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William Lam
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When it comes to troubleshooting, something that you can never have too much of are logs! However, you can have excessive logs in the form of repeated log entries for a particular event which not only adds to the amount of logs you must sift through but…
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I just saw a nice list of VMworld sessions that was shared internally by Ben Corrie, an Engineer working in our Cloud Native Apps team at VMware on some of the VMworld sessions related to Cloud Native Apps, Containers & Docker. I figure I would share his…
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One of the coolest features in the new VSAN Health Check Plugin is the automatic verification of your underlying hardware (hosts, disks, storage controller & drivers) by automatically checking it against VMware’s VSAN HCL (Hardware Compatibility List).…
One of the coolest features in the new VSAN Health Check Plugin is the automatic verification of your underlying hardware (hosts, disks, storage controller & drivers) by automatically checking ...
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I have recently spent some time playing around with the new vCloud Air On-Demand offering and with the free $300 credit promotion which I am currently using, it is an easy and painless way of evaluating vCloud Air. A common operation that many of you will…
I have recently spent some time playing around with the new vCloud Air On-Demand offering and with the free $300 credit promotion which I am currently using, it is an easy and painless way of evalu...
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Last week I wrote an article on how to ensure unique serial numbers are generated when cloning Mac OS X VMs in vCloud Director and as part of that research, I also came across another neat trick that I learned from one of our Engineers, Regis Duchense. It…
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This week I learned about a really cool use case from one of our customers who is using vCloud Director to provision Mac OS X virtual machines to their end users both from a development standpoint but also for troubleshooting and demo purposes for their…
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One of the new features in vSphere 6.0 that was quickly mentioned at the end of Duncan Epping’s What’s New Storage DRS blog post is the ability to configure an IOPS reservation on a per-VMDK basis which is now integrated with both Storage IO Control…
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From time to time, you may need to collect some hardware related information such as PCI devices found within your ESXi hosts. In the past, you may have gone directly to the ESXi Shell running some of the legacy esxcfg-* commands for extracting things…
From time to time, you may need to collect some hardware related information such as PCI devices found within your ESXi hosts. In the past, you may have gone directly to the ESXi Shell running some...
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Last week I demonstrated how you can connect to the VMware Directory Service (vmdird) in vSphere 6.0 using JXPlorer, a graphical LDAP browser to extract useful information such as all the deployed vCenter Servers and Platform Services Controllers in your…
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I have written about using JExplorer before which is a free LDAP browser utility that can connect to vCenter SSO’s vmdird (VMware Directory Service) which you can find more details here. In vSphere 6.0, there are a couple of minor changes you will need to…
I have written about using JExplorer before which is a free LDAP browser utility that can connect to vCenter SSO's vmdird (VMware Directory Service) which you can find more details here. In vSphere...
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In case you missed the awesome news last Friday, George Kobar who works over in the vCloud Air team shared a really cool solution in which he demonstrates how to efficiently setup Nested ESXi running in vCloud Air which includes support for inner-vm guest…
In case you missed the awesome news last Friday, George Kobar who works over in the vCloud Air team shared a really cool solution in which he demonstrates how to efficiently setup Nested ESXi runni...
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Here's a really neat solution for folks looking to run Nested ESXi on vCloud Air and requiring inner-guest communication. This blog post goes into more detail and promiscuous mode is not required http://blogs.vmware.com/vcloud/2015/04/nested-esxi-vcloud-air.html
One of the benefits of having vSphere as the virtual infrastructure for vCloud Air is ability to run a wide variety of guest operating systems. This includes hypervisors such as ESXi, which can be installed within vCloud Air as a virtual machine. The solution, commonly referred to as Nested ESXi ...
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    Computer Science, 2003 - 2007
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