Author Archives: Ryan Birk

What’s New in vSphere 6.7: Whitepaper

VMware vSphere 6.7 delivers key capabilities to enable IT organizations to address the following notable trends that are putting new demands on their IT infrastructure: Explosive growth in quantity and variety of applications, from business-critical applications to new intelligent workloads Rapid … Continue reading

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Altaro VM Backup: 7.6 Review

Hi everyone. I wanted to get a quick post out there about one of my blog sponsors, Altaro. They’re a great partner of mine and I also happen to write content for their VMware blog over here. With that little … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 6 – Network Troubleshooting

In vSphere, networking problems can occur at many different levels. It is important to know which level to start with. Is it a virtual machine problem or a host problem? Did the issue arise when you migrated the machine to … Continue reading

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Altaro Webinar: 5 Performance-boosting vSphere Features You’re Missing Out On

Altaro is a blog sponsor of mine and occasionally I work with them on VMware webinars. We’d be happy to have you join us! When: Tuesday Sep 19th 2017 Are you running your vSphere environment to its full potential? Have … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 5 – Storage Troubleshooting

If a virtual machine cannot access its virtual disks, the cause of the problem might be anywhere from the virtual machine to physical storage. As you can see below, there are multiple types of storage, it’s important to determine what … Continue reading

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vSphere Troubleshooting Series: Part 4 – Virtual Machine Troubleshooting

Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Before we jump into troubleshooting virtual machines, let’s review some of the typical virtual machine files you will run into. Typical Virtual Machine Files File Usage Description .vmx <VM-Name>.vmx Virtual machine configuration file .vmxf <VM-Name>.vmxf Extended configuration … Continue reading

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