Experience at VMworld 2018 Europe – Day 2

Today I am going to explain from my personal experience, the Day 2 at VMworld 2018 Europe, lots of networking, some technical sessions, events and the Solutions Exchange. Before moving forward, I forgot to mention that I met in my first day a nice guy, Daniel Paluszek @dpaluszek, we had a great conversation and he should be known as the vCloud Director guy ;). vBreakfast If you don’t what is, check it here: http://www....

December 13, 2018 · 4 min · itgaiden

Pre-VMworld 2018 Europe – Expectations and information

VMworld 2018 Europe is only a week away! And I wanted to explain you share expectations and information I found about. It will be my 1st time! VMworld Location As you may know, VMworld Europe is located in Fira Barcelona between 5-8th of November. As it’s in Barcelona, I am able to assist without paying any trip (I live close to the city). Main information When: 5-8 November 2018...

October 29, 2018 · 2 min · itgaiden

VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam experience

Hi! I am going to talk about my VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam experience. I thought about making a huge post about the VCAP6-DCV experience (resources, notes, etc.) but, I don’t want to overwhelm you know. Hence, I am going to make another post for that, hence this post will be shorter and more readable. 1st attempt (Java error at the beginning) At September, 21st I sat down to take my first attempt in a VCAP exam....

October 19, 2018 · 6 min · itgaiden

VM showing disk size is 0 MB

Some time ago, I was doing some clean up on VMs that have attached an image file, when I found a particular VM with strange behavior, each disk from the VM (local and RDM disks) was showing 0 MB of disk size: So, what I did? First of all, I checked the guest OS and verified that it was up and running. So I was wondering how the guest OS seems correct but vSphere Web Client (I refreshed several times the browser) was showing no space in all disks and I verified in the Datastores that the ....

October 3, 2018 · 2 min · itgaiden

Azure – Backup and restore SQL DB using SSMS

A quick post talking about how to backup and restore a SQL database on Azure using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). First, you will need to install SSMS. You can download it here: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=875802 Once installed, in order to access the database, you will need the server name where is installed. So, you will have to check the Server name in Azure Portal (you can also do it by Powershell of course):...

September 14, 2018 · 2 min · itgaiden

vSphere 6.0: New external PSC within existing SSO Domain

Hello there! A quick post talking about a new external PSC in vSphere 6.0 environments. As you may now the vCenter product is composed by the PSC (Platform Services Controller) and the vCenter component. Services provided by each component: Platform Services Controller <td style="width: 50%; height: 10px; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: Didact Gothic;"><strong><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000; font-size: 12pt;">vCenter</span></strong></span> </td> vCenter Single Sign-On <td style="width: 50%; height: 27px; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Didact Gothic;">PostgreSQL or SQL Express (in 6....

August 20, 2018 · 3 min · itgaiden

vSphere Network I/O Control: NIC Limit bandwidth

Today let’s talk about vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC) version 3 (vSphere 6.0), it’s a feature in the vSphere Distributed Switch that allows you to control granularly the output/egress bandwidth from a VM network adapter level. Besides there are other useful options within NIOC capabilities, today, I will focus only in the network adapter bandwidth limit for VMs. Prerequisites: Enable the feature in the dvSwitch (in our case the one with Data Network):Scenario:...

August 2, 2018 · 3 min · itgaiden

VMkernel: vMotion and Provisioning in dedicated TCP/IP stacks

It’s been a while since I posted something, but I was busy with university duties and to be honest I couldn’t spend time on publishing things but, here we are! First, I am currently studying for the VCAP6 – DCV Deployment Exam (3V0-623) and I am learning a lot with it, so maybe I will post more topics related with. Today I am going to talk about TCP/IP stacks in VMkernels (for vSphere 6)....

July 23, 2018 · 3 min · itgaiden