VMware Mirage 5.6 now available

New batch of updates for VMware that include a new release of VMware Mirage 5.6. What’s new in 5.6? In place OS migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10. You can now run Mirage database on Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express, Standard, and Enterprise editions also. Administrator can now change the Management Server’s MongoDB data path using the… Read More »

VirtualMaster Home Lab with vSphere 6.0 – Part 1

Is arrived the moment to divorce from my wife… and so I decided to implement a personal home lab with vSphere 6.0 🙂 . The hardware choice is been very hard and my options (also dictated from personal bugdet). So my options was: 4 Mac Mini Late 2012 (not Mac Mini 2014 because it has memory on motherboard… Read More »

vCloud Director restart from 8

Today is an intense day of releases of new major release. After vSAN, now is the moment of vCloud Director 8.0 (for Service providers). vCloud Director 8.0 Capabilities: vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1.4 support: vSphere 6.0 and NSX 6.1.4 are supported in vCloud Director 8.0 in backward compatibility mode. Organizational virtual data center (vDC) template management: System administrators can… Read More »

vSAN 6.1 released today!

And as I promised in my previous article (link), today was made available Virtual SAN 6.1. Below is a short summary of the added features and useful links: Stretched clusters: Virtual SAN 6.1 supports stretched clusters that span two geographic locations to protect data from site failures or loss of network connection. This enables active-active Datacenters Virtual SAN for Remote… Read More »

Official vSAN 6.1 announced today! Go ROBO go!

I’m very exciting to announce the 3rd release of VMware vSAN which achieve the perfect storage solution for HCI (HyperConverged Infrastructure). The main new capabilities are: Stretched-Cluster (aka ‘MetroCluster’)   ROBO with 2 nodes only   VSAN Replication with vSphere Replication Support for Multi-Processor Fault Tolerance (SMP-FT) Support for Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) and Oracle Real Application… Read More »

Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro released with Windows 10 Support

New release for VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, that allow you to display the Windows operating system on your Mac. These two new versions integrate support for Windows 10 (Cortana) and OS X El Capitan, with full compatibility for new Mac Retina.   Fusion 8 and Fusion Pro 8 support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3, making… Read More »

VMware NSX 6.2 Released!

Hi all, today is a big day because we have the official GA release of NSX 6.20 with build 2986609 which introduces many things that you can find below: 1 Cross vCenter Network Virtualization Consistent firewall policy across multiple vCenters Cross-VC VMotion over VXLAN, with DFW Universal Security Groups, Logical Switch (ULS), Distributed Logical Router (UDLR) 2 Operations and… Read More »

vCAT is dead, long live the vCAT!

Today, under my sun ombrella while reading my daily feeds, I see that finally my company has released a new versions of vCAT that you can find at the following link: http://blogs.vmware.com/vcat/2015/07/vmware-vcloud-architecture-toolkit-vcat-back.htm An extract from the VMware blog: Which implementation models will be covered? The new vCAT-SP initially focuses on two implementation models: Hybrid Cloud Powered and Infrastructure… Read More »

vCloud Director to vRealize Automation Migration Process

I am working on a mangy project for a customer where he would moves their own workloads from vCloud Director to vRealize Automation. Below I have prepared macro steps for moving from one platform to another. Install vRealize Automation Configure vCloud Director and vSphere as endpoints Create vRA Blueprints that represent the vApp provisioned Optional step: If you want to… Read More »