VMWorld 2018 – External PSC’s are done!

Sitting here in the “Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1” and the news is the the External PSC is being deprecated. The VMWare blog post is here  – https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2018/11/external-platform-services-controller-a-thing-of-the-past.html

VMWorld 2018 – Day 1

Day 2. As always I arrived late and missed the first session – will have to wait until it’s online later tonight to review – next year I’ll arrive on time. Again I’ve got another full agenda today, really looking forward to this session “Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1” Let’s see what’s…

Here we go again VMWorld 2018 – Day 0

So it’s that time of year again, VMWorld 2018 is here again. I’ve got a fairly full agenda, hoping to squeeze in some HOL’s and some time with some key vendors. This morning I attending a really interesting expert lead HOL discussing blockchain. It seems there are some interesting in the pipeline – Some more info…

vSphere Data Protection: End of Availability

So VMWare have just announced that Data Protection is officially going to go EOA. Big deal or not? There’s always been mixed reviews of it, some people love it, some hate it. The announcement is HERE In the mean time I’m off to talk nicely to our Veeam account manager  🙂

Finding all VM’s with an ISO mounted.

If you ever need to find which of your VM’s have an ISO mounted here’s a quick PowerCLI command you can run. Get-VM | FT Name, @{Label=”ISO file”; Expression = { ($_ | Get-CDDrive).ISOPath }}        

Creating an SQL Cluster on VMWare

I’ve been working on a SQL cluster for a few weeks now and thought I’d share the build process for anyone that wants to do the same.   Configuration Differs depending on Single or Multi-host   Single Host – Multinode Creating the First Cluster node virtual machine. Create the virtual machine with the required specs….

vciInstallUtils.exe has stopped working – VMWare Update Manager Install

****Update this is still present in 6.5*****   Just a quick one this time. If every time you try and and install VMWare Update Manager you get the following error :- You may find this is due to your password having special characters in it 🙂   I recommend creating another account with only the…

Interesting things to come with vCloud Air DR

After David Hill’s vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Technical Deep Drive (HBC5008) there certainly seems to be some really interesting features coming, both software and pricing! The only disappointing bit is there’s still no fix for the resizing of disks that are replicating, having to break the replication of a 600Gb machine, adjust the disk size…

VMWare vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform = Awesome

VMWare vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform = Awesome. OK so its a bit early to proclaim this is the best thing of VMWorld but I’m really impressed with the vCloud Air Object Storage Platform. It’s lacking a decent GUI but I’ve no doubt it be here very soon. Also being able to say and…