Tag Archives: VMware

vSphere 6 – Consolidation & Migration

By | January 13, 2017

Scope This particular customer wanted to move away from Windows vCenter 5.5 and migrate to vCenter 6.0 using the appliance.  This seems fairly straight forward, but the existing implementation\configuration and customer requirements started to muddy the water. Basically to meet future requirements, architectural changes are needed here to transition to external Platform Services Controllers. Note: To help you decide… Read More »

New Challenge – Touchdown at VMware

By | February 4, 2016

In May 2012, I made a conscious decision to identify a route to elevating my career.  I decided to jump into the deep end and transitioned into consulting from a pure infrastructure (VMware customer) background. Xtravirt Limited (VMware Enterprise Partner) afforded me that opportunity to enhance my career, which I’m extremely grateful for.  The folks I’ve worked with are incredibly… Read More »

VMworld 2015 – SDDC5027 – VCDX Unwrapped

By | December 9, 2015

DNA of a VCDX candidate Real-world experience in design, architecting, presenting & implementing solutions Does not ask what needs to be done, they actively seek out solutions when problems present themselves Traits Self-motivated and driven Applies critical thinking Particular customer environment may not fit best practice Organised and methodical Good designs and documentation.  If customer is paying for… Read More »

vCNS Edge device failed to deploy

By | December 9, 2015

Problem Statement: After deploying vCloud Networking & Security suite (vCNS), and attempting to deploy Edge devices from vShield Manager, the deployment quickly fails after running through the configuration wizard with ‘Edge device failed’. Inspecting the logs from vShield Manager (Tech support bundle), the following entries stand out:- 2015-07-17 11:07:48.798 GMT ERROR pool-1218-thread-1 ResourcePoolVcOperationsImpl:348 – Failed to install OVF.… Read More »

UK VMUG 2014

By | November 20, 2014

VMware User Group (VMUG) are globally hosted events, created to enable customers and end users to interact with the community through knowledge sharing, training and collaboration.  I’ve attended a couple of the London based VMUGs over the last couple of years’, but haven’t had the opportunity to attend the UK VMUG, held at the National Motorcycle Museum in… Read More »

From the field – View Planner 3.0 Stress testing

By | November 3, 2014

Background VMware View Planner, is a software solution (appliance) which has been around for quite some time, but doesn’t get a great deal of publicity or traction.  Sure if you follow a number of VMware blogs around performance testing of VSAN or reference architecture, View Planner is mentioned.  Basically, it allows you to perform simulated workloads to perform… Read More »

EUC Group Discussion session notes (VMworld Europe 2014)

By | October 17, 2014

Horizon Technical Overview – Group Discussion App Volumes standalone, not fully integrated to begin with App container. Read only VMDK, using vSphere API call Should plan around IOPS for application stacks Writeable area for app data Filter CV (stands for CloudVolumes?) agent inside virtual machines, less than 1% CPU used on guest OS, based on testing Technical Enablement… Read More »

EUC3605 – CloudVolumes: Simplifying App Delivery (VMworld Europe 2014)

By | October 17, 2014

Session Overview (by VMware) End-users expect a personal desktop (aka persistent desktop) while IT wants a non-persistant world. Join us in this session to learn how VMware is revolutionizing how applications and data can be delivered to virtual desktops with CloudVolumes and VMware Horizon 6. With powerful, yet simple technology, IT can now deliver or upgrade application workloads… Read More »