Weekly Snapshot Report PowerCli (BAW8)

Weekly Snapshot Report PowerCli (BAW8)

I know that a lot of people have provided snapshot reports in the past for vSphere, but a lot of them were not really suitable to work with on a regular basis.  Therefore I pulled together a short script that will list all snapshots for virtual machines that are powered on – as these are the ones where the snapshots […]

Updated Veeam Weekly Backup Report – Powershell (BAW6)

Updated Veeam Weekly Backup Report – Powershell (BAW6)

Back in 2015, I created a 3-day Backup Report for Veeam that was based on the ‘SysAdmin Modular Report’ (SAMReport) – this is the link to the original post for that report:  http://virtualworlduk.co.uk/3-day-veeam-backup-report-powercli/ That report has been useful for a couple of years but I felt that I could do better, without having to link back to the vCenter server quite so […]

Dell Secret Talks (BAW4)

Dell Secret Talks (BAW4)

Firstly, let me apologise for the delay in this post coming out.  Secondly, many people may have already seen this at the end of last week with regards to Dell having some secretive talks about their future. As you will all be aware, Michael Dell went through a phase a buying back shares to become a privately owned company, and […]

Serverless Architectures and VMware Dispatch Framework (BAW3)

Serverless Architectures and VMware Dispatch Framework (BAW3)

Now I am by no way an expert with Serverless Architectures, but I saw an announcement from VMware the other day about VMware releasing the Dispatch Framework, and I thought that I would investigate a little further. Having utilised servers as the main part of my career to date, the idea of a ‘Serverless’ environment seems a little strange.  Here […]

VCSA 6.5 – Greyed Out Migration Option (BAW2)

VCSA 6.5 – Greyed Out Migration Option (BAW2)

Whilst performing some Storage vMotion activities recently, I discovered an issue with 3 virtual machines in my environment where they were unable to perform a vMotion of any type due to the Migrate option being greyed out in vCenter.  I believe that this actually occurred because the 3 virtual machines in question had been in the middle of a Storage […]

The 5 levels of autonomous cars!!  (BAW1)

The 5 levels of autonomous cars!! (BAW1)

In a slight change from my normal blog posts, I thought that it would be good to take a look at the emerging tech around autonomous cars.  I’m sure that autonomous cars will continue to evolve and will become the main type of car purchased in the future.  In reading a little more about autonomous cars, I’ve discovered that there […]

VMware ESXi on Microsoft Azure & Migration to Azure

VMware ESXi on Microsoft Azure & Migration to Azure

I stumbled across this blog announcement the other day and found it quite enlightening. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/transforming-your-vmware-environment-with-microsoft-azure/ Basically, the first part of the blog post is all about a frictionless migration path from VMware to Azure – being available from 27th November 2017 – unfortunately no one really answers the question about whether this will finally allow a virtual machine configured with […]