VMworld 2017 US General Session Day 1

If like me, you're stuck in a sweltering London enjoying the bank holiday and watching the Game of Thrones season 7 finale, you may have forgotten that over in Vegas the city is just getting over the big fight of Mayweather vs McGregor and is now inundated with people looking to attend VMworld 2017 US. … Continue reading VMworld 2017 US General Session Day 1

VMware sells off vCloud Air to OVH

Hmm.... so that was an interesting announcement from VMware last week!..... although if I'm honest it makes perfect sense! OVH Group announcing it's intent to acquire the vCloud Air Business from VMware: https://www.vmware.com/radius/vmware-cloud-air-evolves/ Last year when VMware announced their tie up with AWS - vCloud on AWS - many had already started wondering what that partnership would do … Continue reading VMware sells off vCloud Air to OVH

VMworld 2016 US – Day 1 General Session Overview

So the replay of yesterdays Day 1 General Session is now online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwS-AwGtEMw The biggest announcement is the tech preview of Cross-Cloud Architecture. This is obviously VMware's next step in their "Any Cloud, Any Application, Any Device" vision. According to VMware: "This architecture extends VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy, enabling customers to run, manage, connect and secure their applications … Continue reading VMworld 2016 US – Day 1 General Session Overview

NSX 6.2.3 Released – support for vShield Endpoint Management

As most people are aware, VMware pulled their support for vCloud Network & Security (and with that vShield Manager) earlier this year and a lot of my customers have been wondering what's going to happen to their vShield Endpoint deployments (for agentless AV). It was strange that VMware announced the EoA for vCNS without really … Continue reading NSX 6.2.3 Released – support for vShield Endpoint Management

Installing vShield Endpoint (vCNS Mgr 5.5.4-3)

Very quick blog entry as I'm busy tying up loose ends before jetting off on my summer hols.... It's pretty easy to install vShield Endpoint as it's a wizard-based OVA deployment. I'm not going to step through the process as it's very simple (plus the install guide explains it very well). Once that's done log … Continue reading Installing vShield Endpoint (vCNS Mgr 5.5.4-3)

Improvements to vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

When DRaaS was launched by VMware the backend of last year, everyone was pretty excited about the ability to 'get rid' off their secondary/DR site and offload it all into the cloud - A subscription based DR solution which would allow customers to decrease their Capex and offset it with an Opex model. It kind of boils down to the … Continue reading Improvements to vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

vCloud Air Tutorials

Want to know more about the VMware vCloud Air services? Well pop along to the tutorial page in the vCloud portal! =) http://vcloud.vmware.com/uk/using-vcloud-air/tutorials Excellent material for how to use the vCloud Air services, how to setup and deploy VMs if you purchase a Dedicated or Virtual Private Cloud..... and most importantly how the vCloud Air … Continue reading vCloud Air Tutorials

VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 1 Round Up

So those of you who read my VMworld 2013 US round up will already have read about all the juicy bits that was announced in San Fran..... basically vSphere/vCloud 5.5..... The keynote session by Pat Gelsinger pretty much repeated a lot of what was announced in the US, with a little bit of juicy extras … Continue reading VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 1 Round Up

VMware vSphere 5.5 launched

Typical Sod's law..... I've been eagerly waiting to get my hands on vSphere 5.5 ever since VMworld 2013 US - unfortunately I'm not one of the lucky ones who had Beta access or pre-launch access (like some of the more renown VMware bloggers) - and the week that I decide to head off on holiday to … Continue reading VMware vSphere 5.5 launched

Retaining Resource Pools using Webclient

So a few days ago I posted up an article about what happens if you disable DRS in a vCD environment..... Well I stumbled across this article in VMware's knowledgebase: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2032893 "Great"...... I thought..... "I can use the snapshot functionality within Webclient to capture the resource pools!"......the only problem is, upon deeper digging I stumbled … Continue reading Retaining Resource Pools using Webclient