Category Archives: Various

Introducing vSAN File Services as part of vSAN 7.0


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There was a great article by Cormac talking about vSAN File Services published last week. I had some articles planned, but hadn’t started yet, so when I saw the article I figured I would do something different. No point in rehashing what Cormac has already shared right. I figured I would shoot another demo, and […] Continue reading

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NVIDIA rendering issues? Look at the stats!


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I’ve been down in the lab for the last week doing performance testing with virtual reality workloads and streaming these over wifi to an Oculus Quest headset. In order to render the graphics remotely, we leveraged NVIDIA GPU technology (RTX 8000 in my case here in the lab). We have been getting very impressive results, […] 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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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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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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NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED driving you nuts after upgrading to OSX Catalina?


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NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED driving you nuts after upgrading to OSX Catalina? Well it is driving me nuts for sure. I just found out that if you hit the NET::ERR_CERT_REVOKED error while accessing a page, in Chrome, you can simply continue clicking in the Chrome window and by typing the following: thisisunsafe. Of course you should only do […] Continue reading

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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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