Latest Posts

Let Us Wow You with vSphere 6

posted

Not yet on vSphere 6?  Join us for a webcast to learn why you should be.  Starting June 2nd, 2015 and recurring every other Tuesday at 9AM, join the vSphere product experts to learn what’s new and exciting about vSphere 6!  A different topic will be covered each session and time will be allocated at Read more...

Configure Auto Deploy Rules – PowerCLI

posted

In the previous post Configure DHCP and TFTP for Auto Deploy, we discussed how to setup your DHCP and TFTP servers to allow your ESX hosts to PXE boot. However, once an ESX host boots, it will need directions to know what to boot. This is where Auto Deploy Rules come in. Read more...

DRS Keeps VMs Happy

posted

Since the introduction of Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) almost 10 years ago, it has become the most trusted way to ensure virtual machines are running at their peak performance. Over 80% of customers that have introduced DRS use it in fully automated mode, which allows for automatic placement and rebalance operations that simplifies capacity planning Read more...

vCenter Server 6.0 Availability Guide

posted

vCenter Server has become a mission critical part of most virtual infrastructures. It can be a single point of failure if it is not designed for availability. vCenter Server 6 has many changes relating to vCenter Server and its components and careful consideration has to be made in the design of its architecture. There are Read more...

Project Lightwave Now Available

posted

Project Lightwave Now Available Today, we are happy to announce that Project Lightwave, an identity and access management project for cloud-native apps, has been released as a free, open source project and is now available via GitHub and JFrog Bintray. Project Lightwave was originally introduced last month (read the news release). What is Project Lightwave? Read more...

vSphere Replication Without DNS

posted

I believe most individuals know proper DNS configuration is essential to a smooth operating VMware environment – or pretty much any environment, for that matter. However, there are a few cases where certain components must be deployed to an environment that does not have DNS servers. I had a question about this specific to vSphere Read more...

Big Data on vSphere : Two Customer Case Study White Papers Published

posted

Two new white papers are now available on the work done at Adobe on virtualizing Hadoop. The VMware-authored paper,  Adobe Deploys Hadoop as a Service on VMware vSphere, focuses on the business background and justifications for virtualizing the workload. It also talks about implementing Hadoop-as-a-Service by the central Technical Operations function to satisfy the needs of the business units Read more...

SRM Protection Group Design Considerations

posted

When designing vCenter Site Recovery Manager environments the question of how to organize Protection Groups (PG) frequently comes up. In this post we’ll review what a protection group is, where it fits in the context of SRM and the factors to keep in mind when deciding how to organize them. Read more...

Using the ESXi 6.0 CPU Microcode Loading Feature

posted

Using the ESXi 6.0 CPU Microcode Loading Feature Authored By: Tim Mann Abstract: Occasionally ESXi users want to run updated CPU microcode that isn’t yet available either from their hardware platform vendor in a BIOS update or bundled into ESXi. This article explains how to do that. Note: This procedure is not supported by VMware, Read more...

High performance lab and Infrastructure for Elite Database Workshop – SQL Server Event #2

posted

The VMware BCA team successfully conducted the second batch for SQL Server MVPs April 21st-23rd. The attendee list includes.   Steve Jones, Tim Ford, Arnie Rowland, Wendy Pastrick, Eddie Wurech, Robert Davis, Sean McCown, Allan Hirt, Geoff Hiten,  Randy Knight, Chris Shaw, Jason Strate, Brandon Leach, Shawn Meyers, Melissa Connors. Alumni guests include David Klee, Mike Corey Read more...