Monthly Archives: February 2018

New KB articles published for week ending 27th February 2018

VMware vRealize Operations Manager Increase /storage/db filesystem in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Date Published: 2018/02/20 VMware vSphere Integrated Containers VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3.0 OVA deploy fails with “wrong file size specified in OVF descriptor” Date Published: 2018/02/23 VMware vRealize Network Insight vRealize Network Insight Sample Search Queries Date Published: 2018/02/22 VMware SDDC Manager […]

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New version of RVTools is out


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I was talking with a couple of VMware partners last week, one of them mentioned how much they used RVTools for sizing and designing. Funny if you consider that this little free tool is made by someone in his spare time. RVTools is closing in on 1 million downloads, so it is safe to say […]

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Skyline – Proactive Recommendations for Issue Avoidance

VMware Skyline is a proactive support technology that listens for changes, events and patterns within your VMware environment. This information is then analyzed using a robust rules and machine learning engine. Once data analysis has completed, proactive recommendations are provided for each potential issue identified within your environment. These recommendations are based on VMware’s ever-growing […]

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VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x Scalability options

For Service Providers within the Cloud Provider Program, having adequate metering and billing capabilities is imperative to the critical operations of the service.  As a consequence of VMware vCloud Usage Meter (UM) being so integral to a service providers capability to report on the usage and consumption of VMware products, certain scalability limits need to

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New KB articles published for week ending 18th February 2018

VMware Horizon Provision of linked clone virtual machines fails with error: ‘Fail to connect to the UFA service’ Date Published: 2018/2/12 Issue with local IME composition window position for some remote apps Date Published: 2018/2/14 FAQ: Horizon 7, App Volumes, UEM Extended Service Branches (ESB) Date Published: 2018/2/16 VMware vCenter Server Default “system.view” privilege overrides […]

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Is 2018 the year of VVols?

Next month VMware’s new Virtual Volumes (VVols) storage architecture will turn 3 years old as it was released as part of vSphere 6.0 in March of 2015. Since it’s initial release adoption has been very slow, I believe VMware estimates less than 2% of customers are using VVols. So will 2018 be the year of …
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VMworld 2018 Call For Papers is open – here’s how to get people to vote for and attend your session

VMware just announced that the Call for Papers for VMworld 2018 is now open until March 13th. Just like last year, this year VMware has opened early compared to the usual March-April period of years past. Remember VMworld US is again back in Vegas this year at the Mandalay Bay from Aug. 26th-30th, VMworld Europe …
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VMworld 2018 Call For Papers is open – here’s how to get people to vote for and attend your session

VMware just announced that the Call for Papers for VMworld 2018 is now open until March 13th. Just like last year, this year VMware has opened early compared to the usual March-April period of years past. Remember VMworld US is again back in Vegas this year at the Mandalay Bay from Aug. 26th-30th, VMworld Europe …
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VMworld Call For Papers opened, some tips…


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For the past 8 years or so I have presented at VMworld, I think I have submitted sessions for the past 10 years or so. I probably submitted well over 60 sessions, and I mean “WELL OVER”. Many of course which got rejected. Some for which I understood why they were rejected, others for less […]

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Startup update: Runecast


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A while ago I introduced Runecast on my blog. I have known these guys for a while and this week I had to pleasure to be briefed on their new release: Runecast 1.7. The big ticket item in this release for sure it the vSAN Support. You may ask yourself why you would need Runecast […]

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