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VMware Flings – Investigate New Tools and Apps

VMware Flings can be quite amazing but may not have the visibility that they deserve.  So what are Flings? Well, VMware Flings have been around for quite a long time and can be found at:  https://flings.vmware.com/  Flings are designed to allow engineers and the community to explore new apps and tools.  The flings themselves will only have community support on […]

vSphere 7 U1c – Advanced Cross vCenter vMotion

Just before the new year, VMware released an update to vSphere 7 Update 1 with the Update 1c variant.  Usually these types of updates are released to address security concerns or to fix bugs and there isn’t usually any new features that could get you excited.  This time, though, it is slightly different with the release of the Advanced Cross […]

VMware History – Part 1 – The first 5 Years

The idea of these pages is to provide a timeline for the full history of VMware. There have been a few sites that have created a timeline of the history of VMware in past.  VMware even have their own timeline on their website:  https://www.vmware.com/timeline.html Unfortunately, although the VMware interactive timeline is visually very good, it tends to skip over some […]

VMware Project Monterey

So, one of the major announcements from VMworld 2020 was around Project Monterey. Kit Colbert has done a great blog post on Project Monterey available here:  https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2020/09/announcing-project-monterey-redefining-hybrid-cloud-architecture.html Project Monterey is the next development of the vSphere environment and requires the use of SmartNICs.  In a current deployment, all of the components such as vSAN Data, NSX services and Host Management, […]

SaltStack & VMware!

So, the news broke a little while ago that VMware has announced its intention to acquire SaltStack. But what is SaltStack and what do they do?   Salt was an open source automation engine and originated from the need for high-speed data collection and task execution for data center systems administrators managing massive infrastructure scale and resulting complexity.  Originally known […]

Coronavirus Changes Everything!!

As I sit down to enjoy another full day of Zoom meetings, I started to think back over the past few months and how things have changed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The stories and memories mentioned in this post are from my personal experiences during the pandemic and, although we’re not through this, I thought it would be good […]

PowerCLI – Copy Roles, Privileges and Permissions from One vCenter to Multiple vCenters

After being asked a question around copying Roles and Privileges from one vCenter to another vCenter, I looked over many different PowerCLI scripts to perform the task with many the providing steps but never really appearing to take the process to the level that I wanted and for my customer. I considered creating my own script to get to the […]

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