How-to use VMware vCenter Server Support Assistant 6.0

vCenter Support Assistant

VMware vCenter Server Support Assistant 6.0 is Free virtual appliance (and plugin) which aims to help to proactively monitor your environment for alerts and recommended fixes. It allows to receive alerts or monthly status emails. The appliance helps when filling up support requests for VMware (reactive support) as it collects and attaches the diagnostic information […]

VMware VSAN Health Check Plugin Released

VMware VSAN health check plugin

There is a new plugin for VMware VSAN 6.0 which allows troubleshooting and monitoring of VSAN 6.0 installations and implementations. There are 2 versions of the plugin where the first one is for vCenter Server on Linux (VCSA) – this is an RPM file. And the second one is for Windows based vCenter server 6.0 – a […]

vCenter Appliance 6.0 – Simplified Scripted Installation

vCenter appliance 6 scripted ideployment

VMware vCenter Appliance 6.0 can be deployed in two different manners. Through the GUI as I detailed that in my post here, or second way – by using scripted installation. Scripted installation allows you to stay consistent when deploying multiple isolated sites with multiple vCenter Appliances and PSC for example. Now if you’re not a scripting […]

vSphere 6.0 vCenter Server 6 Windows 2012 R2 Install Guide (With External SQL Server DB)

You'll need SQL server native client

VMware vSphere 6.0 has brought simplified deployment model where the dependency on Microsoft SQL server is reduced by using the built-in vPostgre SQL provided by VMware. Supported databases for the windows installation are SQL 2008 R2, 2012 and 2014, Oracle 11g and 12c as well as the option to use an embedded vPostgres database. vPostgres on […]

SSD Storage Closer to CPU – That’s Memory Channel Storage by Diablo Technologies for Next Gen VSAN

Diablo Technologies

During this year’s VMworld in Barcelona 2014 I had an opportunity to be part of Tech Field Day Extra organized by Steven Fosket (@sfosket). It was my first Tech field day (hope not last one) and I was present together with other candidates on this presentation from Diablo Technologies. They’re working on Memory Channel Storage […]

CloudVolumes, Just-in-Times-Desktops and Some Secret Sauce in Between

Cloudvolumes - Assigned of Applications, not installation

I went to see Garry Owen during VMworld Barcelona 2014. Garry who is a EMEA Senior Product Marketing Manager, based at Frimley, to ask him about the latest and hottest VMware technology in the End User Computing (EUC). We were talking about CloudVolumes, Just-in-Times-Desktops, forking and some secred sauce in between all this. He showed me […]

Atlantis USX – A truly Software Hyper Converged Solution

Atlantis USX - hyperconverged platform

Atlantis Computing continues impress me with their solution which is currently unique in the industry as you can use your own hardware to create your own hyper converged solution. What Atlantis USX needs is to use your server’s local disk resources (or shared storage) to create an acceleration layer composed of Memory, SSD and HDD. […]

Nutanix Software on Dell PowerEdge Servers And Future Roadmap


Hyperconverged Infrastructures are the way to go. Nutanix was one of the first players in this field. First by specializing by providing this hyper-converged platform for VDI workloads, few years back. But if VDI is a good use case for Nutanix, it was just a matter of time to realize that what’s very good at […]