Operational aspects of HCI video

While attending VMworld 2017 I presented on some of the operational aspects of hyper-converged infrastructure.   I believe the key takeaways were: Hyper-converged is more than just storage to gain the real benefits Hyper-converged has[…]

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How to operate IT with full Velocity

I was honored to be able to present this last week at VMworld 2017.   I have always been a huge supporter of vBrownBag and was really happy to present for them at VMworld again[…]

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How can you make IT agile?

Every single day I hear the new magic word from IT groups:  I need improved agility.   It reminds me of how people talked about going to the cloud.   Agility is a capability not a[…]

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Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 FAQ

I was recently involved in recording a series of Webinars to help customers understand how to upgrade to vSphere 6.5.   You can see the on demand recordings here: https://vts.inxpo.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:APIUTILS!51004&PageID=747A2F8A-E3DD-451B-8172-0F8F16EB464B A number of live questions[…]

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How to migrate current workloads into NSX

I get this question all the time. How do I migrate my existing VLAN backed workloads into NSX? The answer is pretty simple but it has some design concerns.   In order to explain the process[…]

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Cross site vMotion requires VMware switches technology

Cross site vMotion is a feature that really shows the power of the VMware platform.   When combined with NSX you can move live running virtual machines across long distances.    It’s a huge advantage[…]

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Double your storage capacity without buying a new storage shelf

I spent a good portion of my career moving storage from one array to another.   The driver is normally something like this: Cost of older array (life cycle time) New capacity, speed or feature[…]

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Migrating off a distributed virtual switch to standard switch Article 2

Normally people want to migrate from virtual standard switches to distributed switches.   I am a huge fan of the distributed switch and feel it should be used everywhere.   The distributed switch becomes a challenge when[…]

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Migrating off a distributed virtual switch to standard switch Article 1

Normally people want to migrate from virtual standard switches to distributed switches.   I am a huge fan of the distributed switch and feel it should be used everywhere.   The distributed switch becomes a challenge when[…]

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