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William Lam
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Last week I had to build a couple of Nested VSAN environments for testing and of course I used my VSAN Nested ESXi OVF template to help expedite the deployment. After deploying the OVF for the third time to get my three Nested ESXi nodes, it hit me. Why…
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I know a few of you were interested in the VMware 2013 Cycling Kit that I had purchased last year and have asked when the next kit would be available for purchase. Historically, this has been an internal community led project by Scott Jobe who volunteers…
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When using ESXCLI, the output is formatted using a “default” formatter based on the type of data being displayed. However, you can easily modify the output by using one of the three supported formatters: xml, csv and keyvalue or even leverage some…
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In addition to the vSphere Web Client, a great way to further explore VSAN in greater depth is by leveraging RVC and the new VSAN namespace on the command-line. If you have not played with the new the VSAN commands in RVC, Florian Grehl has written a…
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In addition to storing your Virtual Machines, you may also want to use the VSAN Datastore to store your operating system ISOs in case you do not have an external repository and would like to keep everything local. If you use the vSphere Web Client to…
In addition to storing your Virtual Machines, you may also want to use the VSAN Datastore to store your operating system ISOs in case you do not have an external repository and would like to keep e...
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After creating my VSAN Configuration Maximum query script I thought it would also be useful to create an equivalent set of VSAN vCheck Plugins. For those of you who have not heard of or used vCheck (pretty rare unless you do not use PowerShell/PowerCLI in…
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Nested environment, which is something I did quite a bit of as a customer and still continue to do so today. I could easily snapshot my Nested ESXi environment, perform my tests and then quickly rollback to my original starting state. However, when it…
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When it is time to patch, upgrade or service an ESXi host running VSAN, the first thing you will want to do is to place the host into Maintenance Mode. If you have never performed this operation on a VSAN host before, you should be aware that there is a…
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As you probably may have heard, the results of the Top 25 Virtualization Bloggers for 2014 was just announced yesterday. If you have not seen the results, I highly recommend you check out the special Google hangout recording hosted by Eric Siebert, John…
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    Computer Science, 2003 - 2007
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