VMware Horizon Home Lab Build

VMware Horizon Home Lab Build

I wanted to detail the basics of what you will need for a VMware Horizon home lab build that will allow you to get familiar with the architecture and how the solution works, even with a residential Internet connection ingress traffic.


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NSX-T 3.0 Operation Guide

NSX-T 3.0 Operation Guide

Find the NSX-T 3.0 Operation Guide in .pdf format in the VMware Technology Network.


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Úvod | VMware Xmas Experience Day 2020 (CZ a SK)

Úvod | VMware Xmas Experience Day 2020 (CZ a SK)

Vážení obchodní přátelé, přijměte, prosím, pozvání na VMware Xmas Experience Day, další ze série online setkání, který bude streamovat živě 8. prosince 2020 od 9:00 Více informací naleznete na adrese: https://www.eventvmware.cz/xmas/ Těšit se můžete na technické přednášky s našimi experty […]


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vSAN File Service SMB capability not showing up…

vSAN File Service SMB capability not showing up…

I had two customers who ran into this issue the last week. They ran into the situation where the UI did not show the SMB capabilities after upgrading to vSphere/vSAN 7.0 Update 1. You can solve this pretty quickly by upgrading vSAN File Service as well. Just go to the vSAN Services page, go to […]


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Intel NUC with 512GB memory

Intel NUC with 512GB memory

Intel NUC with 512GB memory

Yes, you read that correctly. 512 gigabytes of memory on an Intel NUC. Not only is this pretty 🤯 but this is actually possible today with an already released Intel NUC! A few months back, I was made aware of some really cool technology from Intel called Intel Memory Drive Technology (IMDT) which leverages Intel […]


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Programmatically interact with the VMware…

Programmatically interact with the VMware…

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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How to fix vSAN Cluster hosts out of sync

How to fix vSAN Cluster hosts out of sync

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 […]


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How To: Raspberry Pi as a vSAN Witness

How To: Raspberry Pi as a vSAN Witness

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.


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vCLS VMs not powering on, insufficient…

vCLS VMs not powering on, insufficient…

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 […]


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vSphere VM quiescing essentials

vSphere VM quiescing essentials

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). […]


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How to update an ESXi host using the ESXCLI…

How to update an ESXi host using the ESXCLI…

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 […]


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NSX-T Manager installation requirements

NSX-T Manager installation requirements

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 […]


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Quick Tip – Easily identify source DHCP server…

Quick Tip – Easily identify source DHCP server using ESXi DCUI

Quick Tip – Easily identify source DHCP server…

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 […]


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A Guide to VMware @ AWS re:Invent 2020

A Guide to VMware @ AWS re:Invent 2020

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, […]


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VMware vSAN Design Guide

VMware vSAN Design Guide

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.


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