Monthly Archives: October 2017

30 Must-Read Small Business IT Blogs 2017

I was recently honored to be included in a list of 30 must read SMB IT blogs and wanted to say thank you to BizTech for including me in that list. I looked through the blogs in that list and there is a lot of diversity in it with everything from credit card blogs to …
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Why Cloud is Now Ready for the Banking Mainstream

From machine learning and automation to blockchain and beyond, the banking sector is undergoing huge shifts. User expectations are changing all the time: what seems like a unique luxury feature or service today quickly becomes a minimum requirement tomorrow.   Naturally, banks need to stay ahead of the game. The pace of change is increasing

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New KB articles published for week ending 29th October 2017

VMware ESXi Virtual machine panics with ‘Unexpected Signal’ error Date Published: 2017/10/23 PCI Passthrough does not work for Virtual Machine with Linux kernel 4.2 and above Date Published: 2017/10/23 VM randomly stuck sometimes and issues host based VSCSI reset Date Published: 2017/10/25 Virtual machine fails to power on with the error “msg.vmk.status.VMK_MEM_ADMIT_FAILED” Date Published: 2017/10/25 […]

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How VVols impacts storage protocol choices with vSphere

File vs. Block, why choose one over the other with vSphere. They both have their pros and cons which has influenced decision making when it comes to picking your storage with vSphere but VVols has changed the game of how storage protocols interact with vSphere which may also impact your decision making. Let’s first look …
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Getting Started with vCloud Director 9.0 API – Part 1

This blog originally appeared on VirtualNic, by Nic ODonovan.  Recently, VMware released vCloud Director 9.0 for Service Providers.  I refer you to this vCloud Director 9.0 What’s New White Paper, this explains all the goodness packed into this latest release.   As the title suggests – in this post I’m going to cover the vCloud

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New KB articles published for week ending 22th October 2017

VMware App Volumes Supported computer and user assignments combinations for AppStacks and Writable Volumes Date Published: 2017/10/20 User session disconnected in some instances of large-scale App Volumes deployment Date Published: 2017/10/19 VMware Cloud on AWS VMware Cloud on AWS Troubleshooting Hybrid Linked Mode permission issues Date Published: 2017/10/19 VMware ESXi Intel® Volume Management Device LED […]

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VMware announces vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0

Today it is with excitement that we announce the next release of VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director 2.0.  VMware vCloud Availability is exclusively offered through the VMware Cloud Provider program, and enables Service Providers to build a high scalable Disaster Recovery offering to their existing and future customer base. VMware vCloud Availability uses the

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New whitepaper available: vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices (6.5 update)


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I had many requests for an updated version of this paper, so the past couple of weeks I have been working hard. The paper was outdated as it was last updated around the vSphere 6.0 timeframe, and it was only a minor update. I looked at every single section and added in new statements and […]

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Simple, Secure Migration and Data Center Extension with vCloud Director Extender

As enterprise needs escalate and heightened competition challenges Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to deliver differentiated offerings, CSPs need new ways to increase efficiency and drive revenue. At the same time, CSPs are challenged to support customer migrations to the cloud, with Gartner predicting that by 2020, 90% of organizations will adopt hybrid cloud infrastructure management

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How Two Managed Cloud Service Providers Are Making the Software-Defined Data Center a Reality with VMware NSX

The typical Cloud Provider’s data center is highly virtualized and has software-enabled automation, which enables great workload mobility. The network side of this data center, however, has been lagging behind – there is minimal to no virtualization, network provisioning and configuration are frequently done manually, and end customers’ workloads continue to be tied to specific

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