Vembu BDR Suite, first look.

I have previously written about Vembu BDR Suite, so lets go into a little more detail. Vembu BDR Suite is a server based suite of packages integrated behind a single intuitive web console. once installed, logging onto the server gives a landing page with 4 common tasks, adding Virtualization servers, be it Microsoft Hyper-V or…

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…

repost: VMware ESXi Release and Build Number History as of Dec 15 2017

Repost: VMware ESXi Release and Build Number History as of Dec 15 2017 The following listings are a comprehensive collection of the flagship hypervisor product by VMware. All bold versions are downloadable releases. All patches have been named by their release names. Please note that the ESXi hypervisor is available since version 3.5.   So…

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…

My vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Checklist – painful : Repost

I ran across this post when reviewing VMware vSphere 6.5 upgrade best practices via google. I like to read about others and what they experience while upgrading prior to running through a upgrade myself.   by Michael White My vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Checklist – painful   “Yes, this has taken me a while to get too.…

Install VMware tools on Centos 7

I was standing up some Centos 7 boxes in VMware vSphere. And I figured I would blog on the steps to install VMware Tools.   The below Steps are taken from http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/CentOS_7.html    “CentOS 7 documentation covers information on how to install the operating system in a virtual machine. For additional information about the operating system,…