Category Archives: vSphere

VMworld Reveals: Armed and Ready (ESXi on ARM, #OCTO2944BU)


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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 ESXi on ARM, which was session OCTO2944BU. For those who want to see the session, you can […] Continue reading

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VMworld Reveals: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity enhancements! (#HCI2894BU and #HBI3109BU)


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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 in the business continuity/disaster recovery space. There were 2 sessions where futures were discussed, namely HCI2894BU […]

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VMworld Reveals: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity enhancements! (#HCI2894BU and #HBI3109BU)


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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 in the business continuity/disaster recovery space. There were 2 sessions where futures were discussed, namely HCI2894BU […]

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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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Impact of adding Persistent Memory / Optane Memory devices to your VM


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I had some questions around this in the past month, so I figured I would share some details around this. As persistent memory (Intel Optane Memory devices for instance) is getting more affordable and readily available more and more customers are looking to use it. Some are already using it for very specific use cases, […]

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DRS Advanced Setting IsClusterManaged


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On Reddit, someone asked what DRS advanced setting IsClusterManaged does and if it is even legit. I can confirm it is legit, it is a setting which was introduced to prevent customers from disabling DRS while the cluster is managed by vCloud Director for instance. As disabling DRS would lead to deleting resource pools for […]

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I want vSphere HA to use a specific Management VMkernel interface


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This comes up occasionally, customers have multiple Management VMkernel interfaces and see vSphere HA traffic on both of the interfaces, or on the incorrect interface. In some cases, customers use the IP address of the first management VMkernel interface to connect the host to vCenter and then set an isolation address that is on the […]

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Mixing versions of ESXi in the same vSphere / vSAN cluster?


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I have seen this question being asked a couple of times in the past months, and to be honest I was a bit surprised people asked about this. Various customers were wondering if it is supported to mix versions of ESXi in the same vSphere or vSAN Cluster? I can be short whether this is […]

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vSphere HA virtual machine failed to failover error on VMs in a partitioned cluster


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I received two questions this week around partition scenarios where after the failure has been lifted some VMs display the error message “vSphere HA virtual machine failed to failover”. The question that then arises is: why did HA try to restart it, and why did it fail? Well, first of all, this is an error […]

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Part 1: Architect and Create Cloud Services Organizations for Skyline

In November of 2018, VMware Skyline became available as a VMware Cloud Service. The primary reason we enabled Skyline as a Cloud Services was to provide customer’s with greater control of their Skyline proactive findings and recommendations. This is pa… Continue reading

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