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  🙂

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….

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…

ESX 5.5 Host Disconnects 60 seconds after adding to vCenter.

ESX 5.5 Host Disconnects 60 seconds after adding to vCenter. Today I’ve been creating a new network for our ESX Hosts and encountered this error. I could add the host to vCenter but after a minute it would come up “disconnected” I could still access the host directly via web browser, sphere console and the TTY console I…

Private VLAN’s on VMWare vNetwork Distributed Switch (PVLAN on vDS)

Private VLAN’s on VMWare vNetwork Distributed Switch (PVLAN on vDS) I realised I knew very little about the PVLAN for the vDS’ I started going through and finding some informational videos so decided to put them all in one place take hopefully make it easier for other people. (None of these videos are mine, all…

VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand

I’ve spent today getting the vCloud up and running, the web elements are really easy! (I’d recommend the labs, it’ll make a big difference) I’ve had some problem adding it to my vCenter 5.5 though. “You need SSO administrator privileges to install the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. Log out of vSphere Web Client and log…

VMWare HOL’s – vCloud Air

If anyone (like me) is interested in the vCloud Air I’d recommend doing these labs, its a good way to get an insight and so practice. HOL-HBD-1481 – vCloud Air – Jump Start for vSphere Admins HOL-HBD-1482 – vCloud Air – Networking & Security HOL-HBD-1483 – vCloud Air – Manage Your Cloud   Link to…

VMWare Breakout Sessions On-Line

Don’t forget you can access the VMWare Breakout session material – http://www.vmworld.com/community/sessions/2014/ Handy for the Wednesday and Thursday morning ones we all missed after the parties!