Category Archives: Various

VMworld Odyssey Lab Competition, sign up and win a Macbook!


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At VMworld US there was this really cool new initiative at the hands-on-labs. They had this competition called Odyssey where lab teams were competing against each other to complete labs successfully as fast as possible! These labs are on the topic of vSAN, vSphere, vRealize, NSX-T, Horizon and AppD. Not only was the gamification aspect […] Continue reading

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VMworld Session Repeat – HCI1870BER – HA best practices with vSAN on Thursday 12:00!


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Unfortunately the rooms they allocated to my sessions filled up extremely fast. They have been able to move my sessions in to other rooms twice, but as HCI1870BER (HA best practices for vSAN) filled up again and there was no bigger room available the VMworld team decided to schedule a repeat for Thursday at 12:00, […] Continue reading

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2 node direct connect vSAN and error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address”


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I’ve had this question over a dozen times now, so I figured I would add a quick pointer to my blog. What is causing the error “vSphere HA agent on this host could not reach isolation address” to pop up on a 2-node direct connect vSAN cluster? The answer is simple, when you have vSAN […] Continue reading

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My recommended sessions for VMworld Europe 2019!


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I created a list of recommended sessions for VMworld US, so I figured I would do the same for VMworld Europe. I am limiting it to 15 sessions for Europe and removed some of the sessions I had listed for the US and added some others for EMEA. I personally have 2 sessions scheduled at […] Continue reading

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Capacity Overview in vSAN 6.7 U3


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I just wanted to do a short post before the weekend, in vSAN 6.7 U3 there’s a great capacity overview screen. It shows a couple of things, first of all it provides a simple bar that shows “data written”, “reserved space” and “free space”. The second section provides you the ability to figure out what […] Continue reading

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VMworld Reveals: VMware Cloud Foundation (#HBI1432BUR)


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At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about VMware Cloud Foundation, which was session HBI1432BUR. For those who want to see the session, you can […] Continue reading

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VMworld Reveals: vMotion innovations


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At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about enhancements that will be introduced in the future to vMotion, the was session HBI1421BU. For those who […]

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VMworld Reveals: VMware Cluster Memory (OCTO2746BU)


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At VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about VMware Cluster Memory, which was session OCTO2746BU. For those who want to see the session, you can […]

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VMworld Session Summary: #HCI1207BU HCI Management: Current and Future


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I wasn’t able to sit in this session in person, but fortunately, the recording was out within a day. This session has been one of my favorite vSAN related sessions in the past couple of years, and it definitely is one of my fav. sessions this year. Again presented by Christian Dickmann and JunChi Zhang. […]

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Runecast Analyzer 3.0!


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This week I had a brief conversation with the folks from Runecast. I have been following them since day 1 and they have made a big impression on me from the start. During the conversation the Runecast folks shared with me that Runecast Analyzer 3.0 was going to be announced today and they gave a […]

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