Docker – Tech Field Day Extra @ VMworld 2016


  While attending VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas this year, I was invited to sit on the Tech Field Day panel for Monday.  One of the companies presenting was Docker. Mike Coleman from Docker presented to the panel and did a great job.  While I am familiar with containers conceptually, I have not yet implemented them in […]

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Why VSAN All-Flash is the right choice


  VMware’s HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) solution is VSAN – or Virtual SAN.  It’s a kernel based solution built right into the ESXi Hypervisor, that allows each server to consume local storage, and pool it together and share it back out to the VMware cluster.  A minimum of 2 hosts is required (plus another witness appliance) or […]

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VMworld Day 1


After Partner Exchange, VMworld officially kicked off Sunday night, with a welcome reception in the Solutions Exchange.  The welcome reception is a great time to get a layout of the solutions exchange, and to start talking with some of the vendors at VMworld.  Accompanied by drinks and hor devours,  VMware makes it’s customers feel at […]

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VMworld Benefit – Community!


  This year will be my 5th year attending the largest virtualization conference in the world, VMworld 2016.  I still remember my first year – arriving into San Francisco in 2012 wide-eyed and overwhelmed.  My hotel was a good 25-minute walk away from a convention center that was mostly underneath the ground. Once I finally […]

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VMworld Videos


  Since I recently started up to provide videos and whiteboard sessions to introduce people to virtualization and it’s related eco-sphere, I decided to also create some videos while out at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Please subscribe and follow along, as I’ll be posting videos throughout each day on the different events and happenings […]

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VMworld 2016 Partner Day


What is Partner Day at VMworld? Previously, VMworld held a separate event called PEX, Partner Exchange, to engage and train VMware partners.  Now, they have integrated into the VMworld conference, taking place on the days previous to the conference start. Partner Day is Saturday and Sunday, with partner bootcamps running on the first day, and […]

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v101tv – Initial ESXi Configuration


  Now that ESXi is installed on our server, let’s log into each of the vSphere clients – C# client, and the embedded HTML5 host client, to view the configuration options for our server.    

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