vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – Now Available for Download (BAW17)

vSphere 6.7 Update 1 – Now Available for Download (BAW17)

If you haven’t already seen the news, vSphere 6.7 Update 1 is now available for download from the VMware website. As with any VMware upgrade, please confirm that any systems/software that connect to vCenter and ESXi are fully supported on the new version before upgrading.   Blog-a-Week 2018 Posting (BAW): In previous years, I have had periods throughout the year […]

VMware VM with EFI Migration to Microsoft Azure (BAW16)

VMware VM with EFI Migration to Microsoft Azure (BAW16)

This information has been around for a little while and therefore I apologise if you have seen it already. I have been investigating the different ways to migrate virtual machines from a local VMware vSphere environment to Microsoft Azure.  The main concern that I have had is around virtual machines configured with EFI in VMware and being able to get […]

VMWorld – Preparing for your first time!!!  (BAW15)

VMWorld – Preparing for your first time!!! (BAW15)

Here is a short post about what I believe that you should do in preparation to attend VMworld.  My experience is mainly based on VMworld Europe but some of the items are certainly valid for VMWorld US as well. Registration, Hotels & Travel Discounts – When you register, make sure that you take advantage of any discounts that are available.  […]

The future of Gaming – could VMware and Citrix benefit? (BAW14)

The future of Gaming – could VMware and Citrix benefit? (BAW14)

As you may have heard as part of the E3 announcements last week, there is a strong belief that after the next generation of games consoles, development on future games consoles will stop.  This type of thing has been muted around on a number of occasions but it has never really happened, so why could it happen this time? With […]

vSphere 6.7 and Veeam Support (BAW13)

vSphere 6.7 and Veeam Support (BAW13)

For those of your who do not currently subscribe to the Weekly Veeam Community Forum emails provided by Anton Gostev at Veeam, here are details taken from his most recent email with regards to Veeam 9.5 support for vSphere 6.7. So the biggest news of the past week is VMware vSphere 6.7 becoming generally available, bringing the long-awaited HTML5 client! […]

Riverbed Steelfusion – High Latency With IBM Storwize v7000 (BAW12)

Riverbed Steelfusion – High Latency With IBM Storwize v7000 (BAW12)

As you may recall from previous blog posts, Riverbed Steelfusion is an interesting way to provide the performance of a local VMware environment to a remote office whilst also keeping the data replicated back to a central data centre (or even to a cloud environment). This is done by presenting out storage from the data centre, via a Steelfusion Core […]

vSphere 6.7 Announced (BAW11)

vSphere 6.7 Announced (BAW11)

Yesterday, it was announced by VMware that the latest release of vSphere will be vSphere 6.7. vSphere 6.7 builds on the great work that has been done with vSphere 6.5, to provide simple management and operational efficiency. With vSphere 6.7 there is an enhanced vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA).  This introduces new APIs that will improve the efficiency and experience to […]