Category Archives: Virtualization

Day 5: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Good day, and welcome to Day 5.  Last day for this week, it’s been a firehose of information so far.  Today is NSX in the morning, use cases, -V, -T and NSX … Continue reading

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Day 4: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Day 1  Day 2  Day 3 Another whirlwind day covering VDD & VCF, VMC on AWS, Cloud Management and Enterprise App Architecture. Quote heard today: “SDDC should be “Software Defined Application Platform” how can we design a datacenter w/o ever mentioning … Continue reading

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Day 3: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 is covering Business Transformation, how the people roles and processes will need to transition to supporting a new solution.   Lots about discovery, a transformation road map (where they are, where they need to be … Continue reading

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Day 2: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Day 1: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course Day 2 kicks off learning to whiteboard the Value Model: how to work with clients to list needs, outcomes, problems and correlate and prioritize them. Then we are into … Continue reading

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vSphere 6.5 iSCSI port binding

I was goofing around with my home lab and ran into an interesting tidbit regarding iSCSI port binding in 6.5. The documentation from VMware says: Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator. Click the Configure tab. Under Networking, click Virtual switches, and select … Continue reading

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Day 1: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Every wish there was a 9-day/81-hour course to propel you down the road to being a VMware Architect?   Wish no more. The VMware Center for Advanced Learning has gone live with a course intended to: Strengthen architectural & solution outcome skills in … Continue reading

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vSphere 6.x Observed IP range

Way back when I wrote about the “Observed IP Range” information reported for physical NICs in v5 hosts. I noted among other things that the field seems to be populated by a process that runs at boot time or when … Continue reading

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NSX: Upgrading to 6.4.0 from 6.3.x with a Control VM HA IP configured

tl/dr: If you upgrade from NSX 6.3.x to 6.4.0 make sure you remove the Control VM HA IP if it is set. Note that I have checked this with DLR and UDLRs. So I wrote about this the other day … Continue reading

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NSX 6.4 DLR HA changes

tl/dr: Enable HA during DLR deployment, don’t specify an HA IP address (if prompted),  use a unique logical switch for HA. Edits: Some info from VMware below. Also, if you are upgrading from 6.3 I would remove the HA IP … Continue reading

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VMware on AWS Quick Hits

vSphere plus SDDC Manager (VMware Cloud Foundation) plus NSX-V hosted on bare-metal at   AWS. VMware manages hardware account and bills you (separate from any AWS account you have) 4 nodes to start – each 2 socket/36 core, 512GB RAM, … Continue reading

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