How to operationalize NSX

I was recently invited to join Rene Van Den Bedem to discuss how to operationlize NSX and best practices.  It was a good Webcast you can view it here: http://bit.ly/2aPbwaZ   Enjoy

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vRO Scriptable task to kill idle vCenter sessions

Update: A new friend provided an update to the script to validate that terminate.keys is populated, I added it to script below. This is a recommended best practice.  Kill vCenter sessions that are older than[…]

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Deep Dive Multi-nic vMotion

Update:  See the comments below this article is not in alignment with VMware support.  At this time VMware support recommends using active/standby for multi-nic vMotion fail over.   – Thanks David for bringing that to[…]

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Who is your hero?

A few weeks ago my family went on vacation to Disney World.  It was a fun-filled week for my two girls.   They were most excited about meeting their hero’s: Disney Princesses and characters.  […]

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NSX Controllers all show as disconnected

I was recently upgrading my home lab to the newest version of NSX.   Since it’s my home lab I didn’t backup or snapshot before I did the upgrade.  Don’t try this at work.  The[…]

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Can we judge a company by the quality of their documentation?

    I had been thinking about this for a while.   Before I look into joining a software company I ask to see their documentation for products.  I have learned a lot about the[…]

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Updating vCenter to 5.5 U2 or later reduces the java heap size

In the past VMware has had large customers adjust the java heap size for Inventory service, profile-driven storage, and web management.   Most commonly it’s the adjustment for Inventory to attempt to improve speed.  […]

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Free Central Ohio Lunch and Learn session on HA and DRS April 1st

I have started up the Lunch and Learn sessions again.  We have sign up’s and a schedule.  I ask that you sign up so I can notify you if a session has been canceled.  Your[…]

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Design Scenario: Gigabit networking with 10GB for storage SMB setup

Yesterday I got a comment on a older blog article asking for some help. Caution While it would be a bad idea personally and professionally for me to give specific advise without a design engagement[…]

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Death of the sysadmin and birth of….

Sysadmins I started my career as a sysadmin..  I didn’t want to spend all day sitting in a chair writing applications.  I wanted to touch the hardware.   I am a firm believer that every[…]

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