The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

So you just finished patch Tuesday again, upgraded to vSphere 6.5 and you thought you could take a breath but now your boss is asking you to migrate 20% of your workloads to the cloud. You can already anticipate all the stress from your application owners, DBA’s and end users Continue reading The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

What Project Pacific Really means for VMware

This week at VMworld, VMware announced Project Pacific, Kubernetes built into vSphere. As a VMware employee I have been following and supporting this project for some time. In my opinion this innovation is right there next to vMotion and HA, a simple and elegant feature that transform VMware from so Continue reading What Project Pacific Really means for VMware

My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

That’s right, once again VMworld is back in San Francisco and there is so much to announce this year. While it is going to be nice to be in SF there is a lot more to get excited about. As an employee I can’t register for sessions so that you Continue reading My top 10 VMworld SF 2019 Session picks

VMworld SF 2019 Pro Tips and Tricks

We’re back in SF, VMworld is less than a week away. If you are a VMworld veteran or this is your first time, I think there is something in this guide for everyone. Before you go: Register for the event, sounds obvious but some folks arrive and are not registered Continue reading VMworld SF 2019 Pro Tips and Tricks

HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

So you just deployed HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS and now you are at the point where you logged into your local vCenter and opened the plugin but you are getting an error stating “Your session is no longer valid, you need to login again to view and manage Continue reading HCX vCenter Plugin Gotcha

VMC HCX Site Pairing Gotcha

So you are at the point where you have HCX manager appliance deployed and you need to create a site pair with the HCX in the cloud but you keep timeing out or getting an error. NOTE: This problem only occurs when you are connected to VMC with a Direct Continue reading VMC HCX Site Pairing Gotcha

HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

The second most confusing part of VMware Cloud on AWS is HCX or Hybrid Cloud Extension. We use HCX to deliver long distance VMotion aka live migration. HCX is not the traditional vMotion you use in vCenter. HCX is a much more robust and advanced solution and has it’s own Continue reading HCX for VMware Cloud on AWS for Newbies

VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

One of the biggest areas of confusion with the VMware Cloud on AWS service is the networking. Honestly I can see why as I remember my first meetings with engineering and it was a bit overwhelming. having spent the last year working with several customers, I now believe I have Continue reading VMware Cloud on AWS Networking for Newbies

VMworld Europe Pro Tips and Tricks

We are just days away from VMworld’s 2018 Europe Conference in beautiful Barcelona Spain. This year will be my first year not attending the Europe conference in Barcelona but over the years I have learned a few things I want to share with all of you. I have actually been Continue reading VMworld Europe Pro Tips and Tricks