Author Archives: Duncan Epping

vSAN Deep Dive – UK ebook promo started today!


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Today the vSAN Deep Dive ebook promo starts for the UK market! Unfortunately, Amazon only allows us to run these promotions in 2 stores, .com and .co.uk. So we scheduled them where possible. Starting today the ebook will be available on .co.uk for 0.99 pounds for a full week! So to be clear, it starts […] Continue reading

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Map head-mounted display to AMD ReLive VR instance


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Warning before the post, I don’t have a good solution for you unfortunately at this time. One of the things I have been testing during my Take 3 is to have multiple head-mounted displays (VR goggles) on the same network connecting to multiple VMs. With ALVR this is pretty easy to do as the ALVR […] Continue reading

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Can’t enable AMD ReLive VR during install of Radeon Pro Software?


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Yesterday I bumped into an issue where I wanted to enable AMD ReLive VR but the option didn’t show in the configuration window strangely enough. I remembered that the first time I installed the Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise I had an option to enable AMD ReLive VR during the process, but I couldn’t recall […] Continue reading

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Enabling maintenance mode via esxcli


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I have been having to place my lab host into maintenance mode a few times now via the command-line, for whatever reason I just keep forgetting the command that I should use to place my host into maintenance mode using esxcli, so I figured I would dump it here so I can find it easily. […] Continue reading

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AMD Radeon settings window transparent in a VM?


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I have been playing with VR technology for the past month. The last couple of weeks my focus has been to install/configure a VM which streams the VR app over wifi to a headset. I ran into a problem with ALVR last week as documented here, but I also ran into an issue with the […] Continue reading

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Seeing green only on your HMD when using ALVR to stream an app?


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I have been testing various things as part of the Take 3 I started not too long ago. While I was setting up my environment I ran into a few issues. One of those issues was something very strange. Just so people understand what I am testing, I have an Oculus Quest headset to which […] Continue reading

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vSAN Deep Dive Book Promotion! Price paper copy dropped by 50% and ebook as low as 0.99 USD!


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Amazon allows publishers to create book promotions and I just created one for the vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive ebook. The promotion starts on the 24th of December and will end on the 31st of December. The ebook promotion will be available only on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, as that is where Amazon allows publishers to […] Continue reading

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Can I still provision VMs when a vSAN Stretched Cluster site has failed? Part II


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3 years ago I wrote the following post: Can I still provision VMs when a VSAN Stretched Cluster site has failed? Last week I received a question on this subject, and although officially I am not supposed to work on vSAN in the upcoming three months I figured I could test this in the evening […] Continue reading

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VR and AR, what is it good for besides gaming? (Take 3 learnings)


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I first got introduced to Virtual Reality (VR) in the 90’s. Back then it was all about gaming of course. Even today though the perception is that it is mainly about gaming, and to be honest that was also my perception. When I spoke with Alan Renouf the first time about the project he was […] Continue reading

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Taking a break with VMware Take-3


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Over the past 6 years my focus has very much been VMware vSAN. I started focussing on vSAN when we internally started workin on Project Marvin in 2012, or EVO:RAIL as it was officially called, which then became Dell EMC VxRail. After a brief stop in the corporate Office of CTO I then joined the […] Continue reading

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