Category: VMworld 2015

VMworld 2015 Thoughts

So literally just a few minutes ago I landed in San Diego, back from another long week at VMworld. This was particularly long, as on the Saturday before all the festivities there was a VCDX town hall meeting. There, we got to meet Pat Gelsinger (CEO) and a number of...

VMworld 2015: vSphere 6.0 in the Real World

Session INF4712 Compatibility Maximums - Review the document and stay within the guidelines. vCenter 6 Platform choice: Windows and VCSA support same maximums and performance Up to you, but look at things like Linux experience, licensing, existing skills, etc. vCenter - New deployment architecture PSC - SSO, License service, lookup...

VMworld 2015: Certificates for Mere Mortals

Session INF4529 Note: Although not mentioned in this session, I have a SSL toolkit for vSphere 6.0 which makes the replacement process easier. Check out my vSphere 6.0 install guide here for all the details. Certificate Lifecycle Management VMCA: VMware certificate authority VECS: VMware Endpoint Certificate store VMCA Dual Operational...

VMworld 2015: vCenter Server HA

Session INF4945 Why is vCenter HA important? Primary administrative console Critical component in end-to-end cloud provisioning Foundation for VDI Backup and DR solutions rely on vCenter vCenter target availability is 99.99% from VMware's design perspective (5 min a month)   Make every layer of the vCenter stack HA vCenter DB...

VMworld 2015: vSphere 6 Certificates

Session INF4946 Today Why does VMware use PKI? PKI - The good, bad and ugly Chose your deployment to maximize operational security Tech preview demonstration Shows a slide of many recent companies that were hacked Certificates are used in vSphere to maintain trust. Used for solution users, encryption and SAML...

VMworld: What’s new in vSphere 6.0?

Session INF5060 VMware's architecture for IT: Any device, any application, one cloud EVO SDDC is about deploying a new datacenter in less than two hours Compute strategic imperatives: Cloud native infrastructure, hybrid cloud, virtualization leadership vSphere 6.0 - Largest vSphere release ever Shipped March 2015 2x to 4x scale increase...

VMworld 2015: Nutanix Customer Panel

Session SDDC6827 Note: This was a panel discussion, so I tried to transcribe as much as I could. Please forgive any typos or bad English. I'm immediately publishing after the session was over. Josh Odgers - Nutanix Sachin Chheda - Nutanix Bob - Hallmark business connections (Hallmark cards) George - Perth...

VMworld 2015: Future of SDS in 3 years

Session CTO6453 Speaker goes over various workloads that vary widely in terms of their requirements (big data, high IOPS, etc.) What do Linux containers need from Storage? Ability to copy and clone root images. Isolated namespaces between containers, QoS controls between containers. Containers and fast clone using shared read-only images...

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