Category Archives: Management & Automation

Opvizor Performance Analyzer for vSAN


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At a VMUG a couple of months ago I bumped into my old friend Dennis Zimmer. Dennis told me that he was working on something cool for vSAN but couldn’t reveal what it was just yet. Last week I had a call with Dennis about what that thing was. Dennis is the CEO for Opvizor, […]

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Module MonitorLoop power on failed error when powering on VM on vSphere


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I was playing in the lab for our upcoming vSphere Clustering Deepdive book and I ran in to this error when powering on a VM. I had never seen it before myself, so I was kind of surprised when I figured out what it was referring to. The error message is the following: Module MonitorLoop […]

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How to simplify vSAN Support!


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Last week I presented at the Tech Support Summit in Cork with Cormac. Our session was about the evolution of vSAN, where are we today but more importantly which directly will we be going. One thing that struck me when I discussed vSAN Support Insight, the solution we announced not to long ago, is that […]

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vSphere 6.7 announced!


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It is that time of the year again, a new vSphere release announcement! (For those interested in what’s new for vSAN make sure to read my other post.) vSphere 6.7, what’s in a name / release? Well a bunch of stuff, and I am not going to address all of the new functionality as the […]

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22 / 23 May 2018 – VMware Technical Support Summit


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A while back I was asked if I could present at the VMware Technical Support Summit and last week I received the agenda. I forgot to blog about it so I figured I would share it with everyone. I was supposed to go to this event last year but I had a clash in my […]

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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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Don’t know why DRS is not balancing your cluster? DRS Dump Insight!


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I was just reading up and noticed the DRS Dump Insight solution. It is a SaaS based DRS Dump Analyzer which gives you details around why your cluster is not balanced, or why certain recommendations are not made. Especially the “what if” scenarios are cool if you ask me. You can take a dump and […]

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New fling: DRS Lens


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A cool new fling was just released: DRS Lens. As stated on the flings website: DRS Lens provides a simple, yet powerful interface to highlight the value proposition of vSphere DRS. Providing answers to simple questions about DRS will help quell many of the common concerns that users may have. DRS Lens provides different dashboards […]

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Cohesity announces 4.0 and Round C funding


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Earlier this week I was on the phone with Rawlinson Rivera, my former VMware/vSAN colleague, and he told me all about the new stuff for Cohesity that was just announced. First of all, congrats with Round C funding. As we’ve all seen, lately it has been mayhem in the storage world. Landing a $90 million […]

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Startup intro: Runecast


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I met with Runecast a couple of years ago at VMworld. Actually, I am not sure they already had a name back then, I should probably say I met with the guys who ended up founding Runecast at VMworld. One of them, Stan, is a VCDX and back then he pitched this idea to me […]

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