Category: vSphere

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My top 5 VMworld posts and VMworld parties!

VMware TAMs like to work hard and play hard.  Exhibit A pictured your honour, in a VIP party at VMworld 2018 with a few of my customers.  As I’m sure you are aware, due to global events, sadly we can’t physically be at VMworld this year, but we can’t let this stop us from learning…
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28th September 2020 0

Kubecon Europe 2020: Service Mesh Workshop hosted by VMware

  Service Mesh Workshop hosted by VMware Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 Time: 9:00  – 15:00 Location: RAI Amsterdam In the adoption of service mesh technologies, DevOps and SREs have found challenges in managing microservices deployed on multicloud while meeting enterprise and security requirements. Learn about service mesh technology and multi-cluster management approaches in this…
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22nd February 2020 0

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) for vSAN

vSphere and vSAN 6.7 introduce an all new level of visibility, and interoperability between the hypervisor, vSAN, and vRealize Operations 7.5 and above. This interoperability offers the best of both worlds: Simple, need-to-know information presented in a single unified pane of visibility, with an easy way to drill into the full infrastructure analytics application for…
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18th January 2020 0

End of General Support for vSphere 6.0 and planning your vSphere upgrade

Hi all, it’s been a while since I last posted.  You know how it is, time flies when you’re having fun, which we always are of course working at VMware. I wanted to quickly highlight that vSphere 6.0 goes end of general support on the 12th of March 2020.  That might seem some ways away…
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10th July 2019 0

VMware Cloud on AWS and AWS Native coming to an on premise data center near you!

Yes that’s right, you read that correctly, in 2019 you will be able to run VMConAWS and/or AWS native in your on premise private cloud!  AWS CEO Andy Jassy (left) and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger (right) announced this week at Amazon’s re:Invent 2018 conference in Las Vegas, that the partnership between AWS and VMware will…
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2nd December 2018 0

VMware Encryption – VM or vSAN Encryption?

To encrypt or not to encrypt, what is the difference??   The integrity, or rather the protection of data at rest and in motion are hot topics, both in and outside the datacentre. This article focuses more on the two VMware options of data at rest encryption – VM encryption and vSAN encryption. It’s easy…
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28th September 2018 0

VMware Homelab – Part #2

In this blog I go through my ideas on the lab architecture and design Part #1 to this blog series focused on the hardware choices I went through and the reasons I discarded some perfectly good options for others. This, as with so many things comes down to the bottom line – costs. This, the…
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21st September 2018 0

VMware Skyline updates and Global Availability

In an update from my previous post, I wanted to tell you about some of the exciting updates in Skyline v1.4 announced at VMworld Vegas 2018.  Skyline is no stranger to VMworld, and this year did not disappoint, with a raft of updates, hands on labs and expert sessions, including a few tables dedicated to…
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17th September 2018 0

Amazon RDS on VMware

 If you’re not familiar with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), you can trust me that it is a tried, tested and much loved service available within AWS, helping DBAs by simplifying the use of MariaDB, SQL, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL.  Being an AWS offering, RDS comes with all of the features that you would expect…
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6th September 2018 0

Big changes to VMware Certification

VMware have announced big changes to the way it names and versions its certifications. Starting from now, August 2018, certifications will align to the year in which they are passed, with a new annual release and update schedule for all VCP, VCAP, and VCDX certifications! For example: Instead of: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and…
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25th August 2018 0