Author Archives: Duncan Epping

Top 25 VMworld US 2019 sessions to attend (or watch online)


Advertise here with BSA

I do this every year, list my favorite 25 VMworld sessions which you definitely should try to attend in person. Or if you are not going, watch online. Most of these sessions are by folks I know, or folks I have seen presenting, or topics which I find interesting for various reasons. Make sure to […]

The post Top 25 VMworld US 2019 sessions to attend (or watch online) appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Sessions, Various, vmworld, vmworld us | Comments Off on Top 25 VMworld US 2019 sessions to attend (or watch online)

Does a vSAN IO Limit impact resync traffic?


Advertise here with BSA

A question just came in, and I figured other people may have the same question so I would share it. The question was if a vSAN IO limit would impact resync traffic or for instance SvMotion? In this case the customer defines limits within each policy to ensure VMs do not interfere with other VMs […]

The post Does a vSAN IO Limit impact resync traffic? appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in hci, hyperconverged, Server, Software Defined, Storage, Virtual SAN, VMware, vsan | Comments Off on Does a vSAN IO Limit impact resync traffic?

Major vSAN Milestone: 20K customers


Advertise here with BSA

I haven’t done one of these in a while, and as it is a question that comes up regularly during customer conversations I figured I would share a nice quote from the VMware earnings call. But before I do I want to thank every VMware employee, partner and customer who helped us reaching this major […]

The post Major vSAN Milestone: 20K customers << Celebrating by dropping the price of our book with 50%! appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in Software Defined, Storage, Virtual SAN | Comments Off on Major vSAN Milestone: 20K customers

Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster?


Advertise here with BSA

On the community forums, a question was asked around the use of site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster. When you create a stretched cluster in vSAN you can define within a policy how the data needs to be protected. Do you want to replicate across datacenters? Do you want to protect the “site local […]

The post Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster? appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in 6.7, Server, u1, u2, Virtual SAN, VMware, vmware vsan, vsan | Comments Off on Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster?

Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster?


Advertise here with BSA

On the community forums, a question was asked around the use of site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster. When you create a stretched cluster in vSAN you can define within a policy how the data needs to be protected. Do you want to replicate across datacenters? Do you want to protect the “site local […]

The post Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster? appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in 6.7, Server, u1, u2, Virtual SAN, VMware, vmware vsan, vsan | Comments Off on Site locality in a vSAN Stretched Cluster?

VMware RADIO Fun Run 2019


Advertise here with BSA

William Lam and I have been organizing a “running” event at a VMware internal event called RADIO. RADIO is our yearly R&D Innovation Offsite and is usually held in San Francisco. What is this run? Well basically it started many years ago (7 or 8?) with a group of 4-5 runners meeting up at 6:00 […]

The post VMware RADIO Fun Run 2019 appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in radio, run, Various, VMware | Comments Off on VMware RADIO Fun Run 2019

Impact of adding Persistent Memory / Optane Memory devices to your VM


Advertise here with BSA

I had some questions around this in the past month, so I figured I would share some details around this. As persistent memory (Intel Optane Memory devices for instance) is getting more affordable and readily available more and more customers are looking to use it. Some are already using it for very specific use cases, […]

The post Impact of adding Persistent Memory / Optane Memory devices to your VM appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in 6.7, intel, optane memory, persistent memory, Server, Storage, u1, u2, vSphere | Comments Off on Impact of adding Persistent Memory / Optane Memory devices to your VM

DRS Advanced Setting IsClusterManaged


Advertise here with BSA

On Reddit, someone asked what DRS advanced setting IsClusterManaged does and if it is even legit. I can confirm it is legit, it is a setting which was introduced to prevent customers from disabling DRS while the cluster is managed by vCloud Director for instance. As disabling DRS would lead to deleting resource pools for […]

The post DRS Advanced Setting IsClusterManaged appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in 6.5, 6.7, cloud, drs, u1, u2, vcd, vCloud Director, vSphere | Comments Off on DRS Advanced Setting IsClusterManaged

Present Powerpoint slides in window instead of full screen


Advertise here with BSA

I just had to do a Zoom presentation (on a Macbook by the way) and one thing which always bugs me is that I need to run the presentation in full screen and can’t see the chat or Q&A. I like to address questions as I go during the presentation. I was going through the […]

The post Present Powerpoint slides in window instead of full screen appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in presentation, Various, zoom | Comments Off on Present Powerpoint slides in window instead of full screen

MS Office autoupdate in constant loop on OSX / Mac


Advertise here with BSA

Oh man, this was driving me insane. I found myself in a situation where MS Office Autoupdate was in a loop, I think it ran about once an hour at least for 2 days. Each time, of course, it would tell me there were no updates. Frustrating for sure. I place it in to “Manual” […]

The post MS Office autoupdate in constant loop on OSX / Mac appeared first on Yellow Bricks.

Continue reading

Posted in autoupdate, loop, ms office, osx, Various | Comments Off on MS Office autoupdate in constant loop on OSX / Mac