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Brandon Lee is a guest blogger for Vembu. He has been in the IT industry for over 15+ years now and has worked in various IT industries spanning education, manufacturing, hospitality, and consulting for various technology companies including Fortune 500 companies. Brandon is a prolific blogger and contributes to the community through various blog posts and technical documentation primarily at
17 04, 2018

Automating Bulk Virtual Machine Configuration Changes

By | April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Automation is all the rage when it comes to provisioning, configuring, and testing infrastructure these days. There are simply too many moving parts to manually configure tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers by hand. With virtualization, server environments have exploded and infrastructure engineers find themselves looking for ways of automating bulk configuration changes to virtual machines and how this can be accomplished with tools [...]

28 03, 2018

Reclaiming Thin Provisioned Storage Space with VMware UNMAP

By | March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Today’s storage systems are much less expensive than in previous days for large amounts of storage. Yet, ultra-expensive SANs and other storage systems still represent a significant investment for organizations. Making the most efficient use of the provisioned storage space is critical as well as reclaiming storage space that is no longer being used. With the virtualized file systems that are utilized by hypervisors today [...]

22 03, 2018

Important Data Protection features for Virtual Machine Backup Automation

By | March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Virtual Machine Backup Automation - Why? Automation is the king of the hill when thinking about operational efficiency with development as well as operations in today’s fast paced world of IT. Environments are simply moving too fast and have to be agile such that manual operations management is simply not feasible any longer. This also applies to data protection in today’s environments as well. Virtualization [...]

20 03, 2018

VMware NSX-V vs NSX-T Comparison

By | March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The software defined data center is made possible by virtualizing the key components and functionalities of the datacenter. This started of course with virtualizing compute with the initial virtualization wave. Next, was the virtualization of the network components. VMware’s NSX-V platform has made tremendous waves in the software defined datacenter and has allowed organizations to be truly freed from the underlying hardware network components for [...]

14 03, 2018

VMware Backup Appliance Key Features

By | March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

A great way to get up and running very quickly with VMware backup is by making use of a VMware backup appliance. There are certainly many hardware backup appliances available. However, utilizing a VMware backup appliance that can be deployed as a software solution via a virtual machine provides greater advantages and capabilities to the VMware administrator. Many VMware backup solution vendors today are taking [...]

9 03, 2018

VMware PowerCLI 10.0 Release and Installation

By | March 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Recently, Microsoft has released PowerShell Core as GA. If you have not heard about PowerShell Core, this is the iteration of PowerShell that will be the way forward for the future. PowerShell core provides the long awaited “cross-platform” compatibility. This means you can now install PowerShell Core into not only Windows but also Linux and MAC OS! This is made possible by PowerShell Core’s development [...]

7 03, 2018

VMware vSphere Virtual Machine Replication Best Practices

By | March 7th, 2018|0 Comments

An extremely important facet of data protection when it comes to VMware vSphere environments is configuring virtual machine replication. Replicating VMware vSphere virtual machines allows for protecting business critical workloads by ensuring organizations that are resilient against a total site failure. By utilizing a data protection solution that offers replication, virtual machines can be replicated from the production site to a separate DR site. The [...]

28 02, 2018

VMware vSAN Common Mistakes

By | February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

VMware vSAN is a powerful software defined storage solution. It is changing the way organizations design and manage storage found in VMware vSphere environments. It provides a robust feature set that enables VMware vSphere administrators to be agile, flexible, and scale up and out very easily. VMware vSAN includes a powerful feature and functionality set for VMware administrators as well provides an architecture that is [...]

26 02, 2018

VMware VVols vs vSAN

By | February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The world of storage these days when it comes to virtualization is certainly an exciting and ever-changing component of IT infrastructure. Over the past two or three years, we have seen a lot of new technology and changes in storage technologies come about. Especially in the realm of VMware, there have been some new and exciting storage offerings that have made waves with virtualization admins. [...]

21 02, 2018

VMware vSAN Backup Considerations

By | February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

At the heart of VMware’s software defined storage (SDS) offering is VMware vSAN. Software defined storage offerings such as VMware vSAN are helping to solve many of the traditional storage issues that have existed for years such as storage silos and vendor specific storage implementations that require enlisting special storage teams to handle storage provisioning. Software defined storage removes the dependency from specialized hardware and [...]