Category: VMware

VCSA CLI install error: format requires a mapping

While writing a standard vCenter installation procedure for a customer, I was testing the CLI installation of the Platform Service Controller (PSC) for VMware vCenter 6.5. I really love the CLI installation method, it enables you to perform the same install procedure over and over again. If you want to know how to create a […]

Friday June 15th, 2018 in vCenter Server, 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 […]

Sunday May 13th, 2018 in VMware | No Comments »


This week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Dutch VMUG (NLVMUG) about a project I did last year. Title of my session was: Migrate your datacenter without downtime Session abstract Moving a complete datacenter 50 KM, without downtime? A few years ago this was unthinkable, but with the help of VMware techniques this […]

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 in VMware | No Comments »

Testdrive Infinio Accelerator 3.0

Nowadays, many legacy storage devices (SAN/NAS) have the option for hosting flash devices in their solution. Flash devices leverage high IOPS and low latency. Most common used storage protocols (iSCSI, NFS and even Fiber Channel) are bandwidth optimized, and are not latency optimized. Of course Fiber Channel (FC) has a lower latency, as Ethernet based […]

Friday October 6th, 2017 in Performance, Storage | No Comments »

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 »