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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

VMware EVO RAIL Challange – My Experience

So after reading about EVO RAIL, I had to go and see what all the fuss was all about and I am pleased to say its awesome. a great idea which works ! So what is EVO Rail ..... ? well Simplicity is the opposite to complexity and EVO RAIL removes complexity . What do I mean by that ?... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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