Today a colleague called me asking why his 5TB datastore was not showing up while configuring a new VMware VSA cluster. This post explains why, and how you should prepare for deploying VSA.
Today I stumbled upon an issue where I couldn’t power on a particular VM without triggering a PSOD (Exception 14) on the ESXi host the machine was registered on. This article describes the reason for the PSOD and how I solved it using PowerCLI.
This evening, finally, Twitter feeds have gone wild about VMware vCloud Automation Center 6! Next, VMware also released vCenter Operations Manager 5.8.
This post explains the steps you could take to remove a VSAN-enabled host from a VSAN cluster without putting it into maintenance mode. You could also use this method to remove an VSAN-less ESXi host from a cluster without putting it into maintenance mode.
Today I was asked to check if our infrastructure was ready for Windows Server 2012 R2 as guest operating system. I thought it would be handy to share my findings here so you don’t have to find out the compatibility for each product.
This post is dedicated to the deployment of HP Insight Control for vCenter, an addon for VMware vSphere and storage administrators that need more insight in their systems or more control using a single tool.
Alot has been going on in my head about how I should transform my homelab from a simple physical box with just plain vSphere 5.5 on it and memory consuming applications like Microsoft Exchange and Lync to a nested ESXi environment where I can test new VMware features and technologies apposed to the Microsoft technologies I have seen for many years now.
I had a really nice read on this page about implementing VMware vSphere on a HP BladeSystem solution.
The article describes the various information systems supplied by HP to ensure you are running a supported configuration. Whether you are deploying a greenfield environment or upgrading your existing environment, make sure you follow the guidelines mentioned by HP.
This month HP will release StoreVirtual LeftHand OS 11.0 which contains new major features for your environments.
I have spent time solving an issue with host profiles on several environments running on vSphere 5.1 and HP BL460c G6 blades, to be specific. These blades have two local SAS drives in a RAID-1 configuration. This logical drive is used for installing ESXi and provides in a VMFS datastore.