Is the applications’ future «containe(r)d»?

Well, I’ll be lying if I haven’t heard of containers in the past years although I used them barely at my job (solutions engineer) shouldn’t I consider them more every time to replace the applications where my customers have their servers? Like many people that work as sysadmin these days, they are used to work with virtualization, in particular Virtual Machines (VMs), customers still using them (and it will continue) to deploy their applications in an OS which delivers great benefits against the legacy approach of the Baremetal (Mainframe) era....

October 31, 2020 · 3 min · itgaiden

Increasing the heap memory on vCSA 6.7 services

For some reason, our monitoring alerted that the service “vsphere-ui” from the vCSA it was having some problems randomly. From the user perspective only we noticed some slowness when navigating within the HTML5 client. I took a quick view of the VAMI I saw this message from the VMware vSphere Client service: The server is running low on heap memory (>90% utilized.) So it was time to solve those random alerts about memory utilization....

August 31, 2020 · 2 min · itgaiden

Upgrade vROps from 6.7.0 to 8.0.1

In this blog post, we will see how to upgrade vRealize Operations (vROps) from version 6.7.0 to 8.0.1. The whole process takes about 30 minutes. Bear in mind that, you will need new license keys after updating to the later version (after 8.0 version).  Note: You will see a version mismatch in some screenshots. Download the required files Download the Upgrade Assessment Tool available at VMware Downloads....

May 21, 2020 · 3 min · itgaiden

vCenter Server 7.0 – Fresh install

Prologue With the release of vSphere 7 at the beginning of this month, I decided to make a post about how to install vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) which is quite simple. Which are the new features? Check this post from my friend Graham Barker to find out!  Let’s move on! Proceed to download the «VMware vCenter Server 7.0.0» ISO file from my.vmware.com Mount the ISO file and execute the installer....

April 28, 2020 · 4 min · itgaiden

Post VMworld Europe 2019: Days 1 and 2

Here I will explain a summary of days 1 and 2 (November 4th and 5th) of VMworld Europe 2019 from my perspective. So, the first official day is on Monday (November 4th) where there aren’t many people like the next day (the second day, Tuesday 5th) but anyway there are many activities to do! This time I was awarded a blogger pass, hence, I will have the honor to be with other bloggers at VMworld while enjoying some privileges like having a reserved seat in the general session, stay with other bloggers or join some special events....

January 31, 2020 · 5 min · itgaiden

Want to be a vExpert?

vExpert 2020 applications are open! From November 25th to January 10th, you can apply to be a vExpert 2020 through many different paths and you must do it if you think you contributed to the VMware community. What is a vExpert? It’s an award that VMware gives to individuals who have contributed (a lot) to the VMware community. Only the contributions over the past year are evaluated, therefore, it is a program that requires constant dedication every year by being an evangelist and advocacy of VMware products....

December 9, 2019 · 3 min · itgaiden