vSphere

My vSphere 6.7 homelab upgrade experience

vSphere 6.7 was released several months ago, and I've been meaning to upgrade my homelab for a while now. vSphere 6.5 has been pretty rock-solid, but it's time [...]

Automated NIC names in Linux on VMware vSphere

A colleague of mine was working with a customer recently on some changes to their automated VM provisioning process (they're not vRA customers... yet). He got [...]

vCenter’s Number – Is It Up?

(This is all based on information that's in the public domain at the time of writing and is all my own opinion. I may very well be wrong!) ESXi first saw the [...]

New Book – VMware vSphere Design (2nd Edition)

Forbes Guthrie and Scott Lowe have been busy. I very much enjoyed the first edition of the VMware vSphere Design book and now the second edition is up on [...]

Adding disks to 2008 R2 Server Core VMs

In a lab environment, sometimes anything can go. Solutions aren’t always standards compliant or don’t always follow best / sensible practices. One that I [...]