Stories from the VMworld Solutions Exchange: PernixData FVP: The what and installation in the lab.

Reading Time: 8 minutes This year my plan is to write up some blog posts about some of the solutions of the partners at the VMworld Solutions Exchange. Next to VMworld general sessions, technical sessions, hanging space and hands on Labs, an important part of VMworld is the partner eco system at the Solutions Exchange. I have visited the … Continue reading »Stories from the VMworld Solutions Exchange: PernixData FVP: The what and installation in the lab.

VMworld Barcelona from the notebook: VMware Strategic Summary

Reading Time: 7 minutes At the VMworld conferences in San Francisco and Barcelona VMware we learned that VMware is continuing the strategic priorities it started almost a year ago. Not a real surprise as the road still has a lot of opportunities but also some bumps to take. These are some of the notes that I crafted during my … Continue reading »VMworld Barcelona from the notebook: VMware Strategic Summary

VMworld Barcelona: Keynote mentioned Beta and early access programs link list

Reading Time: < 1 minute In the keynote sessions there are/where several Beta and early access programs mentioned for the VMware innovations.Beta’s are excellent if you have access to a lab, and some are available as a hosted beta program if you happen to miss resources or such. Get an early look, play, try and break. But do also comment, discuss … Continue reading »VMworld Barcelona: Keynote mentioned Beta and early access programs link list

VMworld Barcelona: day of the tentacle (or my first VMworld 2014 day)

Reading Time: 2 minutes My first VMworld day, or actually pre-day, was probably the same as a lot of the VMworld visitors, travelling inbound, finding my hotel, registration and vRockstar. Plus trying some little bit of a tourist mode.  I had a afternoon flight from the Netherlands that arrived a 30 minutes behind on schedule (something to do with the weather … Continue reading »VMworld Barcelona: day of the tentacle (or my first VMworld 2014 day)

vSphere: Working with traffic filtering in the vNetwork Distributed Switch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Introduction Within a physical and virtual infrastructure there are several options to limit the inbound and outbound traffic from and to a network node, part of the network or entire network (security zone). A limit can be, filtering (allow or dropping certain traffic) or the prioritization of traffic (QoS / DSCP tagging of the data) … Continue reading »vSphere: Working with traffic filtering in the vNetwork Distributed Switch

PowerCLI Collection: Setting RDM PereniallyReserved flag on RDM LUNS used by MSCS Nodes that take a long time to scan or boot

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yeah that’s a lot information in the title, but this is actually what this PowerCLI script will do. Set the PereniallyReserved flag of RDMs storage devices that are shared between multi-server nodes. This happens with Microsoft Fail over cluster across boxes shared RDM’s. I returned from my vacation and one of the first questions / … Continue reading »PowerCLI Collection: Setting RDM PereniallyReserved flag on RDM LUNS used by MSCS Nodes that take a long time to scan or boot

VMworld Barcelona 2014 – Blogger pass awarded and information and tips for a VMworld visit.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have earlier received a notice from VMware in my mailbox: Congratulations! This email serves as an official notification that you have been awarded a blogger pass to VMworld 2014 Barcelona. I’m pleased and honored to be awarded this blogger pass to VMworld Barcelona. Hotel and flight are already booked. And where to start, yes … Continue reading »VMworld Barcelona 2014 – Blogger pass awarded and information and tips for a VMworld visit.

Migrating vCenter databases from SQL Express to SQL Server

Reading Time: 7 minutes When installing vCenter you will need a vCenter database, an Update Manager database and with vCenter prior to 5.5 also a SSO database (RSA). With the installation you have the option to point to an (existing) dedicated SQL Server, SQL Server on the same Windows host or use the bundled SQL Express with the installer. Depending on … Continue reading »Migrating vCenter databases from SQL Express to SQL Server

Hey come out and play. Join the vSphere Beta Program

Reading Time: 2 minutes At June the 30th VMware announced the launch of the latest vSphere Beta Program. This program is now open for anyone to register and participate in the beta program. The Beta program used to be for just a select group, but with VSAN Beta VMware started to allow a wider group of participants. In my … Continue reading »Hey come out and play. Join the vSphere Beta Program