Repost : What is vNIC, VMKNIC, PortGroups, Uplink Ports, vPorts and VMXNET3 Adapter

Studying NSX, I found that a review of the differences between vmnics, vNIC’s, and the terminology where in order.   I thought this blog post did a good job of over viewing the terms.   What is vNIC, VMKNIC, PortGroups, Uplink Ports, vPorts and VMXNET3 Adapter   ” Virtual Networking is one of the Key…

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.…

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…

My vCenter C: drive ran out of space

I came across something interesting today. The 160 GB C: drive on my vCenter Server ran out of space today…rather embarrassing. The first thing I checked is why in the heck my alerts didn’t go off…ok..problem fixed. After a couple of Google searches I came across and interesting VMware KB. Apparently there is a bug…