I’ve been using vRealize Ops for nearly a decade now, and have been enjoying watching it evolve in that time. Since vRealize Operations 8.0, we’ve been able to monitor most of the leading hyperscaler cloud platforms. I thought I’d take a look at monitoring my AWS Free Tier environment via vRops. I work with several customers that have large multicloud ...

vMotion took the industry by storm when introduced alongside the very first releases of ESX. I remember being blown away by the idea of a live migration when I first started my virtualisation career. We’ve taken vMotion for granted for a few years now, but how is VMware improving it? You may have missed significant innovations in vSphere 7.0 U1, ...

I’m a bit late to the party here, but I decided I’d give ESXi ARM Edition a crack this year. I’ve been using my Raspberry Pi 3 for a few years now. Along the way I’ve used it for all sorts of stuff around the house, as well as customer demo’s. A few notable highlights: Using VMware software to monitor ...

I fired up my Intel NUC lab environment after an extended hibernation this week and immediately ran into some issues with my vRealize Operations instance. I thought I had the new password documented, but had clearly neglected that step in the pre-christmas rush late last year. I’ve had to perform this procedure probably a dozen times on various different appliances ...

I’m working on building out a nested lab environment on top of vSAN. I immediately thought of the last time I tried this, where I ran into all sorts of issues, luckily William Lam had already discovered a fix I wanted to apply this to our new lab environment with quite a few hosts, and didn’t want to do it ...

I’ve recently been reflecting on back where my career started in earnest in the mid 2000’s, building virtual machines for a large web hosting provider. We were riding the wave of virtualisation – for every VM I built, we were decommissioning a physical server. It was an amazing feeling, going to vMUGs, literally pulling legacy equipment out of the datacenter ...