Category: VMware

Determine your vSphere storage needs – Part2: Performance

Besides capacity, performance is probably one of the most important design factors. IOPS Latency The first step is to determine your performance needs in IOPS. This is probably the hardest part. In order to determine your IOPS needs, you have to know what type of virtual machines or applications, and there corresponding I/O characteristics your going […]

Wednesday January 20th, 2016 in VMware | 1 Comment »

My VCDX journey

Friday 30 October 2015, 9:30 in the morning. I’m in the middle of a lesson talking about SRM and recovery plans, I see a popup on the top right of my screen: “VCDX Defense Results”. Me to my students: “Sorry, this is not what I normally do. But I have to check this email”. Michael […]

Wednesday November 4th, 2015 in VMware | No Comments »

Determine your vSphere storage needs – Part 1: Capacity

Currently I’m working on a project where I have been asked to determine the storage requirements for a new storage solution. The customer is going to run a VMware vSphere 6 environment in a active-passive twin datacenter setup. As I was gathering the customer requirements I thought to write a blog post how this process […]

Wednesday September 16th, 2015 in VMware | No Comments »

Silicon Valley Road Trip – Day 2

Today we had the pleasure to visit to other companies in Sillicon Valley, Nutanix and Pernixdata. Although these 2 companies cannot called an startup anymore they had quite some interesting stuff to show us. At Nutanix we had a 1 hour meeting with @stevenpoitrais (who wrote the Nutanix Bible). If you ever worked with Nutanix you […]

Sunday August 30th, 2015 in VMware | No Comments »

Silicon Valley Road Trip – Day 1

On the 27 and 28 of august I’m having a road trip through Silicon Valley with fellow colleges @rutgerkoster @nielshagoort and @frankdenneman. These day where’re going to visit 4 startup companies who are so kind to spend a couple of hours on us to tell us there latest innovations. Yesterday we had the pleasure to […]

Friday August 28th, 2015 in VMware | No Comments »