VSAN 6.2 – Things Just Got Interesting!

There is a saying in our industry that Microsoft always get their products right on the third attempt…and while this has been less and less the case of late (Hyper-V 2012 didn’t exactly deliver) it is more or less an accurate statement. Having been part of the beta and early access blogger sessions for VSAN 6.2 I can say with

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Learning VMware NSX: Special Discount Offer

Continuing on from post earlier on the week on the release of the new Learning VMware NSX Book by Ranjit Singh and reviewed by myself @jfrappier…the guys at Packt Publishing are offering readers of this post a 50% discount on the book. So if you are looking to grab a copy, you have until the 4th of March to claim this offer. Click

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Rubrik Hands On: Initial Setup and Configuration

Late last year I attended a bloggers briefing for the launch of Rubrik Converged Data Management where the secondary storage startup announced version 2.0 of their hardware plus software backup platform. This week Rubrik will be presenting at Tech Field Day 10 and have just relaunched their website to coincide with some new announcements. Is it safe to say backups

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Quick Post: CloudPhysics Weekly Digest

CloudPhysics are still quietly working away in the background continuing to improve their analytics service…and apart from recently announcing record results for 2015 have started to send out a weekly digests which gives a great snapshot of whats happened in your vSphere environment over the course of the previous week. The digest contains the following:   Environment Summary As of

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New Book: Learning VMware NSX

Last year I was asked by @rjapproves if I would be interested in reviewing a book he was writing on VMware’s NSX-v platform. Ranjit approached me and was interested in having me as a technical reviewer based on the blog content I had done around NSX as part of the NSX Bytes series as well as the NSX vCloud Director Retrofit series. Having

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vCloud Air Rumours – vCAN in Focus…Again | VMware Rethinks Strategy

Well…the news isn’t great filtering out over the internets about the VMware Job Cuts and the apparent clipping of vCloud Air’s wings. While this is yet to be 100% confirmed nor are there any specifics about what it actually means for the vCloud Air Network. If what I am reading is true and no more CapEx will be spent on

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Veeam 9 Released – What’s in it for Service Providers…and their Customers

Last week Veeam released v9 of their Backup & Replication platform and I went through an listed out the top new general features of the v9 release. In that post I purposely left the features that relate to Veeam Cloud Service Providers as a dedicated post is fitting for the improvements and enhancements added around Cloud Connect and with the addition

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Dealing with a Revoked vCenter SSL Certificate

Certificates and VMware don’t go together like a horse and carriage… And while I’ve never really had a major issue with SSL certs in VMware mainly because on a personal level I am ok with using self signed or default certificates (queue security nuts) I was forced recently to change a publicly signed vCenter SSL Certificate which also doubled as

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Veeam 9 Released: Top New Features

This week Veeam released to GA version 9 of their Backup & Recovery product. It’s a significant release for Veeam for a number of reasons and after having attended their VeeamOn event Las Vegas late last year I believe this v9 release is their best to date and is representative of a company that’s listened to the specific pain points

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Heads Up: Heavy VXLAN Traffic Causing Broadcom 10GB NICS to Drop

For the last couple of weeks we have had some intermittent issues where by ESXi network adapters have gone into a disconnected state requiring a host reboot to bring the link back online. Generally it was only one NIC at a time, but in some circumstances both NICs went offline resulting in host failure and VM HA events being triggered.

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