Not Quite Right Infrastructure Platforms

Have you worked with infrastructure platforms that were not quite right? Niggling little annoyances that do not impact delivering services but add that extra effort to get your job done? Things like self-signed SSL certificates, local user accounts and naming standards that make no sense. These things translate into technical

vUM Scan Cluster Error

This post is applicable to customers using VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 6.7 Update 3d with vSphere Update Manager. Problem: vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 Update 3d with vSphere Update Manager configured to scan a cluster of ESXi hosts. DNS is fully configured and functioning correctly for ESXi and vCSA. The

vSphere Feature Request – Skyline Health for 3rd Party Arrays

As an Enterprise Architect working for a VMware Partner, I am involved in many vSphere Health Checks. One of the most common problems we report are incorrectly configured ESXi Advanced settings. In particular, the optimized configuration for legacy 3-Tier All-Flash storage. And the customer wonders why there are performance issues

VCAP – Where is my 2019 Badge?

Are you VCAP certified and wondering where the 2019 badge for your VCAP track is and why your current VCAP version is listed as “Emeritus”? You have passed the latest VCAP exam (before 2019) and you verified there is no new VCAP exam in the exam catalog, surely they would

US Green Card process for VCDX, NPX or DECM-EA

I moved to the US in 2016 on an E3 work visa (similar to a H1B visa but linked to an Australian/US trade agreement, renew every 2 years). In 2017, I started the Green Card process by submitting the I-140 to qualify and then the I-485 once it was approved.

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

VMworld EU 2019 Announcements

The following announcements where made at VMworld EU 2019 last week. VMware continues to mature their multi-cloud abstraction, intrinsic security and end user computing solutions.

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