Category: vsphere

  • Quickly Install Cloud Native Storage CSI Driver for vSphere 6.7

    First, you really should really truly understand the docs on VMware’s CSI driver.Cloud Native Storage Getting Started More information can be found at my GitHub.https://github.com/2vcps/cns-installer First if you meet all the pre-requisites mention in the CNS documentation clone my repo: git clone https://github.com/2vcps/cns-installer.git Then edit the install.sh and add your credentials and vCenter information. VCENTER=”<vcenter […]

  • VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas

    I was going to write my own post, but Cody Hosterman already did a great one. Cody’s VMworld 2018 and Pure Storage Blog The sessions are filling up so it will be a good idea to register and get there early. I am very excited about talking about Kubernetes on vSphere. It will follow my […]

  • Top 5 – Pure Storage Technical Blog Posts 2014

    Today I thought it would be pretty cool to list out my favorite 5 technical blog posts that pertain to Pure Storage. These are posts that I use to show customers how to get things done without re-inventing the wheel. Big thanks to Barkz and Cody for all the hard work they put in this […]

  • Start with Applications

    I have been revisiting my work towards some advanced datacenter certifications and decided to journal some of the thoughts I have during the process. After a 3 year break I decided it was time to start pushing toward some of these goals.  This may sound eerily similar to something I have said before. It is […]

  • VMware vCenter Appliance 5.5 – Tour

    So you have ESXi up and running. What is next? Get the vCenter appliance running. I downloaded the OVA and imported in just a few minutes. After getting the appliance all booted go the https://<your-ip>:5480 Setup vCenter Options I selected custom so I could go through all the options. Oracle is also an option. Fill […]

  • Installing VMware vSphere 5.5 – Quick Tour

    So if you haven’t gone through it in your lab, what is better than getting an idea of how to install vSphere 5.5 with a few screenshots. For the beginners out there I just wanted to walk through the process really quick like. Boot from the media! Still looks very familar if you have done […]

  • You down with VDP? Yeah you know me!

    I had to be the first one to make a really bad joke. Everyone will admit, how to efficiently back up your VM’s is a hot topic. Remember VDP is VMware’s product, but a lot of EMC technical people should be able to let you know right away how it works. VDP will be an […]

  • Book Review: Automating vSphere with VMware vCenter Orchestrator

    So to be 100% honest I have had this book on my desk for several months. Just staring at me. Calling my name. VMware press provided this copy to me along with Mike Laverick’s SRM book and so I am finally going to review the first one. Cody Bunch does an amazing job of breaking […]

  • Extents vs Storage DRS

    I was meeting with a customer today and had to stop for a second when they said they were using 10 TB datastores in vSphere 4.1. At first I was going through my head of maybe NFS? No they are an all block shop. Oh wait yeah, extents. They were using 2 TB -512 byte […]

  • An Idea for vCloud Director and View

    Sometimes I am sitting up late at night and I have a thought of something I think would be cool, like if x and y worked together to get z. This time I thought this was good enough to blog about. Now I want to stress that I do not have any special insight into […]