vExperts Weekly Digest - July 1st 2013

By gabrielchapman | A collection of blog posts and articles from vExperts around the World

vSphere Big Data Extensions v1.0 Beta

VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions 1.0 Beta - Release Notes<p><b>VMware is proud to announce the VMware vSphere Big Data Extensions v1.0 beta. This product</b> …

Manchester (Wednesday, 17th July 2013)

vBeers following our quarterly UK Northwest VMUG meeting, come along and network with your fellow vProfessionals. All welcome<p><b>Location:</b> Tiger Tiger</b> …

Lost Your ESXi Root Password? Reset It with Host Profiles!

I’ve run into this situation a couple of times now as a consultant – I go on site, we need to make some changes that require (or would at least …

Free VCDX Prep Video Series

The VCDX Bootcamp is a great way to learn about the VCDX Certification program, the application process, and the in-person defense. However, it may …

Vmware

Which Vendor Has A vSphere Web Client Plugin?

It's no secret that going forward, VMware's new vSphere Web Client will be the primary graphical interface for interacting with vSphere and other …

Github

On the VMware Community Forums someone asked today if CPU Affinity and vSphere HA worked in conjunction and if it was supported. To be fair I never …

Using PowerCLI to set ESXi Dump Collector Settings

I needed to check the configuration of all hosts in an environment for their ESXi Dump Collector Settings and then ensure they were all set to the …

vCloud Director REST API Shell (RAS)

vCloud Director REST API Shell (RAS) provides an alternative interface for interacting with vCloud Director. Rather than using a web browser, this …

Python Programming

Blog Giveaway - Win a Copy of VMware vSphere Design 2nd Edition!

UPDATED WITH WINNER AT BOTTOM...<p>It's that time again!! Every year I always get to do a giveaway on my blog. Fortunately, the publishers over at Sybex …

Why Orchestrate?

As you all can probably tell by reading my blog lately I have went head first down a path that lead me directly to vCenter Orchestrator. Honestly, …

My New Role At VMware - Senior Technical Marketing Manager vCloud Infrastructure Services

There comes a time in everyone’s career where change must happen. For those that have known me and followed me you know I started out in Professional …

Migrating Large On-Prem Data to vCloud Hybrid Service is a Cakewalk - Stretch Cloud - Technology Undressed

With the Launch of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, we got into another side of VMware and that is the Service Provider side of it. But hey do you know …

Unsupported Database after vCenter upgrades – vBrownBag

This week I’ve been working on an upgrade project at a small customer. Pretty routine stuff, take a vSphere 5.0 environment and upgrade to vSphere …

Installing Windows Server 2012R2 on ESXi - ESX Virtualization

I quickly tested on my lab the preview of Windows Server 2012R2. I was Installing Windows Server 2012R2 on ESXi which is part of my lab cluster, and …

Patch ESXi 5.x manually

KB 2008939sums it up nicely, but if you get an error like this while manually adding patched to an ESXi 5.x host:<p><i>/ # esxcli software vib install -d</i> …

PHD giveaway

I have been keeping my eye on PHD Virtual for sometime now as their tools tend to make me feel smarter than I really am. It turns out they are having …

Vmware

How to run vCheck - to get you started - ESX Virtualization

vCheck is a community project started few years back by Alan Renouf. Since then it has been enhanced and updated several times, with the latest …

Survey time, please help it only takes a couple of minutes!

Today I received two requests to plug a survey. The first survey is on the topic of NAS usage and cloud storage and the second one on the topic of …

Virtualization

Blogs

Latest Posts<p>Tony Dunn posted September 20, 2017<p>As we look back at the immense amount of news, education, networking and highlights from VMworld 2017 …

An Overview of vCloud Suite

YouTube

CloudVolumes Pt 1: Intro and Installation

Last weekend I was catching up on my RSS feeds with Feedly (great Google Reader replacement BTW), and stumbled on an article on Brian Madden’s site …

Cool Tool - The Fluke IP Inspector

Discover active IPv4 and IPv6 devices and open TCP application ports on your Ethernet network with the IP Inspector Software utility. Quickly …

ESX Virtualization

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My Biggest Competitor: The Status Quo - This is Hyper-Awesome

• Semi Converged: product is not complete when received, has limited capabilities and capacity. Significant work is still required to deploy …

Testing An All Flash Array

By on June 30, 2013 • ( 1 Comment )<p>Building an All Flash Arrays (AFA) is different, the aspect of what it is trying to solve is also different, the …

What affects “IOPS” in a storage system?

Storage performance as measured in IOPS is affected by a great number of factors. Find out what those factors are in this post.

Virtualization

Nutanix updates its line of hyper-converged hardware and software

Hyperconverged infrastructure took a huge leap forward this month when Nutanix released their brand new line of products. Here, I provide an overview …

Virtualization

Dell’s Active Systems latest in convergence trend

Dell has been hitting the convergence market with a vengeance, replacing their old vStart line with a series of products that carry the Active …

Laptops