Category: VMware

VMware Product Design & Administration

vSphere Feature Request – VM Hardware Wizard

As an Enterprise Architect working for a VMware Partner, I am involved in many vSphere Health Checks. One of the most common mistakes we report are incorrectly configured Virtual Machine Hardware settings. In particular, business critical databases built with LSI Logic SAS with a single VMDK and an E1000 vNIC

Which is better? VMware or Nutanix?

I get this question all the time – “Hey René, you are an expert on VMware, why do you bother with Nutanix?” or vice-versa, depending upon whether I am talking to a VMware or Nutanix employee. And my answer is, “Well it depends upon the customer requirements, both vendors have

vCSA 6.7 U2a with NSX-v 6.4.5 – Network and Security Navigator is replaced by {{node.title}}

This post is applicable to customers using the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.7 Update 2a with NSX-v 6.4.5. Problem: vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 2a deployed and in use with NSX-v 6.4.5. Login to vSphere Client: https:// <IP Address or hostname of vCenter Server> In the vSphere Client UI,

VMware CAL Advanced Architecture Course Overview

For the past two weeks I have been attending the VMware Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) Advanced Architecture course. This is a 9-day course with updates from each of the business units of VMware, including instruction on architecture design and presentation skills. It is intended to include VMware employees and

Rapid VCP

Last week I was at VMware EMPOWER and had some interesting conversations with other partners and VMware Education that provided an insight into how quickly the VMware eco-system is evolving. Also included was the announcement of the new VMware Partner Connect program and the planned fifth VMware on AWS Master

Horizon View Design Considerations

This is the VMware Horizon View Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that Wayne Conrad and myself needed to answer for our VMware Horizon View architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. They are phrased as questions the architect

Top vBlog 2018 Success

This last four months have been crazy busy, with defending VCDX number 4, Dell-EMC Master Enterprise Architect (DECM-EA) and Nutanix Certified Sales Expert (NCSX) plus holding down my day job and family life, it has been a marathon. I am glad I made it to the other side largely intact.

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