VMworld US 2017 Session Voting – Please Vote!


Each year, you can vote for sessions presented during VMworld. I’d like to bring to attention a few great sessions from my peers at VMware I highly recommend voting.

In order to vote, please login to your personal www.vmworld account or create one by choosing either SIGN IN or CREATE ACCOUNT.

Navigate to LEARN – SESSION VOTING and click on the green VOTE NOW button.

session-voting

Alternatively, open this link.

You can vote by clicking on the stars to the right of the session title (5 stars is the maximum). The easiest thing to find the sessions youre interested in is to use the field SEARCH BY KEYWORD in the upper left. My suggestions are:

  • keilty
  • duncan
  • cormac
  • lam (William)
  • renouf

If your spare time only allows you to vote for one session, please vote for this one (direct link):

vSAN Customer Panel – 4 Different Customers will discuss how they modernized their Data Centers using vSAN. [2615]

Among the Panel Session’s speakers that I want to highlight are Michael Sheehan (NIBR – my customer), and Peter Keilty (my buddy).

Many thanks for taking the time. Have fun voting!

VMware vSphere 6: Das umfassende Handbuch


Authors: Bertram Wöhrmann, Dennis Zimmer, Jan Grosse, Günter Baumgart, Urs Stephan Alder, Marcel Brunner

Abstract (in German as the book is written in German language)

Wenn Sie Ihre IT-Infrastruktur mit VMware vSphere 6 künftig noch besser auslasten, einfacher administrieren und so Aufwand und Kosten reduzieren möchten, dann ist dieses Buch Ihr unverzichtbarer Begleiter! Als Administrator, Berater, IT-Architekt oder Entscheider profitieren Sie vom umfassenden Praxiswissen gefragter Experten.

  • Installation, Konfiguration, Administration
  • Storage-Design mit VVols und Storage-Konfiguration von EMC²
  • Converged Systems VSAN, EVO:Rail, EVO:Rack und Nutanix,
  • Netzwerk
  • Backup, Ausfallsicherheit
  • Cluster
  • Cloud
  • Lizenzierung
  • u. v. m.

Berücksichtigt VMware vSphere 6.0 inkl. Update 1

Bezugsquellen (erhältlich im Fachhandel und Online):

 

 

What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert


What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert [rubrik.com]

What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert

Being a technical professional often results in no one knowing about the work being done–if things go according to plan. Our focus is on being invisible. We set up complicated servers, hook them all together, and offer up resources for virtual machines and data repositories. And in the end, an application is given a home, where visibility of the world is often abstracted from view.


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VMware vExpert 2017 – Thank You!


Thank you very much for being elected as VMware vExpert award receptionist! I’m very proud to be part of the vExpert community, once again. This year, for the sixth time in a row.
 
Herewith, I’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate everyone who has been selected, especially my well respected colleagues and dear friends, namely:

  • Urs Stephan Alder
  • Erin Banks
  • Jase McCarty
  • Fabio Chiodini
  • William Lam
  • Alan Renouf
  • Bertram Woehrmann
  • Dennis Zimmer

For the full listing have a look here. Hopefully, I will meet some of you at VMworld 2017!

 
– Cloud Jockey.

Booting VMware vSphere 6.5 From A Mac mini (7,1)


As I tried a bare metal installation of VMware vSphere 6.5 on a fresh Mac mini I ran into the condition that I wasn’t able to boot from a USB stick. It simply didn’t show up as a Startup Disk in macOS in the respective application to flag it as a boot device! That’s something that always had been working flawlessly.

After hours of intensive research and trial and error I finally was able to boot into vSphere 6.5 from a USB stick.

Here’s how: Continue reading “Booting VMware vSphere 6.5 From A Mac mini (7,1)”

VMware vSphere 6: Das umfassende Handbuch


 … is now available to order online or in stores across Germany, Switzerland, and Austria!

It’s a compendium about VMware vSphere 6 totalling 1’239 pages (ISBN 978-3-8362-3816-8). It includes Best Practices, and know-how transfer with real-world tips and walk-through for installation, implementation, and integration of physical as well as software components. It is based on VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 1.

A brief description in German (as the book is written in that language):

In diesem umfassenden Handbuch zu VMware vSphere 6 erfahren Sie alles über die Planung und Administration komplexer IT-Landschaften mit den mächtigen Virtualisierungslösungen von VMware. Die Autoren, allesamt branchenweit anerkannte und ausgezeichnete VMware-Spezialisten, erklären zunächst, wie Servervirtualisierung funktioniert und worauf Sie bei der Konzeption achten müssen. Installation, Konfiguration und Nutzung aller Komponenten und Funktionen von vSphere 6 werden ausführlich und mit Fokus auf den Praxiseinsatz vorgestellt: ESXi, vCenter, VMFS, RDM, HCL, VMotion, DRS, VMsafe, konvergente Systeme u.v.m. Profitieren Sie von der Erfahrung der Autoren und lernen Sie, wie Sie vSphere 6 effizient im Unternehmen einführen und administrieren. Inkl. Hochverfügbarkeit, Sicherheit und Kommandozeile!

Vmware vsphere 6

 

Personally, I have contributed four chapters:

  • vSphere Storage Architecture (contributing Virtual SAN 6.1, and Virtual Volumes leveraging EMC vVNX Tech Preview)
  • EMC VNX2 for vSphere (including EMC Solutions Integration Services for vSphere Webclient)
  • Data Protection with VDP (including EMC Data Domain, and EMC Avatar integration)
  • Converged Systems (including EVO:RAIL)

 

You are able to pre-order the book at the following stores (excerpt, not a full list of stores offering the book):

Enjoy reading!