How to Avoid a Custom ESXi Image Patch Cycle

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By Chris Weber, Staff Technical Account Manager (TAM). Most customers use custom ESXi images to install new servers or upgrade to the next major release, and then our tools to install updates. When you add ESXi hosts you need to install from an image (or a disk created from an image.) Problem:  if you install Read more...

Operationalizing VMware vSAN: a new eBook

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by Kevin Lees,  Chief  Technologist, IT Operations Transformation I’m pleased to announce the release of my second book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN co-authored with Paul Wiggett, a Senior Technical Operations Architect at VMware. Like my first book, Operationalizing VMware NSX (download here), Operationalizing VMware vSAN addresses what happens after you’ve designed and implemented a key VMware solution in Read more...

Operationalizing VMware Cloud on AWS PACSI Matrix

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Kevin Lees, Chief Technologist, IT Operations Transformation Andrea Siviero, Principal Architect   VMware Cloud on AWS provides a unified infrastructure framework that enables businesses to integrate their on-premise, VMware SDDC platform with AWS. It does so while providing a common operating environment in which existing tools and skillsets based on familiar VMware software can be Read more...

More vSphere 6.5 Installation & Upgrade Questions Answered

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Each month we deliver a free webcast on the latest tools and tips from our expert instructors and content developers. In November Ali Ahmad, a Sr. Technical Training Specialist with VMware Technical Support University, delivered vSphere 6.5 Install & Upgrade Troubleshooting and the questions were great as always. We pulled a few of them below, but you Read more...

Answering Questions about Migrating vCenter Server Appliance

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Our vCenter Server Appliance Migration webcast last November was second in our series of free webcasts designed around helping you upgrade to vSphere 6.5. Feidhlim O’Leary, a Staff Technical Support Training Specialist with the VMware Technical Support University (vTSU), answered many questions during the event, and we picked some of the most interesting ones here. Read more...