An easy fix for vSphere 6.5, web client and certificates to keep your uploads flowing

An upgrade vSphere 6.5 means no more beloved Windows/C# vSphere Client and loads of people are being forced to the web client.  With the web client, certificates play a much more important role in the overall design and untrusted certificate on your vCenter and ESXi hosts will plague you when trying to deploy new VMs,…

Druva – Infrastructure Data Protection

Druva – Infrastructure Data Protection   I had a chance to have a overview with Druva at Tech Field Day Extra while attending VMworld 2017.   Druva , on demand , at scale, and cloud-first.   Druva is a as a service offering that includes the AWS costs.     Thanks     Roger Lund…

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…

VMworld 2015 Sponsors – Zerto and Opvizor

The final 2 sponsors for vBrainstorm at VMworld 2015 are Zerto and Opvizor! First up is Zerto!  Zerto says it best with this excerpt from their web site: Zerto provides enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized IT infrastructure & cloud. They not only provide your typical backup of VMs but also virtual…

HP introduces new 3PAR StoreServ 8000 series arrays for the midrange

After almost a 3 year run, HP is replacing the 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series with all new 3PAR StoreSev 8000 series arrays.  This news comes while HP is celebrating how well its mid-range 3PAR arrays have been selling versus competitors. The new arrays features upgraded hardware including 16-gigabit fibre channel and 12-gigabit SAS connectivity for its…

I’m a Delegate at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015

I’m excited to announce that I am a Delegate for Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2015 I will be on Monday’s Delegate Panel.   What is Tech Field Day?   ” http://techfieldday.com/about/ Our Field Day events bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a presentation and…

HP announces Hyper-Converged Systems based on StoreVirtual VSA

HP unveiled the HP Converged System 200-HC StoreVirtual based on HP ProLiant SL2500 series of scalable computing servers and the HP StoreVirtual VSA today at VMworld in Barcelona.  The CS 200-HC StoreVirtual features VMware vSphere 5, the HP StoreVirtual VSA, and HP OneView for management.  The CS 200-HC StoreVirtual line comes in two different models –…

HP readies 3PAR StoreServ with vVol support ahead of vSphere 6

HP says that they are ready and waiting with Virtual Volume (vVol) support on the 3PAR StoreServ platform when VMware releases vSphere 6.  One of the most discussed topics in storage at VMworld is vVol support and HP says that they have been working with VMware since the pre-acquisition days of 3PAR to implement and support…