How to Upgrade to vRealize Network Insight 4.1

How to Upgrade to vRealize Network Insight 4.1
After upgrading to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5, my next task at hand was upgrading to vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 4.1. I’m really looking forward to this release because it supports VMware Enterprise PKS and Kubernetes as a data source. Very cool! vRNI 4.1 What’s New! Martijn Smit recently made the move to the vRealize Network ...

How to Upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5

How to Upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5
It was time to upgrade the operations management layer of my homelab environment. This includes an upgrade to vRealize Operations Manager 7.5. vRealize Operations Manager 7.5 What’s New! vROps 7.5 introduces a lot of exciting new features, including: vSAN-aware performance optimization Return of the allocation model Identify orphaned (or “zombie”) virtual disks with reclaimable capacity ...

Runecast Analyzer support for VMware HCL Beta

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]

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 ...