Monthly Archives: April 2017

Help send daddy’s little girl to space

My 12 year old daughter Sophia is facing a pretty difficult surgery to straighten her spine and I’d like to surprise her with a trip to NASA and Epcot before she has to endure surgery and a long recovery. Last year we were referred to Children’s Hospital to have her examined and x-rayed as her …
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The Public Cloud: The True Next Step in Modern Data Center Control and Evolution

After virtualization itself, the public cloud is considered the natural second step in helping both private and public organizations protect, extend, and replace existing data center infrastructure. And spending trends indicate that many enterprises are keen to jump on the public cloud bandwagon. According to Gartner, total public cloud spending through 2020 is projected to

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vTechTalk: Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and the VMware vCloud Air

The VMware vCloud® Air™ Network is a global network of over 4000 service providers in 116 countries. Together, these providers distribute and deploy over 3 million VMs! It’s an unbelievable scale, but what does this mean for users?   It means giving users the cloud solutions they need at the enterprise level from any location

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Understanding Layer 2 Extensions for the Hybrid Cloud

By Trey Tyler, Sr. Solutions Strategist Taking a VLAN and extending that broadcast domain across two sites can be identified by many names including; Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Data Center Extension (DCE), Extended Layer 2 Network, Stretched Layer 2 Network, Stretched VLAN, Extended VLAN, Stretched Deploy, Layer 2 VPN.  With all these different aliases, it’s

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Where’s the HA enforce VM-Host and Affinity rules option in vSphere 6.5?


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Last week on (VMware internal) Socialcast someone asked where the UI option is in vSphere 6.5 that allows you to enable the ability for vSphere HA to respect VM-Host Affinity and VM-VM Anti Affinity rules. In vSphere 6.0 there is an option in the Rules part of the UI as shown in the screenshot below. In […]

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New KB articles published for week ending 22nd April 2017

VMware ESXi “AddVirtualMachine: VM ‘XX’ already registered” warnings keep logging into hostd.log Published Date: 2017/04/18 Platform Erratum messages related to USB controller may be observed on Intel Platforms Published Date: 2017/04/20 The DCUI sometimes displays less memory than is available on the ESXi host Published Date: 2017/04/21 VMware EVO SDDC How to reset the VRM […]

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Latest PowerCLI release now supports VVol replication test failover

The ability to do array based replication of VVols via SPBM was introduced in vSphere 6.5 but it came with a catch. That catch is while you can automate VVol replication with SPBM, there is no client side interface to perform any type of failover or failback operations like you have with SRM. To do …
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Revera Delivers Self-Served Excellence with vCloud Director®

By Tina Cressia-Thomas, Senior Product Marketing Manager for vCloud Director      When Revera, a New Zealand-based IT Infrastructure and Platform Services company, needed to supply cloud IT services to government agencies they turned to VMware. With the aid of VMware’s vCloud Director cloud management platform, Revera deployed its IT solution a year earlier than originally

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Nominations for the 2017 Top vBlog voting categories are now open!

Just like prior years in addition to the traditional top 50 voting I’m opening it up to allow voting in specific categories as well to help distinguish certain types of blogs. To do this I have created a form to allow you to nominate your blog or website for one of the categories that I have defined …
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vSAN Health Check fails on vMotion


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On Slack someone asked why the vMotion check for vSAN 6.6 Health Check was failing constantly. It was easy to reproduce when using the vMotion IP Stack on your vMotion VMkernel interface. I went ahead and tested it in my lab, and indeed this was the case. I looked around and then noticed the following […]

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