VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.6 released

Reading Time: 3 minutes This februari the 22nd RVTools version 3.6 was released. As I use this tool very often, and I notice on some occasions not all consultants are familiar with this tool, I wanted to write a post about RVTools to further spread the word. This in my opinion is the tool each VMware specialist must have in … Continue reading »VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.6 released

Let’s get ready to rumble – voting for the 2014 top VMware & virtualization blogs is open!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eric Siebert (@ericsiebert) from vsphere-land.com yesterday opened this years voting for the 2014 top VMware & virtualization blogs. There are some plus 300 blogs participating on this years ballot. And new for this year is some great prize giveaways courtesy of Veeam. A lot changed from the 2008 beginning to this years voting. You can … Continue reading »Let’s get ready to rumble – voting for the 2014 top VMware & virtualization blogs is open!

Being part of Nutanix blogger session and opening of EMEA HQ

Reading Time: 3 minutes On februari the 18th I, together with other bloggers from the Netherlands (the netherlands as a whole, not just one country), was invited to an informal Nutanix blogger session. One plus one is that I should make a blog about that. At this session we were updated on the Nutanix EMEA HQ opening and strategy … Continue reading »Being part of Nutanix blogger session and opening of EMEA HQ

vSphere the statistics gathering

Reading Time: 3 minutes For VMware vSphere infrastructures and the how and why my environment is doing that, it is helpful to understand how vSphere and vCenter standardly collect and store statistics, and how these are displayed. The point here is that there is an awful lot of assumption in performance reports or troubleshooting done. When does there assumptions … Continue reading »vSphere the statistics gathering

Should I hot add CPU/Mem or go now?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I am doing my VCAP5-DCA prep and using the unofficial official VCAP5 DCA Study Guide to guide me true the subjects (great resource! Check it out at http://www.virtuallanger.com/vcap-dca-5/). And apparently I’m easily distracted, this time with the subject of resource optimization/management and in particular the hot plugging CPU and memory options. As you probably know … Continue reading »Should I hot add CPU/Mem or go now?