Category Archives: vSphere

Active Directory in the Cloud

Active Directory capabilities have been a key differentiatior for the Microsoft Cloud, which includes the capabilities of Azure.  Some may be inclined to think of Active Directory as a legacy on-premise technology that grinds against cloud principles, but when it

Top 6 Features of vSphere 6

Top 6 Features of vSphere 6

This changes things. It sounds cliché to say “this is our best release ever” because in a sense the newest release is usually the most evolved.  However as a four year VMware vExpert I do think that there is something

Exploring VMware’s New OnDemand Private Cloud (Part 1)

UPDATE:  vCloud Air OnDemand is out of beta and has now entered an Early Access Program for which you can sign up here. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to explore a beta of VMware’s upcoming cloud offering – vCloud Air

VMware vSphere 6 — What’s New?

vSphere 6 has been in public beta for several months now and this week at VMworld some of the new capabilities are now public. vSphere 6 remains in beta for a future release (sign up here!), but let’s take a

VMware Announces EVO:RAIL for the Software Defined Data Center

The much rumored “MARVIN” has manifested today as EVO:RAIL which represents VMware’s entry into the “Infrastructure In-A-Box” or hyper-converged market. Each “RAIL” consists of a block of four (4) x86 rack mount servers available from a list of partners, with

Get Excited for VMworld 2014!

It’s the season for VMworld and all of us are getting a bit excited. I’ve never been to VMworld (and won’t this year either) but I’m still quite excited about what this VMworld will bring. Why? I’m glad you asked.

Software Defined Speed — A Look at PernixData FVP

PernixData FVP is a solution I’ve worked with in one environment for perhaps the past 6 months or so. I’ve been meaning to write about it (more than just tweets anyway) for some time, but I’m first now getting around

vSphere 6.0 Public Beta — Sign Up to Learn What’s New

vSphere 6.0 Public Beta — Sign Up to Learn What’s New

Yesterday, VMware announced the public availability of vSphere 6.0 Beta 2.  I can’t tell you what’s all in it due to the NDA, but you can still register for the beta yourself, read about what’s new and download the code

Patch Available for NFS APD issue on ESXi 5.5 U1

There is an issue with using NFS on ESXi 5.5 U1 where intermittent APDs (All Paths Down) conditions occur which can disrupt active workloads. The KB for the issue is here. Patch 5.5 E4 was released on June 10 which

Will VMware Start Selling Hardware? Meet MARVIN

Will VMware Start Selling Hardware? Meet MARVIN

The Register is running a story that VMware is preparing to launch a line of hardware servers.