CloudPhysics: Heartbleed Health Checks for vCenter and ESXi

The power of a service like CloudPhysics continues to grow almost weekly as they add new features and Cards. Not only is it brilliant for analytics and metrics but we are now seeing CloudPhysics release cards that aim to help VMware Administrators keep track of possible security vulnerabilities in their platforms. This week they started […] Read More

Hyper-V is better tech than ESXi – What are Microsoft Smoking??

“We are 4x cheaper with better technology versus VMware.” I’ve been fairly open in my opinion against the latest round of Microsoft FUD coming out of their Worldwide Partner Conference this week but I felt strongly enough by the utter crap coming out of their mouths to respond in a post. Turner says MSFT Hyper-V now 4x […] Read More

NSX Bytes: Deploying vShield Endpoint with NSX Manager

I recently had to deploy a solution into our Labs that required the installation of vShield Endpoint VMs to facilitate a 3rd Party service. No worries there…but when I logged into the Lab I was faced with an updated vShield Manager instance which was now NSX Manager…Where the heck do you deploy Endpoints? Where is the […] Read More

ESXi 5.x NFS IOPS Limit Bug – Latency and Performance Hit

There is another NFS bug hidden in the latest ESXi 5.x releases…while not as severe as the 5.5 Update 1 NFS Bug it’s been the cause of increased Virtual Disk Latency and Overall Poor VM performance across a couple of the environments I manage. The VMwareKB Article referencing the bug can be found here: Symptoms […] Read More

NSX Bytes: Upgrading vShield Manager with NSX Bundle Fails

This is a really quick NSX Byte..but one that could save you some head scratching when looking to upgrade your vShield Manager to the NSX Manager. If you get the following error while trying to upload the VSM to NSX Manager Upgrade Bundle: The Following error occurred: Invalid file ‘VMware-vShield-Manager-upgrade-bundle-to-NSX-6.0.4-1752381.gz’   Open up a Command Prompt […] Read More

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