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
A while back, I needed to add a new tenant into our cloud environment. I went through all the manual steps needed to carve out storage, compute and network resources, and after a little bit of trial and error, got the tenant deployed successfully into vCloud Director. This process wasn't something I did fairly often, … Continue reading vCloud Director Automation with RES
I've been in a VMware Workspace One and Airwatch training all week, and haven't had a chance until now to post a quick recap about the Raleigh Durham area (RDU for those not in the know) VMUG meeting. This was the first local VMUG I've attended, mainly because work and vacation have gotten in the … Continue reading RDU VMUG Meeting Recap
As mentioned in my previous post, after my upgrade to vCloud Director version 9, I was unable to access vCD via the load balanced virtual IP. We use a Netscaler HA pair for load balancing in this environment, and since I was able to hit the individual vCD cells just fine, this is where I … Continue reading Netscaler Load Balancing for vCD 9
I finally took the exam, and got the good news about an hour after I hit the "finish" button. I passed the VCAP deploy exam! There were a couple quirks I ran into that I thought could have negatively affected my score, but at this point I'm just happy with the pass! As someone who … Continue reading VCAP6-DCV Deploy – It’s a pass!