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Free E-Book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN


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A while ago my colleague and friend Kevin Lees reached out to me and asked me if I could go over some material he wrote together with Paul Wiggett. He also asked me if I would be willing to write a foreword. When Kevin send the document over I literally finished it within a day. What […]

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Black Friday Gift: Free copy of the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive, thanks Rubrik (ebook)


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Many asked us if the ebook would be made available for free again. Today I have the pleasure of announcing that Frank, Niels and I have worked once again with Rubrik and the VMUG organization to make the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive book available for free! Yes, that is 0 USD / EURO, or […]

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vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive book coming soon!


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Cormac and I decided to update the vSAN Essentials book. We added a whole bunch of extra info and also decided to rebrand it. “Essentials” did not really cut it, it is much more than that. Considering I just finished the Clustering Deep Dive with Frank and Niels, we figured this could be a nice […]

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Audio stops working on MAC / OSX


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I have this issue where my sound / audio just stops working on my Mac / OSX. Very annoying, and as I find myself searching for the command every time I have this issue I figured I would simply drop it on my blog as a reminder, much easier to find, at least for me. […]

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ESXi on ARM/Raspberry Pi for vSAN Witness purposes or for?


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I was just catching up on a couple of VMworld sessions. One session that stood out to me was most definitely once again the session by Chris Wolf and Daniel Beveridge. I am not going to write up a full coverage of it, as it is mostly very similar to the session they did in the […]

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HA Futures: Admission Control – Part 2 of 4 – (Please comment, feedback needed!)


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Admission Control is always a difficult topic when I talk to customers. It seems that many people still don’t fully grasp the concept, or simply misunderstand how it works. To be honest, I can’t blame them. It doesn’t always make sense when you think things through. Most recently for Admission Control we introduced a mechanism […]

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VMworld Video: vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive


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As all videos are posted for VMworld (and nicely listed by William), I figured I would share the session Frank Denneman and I presented. It ended up in the Top 10 Sessions on Monday, which is always a great honor. We had a lot of positive feedback and comments, thanks for that! Most importantly, it […]

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UI Confusion: VM Dependency Restart Condition Timeout


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Various people have asked me, and I wrote about this before in several articles but as part of a longer article which makes it difficult to find. When specifying the restart priority or restart dependency you can specify when the next batch of VMs should be powered on. Is that when the VMs are powered […]

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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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