Veeam Cloud Connect on World Availability Day

Today (30th of March) is Veeam’s World Availability Day. This is a new day that Veeam has declared to make people aware about how availability plays a part in all organizations as an extension of Backup and Recovery. In it’s self…WAD is a marketing initiative from Veeam that backs onto World Backup Day…which is happening tomorrow […] Read More

NSX Bytes: Controller Deployment Gone Bad?

With NSX becoming more and more widely available there are more NSX home labs being stood up and with that the chances of the NSX Controllers failing due to “Home Lab” nested issues become more prevalent. The NSX Controllers are Ubuntu Linux VMs and like any Linux VM are fairly sensitive to storage latency and […] Read More

vSphere 6 Update 2 – Whats In It for Service Providers

It’s been just over a week since VMware released vSphere 6 Update 2 and I thought I would go through some of the key features and fixes that are included in the latest versions of vCenter and ESXi. As usual I generally keep an eye out for improvements that relate back to Service Providers who […] Read More

CloudPhysics Exploration Mode – New Host View

Late last year CloudPhysics released their VM Exploration mode feature which allowed for a detailed look into what was happening holistically to a VM with the ability to view key metrics and VM related events over an extended period of time. Last weekend CloudPhsyics extended this to also include Hosts. Extending Exploration Mode to include Hosts […] Read More

Released: vCloud Director SP 8.0.1

Somewhat hidden among the major releases that came our from VMware HQ yesterday was a point release for vCloud Director SP 8.x. This takes the vCD SP Build to 3635340. The build is mainly a maintenance release but does address a major issue with the upload and downloading of OVF and other media in Chrome. After […] Read More

Veeam 9 Update 1 Released – Cloud Connect Enhancements

Last Friday the Veeam Cloud Service Provider members would have received an email informing them that Update 1 for Veeam 9 Backup & Replication had been RTM’ed and was available to download for Cloud Connect partners and selected Veeam customers with outstanding support cases. The update introduces a couple of significant feature enhancement for Cloud Connect Replication and […] Read More

NSX Bytes: Host Preparation Errors Out or Doesn’t Complete…Spins In Progress

I’ve had this situation happen a couple of times in production where NSX Host Preparation Install or Upgrade seems to hang forever without timing out and spinning the In Progress message…most recently in one of the Zettagrid Labs where we run NSX-v in #NestedESXi environments we had the exact issue and I decided (with the […] Read More

NSX Bytes: NSX-v 6.2.2 Released

Last week VMware released version 6.2.2 of NSX-v. The 6.2.2 release is mainly aimed at patching a security hole in the glibc libraries as well as removing a constraint with the DHCP Pool setup allowing .local domains in the config and improving the user experience when configuring the Distributed Firewall. Once following the standard NSX Upgrade […] Read More

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