ESXi on ARM and Amazon RDS on-premises?

I got the opportunity to sit down with Keith Townsend ( The CTO Advisor) to talk about announcements at VMworld 2018. Among those announcements was ESXi on ARM, as well as Amazon RDS (relational database services) on vSphere on-premises. Be sure to follow Keith on Twitter and check out his blog:  

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Intro to VMware Cloud Foundation

I sat down with Heath Johnson from VMware to find out more about VMware Cloud Foundation at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas. Cloud Foundation is vSphere with vSAN, NSX, and the vRealize automation, all easily deployed and managed easily, and available as a single sku.  

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VMworld 2018 – vSphere 6.7 update 1 features

Today was the first day of VMworld 2018, and this will be the first post in a series on the event. Announced was vSphere 6.7 update 1.  While an update release typically wouldn’t warrant a blog post, this one almost feel like the completion on what 6.7 should have been.  Here’s the key features: Fully Featured HTML5 client vCenter Server converge tool Enhancements for HCI and vSAN Enhanced content library vMotion for NVIDIA Quadro vDWS (Grid) VMs Fully Featured HTML5 client Starting out as a VMware Fling, the HTML5 client[…]

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How to install Nutanix CE on VMware

Nutanix CE, or Community Edition, is the free community supported hypervisor of Nutanix. Nutanix CE allows you to create a hyper-converged infrastructure on your own hardware, running AHV (Acropolis Hypervisor.) Nutanix in production can use Acropolis, Hyper-V, or VMware as the hypervisor of choice. Recently Veeam released support for Nutanix’s AHV hypervisor, allowing for agentless backups of virtual machines running in Acropolis. Since I don’t have a Nutanix cluster at home, I decided to make one! Since I run a lot of VMware based workloads, I decided to install Nutanix[…]

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v101tv – Veeam Availability Orchestrator Install

In this video, follow along as we install Veeam’s Availability Orchestrator and walk through the initial configuration wizard.  Stay tuned for more videos on VAO.  

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Underwater Computing

I decided to start a new category – Friday Funny! My goal is every Friday to post something related to tech that is humorous (at least to me). To start off this new addition to the blog, I give you – Underwater Computing! A ways back, maybe in 2005, I was working for a small VAR. We took care of SMBs in Ohio, and were really hands on. Each engineer had dedicated clients, and we did everything for them, instead of specializing across all clients. Because of this, most clients[…]

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HPE Discover 2018 Recap with Friends

I got to sit down with Matt Crape and Luigi Danakos on the last day of HPE Discover 2018 to recap the show and share our thoughts. Bure sure to Follow them on twitter and check out Luigi’s blog post. Matt: Twitter – @MattThatITguy Blog – Luigi Danakos: Twitter – @nerdblurt Blog – Mentioned post –…  

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