VMware Cloud on AWS – Beta Invite

Early in October VMware and AWS has announced a strategic partnership allowing VMware Cloud to be running on AWS platform. At that time of announcement it was only in a technology preview. Now the interested folks have an opportunity to participate in the beta program. Please express your interest here to get invited for the […]

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vExpert 2015 Announced

VMware has announced the vExpert 2015 list and I am happy to say that I am part of this prestigious group for the third year in a row. Congrats to all new & returning vExperts. The whole list of vExpert can be found here

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vSphere 6.0 Enhancements

VMware has recently announced the GA of the next major vSphere version vSphere 6.0. Let’s see some of the enhancement available in this version: Scalability: Comparing to the previous vSphere version the scalability has dramatically increased Cluster can scale up to 64 hosts Support up to 8000VM’s on a single cluster Support 480 Physical CPU’s […]

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VM Resource and Availability Service – VMware Fling

A new fling VM Resource and Availability Service has been announced by VMware Labs. The fling is a SaaS based solution which will allow to upload the DRM dump file and allow to simulate failure of one or more hosts from a cluster (in vSphere) and identify how many: VMs would be safely restarted on different hosts VMs […]

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VMware certification roadmap

With the announcement of vSphere 6, VMware has also announced the new roadmap for the VMware certification.  A notable change in the certification program is the VMware has replaces the VMware Certified Advanced Profession (VCAP) with VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) level. The VCIX level has been first introduced with the NSX and from the vSphere 6 […]

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vMotion Count using PowerCLI

A quick one liner to find the count of vMotion which has happened in the past 24 hrs. This can be fetched using the TaskEvent which has the description  VirtualMachine.migrate. If you want  to know the count for longer period then change the number AddDays to longer value   Get-VIEvent -Entity (Get-VM -Location $_) -MaxSamples ([int]::MaxValue) -Start […]

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Networking for VMware Administrators – Book

A new book “Networking for VMware Administrators” written by Chris Wahl and Steven Pantol and the book is published by VMware Press. The book is around 325 pages consists of 19 chapter and the chapter are split into 4 parts:  Physical Networking 101 Virtual Switching IP Storage Design Scenarios The book includes: The absolute basics: network models, […]

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vSphere Distributed Switch Product Walkthrough

VMware has made available the product walkthrough of vSphere Distributed Switch, In addition to the walkthrough there iis series of videos which are available related to the vDS. Below section are being covered as part of the walkthrough: Creating vDS Migrating VM and Host traffic to vDS Back and Restore Traffic Filtering Health Check Port Mirroring […]

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