VMworld Barcelona 2016 – General Session Tuesday!

October 18, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

At the keynote today Pat Gelsinger emphasized how IT is transforming to cloud adoption. How traditional business is changing to a digital business model if it hasn’t already transformed to a digital business model only. In any case together we will face forward and drive the digital business forward as well . At the moment about 20% of the current businesses are leading the digital transformation while about 80% of businesses are lagging. Where leaders write the rules, laggers tend to still try to optimize the process. What is happening today is that we are grooming the industrial business age into a digital business for everyone. Cloud has come a long way. In 2006 AWS was launched and cloud computing […]

What is new for Photon 1.1?

October 18, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

VMware has big plans for its version of Cloud Native Applications. One of the important parts of this solution is of course the Photon platform which is a container solution platform comprised out of a suite of products: Photon Controller which is build on the Photon OS ESXi Network Virtualization (NSX) Distributed Storage (VSAN) Photon has been purposely build to give the developers and the infrastructure guys at the same time what they both require. A developers usually wants the newest of the newest when he wants it while the operators want to keep everything as secure as possible and manageable.  Multi-tenancy: The Photon platform is a true multi-tenant solution. The security of the platform is managed through Lightwave. The Photon ticketing system Properly distributing resources among tenants is mandatory […]

What is new in vSphere 6.5 Security?

October 18, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

Data security and data privacy are still becoming more and more important. On the flip side of trying to tighten the security layer is that security is becoming vastly harder to manage. VMware’s vision about security is that it has to be easy to manage. This of course applies to traditional applications  as well as cloud native apps, such as VMware’s Photon. Of course in both cases it is mandatory that the infrastructure hosting data, the data itself and the access to data would be always as secure as possible.  vSphere 6.5 Enhanced Logging For years we have been having issues getting the right logs for auditing out of vCenter and ESXi server logs. For example today, vSphere 5.x and vSphere 6.x […]

What is new in vSphere 6.5 HA/DRS and VSAN 6.5?

October 18, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

A lot of good things are happening on the HA, DRS and VSAN level. What is new in vSphere 6.5 HA? Simplified admission control settings Starting from vSphere 6.5 all you have to do to set correct admission control settings is to select the number of host failures to tolerate within your cluster and HA will calculate the resources needed and will set the percentage automatically. HA restart priorities: A lot of changes have been made to theVM restart priorities. For starters 2 new priorities have been added which will make it easier to start up all your VM’s if your environment is under contention. Highest  High  Medium  Low   Lowest This post is part of a VMWorld Barcelona early access series: What is […]

What is new in vSphere 6.5?

October 18, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

VMworld Las Vegas showed some features of what is about to come in the vSphere 6.5 platform. VMworld Barcelona is no different although I am still crossing my fingers that vSphere 6.5 GA will be announced this week. At the time of writing this blog article it is October 15 and we have had no official statement about vSphere 6.5 yet. I am hoping that VMware will keep the good tradition rolling and will announce the new vSphere platform in Barcelona. After all, in Ray Farrell’s words: “We are not going to go into some of the big advances that are coming in vSphere right now, we are gonna do that at VMworld Barcelona.” So let me introduce you to some […]

What is new with VMware?

October 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 2

VMworld Barcelona 2016 is finally here! How we – the ones who didn’t make it to VMworld Las Vegas – have all been counting down to this marvelous week in Spain where the weather at the time of writing this article is much better than in Belgium where a grey sky and sizzling temperatures of about 8 degrees Celsius keep me comfort (cough – cough). We did receive a lot of great news from the VMworld Las Vegas conference. For instance, it is obvious now that VSAN is here to stay and is very quickly becoming the number one for hyper converged infrastructure. Where I had doubt about the solution capabilities of VSAN 5.5 these doubts have started fading rapidly with the introduction […]

VMworld Barcelona – Pre-conference post

September 19, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

If you are among the lucky ones who like me are heading out to VMworld Barcelona in a couple of weeks, I hope you are as excited about this year’s edition as I am. This year more so than last year is the year where VMware makes a statement that it is still one of the big players and after having watched the general sessions of VMworld 2016 Las Vegas and having browsed through the VMworld 2016 content catalog I have to agree, this year will be epic! Barcelona is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It is the city where you can admire the architectural masterpieces designed by Gaudi, the hometown of FC Barcelona, a place where good food never is far away and to me the host […]

VMware Horizon VIEW: No desktops available after adding a new connection broker with the same name but different IP

September 15, 2016 Kim Bottu 0

For anyone working with Horizon View the following screen shouldn’t be to unfamiliar. “This desktop has no desktop sources available.” It happens to all of us  and mostly the error is caused by common issues which are easily tracked and solved: We might have forgotten to create enough desktops for the amount of concurrent users. The View agent which has been installed might be having errors. There might be customization issues. Click the top link to see more examples in the VMware KB.   The VDI test environment: To give you a better idea of my test environment, I have a master connection server, a replica server and a security server. The master connection server has been used to create a relation with the security server. […]

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