Log Insight 3.3: Authentication API
Log Insight 3.3 introduced an authentication API. In this post I would like to discuss what it, why do you need it, and how do you use it. Read on to learn more!
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#VMware NSX – Availability and Redundancy (via virtualizationgains.com)
vSphere administrators normally have two great fears, failure of Storage and failure in the network layer, as both of these can result in 100s or 1000s of virtual machines simultaneously going off line.
Generating #vCenter Server & Platform Services Controller deployment topology diagrams
A really useful capability that vCenter Server used to provide was a feature called vCenter Maps. I say “used to” because this feature was only available when using the vSphere C# Client and was not available in the vSphere Web Client. vCenter Maps provided a visual representation of your vCenter Server inventory along with the different relationships between your Virtual Machines, Hosts, Networks and Datastores. There were a variety of use cases for this feature but it was especially useful when it came to troubleshooting storage or networking connectivity. An administrator could quickly identify if they had an ESXi host that was not connected to the right datastore for example with just a few clicks.
[VIDEO] #vRealize Operations Manager 6 – Concepts: Capacity Planning Basics (vSOM)
This video will give you an overview of the Demand and Allocation Capacity models in vRealize Operations. It will help you gain an actionable view of immediate and future capacity needs, as well as optimize capacity within your environment.
#VMware Flings: App Volumes Backup Utility (via vmblog.com)
In December 2014, VMware released VMware App Volumes, a portfolio of integrated application and user management solutions for VMware Horizon, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, and RDSH virtual environments. These solutions take desktop and application environments to the next level by providing radically faster application delivery, unified application and user management, while reducing IT costs by up to 70% according to VMware.
Log Insight + Netflow = Awesome part 2
In my first blog post Log Insight + Netflow = Awesome I show cased that Log Insight could be used to ingest netflows and showed some graphics and talked about possible extensions the data found into other products such as vRealize Operations or NSX. I got some comments from people who wanted to learn more, but instead of me keep answering the same questions, I have posted what and how on to github. This marks the first github project that I have created. So even though this is not even half baked, not thought through and very much just for showcasing the possibilities with Log Insight, I have made it publicly available, so that every one can have a go at it. Hopefully in time this will become much more useful.
Which Blog is Your Favorite TOP vBlog 2016? (via vladan.fr)
As in previous years, Eric Siebert with vSphere-land.com is organizing a TOP vBlog voting competition and my blog, ESX Virtualization blog, is participating. I try to do a bit of everything, but staying as accurate as possible. Readers can vote and determine which virtualization blog they prefer to read through the year. Some readers might prefer deep-dive, or how-to topics only where others want to read news or watch videos.