Monthly Archives: November 2018

Usage Meter requirement for SMTP

As we continue to enhance the features and capabilities of Usage Meter, one of the changes that has people asking questions is why we are requiring the configuration of SMTP when installing Usage Meter 3.6.x. This was a change from 3.5.x where SMTP was not a requirement.  Usage Meter Monitoring One of the key reasons

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Recorded webinar now available: A Farewell to LUNs – Discover how VVols forever changes storage in vSphere

Pete Flecha from VMware and I just finished recording a webinar on VVols where we discuss challenges with external storage, the benefits of VVols along with the latest adoption trends and ecosystem readiness. If you are on the fence about VVols or just… Continue reading

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New KB articles published for the week ending 24th November,2018

VMware vSphere ESXi hostd is not responding when running test recovery or planned migration by SRM and vSphere Replication for over 10 virtual machines Date Published: 11/20/2018 Renewing a Host Certificate doesn’t push full certificate chain to … Continue reading

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SSH on OSX Mojave failing with broken pipe error


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I recently upgraded my Macbook to OSX Mojave (10.14.1). Ever since I upgraded whenever I want to open an SSH session to any server on the internal (VMware) network I would receive the following error message: packet_write_wait: connection to x.y.z. port 22: broken pipe Very annoying as it made deploying labs in our dev cloud very […]

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VMware VVols Today: Part 1 – What VMware has delivered so far

This is a multi-part series covering various aspects of VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols) from support to adoption to benefits to predictions and more. In part 1 we’ll take a look at what VMware has delivered so far with VVols and the VASA specifica… Continue reading

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Black Friday Gift: Free copy of the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive, thanks Rubrik (ebook)


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Many asked us if the ebook would be made available for free again. Today I have the pleasure of announcing that Frank, Niels and I have worked once again with Rubrik and the VMUG organization to make the vSphere 6.7 Clustering Deep Dive book available for free! Yes, that is 0 USD / EURO, or […]

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vSAN 6.7 U1 Deep Dive book coming soon!


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Cormac and I decided to update the vSAN Essentials book. We added a whole bunch of extra info and also decided to rebrand it. “Essentials” did not really cut it, it is much more than that. Considering I just finished the Clustering Deep Dive with Frank and Niels, we figured this could be a nice […]

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Onboarding to VMware Cloud Provider Hub and using self-service automated service activation for tenants

VMware Cloud Provider HubTM is the platform for VMware Cloud Provider partners (VCPP) to get access to VMware XaaS services. Currently the services we support are VMware Cloud on AWS allowing partners to go asset-light and VMware Log Intelligence , a simple and powerful log collection and analytics tool helping manage cloud operations. These services

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VMware vCloud Director 9.5 – Cross-VDC Networking Blog Series – High-Level Provider Design

In this blog series, we will be covering several aspects of Cross-VDC Networking inside of VMware vCloud Director 9.5. This was created by Daniel Paluszek, Abhinav Mishra, and Wissam Mahmassani. This blog covers the following: Overview of the High-Level Design Failure Scenarios Overview The goal of this high-level design is to provide optimal availability of

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Project Dimension – VMware’s Edge Computing effort


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Internally some of my focus has been shifting, going forward I will spend more time on edge computing besides vSAN. Edge (and IoT for that matter) has had my interest for a while, and when VMware announced an edge project I was intrigued and interested instantly. At VMworld US the edge computing efforts were announced. The […]

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