Quick Post: E1000 vs VMXNET3

There are countless posts out there comparing E1000s and VMXNET3 and why the VMXNET3 should (where possible) always be used for Windows VMs. http://rickardnobel.se/vmxnet3-vs-e1000e-and-e1000-part-2/ http://longwhiteclouds.com/2014/08/01/vmware-vsphere-5-5-virtual-network-adapter-performance/ Last week I was provisioning a new Windows 2012 R2 VM to act as a Veeam Repository. For mass storage we have MD3200i’s presenting block storage over iSCSI. Going through […] Read More

NSX Bytes: 6.1.3 Upgrade and vSphere 6.0

Earlier today NSX-v 6.1.3 was released. This update brings vSphere 6.0 Support as well as bug fixes and a couple minor feature enhancements. https://www.vmware.com/support/nsx/doc/releasenotes_nsx_vsphere_613.html  There is a warning in the release notes: NSX vSphere 6.1.3 is compatible with vSphere 6.0. However, the new vSphere features introduced in vSphere 6.0 have not been tested with NSX […] Read More

NSX Host Preparation: Cluster Not Ready – Legacy vCNS VXLAN VIBs Installed

I came across a situation today while going through an NSX Setup and Configuration where I came across a Cluster under the Host Preparation Tab that was reporting a status of Not Ready – Resolve and listed some hosts as Ready and Not Ready…What made this strange was that this was a fresh deployment of NSX over […] Read More

NSX vCloud Retrofit: Controller Deployment Internal Server Error Has Occurred

During my initial work with NSX-v I was running various 6.0.x Builds together with vCD 5.5.2 and vCenter/ESXi 5.5 without issue. When NSX 6.1 was released I decided to clone off my base Production Environment to test a fresh deployment of 6.1.2 into a mature vCloud Director 5.5.2 instance that had vCNS running a VSM […] Read More

VCAP Exam Retirement – Not Well Received…

VMware Education dropped somewhat of a bombshell today when they announced the almost immediate retirement of the VCAP CIA/CID/DTA/DTD http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/03/exam-retirement-announcement.html Effective March 2, 2015 the following certification exams will be retired and no new registrations accepted: VCID510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Design VCIA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud […] Read More

Top Blog 2015 Voting

The Top vBlog Voting for 2015 at vSphere-land.com which is headed up and run by Eric Sebert (@ericsebert) is now open. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2032977/TopvBlog2015 There are so many excellent Blogs out there and it’s a credit to the community that so much content is being created. It’s a hard gig to get a vote with almost 400+ sites listed, but […] Read More

MVMUG – Pivoting and The New IT

Last week I attended my second Melbourne VMUG User Conference. The UserCon was again well attended and the Melbourne VMUG Team did a great job putting together a VMWorld Standard Lineup filled with excellent content …highlighted by Keynotes from John Troyer (@JTroyer) and Chad Sakac (@sakacc) as well as Vaughn Stewart (@vStewed). I flew in early to […] Read More

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