So I went to my first VMUG recently and it was great! I met plenty of new people and learned a lot of new things. I got in a few discussions about monitoring and I mentioned that I was pretty fond of Sexigraf @Sexigraf_fr . I found it interesting that a few people had never heard of this great FREE product. I mean monitoring is important, whether you want to know what your cluster utilisation is or how your datastore latency is or how your VSAN cluster is doing. Keeping stats for a period of time is also important because you want to be able to monitor trends etc. There are plenty of products out there that can help you […]
Intro As a vEXPERT I am entitled to a cloud lab provided for by Ravello Systems. By default this lab has been setup on a specific network: 10.0.0.0/16. Until today I have been placing all my objects on my canvas on that same network. Below you can see an example of that. When I take a deeper look in the network configuration of Ravello I can see that the following has been pre-configured for my convenience: A switch: Switch 1 A router: Router 1: 10.0.0.2 A DNS server: 10.0.0.1 A DHCP server: 10.0.0.1 A DHCP range: 10.0.0.1 – 10.0.255.254 A Gateway: 10.0.0.2 FreeNAS – double interfaces Today I finally took the time to make some changes. As an example […]
There is no denying it, I am a bit disappointed because there haven’t been any major new technical announcements apart from HCX at VMworld Barcelona and the technical geek in me craves them. But I don’t want you to think that there was no big news. Actually, the opposite is true. VMworld 2017 sends out a clear message into the world. VMware has turned its back on the path of the technical wanderer who tries to redefine himself by trying to play catch up with the big technological buzzwords -such as containers, Kubernetes, AWS, Azure, Google,cross-cloud and micro-segmentation – and instead baffles the world with an enterprise ready eco-system which uses all of the buzz word technologies and offers access […]
On day 3, Pat Gelsinger, Ray O’ Farrell and Sanjay Poonen started off with replying some questions the audience have. Questions about a simplified model for licensing which might include NSX (the short answer is that they like to keep NSX licensing seperately for now) the readiness of the HTML5 client (the HTML5 client contains nearly 90% of the available functionality now), had been answered. Credit was given to the open source community and Pat confirmed VMware’s continued involvement and will continue to invest in Open Source. VMware really appreciates the community that drives the Open Source. In fact there is a department in the Office of the CTO which focusses on engaging with the open source community more […]
vBreakfast At 6 AM my alarm sounded and it was time to drag myself out of bed, get some coffee down and move my feet towards #vBreakfast. That was me out and about at 6.15AM and cursing myself around 6.17AM because it started pouring down and I had left my new #BLOGBEAT jacket in the apartment. Clever, only fools ask for rain one day and leave their jackets in the apartment the next day. At #vBreakfast I got to meet more fellow community members who all looked about as tired as myself *grin*. If that makes you wonder if people can have interesting conversations after jetlag and little sleep, join us next year. The short answer is yes we can […]
Despite my VCAP6-DCV Deployment lab which kept acting up and having to resit the exam again, it did not ruin my day. I might not have passed the exam but I was offered an exam redeem voucher two hours into the exam after loosing somewhere between 30 and 50 minutes of exam time because my lab just didn’t react at all to any input whatsover. “There will be a next time” – soon. I also had the pleasure to meet two of the finest community leaders: – Katie Bradley, VMware Technology Network Community Manager @vKTBcommunity – Elsa Mayer, VMware Blog Program Manager @Elsajmayer If you are a current blogger or want to become a blogger, look them up tomorrow and […]
Anyone going to VMworld Barcelona, keep an eye out for the announced airport strikes which include BCN, The dates of the strikes might still change. This is the status so far: The 24-hour stoppage by the airport security personel which was planned for September 15 has been called off. However, rolling 24-hour stoppages remain slated for Sept. 17, 22, 24, and 29.
As VMworld 2017 in Vegas draws to an end, VMworld Barcelona is barely two weeks away. Pack those dress shoes, sneakers, some light clothing, at most a T-shirt or 3 and most importantly your best mood and smiles for a fun ride at VMworld Barcelona! After all the news that has been revealed in Vegas, I cannot keep from wondering what will be left as exclusive news to share with the VMworld Barcelona flock of attendees? Will there be any more exclusive news to share? ;-). Because of all the exciting revellations (AppDefense, NSX Cloud, Multi-cloud, etc) which have been made in Vegas, this has been the first year in 6 years of attending VMworld Europe that I felt a pang of […]