VMware Announced 3 Product Updates in their Cloud Management Portfolio

Today we are at VMworld Europe 2013. At the General Keynote VMware just announced three product updates in their Management Products portfolio. Cloud Operations: VC Ops Mgmt Suite 5.8 & vCenter Log Insight 1.5 Cloud Automation: vCloud Automation Center 6.0 (vCAC) Cloud Business: VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.0 vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 What’s New Enhanced monitoring of Microsoft applications Out of the box dashboards for Tier 1 applications (MS SQL, … [Read more...]

vRockstar was Awesome! With Crazy Pictures!

This year is the second year I’ve worked with the VMware community on the vRockstar party since both Patrick Redknap and I came up with the idea in 2011! We also had some great help putting on this year’s party. Robert Payne, Hans De Leenheer, James Bowling and Amy Lewis joined the team to make things run very smoothly! The party was also at the same location as last year, the Hard Rock cafe in Placa de Catalunya! Doors opened at 7:30 and the event filled up VERY fast! We also had some … [Read more...]

#vRockstar Pre-VMworld Party Hard Rock Cafe

We think that you are all VMworld Rockstars! So we decided to bring the vRockstar party back to VMworld Europe for a second year running! Last year was a blast and this year it's going to be even better! Join Patrick Redknap, Marco Broeken, Robert Payne & Hans De Leenheer to kick off VMworld in style at the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona's central square Plaça de Catalunya with drinks and hard rock! Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM We have some great sponsors this year! … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 My Top 10 New Features

Last Monday vSphere 5.5 was announced with a lot of improvements and new additions to. It will still take like 2 months before it will be GA. Here is my Top 10 of new vSphere 5.5 features: VMware NSX – Network Virtualization VMware NSX is the talk of VMware 2013 but is probably not going to be released until Q4 2013. VMware NSX is a network virtualization platform that will deliver the entire networking and security model in software, decoupled from networking hardware. Looks like for … [Read more...]

vSphere 5.5 Application HA, Advanced App Monitoring explained

Application HA is not a new feature in vSphere 5.5, it has actually has been around since vSphere 4.1. vSphere Application HA works with vSphere HA to recover from app failures and Reduces application downtime. Flexible: Protection for several off-the-shelf applications Simple: No need to modify the application Optimal workload placement (Helps maintain uptime and performance) Recovery from a variety of scenarios (Host failure, guest OS crash, application failure) In vSphere 5 … [Read more...]