VMware Cloud on AWS – Network Overview

Network is the foundation on which all others services depend, and it is fundamental that from both the AWS and VMware perspective we get this right before doing anything else. In this blog which follows on from VMware Cloud on AWS Overview, VMware Cloud on AWS – Elastic Resource Management, and VMware Cloud on AWS – Storage overview we …

Use PowerCLI to mass assign tags and storage based policy management

Storage Based Policy Management (SBPM) has been around for a while, when working with storage tiers, metro clusters, or vSAN, it’s either fundamental or best practice. But clicking on anything more than half a dozen vms and datastores is a bit too much hard work. Using a mix of PowerCLI and the web client I …

VMware Cloud on AWS – Storage Overview

This post follows on from the previous posts VMware on AWS – Overview and Setup and VMware on AWS – Elastic Resource Management I will focus firstly on VMC storage and then go to discuss Native AWS storage and how this could be used with VMC. VMC Storage ESXi will be installed directly on the …

VMworld 2017 – The Exploding Cloud

VMWorld General Session US In the General session for VMWorld US, Pat Gelsinger, (VMWare CEO) looked to me like a guy who knew the party was coming to a close and it was time to make a move for the girl on the other side of the room. Amazon Web Services might not think of …

vsphere what’s new – vcsa – native backup and restore

Increased dependencies on vCenter mean than its loss could represent a huge loss of service to the control and management of on premises virtual infrastructures. No only VMware solutions but third party backup solutions, are increasingly dependent on vCenter availability. Deploying vCenter to a management cluster and buying additional licences to manage the management cluster …

vsphere 6.5 what’s new – VCSA native high availability

The architecture of the external platform controllers, third party load balancers has had a few people scratching their heads, as it seems vmware were introducing unnecessary complexity. (personally I don’t agree, I see this as a move to align the vcenter with modern distributed database design, active directory has had multi-node replication for over a …

vcenter platform service controller high availability

vSphere 6 External Platform Service Controller with or without a load balancer vSphere 6 introduces a distributed architecture for SSO and some other services. Recommended topologies such as those in KB: 2108548 all point to an external platform service controller and at first look seem to indicate that high availability would require a 3rd party load …