vRops: VM placement advisory

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This is going to be a short blog. I just want to draw your attention to some new metrics (At least I have not noticed them until vRops 6.6). These seen below are available on clusters and tells you if there are room for more VMs are not. The metric is called “Is Green For Placement” and simply gives you a value of 0 or 1, which equals to false or true. So if “Is Green For Placement” is 1 or true, it means that there is room for more VMs else the value would be 0 or false. Pretty […]

vRops dashboard – Host Network Connectivity Insight

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I’m working with some large customers. One of the problems with scaling IT, is the disjoint between knowing what the IT landscape looks like and thinking you know what it look like. Or put in other words, the large an organization the less every employs knows about one another’s doings. This creates gaps between IT teams. Network may know how they setup the network, but they might not know what the server team plugged into their network. Exactly such an issue one of my customers had. Every time a vlan was missing from a vlan truck or another network problem […]

[Danish] ArrowPodcast episode 002 og 003 er ude

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Episode #2 Så har Arrow Blogger Board og jeg optaget en podcast igen. Denne gang er det blevet til en opsummering af VMworld. Hvad var nyt, hvad var godt og hvad fik vi tiden til at gå med. Denne gang er Kim Tholstorf fra VMware også med på podcasten og der bliver bland andet snakket om VMware Cloud on AWS, Wavefront and Horizon. Kim kommer også ind på spændende produkter som VMware AppDefense, som et et nyt sikkerhedsværktøj fra VMware. Følgende deltager fra Arrow Blogger Board var med denne gang udover mig selv, Frank Brix Pedersen, Rasmus Haslund og Terkel […]

VMworld 2017 Europe – Day 3

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Last day at VMworld! Wow, it has been some crazy days, quite tried now. After a good nights sleep I was up early and left the hotel at 8, to get to VMworld. I only had two session planed before heading home again. One session was with my colleague Heino Skov, around how to monitor and operate a multi cloud environment. The other were an VMware Cloud On AWS architectural session.   Let me start with the first one. Besides Heino, Marteinn Sigurdsson and Ryan Fay. Heino talked about how he is using tools like vRops and Log Insight, both […]

VMworld 2017 Europe – Day 2

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After the disappointing key note  the day before, I did not rush to get to VMworld or the general session. My employer Proact were hosting an lunch event later that day and I had a brief 15 min presentation on vRNI and how Proact use it with customers and why you need this form of visibility into your NSX and physical network environment. So I instead stay in my hotel room preparing for the presentation and took a cab directly to the restaurant hosting the lunch event. The venue for this event was great just up a mountain road overlooking […]

VMworld 2017 Europe – Day 1

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This is day one – I can only feel a slight disappointment, that there were no major announcement. Let me start by recapping the day… I started in VMVillage where I found a coach and moved it in front of on of the big screens. Comfortably watching the general session, but what a disappointment, a copy of US general session and no major announcements. HCX a new product was announced, I am very much looking forward to seeing how this shapes up and how it stacks up against Zerto’s offering. It looks very much like a Zerto clone, but lets […]

VMworld 2017 Europe – Day -1

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We with all the talking and alcohol consumption, I forgot to eat enough 🙁 Today was tough! I got a little later than expected to the conference center. Checked in which went fast and walked down to Hall 8. On the way I met numerous people, had a chat with a few of them, making me late for the session is was aiming for, before finally bouncing into my colleague Heino Skov. Being late and all I joined him and went back to the VMvillage where we went hunting for power outlets. Note to VMware, we are not in the […]

VMworld 2017 Europe – Day -2

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Passport: check Credit card: check Plane ticket: check   I’m here in Barcelona! From the airport straight to the hotel and straight to Hotel W for partner briefing for the nordics. The first two hours were hard! No news, just a we are awesome speech! Hope the gonna up their game, cause this was a waste of time. It was followed by an hour of mingling with the other partners. It was great to see so many old faces 🙂 Then came dinner and the peak of the night was meeting partners, customers and friends at Obama, right next to […]

VMworld 2017 Europe – Day -3

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As I’m writing this I’m still at home. Haven’t finished packing. Well I have emptied my pockets in my jacket and cleaned out in my l aptop bag, but the suite case is still 100% empty. Just put the kids to bed and gonna go downstairs to have dinner with my wife. I’m flying in tomorrow. There will be plenty of time to pack tonight. Touch down in BCN is around 14:00, before it all goes down. I’m hoping to have time to write a blog post everyday during VMworld. Only time will tell if I actually pulls this of […]

[Danish] Arrow Podcast – Tips og Tricks inden du tager til VMworld 2017 (1)

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Arrow Podcast Som en del af Arrows blogger board, er jeg blevet inviteret til at snakke om det forstående VMworld i Barcelona.  Sammen med Frank Brix Pedersen og Rasmus Haslund snakker vi om VMworld, hvad du skal huske, hvor du skal være og hvad du skal se. Dette er også en enestående mulighed for at høre Liselotte Foverskov folde sig ud på flydende Catalansk og os andre blive skolet i det.   I dette første afsnit af Arrow Podcast kan du bland andet: Lære Catalansk Bliver kloger på VMworld Høre Frank og Rasmus dele røver historier fra VMworld   Podcasten […]