VMworld 2018 is well under way and already a number of big announcements have hit the waves. Before the key note kicked off, I spent some time on Sunday before the conference checking out Opening Acts and attending the VM Underground party. I had a blast hanging out with a bunch of community members that … Continue reading VMworld 2018 Day 1 Recap
I'm currently sitting at RDU International waiting to board my flight to Las Vegas for VMworld 2018. I can't believe that I've actually made it to this point, as the last week has been jam packed with an amazing team building experience, a full day AWS training class, and multiple trips to the doctor and … Continue reading Off to Vegas!
I recently posted about how my company is now a MSP reseller of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). I showed how easy it is to quickly spin up a VMware SDDC in the public cloud. Since I finally had a SDDC at my disposal, I went through and configured hybrid linked mode with our vSphere … Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS – Hybrid Linked Mode
It has been about a year since VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS was released to the masses during VMworld 2017, and the buzz is still growing around this service. The initial release seemed to be high in cost and low in feature flexibility at the time, but much has changed in the last year. VMC … Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS – Managed Service Provider
VMworld 2018 is just around the corner, which got me thinking about my history with the conference, some tips I've learned along the way and what I'm looking forward to this year. The very first major IT conference I ever attended was VMworld 2012. I was just over a year into the job with my … Continue reading Why VMworld 2018?
This afternoon I was on an interesting and informative webinar hosted by Liquidware in which they discussed using SpotCheck Inspection of an environment as a means to provide visibility into the user experience. NOTE: Let me make this clear, in this post I'm focus on VDI in regards to a SpotCheck inspection, but Stratusphere's scope is … Continue reading Baselining Performance using Liquidware Stratusphere UX
Hello all, it's been a while.....personally I've been enjoying some time off so my blogging has suffered. I was pretty excited to see that Adam was selected as a VMware vExpert for 2018 and I believe his selection is well deserved. To get back into things, we'll continue looking at N2WS Cloud Protection Manager, more … Continue reading Configure Backup and DR of CPMData
I just ran into an issue for the second time that originally came up for me before the end of last year. While deploying new UCS C220 servers for a customer using Flex Flash as the OS drive, I attempted to install ESXi using the Cisco Custom Image and during the install immediately got this … Continue reading Error installing ESXi on UCS Flex Flash
I passed the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam this week, and rather than re-inventing the wheel with another recap post (you can find a great one here!) I wanted to do a little comparison. I was thrust into the world of AWS earlier this year, so the learning curve was pretty steep in a short … Continue reading AWS Associate vs. VMware VCP
The diagram shown below, taken from Veeam's AWS/VTL Deployment Guide, is a representation of the infrastructure we are creating in this series: In part 1 of the Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway integration series, we looked at the process of deploying the AWS Tape Gateway OVF (Gateway VM) on VMware vSphere. In this post, we'll … Continue reading Part 2 – Veeam and AWS Tape Gateway Integration – Creating Tapes