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Want to play around with Kubernetes? Try MicroK8s!


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Two weeks ago I wanted to play around with Kubernetes for a day or two. I found this training course internally at VMware that allowed me to go through some labs. I asked around if anyone had some tips on getting Kubernetes up and running fast. I couldn’t be bothered with creating a multi node […]

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Top 10 VMware tools podcast and RVTools 3.11.6


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Right after we finished recording the Virtually Speaking Podcast on the topic of VMware Tools (Listen to it, great episode featuring Pete, John, William Lam and myself) yesterday I received an email from Rob. Rob mentioned an update to RVTools, bringing it now to version 3.11.6. As I mentioned on the podcast, RVTools has been […]

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New book: VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive


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Cormac Hogan and I have been working late nights and weekends over the past months to update our vSAN book material. Thanks Cormac, it was once again a pleasure working with you on this project! As you may know, we released two versions of a vSAN based book through VMware Press. The book was titled […]

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Project Dimension – VMware’s Edge Computing effort


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Internally some of my focus has been shifting, going forward I will spend more time on edge computing besides vSAN. Edge (and IoT for that matter) has had my interest for a while, and when VMware announced an edge project I was intrigued and interested instantly. At VMworld US the edge computing efforts were announced. The […]

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VMware’s New In-Product Support Experience – Help At Your Fingertips

  VMware is committed to re-imagining the support experience for our customers. VMware is trusted to run the digital foundation of over 500,000 customers globally. Technology innovation and cloud computing are reshaping customers’ expectations and… Continue reading

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HA Admission control: How can I check how much reserved resources are used?


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I had this question twice in the past three months, so somehow this is something which isn’t clear to everyone. With HA Admission Control you set aside capacity for fail-over scenarios, this is capacity which is reserved. But of course VMs also use reservations, how can you see what the total combined used reserved capacity […]

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My top VMworld session picks


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Every year I post a list of my favorite VMworld sessions, my top picks. There are way too many sessions to see, but these are definitely the sessions I would like to attend personally. That could be because of the speaker, or the content, and preferably both. Yes I know, this list will have some […]

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Now Available: vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive book!


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Instant Clone in vSphere 6.7 rocks!


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I wrote a blog post a while back about VMFork, which then afterwards got rebranded to Instant Clone. In the vSphere 6.7 release there has been a major change to the architecture of VMFork aka Instant Clone, so I figured I would do an update on the post. As an update doesn’t stand out from […]

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Startup update: Runecast


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A while ago I introduced Runecast on my blog. I have known these guys for a while and this week I had to pleasure to be briefed on their new release: Runecast 1.7. The big ticket item in this release for sure it the vSAN Support. You may ask yourself why you would need Runecast […]

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