Runecast Analyzer support for VMware HCL Beta

11. April 2019 SDDC, Uncategorized 0
Runecast Analyzer support for VMware HCL Beta
I have been in contact with Runecast since VMworld 2018. They deliver a product called Runecast Analyzer. It basically allows you to stay on top of the overall health of your VMware environment. They – for example – automatically scan the online VMware Knowledge Base using their “Proactive automation engine” to search for any known ...

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Public Beta Available [Sponsored]

11. April 2019 Partners 0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Public Beta Available [Sponsored]
NAKIVO is working on v8.5 of their Backup & Replication solution. You can sign-up for the Beta and download a trial until April 23rd at https://www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/8.5-beta/. Nakivo Backup & Replication v8.5 comes with a set of interesting new features: Nutanix AHV Support Replication From Backup Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi Software-Defined Backup ...

Getting back in the game #VCDX

21. February 2019 VCDX 0
Getting back in the game #VCDX
Back in November 2018 my application submission for my second VCDX was unfortunately rejected. Of course I was bummed out but I was also determined and passionate to resubmit as soon as possible. Well, soon has passed and I haven’t resubmitted yet. What happened? I was flying to Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2018 and ...

Adding a Second Site – Running in Ravello Cloud – to my Homelab using pfSense and OpenVPN

21. February 2019 Homelab, SDDC 0
Adding a Second Site – Running in Ravello Cloud – to my Homelab using pfSense and OpenVPN
Introduction In my homelab, I’m currently running a fully nested VMware environment in a single box. With the necessary tweaking and tuning, and thanks to fast NVME SSD storage, I can quite comfortably run 6 ESXi hosts concurrently. 4 Nodes with vSAN are running the management cluster (non-stop), and two 2-node clusters with NFS storage (provided ...

Vembu BDR Suite 4.0 is now GA [sponsored]

05. December 2018 Partners 0
Vembu BDR Suite 4.0 is now GA [sponsored]
Vembu has released version 4.0 of BDR Suite. This blog will provide an insight into the new features that will be available with this release and the other enhancements. What’s new in 4.0? You can now backup the VMs running on Hyper-V cluster. Even if the VMs configured for backups move from one host to another, the ...

Failing my first attempt at VCDX6-NV

19. November 2018 Study, VCDX 0
Failing my first attempt at VCDX6-NV
As some people might know, I have been working hard to obtain my second VCDX certification. This time, I’m aiming for VCDX6-NV. I worked very hard to submit my application before the due date for the December round of defenses. It was a tough nut to crack, but I submitted my application and after a ...

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 BETA [Sponsored]

18. November 2018 Partners 0
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.1 BETA [Sponsored]
NAKIVO is working on v8.1 of their Backup & Replication solution. You can sign-up for the Beta and download a trial at https://www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/8.1-beta/. I installed this version in my homelab and gave the new features a spin. The full release notes are available at http://beta-helpcenter.nakivo.com/display/RN/v8.1+Beta+%282018-11-05%29+Release+Notes. The most important new features are: Policy-Based Data Protection NAKIVO Backup & ...