vSAN vExpert

Honoured to once again be accepted back into the vSAN vExpert sub-programme, this will be the 4th year in a row I've been a vSAN vExpert - ever since it was established back in 2016! It's been an amazing 4 years... vSAN has come so far and I've been proud to be an advocate/evangelist for … Continue reading vSAN vExpert

vSphere-Land Top vBlog 2018

Once again vSphere-Land are running their Top vBlogs for 2018.... http://vsphere-land.com/uncategorized/introducing-top-vblog-2018.html This is where the general public can vote for their favourite vBlog of 2018! I'm again listed, so if you feel that what I write isn't a pile of crud and you fine some of the stuff interesting, then feel free to vote away... … Continue reading vSphere-Land Top vBlog 2018

Intel L1 Terminal Fault Vulnerabilities – VxRail fix

So Dell EMC have finally released an update to VxRail that fixes the Intel vulnerability which Intel disclosed last month.... Software version 4.0.520 and 4.5.218.... I know a lot of customers have been asking why it's taken so long, but they have to understand that the VxRail is a turnkey appliance which means Dell EMC … Continue reading Intel L1 Terminal Fault Vulnerabilities – VxRail fix

VMworld 2018 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up

So the great thing about VMworld US is that they live stream the General Session for the rest of us who can't make it over to Vegas... whilst you can't get the whole VMworld US experience just by watching the GS live stream, at least you get to hear the same news as those in … Continue reading VMworld 2018 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up

VMware vExpert vSAN 2018 Announced

Phew.... *sigh of relief* ..... thankfully this year I've made the cut again for the vExpert vSAN track! =) Almost didn't make it as I was on holiday during the application process and missed the original deadline. Thankfully the application was still live so I sneaked in an application and sent my apologies to the vExpert … Continue reading VMware vExpert vSAN 2018 Announced

VMware vSphere 6.7 & 6.5 update 2 – Resources

Just over a fortnight ago VMware released their latest version of vSphere and vSAN - 6.7.... unfortunately for me, I was neck-deep in a tender response and was in Paris for a number of days for a meeting - so spent most of my travels looking at a small mobile phone screen trying to read … Continue reading VMware vSphere 6.7 & 6.5 update 2 – Resources

MTI Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar & Guide

Back end of February I presented a webinar with my colleague, Andrew Tang, around Key Challenges and Considerations for Securing Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. The webinar has been uploaded for public consumption by the marketing team at MTI Technology. As I mentioned previously in my blog, I don’t really touch upon product in this webinar as the … Continue reading MTI Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar & Guide

Dell EMC VxRail Software Update – Spectre Guest OS leakage mitigation

I posted earlier in the year that Dell EMC had released a Security Advisory to address Spectre (Meltdown doesn’t really affect VMware and hence VxRail). One of the items that wasn't addressed in the original fix was Guest OS leakage mitigation between processes within the VM - this required CPU/BIOS microcode updates which were not yet available … Continue reading Dell EMC VxRail Software Update – Spectre Guest OS leakage mitigation

vExpert 2018 Award Announcement

So last Thursday/Friday the vExpert slack channel was awash with lots of nervous energy as people were eagerly waiting for the announcement to see if they had been accepted back into the vExpert program for 2018.... Strange, but to me it seemed that everyone was a little bit more nervous this year then previous years! … Continue reading vExpert 2018 Award Announcement