage volumes in vSphere which were leftovers from our CAPV testing, I thought it would be fun to do it in PowerCLI. Although it is quick and simple, I did enjoy it a lot again!…
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4th February 2024 0

The vSphere Metrics Book – 3rd edition – Eric…

The vSphere Metrics Book – 3rd edition – Eric… This document is tailored for experienced VMware professionals focused on optimizing and troubleshooting in production environments. It introduces metrics using the Triple See Method, a strategy that aligns metrics with operational management. This is an advanced-level text, spanning over 300 […] VMware Social Media Advocacy


4th February 2024 0

vSphere Tidbits: Using ovftool on Linux

vSphere Tidbits: Using ovftool on Linux During re-install of my Cloud Director lab, I noticed that the installation of ovftool (officially named OVF Tool) is not documented. Which seems odd to me, because with 2 variants at hand, it should. In this post I show you how. VMware Social Media Advocacy


4th February 2024 0

Bug Alert: Powering On VM in VMware vCenter…

Bug Alert: Powering On VM in VMware vCenter… Today I had a strange issue in my vCenter, after a maintenance operation on my server I wanted to power on several VMs and I noticed that they got stuck at 66% in the power on process. There are no warnings or errors. Some VMs take up…
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3rd February 2024 0

vSAN ESA and the minimum number of hosts with…

vSAN ESA and the minimum number of hosts with… I had a meeting last week with a customer and a question came up around the minimum number of hosts a cluster requires in order to use. particular RAID configuration for vSAN. I created a table for the customer and a quick paragraph on how this…
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3rd February 2024 0

Broadcom changes to Aria – The Bitstream Live

Broadcom changes to Aria – The Bitstream Live Unless you have been hiding in a cave, you saw a lot of news these past few weeks about changes at VMware – both in people and products – after the Broadcom acquisition. Since the Aria products are my thing, I feel I need to make some…
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3rd February 2024 0

Windows Server 2025 Preview Download and Install

Windows Server 2025 Preview Download and Install Install Windows Server 2025 beginning with the download from the Windows Insider Program. VM Creation, installation and new features VMware Social Media Advocacy


3rd February 2024 0

How Get Windows 10 License for $16 and upgrade…

How Get Windows 10 License for $16 and upgrade… Windows 10 or 11 licenses does not need to be expensive. That’s what I found out on a YT video from CyberCPU. In fact, you’ll find out How Get Windows 10 License for $16 and upgrade to Windows 11 for FREE. Or you can also directly…
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3rd February 2024 0

Home Lab 2024: A Snapshot of its Current State

Home Lab 2024: A Snapshot of its Current State Servers: TOTAL:CPU 144 Core/ 288 + 16 CoreRAM 1.6 TB + 128 GBNVMe 89.44 TBSSD 4.4 TBHDD 4.5 TBNetwork 100 GbE + 10 GbE AI/ML/vGPU Server CPU: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8490H 60 Core 120THCPU Cooler: […] VMware Social Media Advocacy


3rd February 2024 0

Extending Aria Operations Actions

Extending Aria Operations Actions Embarking on our journey toward a self-healing infrastructure, today’s focus is on amplifying the actions within VMware Aria Operations through VMware Aria Automation Orchestrator workflows. VMware Social Media Advocacy


2nd February 2024 0