Category Archives: vSphere

DoD STIGs for VMware

I’ve recently had to STIG some VMware environments for a client of mine. I cannot recommend Ryan Lakey and the work on his GitHub page enough. He’s taken a lot of the manual work out of this process. Check it … Continue reading

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What is a VMware vApp?

VMware vApps are perhaps one of the most underutilized features of vCenter Server. A vApp is an application container, like a resource pool if you will but not quite, containing one or more virtual machines. Similarly, to a VM, a … Continue reading

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VMware at re:Invent 2018

Hey everyone, re:Invent this year was huge and VMware presented news about their future plans on AWS infrastructure. Much of my time was spent on Twitter and social media checking to see if any new relevant announcements would come out surrounding VMware … Continue reading

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What is a VMware VIB file?

For today’s post, I want to cover one of the fundamental aspects of VMware: the VIB file. When working with VMware over the years, I’ve run into multiple occasions that have required the use of VIB files. I’ve talked with … Continue reading

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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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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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