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Netapp ‘s Soldifire HCI Overview at VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra.

Netapp ‘s Soldifire HCI Overview. I had a chance to get a overview of Netapp’s new HCI Product while at Tech Field Day Extra while attending VMworld 2017.   I’ve long been a fan of the Solidfire Technology. From the early day’s to after the purchase and the re-branding of the product into Netapp.   […]

Pluribus Networks Netvisor & Adaptive Cloud Fabric @ VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra

I had the chance to get a Netvisor And Adaptive Cloud Fabric Overview by Pluribus Networks at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2017.   White box Networking has been main stream in the service provider world for some time. Plurbus has been strong in that space, but now more and more enterprise’s are looking for […]

Kingston – NVMe Overview at VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra.

Today I’m at Tech Field Day Extra at VMword. I had the chance to sit in on a presentation by Kingston. Overview of NVMe by @kingstontech at #TFDx #VMworld #vmworld2017 ‬   Kingston has developed and released a couple NVMe products with a read focus. Below are the slides highlighting the products. Kc1000 card DCP1000 SSD […]

Uila – A view into your data center.

I recently had the chance to get a product overview of Uila.   What product does Uila have?   “Uila’s Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring Monitoring helps align business and IT Operations goals in a single product by providing IT Operations with the application visibility and correlated network, compute and storage insights for Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud-based Data Centers […]

Big Switch – Big Cloud Fabric

A overview of Big Cloud Fabric   Big Switch labels Big Cloud Fabric, the ” Next-Gen Data Center Switching Fabric” From the above Link. ” Big Cloud Fabric™ is the next-generation data center switching fabric delivering operational velocity, network automation and visibility for cloud-native applications and software-defined data centers, while staying within flat IT budgets. […]

Big Switch – Container Integration

I had a the opportunity of a Big Switch and Containers overview. From the Big Switch Page above.   ” Single SDN Fabric for Multi-Container Ecosystems. Big Cloud Fabric delivers network automation, deep visibility and rapid container-to-container troubleshooting in multi-container environments. Containers are a new atomic unit of computing that is ideal for emerging cloud-native, […]

Big Switch – Overview and Design

What is Big Switch Networks? Why did they set out to re invent the way data center networking is done?   Big Switch designs and implements their product for Intent-based networking.   Legacy vs Intent-based Networking.     Traditional Networking is feature bases. Big Switch drives forward towards a Autonomous Network platform.     Big […]

Register Storage Providers for Virtual Volumes? Why VVOL’S?

One of the main reasons I wanted to upgrade my lab to vSphere 6.5 was to play with VVOL’s or Virtual Volumes. Why VVOL’s? Good Question. Lets Look at what is new in Virtual Volumes.     See What’s New: vSphere Virtual Volumes Source http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/virtualvolumes/vmware-whats-new-vsphere-virtual-volumes.pdf   “By transitioning from the legacy storage model to Software-Defined Storage with […]

Resetting VMware Update Manager Database on a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 (2147284)

I ran into a need to reset the VMware Update Manger Database after a Upgrade from 6 to 6.5 vCenter Server Appliance. I thought I would share the KB. This does remove all baselines, and all uploaded patches. Thus, document what you have. I had to do this because have the upgrade from vCenter Server Appliance […]