Category Archives: Management & Automation

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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Cool tool update: RVTools 3.9.2


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It has been a year since version 3.8, but finally here it is… RVTools 3.9. Rob de Vey has been developing this tool since early 2008 and over 650k copies have been downloaded so far. I understand why, as it is a very easy to use tool that produces a lot of great information. On top of everything […]

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New vSAN Management Pack for VROps


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I just wanted to add this pointer, if you are a vSAN and VROps customer then it is good to know that there is a new pack for vSAN. You need to be running vSAN 6.2 or 6.5 and VROps 6.4. It is a dedicated vSAN Management Pack by the way, which has as advantage […]

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vSphere 6.5 what’s new – HA


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Here we go, one of my favourite features in vSphere… What’s new for HA in vSphere 6.5. To be honest, a lot! Many new features have been introduced, and although it took a while, I am honoured to say that many of these features are the results of discussions I had with the HA engineering […]

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