Oct 16

What’s new in vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0

Sam McGeown, (@_davecrown) Sr. Technical Marketing Manager at VMware walks through an overview of vRSLCM 8.0 and highlights what’s new.

Rating: 5/5


Oct 15

vRealize Suite on Cloud Foundation

This video provides an overview of the steps to deploy the vRealize Suite on VMware Cloud Foundation. Includes an overview of the vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) appliance and it’s integration with the VMware SDDC Manager. It also provides an overview of the steps used to deploy VMware Workspace One Access, vRealize Operations, Log Insight, and Automation on the Cloud Foundation Management Domain.

Rating: 5/5


Oct 02

Comparing vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator

One of the questions we occasionally hear is: What is the difference between vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator? This video will help you understand the difference and respective strengths of these two products.

Rating: 5/5


Aug 14

AM Customer Webinar – vROPs Self-Driving Operations and Advanced Troubleshooting

This session will review the tenets of vRealize Operations Manager 8.0 and explore the Self-Driving functionality and features found in the new Troubleshooting Workbench,

Rating: 5/5


Aug 13

TAM Lab 068 – vCenter STS Certificate Expiring

In this session, we highlight two different approaches to solving the vCenter STS Certificate Expiration Issue (KB79248 & KB76719) via automation. Christopher Price joins us with his customer, David Crown (@_davecrown), to highlight how they leveraged Ansible and Mark McGill shows us his approach via PowerShell.

NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Aug 06

TAM Lab 067 – vSphere 7 w/Kubernetes Walk-Through

In this session, Kelly Dare (@vKDare) and Scottie Ray (@H20nly) explore some of the foundational components of vSphere 7 w/K8s. They walk through some generic Cluster API concepts and show how they are implemented in VMware’s newest offering. They explore namespace creation, the idea of native pods, Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster service, as well as some tie-ins to other portions of the VMware portfolio.

NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5


Jul 23

TAM Lab 066 – vSphere 7 with ADFS Authentication

With the release of vSphere 7, customers can now move beyond authentication mechanisms like SSO domain users, LDAP(S), and joining vCenter to their Active Directory domains. Identity Federation allows for us to leverage enterprise identity providers, like Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), to grant access to vSphere! Join Bill Hill (@virtual_bill), for this TAM Lab session where we walk through what this looks like and how our customers can leverage this in their environment.

Rating: 5/5


Jun 03

Run Kubernetes for FREE- The open source way

On this session, Kenny Coleman will show how you can combine all the open-source components needed to run Kubernetes on vSphere. From CSI, CCM, Cluster API, Kubeadm, and more. Then we dive into the Tanzu portfolio and look at Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, vSphere with Kubernetes, and Tanzu Mission Control.

Rating: 5/5


Jun 01

vExpert Applications are Open – Don’t Miss Out!

vExpert Applications are Open!

Corey Romero posted June 1, 2020.

vExpert 2020

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to apply before June 20th. The vExpert awards will be announced on July 17th, be a part of the announcement!

What the Program is About

The vExpert Program is about contributing to the community beyond your day job. The program is not focused on certifications or how much you know about the technology. Whether it’s blog articles, advocating VMware in your company, speaking sessions, book writing, code / script sharing or anything directly related to giving back to the community.

You can visit the vExpert Directory to see the 6 sub-programs and profile of each vExpert in each program.

All of theses vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. These are highly technical vExperts who are experts in the topics they publicly share to the community. The vExpert award is not a technical certification, the award is based on sharing your knowledge from what you have learned along your IT career.

Read more…

Thank you,
Corey Romero & the vExpert Team

May 09

TAM Lab 060 – SQL Server Clustering on vSphere

Steve Tilkens (@stevetilkens) reviews the process to build a Microsoft SQL Server cluster (Windows Server Failover Cluster) on vSphere and the configurations required to tune the workload for performance.

NOTE: This video is roughly 60 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Helpful Links

Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) on VMware vSAN – New Capabilities! – https://blogs.vmware.com/apps/2019/10…

vSphere 7 Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster with Clustered VMDKs https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…

Disk and File Layout for SQL Server – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqls…

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 6.7 – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…

StorageHub – https://storagehub.vmware.com/

SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance on VMware vSAN™ Native – https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/sql-s…

Best Practices For Running VMware vSphere On iSCSI – https://storagehub.vmware.com/t/best-…

Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere – https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/di…

Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with shared disks on VMware vSphere 6.x: Guidelines for supported configurations (2147661) –
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147661

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service –
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSp…

ESXi/ESX hosts with visibility to RDM LUNs being used by MSCS/WSFC nodes with RDMs may take a long time to start or during LUN rescan (1016106) – https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1016106

Rating: 5/5