Harbor – The Enterprise-Grade Open Source Container Registry
Ok, we have a basic understanding of containers and a few of the architectural and operational challenges they come with. And of the DevOps practice that aims to improve software release and life-cycle management outcomes. Continue reading
Containers, DevOps, Orchestration, and Challenges
In the first post of this series, I covered the basics of containers. In this post, I’ll cover why containers are attractive in DevOps initiatives and some of the challenges organizations face when trying to leverage them for such. This will lay the foundation for the next post, where I will cover VMware’s vision and initiatives to address these challenges. Continue reading
In the coming series of posts, I will share some thoughts around Docker containers and how VMware has embraced and enhanced the benefits of container based application delivery. This is a big topic, with many alleys and winding roads. I will try to focus on some of the basics. Continue reading
In this post, I’ll try to clear up the myths and untruths of licensing Oracle on vSphere, and provide a method for accurately asserting to Oracle the processors that do need to be licensed.
I’ve noticed a resurgence in Oracle licensing questions from customers and partners. Most people seem to believe they need to license every host in a cluster due to DRS. As of vSphere 6.x with shared nothing vMotion, many are being told they need to license every host in the vCenter data center. Continue reading
I spent yesterday visiting customers with Mark Lohmeyer, (VMware Vice President of Cloud Platform Business Unit) to discuss our hybrid cloud vision and the soon-to-be released VMC on AWS. You Continue reading
Just back from our annual kickoff training. It’s an opportunity to connect with teams from all over the world, product managers, and senior leadership to learn about what’s relevant to our customers and industry across the globe.
I invested a fair amount of time focusing on the ever evolving “Cloud” topic. I define Cloud as IT as a Service, Continue reading
Predictive DRS Introduction and Demonstration
Predictive Distributed Resource Scheduler (pDRS) is an evolution of the vSphere service that intelligently assures balanced and efficient capacity utilization This new capability is provided within the combination of vSphere 6.5 and vRealize Operations 6.4.
UPDATE: I have clarified that pDRS requires vROps 6.4 and above and ONLY vCenter 6.5 and above. This is another of the compelling reasons to move to vCenter 6.5,.
Also, with the latest update to vROps (6.5), there is no longer a 4000 VM limitation per cluster. I don’t see this as ever having been a realistic limitation as I’ve never seen cluster with 4000 VMs . Continue reading
“VMware vRealize® Operations™ delivers intelligent operations management across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure—from VMware vSphere® and Hyper-V to Amazon Web Services. It correlates Continue reading
vSphere 6.5 introduces a new management client based on HTML5. Marketing differentiates it from the Flash client by removing the word “web”.
The vSphere Client is a step in the right direction for now; rather than being a complete end to the vSphere Web Client based on Flash. Continue reading