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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Design for Platform services controller (PSC)

This is the first part in a series about building PSC architecture the rest of the articles are here: Part 1 Design for Platform services controller  Part 2 Installing Platform services controller Part 3 Setting[…]

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NSX Manager still running but disconnected from vCenter

A quick note in case you run into this issue.   I was running into problems where my NSX manager was running and everything seemed fine (NSX manager login / Console) but I could not[…]

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VMkernel types updated with design guidance for multi-site

Holy crap what do all these VMware VMkernel type mean?  I started this article and realized I had already written one here.  Sad when google leads you to something you wrote… looks like I don’t[…]

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Should IT build a castle or a mobile home?

So I have many hobbies to keep my mind busy during idle times… like when driving a car.   One of my favorite hobbies is to identify the best candidate locations to live in if[…]

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Breaking out a SSO/PSC to enable enhanced linked mode

The single sign on used to be a fairly painless portion of vCenter (once we got to 5.5, in 5.0 it was a major pain).    It was essentially a lightweight directory (vsphere.local) and gateway[…]

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Configuring a NSX load balancer from API

A customer asked me this week if there was any examples of customers configuring the NSX load balancer via vRealize Automation.   I was surprised when google didn’t turn up any examples.  The NSX API[…]

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vSphere 6.5 features that are exciting to me

Well yesterday VMware announced vSphere 6.5 and VSAN 6.5  both are huge leaps forward in technology.   They address some major challenges my customers face and I wanted to share a few features that I[…]

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vRO scriptable task to return top level folder of a VM

Every so often you have nested folders in a vCenter and want to return only the top level folder.  Here is a function to return the top level folder only:

 

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