Category: VMware

VMworld 2017 US Recap

This year, I was rewarded with a blogger pass for VMworld. In this blogpost I want to highlight, what was striking to me. Solutions exchange Every year I like to walk around the Solution Exchange, talking with vendors and learning about their solutions. What was surprising to me this year, was the size and the […]

Thursday September 7th, 2017 in VMware | No Comments »

VMworld US 2017

VMworld US is in a few weeks. This year I have been lucky to get a blogger pass from VMware. Every year I go to Barcelona, and if I can, also to VMworld US. For me VMworld US is more interesting. Why? One of the main reason why go to VMworld, is the Solution Exchange […]

Thursday August 3rd, 2017 in VMware | No Comments »

CLI install VMware vCenter server 6.5

Almost on every project I have worked on, I make an kickstart script for installing VMware ESXi. Although at first, it seems a lot of work. Using a kickstart script for installing VMware ESXi has many advantages: Every host is installed consistent. Elimination of human installations errors. Install script can be used as documentation. In […]

Thursday July 13th, 2017 in VMware | No Comments »

Reboot or shut down vSAN node: Take your time!

While working at a customer’s site, I notice that a system administrator wanted to reboot a vSAN node. The time it took to shutdown the node was too long (30+ min) for the system administrator, so he used iDRAC to hard reset the host. I asked him, why he just didn’t wait until the host […]

Tuesday June 13th, 2017 in VMware, VSAN | No Comments »

Migrating a datacenter with PowerCLI – Introduction

For the last few months, I have been working on a project to migrate 1000 virtual machines from one datacentre to another datacentre. Both datacentres are 50KM in distance from each other. The building where the source datacentre is situated, will be stripped and will be rebuild conform current standards. This means that every window, door, […]

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 in PowerCLI, VMware | No Comments »