Category Archive: VMware

Mar 24

Access vCenter Service Health in vSphere 6

This posts walks through adding permissions to allow a vSphere Administrator to access the System Configuration UI to view Service Health.

Mar 24

Nested vSphere 6 VSAN Lab

Here is a quick walk through on creating a Nested vSphere 6 VSAN Lab. The lab requires three nested ESXi 6.0 hosts each configured with three hard disks and a VCSA 6.0. This post covers creating the nested ESXi hosts and configuring a VSAN cluster.

Mar 23

Home Lab Rebuild – Synology and vSphere 6

Last week I ordered a Synology DS1815+ for the home lab. All the pieces arrived this past Friday. A good bit of my weekend was spent rebuilding the home lab to include the new Synology and vSphere 6.

Mar 08

View PowerCLI – Adjust Spares for Peak and Off Peak

One nice feature of Citrix XenDesktop is the ability to adjust the number of powered on desktops for Peak and Off Peak hours. This feature is sadly missing from VMware Horizon View. There is, however, away to accomplish the same functionality using View PowerCLI.

Mar 05

vCoffee Links #13 – Lots of good vStuff!!!

vCoffee Links is a regular feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.

Feb 12

PEX Session Notes: SRM & Business Continuity Overview

Another really informative VMware PEX 2015 Session covering SRM 5.8 and the soon to be released SRM 6. Also some what’s new with vCloud Air DR, VMware Data Protection (VDP), and vSphere Replication.

Feb 10

PEX Session Notes: VVOLs Technical Overview

My notes from the STO4278 vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview Session at VMware PEX 2015

Feb 06

The NEW Official VCDX Directory

The VCDX directory at http://vcdx.vmware.com/ is the authoritative directory of individuals that have obtained the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification.

Feb 06

ESXi Host 3 NIC Connectivity Design

This post was inspired by a cool conversation with @Emad_Younis at VMware PEX about ESXi network design using a limited number of NICs. Emad is working towards his VCDX so we worked through the solution design applying the same design methodology used when creating a VCDX design.

Jan 27

VMware PEX 2015 – Sessions and Social

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) 2015 in San Francisco is happening in less than a week. Pre-Conference Boot Camps from January 31 to February 2, and the conference itself February 3-5.

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