VMworld 2018: Project Dimension

VMworld 2018 is taking place in Las Vegas again this year. I do enjoy Las Vegas because all the walking, which helps me finally meet my fitness goals by getting over 10,000 steps. VMworld will be busy as I try to get involved in as many community activities as…

New VMware Integrated OpenStack 5

This week at the OpenStack Summit taking place in Vancouver, VMware announced VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 5, and will be available in telco carrier and data center editions. This version is based on the OpenStack Queens release which was generally available on Feb. 28. VMware integrated OpenStack is a VMware…

VMware Integrated OpenStack 4.1

For OpenStack fans and those familiar with or working in a VMware environment; VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) 4.1 has been released. It’s based on the Ocata release of OpenStack, and supports the latest VMware products including vSphere 6.5 Update 1, VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3.5,…

VMworld 2017: VMware Cloud on AWS

Welcome back to Las Vegas everyone for VMworld 2017, a gathering of community, IT enthusiasts and folks attending for the first time. It's always nice to see people in person that you have connected with over social media and begin to build those deep relationships. Thank you for taking the…

Installing ESXi 6.0 on VMware Fusion

If you are studying for a VMware certification or want to get familiar with the latest release of vSphere, a great way to get started is by installing it in your homelab. In my case, at the moment my homelab consists of VMware Fusion running on my MacBook Pro. My…

VMworld 2016: VMware Cloud Foundation

VMworld in Las Vegas, I had the chance to come in early and connect with several folks from the community. I really enjoy the morning breakfast events that the community put on and the variety of places we get to see. I tend to do a lot of 'breakfast hopping'…

vSphere Resource Management Essentials

Many of you know Jonathan Frappier from his tireless work on the vBrownbag, community involvement and excellent blog. But did you know he is also an author, yes that’s right – he wrote a book called VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials from Packt Publishing. It was release in February 2014.…

VMworld 2015: Unified Hybrid Cloud

This will be our last go at VMworld in San Francisco for a couple of years, as VMworld heads to Las Vegas next year. I think the change of venue will be a good thing as the conference continues to grow. This year we had over 23,000 attendees and…