New Year, new things oh and a VCP7-CMA
26/01/2019 | Simon
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It has been a while since I have had time to write a blog post, the last quarter of last year was pretty crazy from a work point of view. Regardless, it is now a New Year and my tech focus is turning very much on CMP related things particularly vRealize Automation. (I am also […]

Things we can look forward to seeing in #vROps 7.0
06/09/2018 | Simon

I did a quick search online and could not find a collated list so, by way of a quick summary from all the VMworld 2018 announcements and comments my good friend and PM for vRealize Operations Sunny Dua has made, I have collated a list of what we can expect to see in the next iteration […]

Cisco SG300 – Static route not showing, but already exists?
17/07/2018 | Simon

OK, so recently I had been setting up NSX in my lab and I wanted to create some static routes on my SG300-20 so I could access the VMs that were on my NSX network. I added the VLAN I wanted to use and added a VLAN interface. All good. I went ahead and added […]

#vROps 6.7 – Automate all the things..
13/04/2018 | Simon

There are many improvements, changes and new additions to vROps in version 6.7 but one of the aspects that stands out to me personally is the direction VMware are taking with the product. Aside from the obvious addition of cloud costings and comparisons and a reworked capacity planning (from the ground up) and new hook […]

#vROps data retention and the Cleaner
17/01/2018 | Simon

Something that has come up with customers recently is why and when old data is cleaned up from your vROps instance. I will make the assumption that you have your data retention set to 6 months but the process is the same whether the value is less than or greater than 6 months. When data […]

Looking back on 2017 and looking forward into 2018
05/01/2018 | Simon

Upon seeing others in the wider community making a blog post like this as a marker in the sand I thought I would follow suit as a way to see what I have learned and goals I would like to achieve in the coming year. 2017 was a good year and a very busy one […]

#vROps Webinar 2017 – Part 4 : Optimizing Workload Performance Using Automation
22/09/2017 | Simon

In this episode, Sunny gave us a deep dive into the WLP and WLB features of vROps. We were also joined by a special guest, Jad El-Zein who gave us a great insight into how vRA utilises vROps for initial placement of freshly provisioned VMs We would highly appreciate it if you could spend 30 seconds […]

Why do IT projects struggle or fail?
20/09/2017 | Simon

Why do IT projects fail? I am sure if you ask that question to ten people you will get 10 different answers, or at the very least a wide variety of reasons. The product chosen to deliver the solution was a poor match, the product was implemented incorrectly, the PM sucked, the Vendor gave no […]

Simon’s #VMworld 2017: Wednesday
14/09/2017 | Simon

Posts in this seriesLooking forward to #VMworld EMEA 2017Sam’s #VMworld 2017: Before I go…Simon’s #VMworld 2017: Sunday and MondaySam’s #VMworld 2017: vSAN Specialist and VMware {Code} HackathonSam’s #VMworld 2017: Day One General SessionSam’s #VMworld 2017: Intro to NSX-T Architecture #NET1510BE and NSX-T and Kubernetes #NET1522BESimon’s #VMworld 2017: TuesdaySam’s #VMworld 2017: Day Two General SessionSam’s #VMworld […]