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(My) VMworld Europe sessions online


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The VMworld Europe sessions have all been posted. Of course William scraped the VMworld website and placed the links on github. Very useful! For those who were not at VMworld I wanted to share the links to the sessions I participated in. I had 4 sessions scheduled, of which 1 was a repeat, so I […]

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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: Per VM Admission Control – Part 4 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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As admission control hasn’t evolved in the past years, we figured we would include another potential Admission Control change. Right now when you define admission control you do this cluster-wide. You can define you want to tolerate 1 failure for instance, but some VMs simply may be more important than other VMs. What do you […]

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HA Futures: VMCP for Networking – Part 3 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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VMCP, or VM Component Protection, has been around for a while. Many of you are probably using this to mitigate storage issues. However, what if the VM network fails? Well, that is a problem right now… if the VM network fails then there’s no response from HA. This by many customers is considered to be […]

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HA Futures: VMCP for Networking – Part 3 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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VMCP, or VM Component Protection, has been around for a while. Many of you are probably using this to mitigate storage issues. However, what if the VM network fails? Well, that is a problem right now… if the VM network fails then there’s no response from HA. This by many customers is considered to be […]

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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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HA Futures: Orchestrated Restart and Restart Priority – Part 1 of 4 – (Please comment!)


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Last week I visited Palo Alto. I had a long conversation with my friends from the vSphere HA team. I have done a series of articles in the past asking for feedback/comments on future features/functions of HA that the team is looking to implement. One of the first features I would like to discuss is […]

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See you at VMworld Europe


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VMworld Europe is coming up fast. I always get the question where people can find me. This is not an easy question as VMworld Europe usually means two things: sessions and meetings. Actually, it means three things: sessions, meetings and running between those. If you want to find me it is best to attend one […]

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Want to test vSAN? Go to VMTestdrive!


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This week I had a conversation with two of my colleagues who are part of the Global Platform Engineering team, Rory and Marilyn. I had spoken with them before on this topic, but at that point, they weren’t quite ready to go all out just yet, but now they are. Rory and Marilyn and their […]

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Books linked, buy paper Clustering Deep Dive get ebook for 2.95!


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We just managed to link the paper and electronic version of the Clustering Deep Dive. This means that if you buy the paper book today, you can get the e-book at a discount. This was something a lot of you have asked for, so we pushed it through. Unfortunately, it did mean we had to […]

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