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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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How to test failure scenarios!


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Almost on a weekly basis, I get a question about unexpected results during the testing of certain failure scenarios. I usually ask first if there’s a diagram that shows the current configuration. The answer is usually no. Then I would ask if they have a failure testing matrix that describes the failures they are introducing, […]

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DQLEN changes, what is going on?


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I had a question this week on twitter, it was about the fact that DQLEN changes to values well below it was expected to be (30) in esxtop for a host. There was latency seen and experienced seen for VMs so the question was why is this happening and wouldn’t a lower DQLEN make things […]

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Device X is not listed on the vSAN Compatability Guide, can I still use it?


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I get this question almost daily, and I am pretty sure I have said this various times, but just in case it wasn’t clear I figured I would share the answer to the question whether a device should be used in a vSAN cluster when it is not listed on the vSAN Compatibility Guide? if you […]

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New book: VMware vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive


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Cormac Hogan and I have been working late nights and weekends over the past months to update our vSAN book material. Thanks Cormac, it was once again a pleasure working with you on this project! As you may know, we released two versions of a vSAN based book through VMware Press. The book was titled […]

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CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business


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This is the last post in this VMworld Sessions series. Although the title lists “CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business” which is by Chris Wolf and Daniel Beveridge, I would also highly recommend watching Daniel’s other session titled “CTO2161BU Smart Placement of Workloads in Tomorrow’s Distributed Cloud“. Both sessions discuss a similar […]

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HCI2164BU – HCI Management, current and futures


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This session by Christian Dickmann and Junchi Zhang is usually one of my favorites in the HCI track, mainly because they show a lot of demos and in many cases show you what ends up being part of the product in 6-12 months. The session revolved all around management, or as they called it in the […]

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HCI1603BU – Tech Preview of Native vSAN Data Protection


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The second session I watched was HCI1603BU Tech Preview of Native vSAN Data Protection by Michael Ng. I already discussed vSAN Data Protection last year, but considering the vSAN Beta is coming up soon that includes this functionality I felt it was worth covering again. Note that the beta will be a private beta, so […]

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HCI1998BU – Enable High-Capacity Workloads with Elastic EBS-Backed vSAN on VMware Cloud


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I just watched the session by Rakesh and Peng on EBS backed vSAN. This session was high on my list to watch live at VMworld, but unfortunately, I couldn’t attend it due to various other obligations. If you are interested in the full session, make sure to watch it here, it is free. If you […]

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UI Confusion: VM Dependency Restart Condition Timeout


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Various people have asked me, and I wrote about this before in several articles but as part of a longer article which makes it difficult to find. When specifying the restart priority or restart dependency you can specify when the next batch of VMs should be powered on. Is that when the VMs are powered […]

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