The best event of the year is approaching again! If it didn’t cross your mind yet: VMworld 2014 is around the corner already and you should hurry up because the early bird discount will only last until the 10th of June.
VMFS VAAI ATS issues on a sunny Saturday
My colleague contacted me this morning as he was seeing strange behaviour with a particular VMFS datastore. The single VM which was running on this datastore was ‘gone’ and storage connectivity lost errors were appearing as well. Time for some troubleshooting…
HP StoreVirtual VSA: Should I stay or should I go?
During my career, I have been using LeftHand/StoreVirtual hardware very often and really liked the stability and flexibility of the product line. I would like to share my experiences with the virtual version of this iSCSI SAN solution as it can prove to be a valuable tool during your IT operations.
Missing vmservice-vshield-pg portgroup
While implementing McAfee MOVE, I came across a weird issue where the vShield vmservice-vshield-pg portgroup was not present on the ESXi hosts in the cluster while vShield Endpoint was correctly enabled. This post shortly describes the vShield Endpoint solution and how I fixed this.
VMware Course: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
This week I attended the VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 course in Bracknell, UK and would like to share my experiences with you to help decide whether this course would be beneficial for you and how you should prepare.
Bandwidth allocation using HP FlexFabric and VMware vSphere
Who is surprised to see server hardware with multiple 1 or 10Gbit NICs nowadays? Hardware keeps evolving, allowing higher capacities of compute power, network and storage. How do you coop with that and what possibilities do you have?
Recovering from an iSCSI Permanent Device Loss (PDL) in ESXi
What if, for some reason, your iSCSI storage is unavailable for a very short amount of time as seen from your ESXi box(es)? Usually, everything will recover automatically as ESXi retries the connection by itself. I came across a situation this did not occur and explain how I fixed this.
Configuring Veeam Backup and Replication Storage Snapshots
Do you want to use the latest backup technique by Veeam Backup & Replication and decrease impact on your virtual infrastructure while backupping? Read on!
VMware and HP Software-Defined Enterprise Roadshow
Today the enterprise roadshow by VMware and HP was held at Park Plaza Airport in Lijnden, the Netherlands. This post sums up the highlights of this day.
VMware vExpert 2014 Announcement
This morning I noticed a tweet saying that the vExpert 2014 announcement was available online. I didn’t see any e-mail message from VMware regarding this subject, so I assumpted that the title wasn’t awarded to me. Darn!