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Powerpoint for Mac switching resolution?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:23:37 +0000


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I’ve had this issue for a long time. Whenever I would open PowerPoint and present using a projector all my diagrams and screenshot would show up fuzzy. Even if I would set up the screen configuration to be optimized for the projector it still would not look great. The funny thing is that I always […]

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Insufficient configured resources to satisfy the desired vSphere HA failover level

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 09:10:59 +0000


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I was going over some of the VMTN threads and I noticed an issue brought up with Admission Control a while ago. Completely forgot about it until it was brought up again internally. With vSphere 6.5 and vSphere HA there seems to be a problem with some Admission Control Policies. When you for instance have […]

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Using HA VM Component Protection in a mixed environment

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:59:43 +0000


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I have some customers who are running both traditional storage and vSAN in the same environment. As most of you are aware, vSAN and VMCP do not go together at this point. So what does that mean for traditional storage, as in with traditional storage for certain storage failure scenarios you can benefit from VMCP. […]

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Sharing the #TechConfessions video

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:08:08 +0000


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At VMworld I sat down with Amy Lewis and had my Tech Confession. Where/When/How did I have my Software Defined  world. I would also highly recommend the tech confession by William Lam and Alan Renouf, both are very interesting. Make sure to follow the channel, and watch the other videos as well, I know there […]

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Isolation Address in a 2-node direct connect vSAN environment?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:22:18 +0000


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As most of you know by now, when vSAN is enabled vSphere HA uses the vSAN network for heartbeating. I recently wrote an article about the isolation address and relationship with heartbeat datastores. In the comment section Johann asked what the settings should be for 2-Node Direct Connect with vSAN. A very valid question as […]

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vSphere HA heartbeat datastores, the isolation address and vSAN

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:06:51 +0000


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I’ve written about vSAN and vSphere HA various times, but I don’t think this has been explicitly called out before. Cormac and I were doing some tests this week and noticed something. When we were looking at results I realized I described it in my HA book a long time ago, but it is so […]

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Have you read the vSphere Host Resources Deepdive book yet?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:20:56 +0000


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Well if you haven’t read (or bought) the vSphere Host Resources Deepdive book yet then this may be worth your time. Rubrik and VMUG are giving away FREE ebook copies to everyone who simply registers. I just registered and got myself a nice PDF copy of the book. For those who haven’t heard about the […]

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vSphere and iSCSI storage best practices

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:27:33 +0000


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And here’s the next paper I updated. This time it is the iSCSI storage best practices for vSphere. It seems that we have now overhauled most of the core storage white papers. You can find them all under core storage on storagehub.vmware.com, but for your convenience I will post the iSCSI links below here as […]

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New whitepaper available: vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Recommended Practices (6.5 update)

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:16:58 +0000


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I had many requests for an updated version of this paper, so the past couple of weeks I have been working hard. The paper was outdated as it was last updated around the vSphere 6.0 timeframe, and it was only a minor update. I looked at every single section and added in new statements and […]

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New white paper available: vSphere APIs for I/O Filtering (VAIO)

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:43:22 +0000


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Over the past couple of weeks Cormac Hogan and I have been updating various Core Storage white papers which had not been touched in a while for different reasons. We were starting to see more and more requests come in for update content and as both of used to be responsible for this at some […]

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