VMworld 2015 Europe – Day 2/3 roundup

To start the second Day off, I attended the second General Session where Sanjay Poonen recapped on the first days messaging “any application and any device”. VMware is focusing on providing a Digital Workspace with a strong focus on Consumer Simplicity and Enterprise Security. There was a considerable amount of messaging on VMware’s focus around… Read More

vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform – VMworld 2015

A great start to VMworld 2015 Europe today. Lots of big announcements but one I wanted mention was  vSphere Integrated Containers and the new Photon Platform. These two new products will allow companies to build and run applications inside containers. Containers are becoming an increasingly popular technology in the developer world and provide an alternative… Read More

Boomerang – Creating VMware Hybrid Clouds – Product Review

Introduction Migrating Applications to the cloud can be a daunting process. As we move into an ever more IT dependent world, the requirement for agility and elasticity increases. Unitrends are a Hardware and Software Company that provide data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. Unitrends has created a product called Boomerang that allows VMware… Read More

Network issues on Centos After Cloning VMware guest

I have recently come across an issue when repurposing Centos VMware clones. After cloning the Virtual Machines, the Virtual Network Card shows as not present.  This is because the VMware guest will keep the IP configuration details of its parent, and even after changing the Static address, the network card is still unavailable. The following Steps will address this problem: Load… Read More

A more detailed view of a Virtual Machine Snapshot Removal – VMware

For all those who want more detailed infromation when removing snapshots from a virtual machine or troubleshooting issues, this post will show you use ESXI’s Shell to gather more information about the snapshot task. You will need to enable shell, and load putty. We will be utilising the vim-cmd as is “Supported in both ESXI 4.x… Read More

vRealize Log Insight 2.5 Internal Load Balancer – Can you still use a third Party Solution

So VMware announced the release of vRealize Log Insight 2.5 today. One of the new features which comes with Log Insight is a Internal Load Balancer. The Internal Load Balancer is for scale out, allowing you to load balance and scale out from out of the box. This has not been possible in previous versions, you needed… Read More

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Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Series

I have created a 6 Part Series on how to use KEMP’s Load Master to create a Scalable VMware Log Insight Solution. Please see Part 1 to 6 > Part 1 : Deploying the Master Node Part 2 : Deploying the Worker Nodes Part 3 : Load Balancing Log Insight with KEMP Part 4 : Forward Log Events… Read More

Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Part 5 – Forward Log Events to Log Insight vSphere Client

This is a short post leading on from part 4 showing how to configure the Forwarding of Syslog’s to the Log Insight Cluster. It is a fairly simple process to forward syslogs to Log Insight using the Client Interface. Go to the Configuration Menu under the ESXI Server, select Advanced Settings: Under Syslog.global.logHost enter the… Read More

Load Balancing VMware Log Insight With KEMP’s LoadMaster Part 4 – Forward Log Events to Log Insight Using ESXCLI

This Article will show you how to forward Log Events from the ESXI Host to Log Insight. In Part 3, we configured a Load Master to load balance Syslog Traffic between all the Master and Worker nodes. We are going to use the UDP Virtual Service to forward syslogs to the Log Insight Cluster. We will be using… Read More

VMware ESXi 5.x host experiences a purple diagnostic screen Workarounds

VMware issued a Knowledge base article detailing a known issue with ESXI Hypervisors failing due to virtual machines using the Virtual Network Adapter (KB2059053). The ESXI host will show the following symptoms: Through the DCUI you will see a Purple Diagnostic Screen showing the following information: @BlueScreen: #PF Exception 14 in world wwww:WorldName IP 0xnnnnnnnn… Read More

Improving VMware vSphere Web Client Performance

For all those who have a clunky web client, why not increase the Flash Player cache. http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager02.html This link takes  you to a page which allows you to configure your flash player setting:   Set the flash player to 10 MB cache.