I recently came across a really cool automation solution from Dale Coghlan who built a PowerShell module to interact with the VMware Configuration Maximum Tool. Although the Config Max tool does not currently provide an API, there is still a way to interact with it programmatically. […]
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In this How to fix vSAN Cluster hosts out of sync, I will explain how to fix this type of issues triggered by network issues. This week we had some issues in one of our vSAN vCenter. Some warnings about network and vSAN nodes cannot communicate with each other. vSAN network uses DHCP provided […]
If all the steps were completed correctly the Raspberry Pi should be set up as a vSAN Witness and your vSAN cluster should be up and running.
This week I had someone internally me asking about a situation where vCLS VMs were not powering on and an error was thrown stating “insufficient resources”. I had seen this issue before at some point and I knew it had something to do with the VM version and EVC. The details of the error messages […]
This week I had several conversations colleagues and suppliers regarding the quiescing options of vSphere based VMs for backup and replication purposes. During these talks I noticed that is it more complex then most would think (including myself). […]
VMware ESXi formerly known as ESX is a bare metal hypervisor that installs easily on to your server and partitions it into multiple virtual machines. There are multiple ways to update […]
Crazy to get your hands on NSX-T? Want to browse through all of the Manager’s web console entries? Do you prefer learning by doing? If you are like me I think so 🙂 . However, experience has taught me that starting directly with the installation, skipping checks on requirements and proper […]
Quick Tip – Easily identify source DHCP server using ESXi DCUI
While installing the ESXi 7.0 Update 1 on one of my physical system, I happened to be in the „Configure Management Network“ section of the ESXi Direct Console UI (DCUI) and noticed something I had never seen before. As shown in the screenshot, it now shows the IP Address of the DHCP server in which […]
AWS re:Invent 2020 is taking placing online November 30th to December 18th, and this year it includes more sessions than ever. From fireside chats to product demos and meetings with VMware experts, AWS re:Invent 2020 is guaranteed to deliver if you’re interested in learning how you can build, […]
VMware vSAN Design Guide
VMware vSAN Design Guide. Now featuring vSAN 7 Update 1 recommendations. Note, this guide was formerly known as the vSAN Design and sizing guide, but while some sizing aspects of design will be included, it is encouraged to use vSAN sizing tool for the most current and accurate sizing.
VMware Announces Modern Network Framework Updates. VMware SD-WAN work from home, NSX Advanced load balancer, SmartNICs, self-healing networks. Let’s take a closer look at the new modern network framework for data center and cloud networking.
SmartNICs – The next step in networking. Join me in this deep dive of SmartNIC capabilities and features, and learn how VMware is ‚full steam ahead‘ in incorporating the network software into these NICs — and making them a foundational part of the Virtual Cloud Network by integrating NSX.
When NSX-T 3.1 was released a few days ago, the feature that I was most looking for was the ability to share Geneve overlay transport VLAN between ESXi transport nodes and Edge transport nodes. Before NSX-T 3.1 in a collapsed design where Edge transport nodes were running on ESXi transport […]
I was doing some testing on my Apple 2018 Mac Mini with the latest ESXi 7.0 Update 1 release and I needed to setup a separate network connection as the onboard 10GbE was not working for me initially. I was out of ideas but I did remember that I still have my Apple Thunderbolt 2 to […]
This is another post that is part of our Free VCP7-DCV Study Guide, which will help you to prepare for the VCP-DCV 2020 exam. You take the exam based on either vSphere 6.7 or vSphere 7.x. The result will be the same. You’ll be a VMware Certified Professional with a Data Center […]