vROPS: Beware of a Whole Lotta Metrics creating the Spaghetti Incident

Reading Time: 3 minutes When doing consultancy at organisations I often find a vRealize Operations, vROPS (or vCOPS) initial deployment left alone because of the IT operations department responsible persons are overwhelmed by the information you (can) receive from vROPS (manager and optionally other suite components). Mostly this is because of the lack of time invested in getting to … Continue reading »vROPS: Beware of a Whole Lotta Metrics creating the Spaghetti Incident

vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in VMware Workstation

Reading Time: 3 minutes For demo’s, presentations, breaking environments or just killing time I have a portable testlab on my notebook. Yes I know there are also options for permanent labs, hosted labs and Hands-on labs for these same purposes. Great places for sure, but that is not really what I wanted to discuss here. As I am break.. … Continue reading »vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 in VMware Workstation

Design for failure – but what about the failure in designs in the big bad world?

Reading Time: 5 minutes This post is a random thought post, not quite technical but in my opinion very important. The idea formed after some subjects and discussions at last week’s NL VMUG. This blog post’s main goal is to create a discussion, so why don’t you post a comment with your opinion … Here it goes… Murphy, hardware failures and engineers … Continue reading »Design for failure – but what about the failure in designs in the big bad world?

VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.7 released

Reading Time: 4 minutes March 2015 RVTools version 3.7 is released.  This, in my opinion, is the tool each VMware consultant must have in his VMware utility belt together with the other standard presented tools. At this time RVTool is still free, so budget is no constrain to use this tool. More important it’s lightweight, very simple in usage and shows much … Continue reading »VMware Utility Belt must have tools – RVTools 3.7 released

Let’s get ready to cast your vote: vBlog 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Like the years before Eric Siebert of vSphere-Land.com is opening the annual vBlog voting for 2015 (http://vsphere-land.com/news/voting-now-open-for-the-2015-top-vmware-virtualization-blogs.html). This year Infinio is the sponsor and the top 50 is going to receive a special custom commemorative coin. All the blogs that are listed on vLaunchpad are on the ballot for the general voting. The top vBlog voting … Continue reading »Let’s get ready to cast your vote: vBlog 2015

Community Survey: Project VRC State of the VDI and SBC union 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Once in a while a request comes to my e-mail box with content to be included on my blog. This time it is Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt) and Jeroen van de Kamp (@thejeroen) contacting about their project VRC ‘State of the VDI and SBC union’ community survey for this year. As the community is an important … Continue reading »Community Survey: Project VRC State of the VDI and SBC union 2015