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By: mhuppert | September 13, 2018

Pure Storage and VMware PowerShell Module

Pure Storage and VMware PowerShell Module

I see a fair amount of requests around how to do different things with VMware PowerCLI and the Pure Storage PowerShell SDK. How do I correlate a VMFS to a volume? How do I create a new VMFS? How do I expand? Etc. To help our customers I have written a module that includes a … Continue reading Pure Storage and VMware PowerShell Module →

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By: mhuppert | September 13, 2018

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 4: Upgrading VMware Tools and VM Compatibility

vSphere Upgrade Series Part 4: Upgrading VMware...

Welcome back to the vSphere Upgrade Blog for the next piece of our Upgrade Journey. We began in Part 1 of this blog series by reviewing our prerequisites & compatibility, gathering our data. In Part 2 we upgraded vCenter Server & migrated VUM from vSphere 6.0 Update3 to 6.7. Part 3 guided us through preparing The post vSphere Upgrade Series Part 4: Upgrading VMware Tools and VM Compatibility appeared first on VMware vSphere Blog .

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By: mhuppert | September 13, 2018

Updated – Official VMware Guide: Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere®, august 2018

Updated – Official VMware Guide: Architecting...

Announce! Updated Microsoft SQL Server Guide is available for download: http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/solutions/sql-server-on-vmware-best-practices-guide.pdf Many sections were revised and new added including but not limited: vNUMA Consideration for a VM hosting SQL Server Persistent Memory vSphere 6.7 highlights A big Thank you! is due to: Allan Hirt (Twitter @SQLHA) for reviewing the document and aligning on terminology) David The post Updated – Official... Read More

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By: mhuppert | September 12, 2018

Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs

Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs

Once again, we had another record breaking year at VMworld US. We have a bit more time this year between VMworld US and VMworld Europe and thought we could fill that time by releasing the new labs! As we prepare to get the latest labs out to you, we want to make sure you are The post Transitioning to the 2019 Hands-on Labs appeared first on VMware Hands-On Lab (HOL) Blog .

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By: mhuppert | September 12, 2018

5 Reasons Your IoT Strategy May Fail (And How You Can Save It)

5 Reasons Your IoT Strategy May Fail (And How...

The perceived and hyped benefits of IoT are numerous and highly compelling. There are caveats to the IoT euphoria. A recent Business Insider Intelligence report forecasts that there will be 55 billion connected IoT devices by 2025. With nearly $15 trillion in IoT investments projected by the same year, there’s a significant chance for companies The post 5 Reasons Your IoT Strategy May Fail (And How You Can Save It) appeared first on VMware Radius .

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By: mhuppert | September 12, 2018

Using GPUs with Virtual Machines on vSphere – Part 2: VMDirectPath I/O

Using GPUs with Virtual Machines on vSphere –...

This is part 2 of a series of blog articles on the subject of using GPUs with VMware vSphere. The first article in the series can be found here In this article we describe the VMDirectPath I/O mechanism (also called “passthrough”) for using a GPU on vSphere. Further articles in the series will describe other The post Using GPUs with Virtual Machines on vSphere – Part 2: VMDirectPath I/O appeared first on Virtualize Applications .

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By: mhuppert | September 11, 2018

VMware Wavefront - Relevance for your Operations

VMware Wavefront - Relevance for your Operations

VMware Wavefront is the new shinny tool in the armory of the VMware Cloud Management suite of solutions. Wavefront has come to VMw... Read More

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By: mhuppert | September 11, 2018

What VMCP is functioning in vSphere HA (vSphere 6.0 or Higher)

What VMCP is functioning in vSphere HA (vSphere...

Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP) is new powerful technology starting from vSphere 6.0 and onwards. VMCP protects from datastore accessibility failure or misconfiguration and also provides automatic recovery for virtual machine affected by such failure. Otherwise application running in VM

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By: mhuppert | September 11, 2018

Better Storage Utilization with Space Reclamation/UNMAP

Better Storage Utilization with Space...

Are you using the best practices around storage reclamation and getting the most out of your all-Flash and traditional storage systems? Maximize your storage utilization! RSVP now for Wednesday's free webcast.

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By: mhuppert | September 10, 2018

VMware VVols from a Customer Perspective

VMware VVols from a Customer Perspective

What do donuts and nuclear power plants have in common beyond the obvious answer? (hint: The Simpsons) They both are companies that are running VMware VVols! At VMworld this year instead of VMware putting on a VVols partner panel they chose to do a customer panel session instead. This was a great move as it … Continue reading » ]

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By: mhuppert | September 10, 2018

Six Interesting Kubernetes Sessions at VMworld 2018

Six Interesting Kubernetes Sessions at VMworld...

This year VMworld provided a broad selection of talks focusing on various forms of Kubernetes. Which is not surprising at all. Many organizations move away from buying and installing shrink-wrapped software and move towards in-house built custom applications. And what is the modern developer tool of choice? For many, it is the container. It’s expected The post Six Interesting Kubernetes Sessions at VMworld 2018 appeared first on frankdenneman.nl .

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By: mhuppert | September 10, 2018

CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business

CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation,...

Advertise here with BSA This is the last post in this VMworld Sessions series. Although the title lists “CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business” which is by Chris Wolf and Daniel Beveridge, I would also highly recommend watching Daniel’s other session titled “CTO2161BU Smart Placement of Workloads in Tomorrow’s Distributed Cloud“. Both sessions discuss a similar The post CTO3509BU: Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business... Read More

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By: mhuppert | September 09, 2018

Using VMC API to answer commonly asked questions about your SDDC

Using VMC API to answer commonly asked...

In the past month or so since joining the VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) team, I have seen a number of inquiries from our Customer Success team, partners and customers on how to retrieve certain pieces information about their deployed SDDC, usually for information or integration purposes. Some of these questions can simply be answered

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By: mhuppert | September 09, 2018

VMware’s suggestions for workload configuration on vSAN

VMware's suggestions for workload configuration...

An in-depth look at the HCIBench and VMware's suggested methodology for workload configuration on vSAN, which helped to achieve 600,000+ IOPS

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By: mhuppert | September 09, 2018

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 89: VMworld Recap 2018

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 89: VMworld Recap 2018

VMworld 2018 US is a wrap. What a week it has been. From the announcements (see below) to great sessions, networking, and for the Virtually Speaking Podcast crew, lots of great conversations. There is no possible way to recap everything that happened this past week in one episode but we tried our best to cram The post vSpeaking Podcast Episode 89: VMworld Recap 2018 appeared first on Virtual Blocks .

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