Introducing vSphere 7: Essential Services for the Modern Hybrid Cloud :repost

Exciting news from Vmware this week. https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2020/03/vsphere-7.html “Our customers who are most successful in meeting the changing needs of their customers simultaneously work on two initiatives: modernize their approach to applications, and modernize the infrastructure that those applications run on, to meet the needs of their developers and IT teams. As part of these initiatives, customers […]

Who is Clumio and how do they play in the cloud

Who is Clumio:     Clumio Background $51M+ Raised In Series A and B Founded 2017 – Built on the public cloud Co-founders Poojan Kumar : CEO Oracle Exadata Co-founder, PernixData CEO, Nutanix VP Engineering and Products Woon Ho Jung : CTO : VMware, PernixData, Nutanix Kaustubh Patil : VP of Engineering : VMware, PernixData, […]

HP/HPE Physical to VMware conversion for Windows 2008 R2 blue screens

Recently, I was converting an HP/HPE Windows 2008 R2 physical server into VMware (yes, P2V still happens), when I hit a blue screen on boot.  Turned out I was getting an Inaccessible Boot Volume stop error – a partial screenshot is below. Problem was, the blue screen went by so quickly that I had a […]

Windows Backup and Virtualization using Vembu BDR pt1.

Windows Backup and Virtualization using Vembu BDR One of the most appealing functionalities of Vembu BDR was the ability to back up stand-alone windows machines, and should the need occur, recover a backed up machine to a virtual machine, thus offering a easy route to migrating physical servers or workstations to a virtual machine. I […]

Investigating and setting syslog settings for ESXi with #PowerCLI

Persistent logs in ESXi are useful in all troubleshooting situations.  Earlier this week, I posted about vRealize Log Insight and as part of the quick-start of that product, it can set remote syslog settings on an ESXi host.  What should you do if you want to set your own settings – to a third party […]

VMware vCenter users are entitled to free 25 OSI licenses of vRealize Log Insight #FreeVMwareStuff

Its not news, but I find that a lot of folks still don’t realize that they are entitled to free benefits from VMware, included with their vSphere licenses.  In this #FreeVMwareStuff post, I want to focus on vRealize Log Insight. Anyone who has entitlement to VMware vCenter also gets 25 OSI licenses for vRealize Log […]

Cross vCenter vMotion UI from VMware Flings #FreeVMwareStuff

File this under – have you seen it?  Cross vCenter vMotion is one of the most useful features that was introduced in recent years.  I say that because a lot of times we have consolidation projects in a company that does a lot of mergers and acquisitions.  We inherit companies that already have vSphere and […]