Monthly Archives: July 2016

vCloud Air Network at VMworld 2016 – be_TOMORROW

Where can you find industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals – all in one place? The answer: VMworld! At VMworld 2016, you’ll embark on a journey full of innovation to help accelerate your path to a software-defined business. The vCloud Air Network team has an agenda full of activities and events we […]

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Extend your backup infrastructure with Veeam Cloud Connect and ServerCentral

One of the biggest challenges of backing up your virtual infrastructure is long term data retention and storing data off-site for maximum protection. In the old days we used to send tapes offsite for storage, while that worked it was inefficient, costly with a lot of administrative overhead. Today your virtual environment is surrounded by …

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VSAN Healthcheck: Read Cache Reservations test failed


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I’ve seen this popping up a bunch of times now, and it seems that the problem and solution is not easy to find for people so I thought I would give it a try as well. When running VSAN all-flash and Horizon View it can happen that you see a failed test for Read Cache […]

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VMware VVols Reloaded – learn about VVols from last years VMworld sessions

VMware initially made 3 sessions on VVols publicly available right after VMworld last year on YouTube, my session was fortunate enough to have been one of those. All the non-attendees missed out on all the other great VVols sessions at VMworld 2015 until now. Since VMware recently made all VMworld 2015 sessions publicly available so …

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Guest post: Secure Cloud is officially on the menu for healthcare organisations

Repost from VMware EMEA Blog. By Tim Hearn, Director, UK Government and Public Services, VMware It’s an important national institution that makes us proud to be British – yet the NHS is struggling. The NHS is lacking the funding to do all the things that it wants to do and the public expect it to […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 07/23/16

VMware App Volumes  VMware App Volumes 2.x with Microsoft Office Products (2146035) Date Published: 7/18/2016 VMware ESXi VMware Tools fails with the error: vthread-3, Exception 0xC0000005 access violation has occured (2145625) Date Published: 7/20/2016 Static IP addresses lost after updating a Windows 7 SP1 or Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine (2145734) Date Published: 7/19/2016 EMC […]

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My Top Session picks for VMworld 2016

The VMworld Schedule Builder (US) is now available so time to go build your schedules and try and cram as many sessions as possible into all too short a time frame. Before I give you my picks, just a reminder that all the VMworld 2015 sessions are now publicly available for viewing. So now onto …

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Architecting VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.2 to Deliver Hybrid Cloud

For any business, progress and improvement is a daily goal. For a business to work toward that goal, they need to search for ways to not only improve their storage infrastructure and services, but at the same time, increase capacity, simplify operations, and ensure continuous uptime. In the IT industry, keeping up with the dynamic […]

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Playing around with Tintri Global Center and Tintri storage systems


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Last week the folks from Tintri reached out and asked me if I was interested to play around with a lab they have running. They gave me a couple of hours of access to their Partner Lab. It had a couple of hosts, 4 different Tintri VMStore systems including their all-flash offering and of course […]

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@DuncanYB’s recommended reads part 2


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The last edition was 2 weeks ago, in that article I pointed to the rumour of Pernix being acquired by Nutanix and since then it has gone silent. Well almost silent, Frank Denneman has announced he is no longer with Pernix (which was picked up by The Register) so I think it is safe to say there is […]

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