vCenter Server 6.5 – Migrate VMs from Virtual Distributed Switch to Standard Switch

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I was doing some testing the other day and had migrated about 25 test VM’s to a Virtual Distributed Switch (vDS) from a Standard Switch (vSS). However, to complete my testing I needed the VM’s to be migrated back to a vSS and delete the vDS entirely. In this blog I’m going to document the steps I took to accomplish this.

First step in completing this migration is to migrate the VM’s port groups from the vDS Port group to the vSS port group. One Option could be editing each VM but with 24 VM’s each with 2 vNICS, that would be about 100+ clicks to complete = very slow. However, a more efficient way is to use the vDS migrate VM’s option.

  • In the vCenter Server 6.5 HTML client, I clicked on Network > then under my vDS I right clicked on my active vDS port group
  • I then chose “Migrate VM’s to Another Network”


Second I chose BROWSE > a new pop up window appeared and I chose the vSS Port group that I wanted to migrate to then selected ok > I confirmed the ‘Destination Network’ was correct then clicked on next

Third, I wanted to migration both network adapters and I selected ‘All virtual machines’ then Next

Note: If I wanted to migrate individual vNIC vs all, I could have expanded each VM and then choose which network adapter I wanted to migrate.

Fourth, I reviewed the confirmation page and confirmed all 24 VM’s would be migrated, then clicked next

Fifth, here is the final report… All the VM’s have been migrated

Finally, now that all VM’s have been removed from the vDS Port group I can remove the vDS switch from my test environment.

If you like my ‘no-nonsense’ blog articles that get straight to the point… then post a comment or let me know… Else, I’ll start writing boring blog content.

VMworld 2018 – Recorded Sessions

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Here is a great list of the VMworld 2018 sessions. Thank you to William Lam and Hadleigh Rush (both with VMware) for creating and organizing this great list. This is their work, but I did want to post it to be shared further with others.

*UPDATE 09/05 — Last checked the [DOWNLOAD] might not work, not sure when this will be resolved.*


Branch and Edge (9)

  • BRE2129BU – Introduction to NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud: Transforming the WAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • BRE2165BU – SD-WAN Use Cases Designed to Optimize Your Network [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • BRE2166BU – SD-WAN Security Integration: Control & Management for a Bulletproof Network [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • BRE2167BU – Zero to 60 in Two Seconds with VMware NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • BRE2168BU – Deployment of Hybrid SD-WAN with Real-World Examples [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • BRE2171PU – Customer Panel on??NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • BRE3038BU – Consuming Cloud Provider SD-WAN Services?? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NS3729KU – The NSX Keynote: Building the Network of the Future with the Virtual Cloud Network [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SEC3730KU – Transforming Security in a Cloud and Mobile World [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Cloud Management (62)

  • CNA1075BU – Operating and Managing Kubernetes on Day 2 with PKS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1200BU – Deploy vSphere Integrated Containers in Production: Case Study with Allegis [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1232BU – Have Your Cake and Eat It: VMware IT Adoption of PKS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DC3732KU – Driving Transformation from the Data Center to the Public Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DC3845KU – Cloud and Developer Keynote: Public Clouds and Kubernetes at Scale [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3728KU – Innovating Beyond HCI: How VMware is Driving the Next Data Center Revolution [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2890BU – How Cloud Service Providers deliver Multi-Cloud Management-as-a-Service [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1515PU – Transformers: How VMware IT Transitioned to a Services-Based Organization [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1719BU – Taming Security with Tools: Making Compliance a Reality [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1787BU – Aspiring for Operational Excellence by Shortening Value Chains [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1063PU – Developer Cloud Introduction ??? VMware’s New Cloud Management Strategy [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1201BU – Self-Driving Operations: What???s New with vRealize Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1336PU – Tales from the Trenches: Realizing the Full Value of vRealize Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1352BU – Create a ServiceNow Self-Service Portal with a vRealize Automation Plug-in [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1399BU – DevOps Radar: Visibility Scaling SaaS, Containers, Serverless in Wavefront [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1440BU – Operationalize Your World: Practical Steps Toward Proactive Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1534BU – vRealize Operations Capacity and Cost Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1540BU – See Everything: Cross-Cloud Observability with Wavefront Current and Future [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1614BU – Effectively Operating an Automated Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1640BU – Self-Driving Operations with vRealize Operations Performance Optimization [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1644QU – Discover How to Save Up to 30% on Cloud Infrastructure with vSphere Optimization Assessment [STREAM][DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1645BU – Doing the Impossible: Change Dev Team Spending Behavior Through Showback [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1650BU – Accelerate DevOps with Cloud Automation and Configuration Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1652BU – Application Networking and Security with vRealize Automation and NSX-T [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1763BU – How to develop a multi-cloud strategy to accelerate digital transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1772BU – Brokering Services Across Multiple Clouds and Platforms [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1773BU – Container Management and VMware PKS Support for vRealize Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1774BU – Ring Central Maximizes Agility and Developer Productivity with vRealize [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT1815BU – Leading Financial Services Transformation in a Multi-Cloud World [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • MGT2102BU – Accelerate your IT Code and Application Delivery ??? Customer Perspectives [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2139BU – Manage Wavefront Monitoring with the New VMware Application Proxy [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2174BU – Deep Dive: How Fannie Mae Releases vRealize Content Using Lifecycle Manager [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2191BU – Advanced Extensibility Use Case: vRealize Automation and Ansible Tower [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2204BU – VMware Cloud Management: See the Mother of All Demos! [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2242BU – What’s New in vRealize Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2528BU – vRealize Automation Architecture and Troubleshooting Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2552BU – Troubleshooting Made Easy [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2556BU – Use Cloud Services to Deploy and Maintain Apps in a Multi-Cloud Environment [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2566BU – HCI Management Using vRealize Operations and vCenter [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2621BU – From VI Admin to Cloud Ninja: Top 5 Skills Needed in the Digital Age [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2843BU – Code Stream Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2844BU – AWS App Security and Visibility with Network Insight and Log Intelligence [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2887BU – Deep Dive: How to Drive Down Your Cost in Hybrid Cloud with Cost Insight [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2915BU – Agile Cloud Management with VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2934BU – Optimize Workload Cost and Performance Using the vRealize Suite [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2954BU – Introduction to Real-Time Insight and Governance for Cloud Infrastructure [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3054QU – Deep Dive into Wavefront Log Data Metrics and Log Intelligence [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3112BU – When Seconds Mean Dollars: Intelligent IT Operations at the CME Group [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3192BU – Deep Dive: Multi-Cloud Troubleshooting for Infrastructure and Applications [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3369BU – Meet vRealize Operations Ninjas: Charter Communications and Vanguard [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3711BUS – A Tale of CI/CD, Infrastructure as Code, and Data Protection [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3718BU – Finding “Connected Threats” – The Hidden Risks in Your Public Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3719BU – Automating Cloud Security, Compliance and Governance into the CI/CD System [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3759BUS – How GameStop Leveraged the Cloud to Meet Business Continuity SLAs [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3760BUS – How SailPoint Modernized its Datacenter with the Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3774PUS – A journey to NSX ??? how to solve the “choose two out of three” quandary. [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1723BU – Day 2 Automation of NSX Data Center Using vRealize Suite [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2119BU – Building Private Clouds with NSX-T Data Center & VIO: Lessons from DMM.com [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2764BU – Introduction to vRealize Network Insight [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2883BU – Introduction to NSX Data Center for Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET3409BU – Using vRealize Network Insight to Optimize the Software-Defined Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2555BU – Accelerate App Security and Availability with vRealize Network Insight [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Cloud Networking (50)

  • CNA1564BU – Container and Kubernetes 101 for vSphere Admins [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1884BU – NSX and Generic Network Overlays with HCI: Everything You Need to Know [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1142BU – Case Study: Hybrid Cloud with vCloud Extender from Customer to Provider [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2406BU – VMware NSX for Service Providers: A Technical View [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1106BU – Advanced NSX Data Center: Demystifying the VTEP, MAC, and ARP Tables [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1127BU – Logical Routing Deep Dive on??NSX-T Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1128BU – Logical Routing Deep Dive on NSX Data Center for vSphere [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1283QU – How VMware IT Leverages VMware NSX for Large-Scale, Self-Service IaaS [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • NET1285BU – The Future of Networking and Security with VMware NSX [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1327BU – VMware Cloud on AWS with NSX: Use Cases, Design, and Implementation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1490QU – Scalable Networking and Security for Kubernetes on OpenStack [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1516BU – Introduction to NSX Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1528BU – PowerNSX: Bringing the Power of PowerCLI to VMware NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1536BU – Multi-Site Networking and Security with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1537BU – NSX-T Data Center Architecture and Benefits [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1549BU – Deep Dive into Operationalizing NSX-T Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1559BU – SDDC Reference Design with NSX Data Center for vSphere [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1561BU – Next-Generation Reference Design with NSX-T Data Center: Part 1 [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1562BU – Next-Generation Reference Design with NSX-T Data Center: Part 2 [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1586BU – Networking and Security for Small Data Centers with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1610BU – NSX-T Edge Services: Design and Deployment Options [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1631QU – NSX Data Center for vSphere Hardware Gateway Solution [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1642BU – NSX-PowerOps: Day2 Ops, NSX Health, Security, and Automated Documentation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1677BU – Kubernetes Container Networking with NSX-T Data Center Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1742BU – N-VDS: The next generation switch architecture with VMware NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1754BU – NSX Cloud:??Deployment Deep Dive and Architecture [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1822BU – Upgrading NSX Data Center: A Zero Downtime Approach [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1855BU – NSX-T Data Center Performance Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1879BU – vRealize Network Insight Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1894BU – NSX Design for Cloud-native Apps with Pivotal Cloud Foundry [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1919BU – NSX Mindset: Clouds Collide, Opportunity Strikes [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET1945BU – Deploying NSX Data Center on a Cisco Infrastructure [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2068BU – Introduction to Container Networking and Security with NSX-T Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2155QU – Troubleshooting for VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2409BU – Advanced NSX Services in VMware Cloud on AWS: Use Cases and Best Practices [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2420BU – Rethinking Disaster Recovery with NSX Data Center and NSX Hybrid Connect [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2518BU – Deploying and Automating NSX-T Data Center: lessons from IHS Markit [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2628BU – Introduction to NSX Data Center for Multi-Cloud Networking [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2701BU – Virtual Cloud Network End-to-End Demo: Powered by NSX [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2761BU – NSX Data Center Load Balancing and VPN Services [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2770BU – Introduction to NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2865BU – VxRack Flex and VxRack SDDC HCI Networking with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET2916BU – Consistent Network and Security Policy from Data Center to Cloud with NSX [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET3042PU – Customer Panel on NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET3193BUS – VMware NSX and Getting the Most Out of Your Infrastructure [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET3681PU – Lessons learned from successful NSX Deployments [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET3821BU – Maximize your NSX Deployment with Open Networking Solutions [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NET4857BU – NSX-T Data Center Install Deep Dive and Best Practices including PKS/PAS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2598PU – Customer Panel on Micro-Segmentation Ops with vRealize Network Insight [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3770BU – Mitigating CPU Security Vulnerabilities ??? A look at vSphere Mitigations [STREAM]

Cloud Services (11)

  • CNA2084BU – Intro to VMware Kubernetes Engine-Managed K8s Service on Public Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA3106QU – Integrating VMware Kubernetes Engine with Existing AWS Services [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA3124BU – Deep Dive: VMware Kubernetes Engine-K8s as a Service on Public Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA3173BU – Manage 100s of clusters, 1000s of namespaces using VMware Kubernetes Engine [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2422BU – Enabling Cloud Marketplace Services with VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2099BU – To Infrastructure and Beyond: Infrastructure as Code with VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3918BU – Amazon RDS on VMware: Database Management Services on vSphere [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • MGT4683BU – How CloudHealth Can Reduce the Cost and Complexity of Multi-cloud Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3217BU – Introduction to VMware AppDefense [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3219BU – Great Power, Great Responsibility: Least Privilege Security with AppDefense [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3243BU – Use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Simplify Security [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Cloud-Native Apps (22)

  • CNA1199PU – Deploy Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes: Real-World Stories From PKS Users [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1464BU – Securing Pivotal Cloud Foundry by Regularly Rebuilding [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1493BU – Run Docker on Existing Infrastructure with vSphere Integrated Containers [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1553BU – Deep Dive: The Value of Running Kubernetes on vSphere [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1634QU – Container Portfolio at VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1656BU – Put a Lid on It: Securing Containers and Kubernetes on vSphere and in Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA1780QU – What’s New with PKS and Emerging Use Cases [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA2009BU – Run Stateful Apps on Kubernetes with PKS: Highlight WebLogic Server [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA2141BU – Applying Software Design Patterns and Methodologies to Your IT Services [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CNA2755BU – Architecting PKS for Production: Lessons Learned from PKS Deployments [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • CNA3146BU – Technical Deep Dive: Kubernetes Networking and Security with NSX-T on PKS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV1325BU – Path to Production: Value Stream Mapping in a DevOps World [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV1434BU – From Building Infrastructure to Building App Platforms: Your Next Career [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV1965QU – QuickStart DevOps Culture with VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV2500BU – DevOps and Pragmatic Process Change: Top 5 Processes to Accelerate DevOps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV2641BU – Bring Your Traditional Application to Kubernetes with PKS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV2828BU – Automating IT Ops with Dispatch Serverless Framework [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1338BU – vSAN: An Ideal Storage Platform for Kubernetes-controlled Cloud-Native Apps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1433PU – Accelerating Application Development Through Infrastructure as Code [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1869BU – VMware IT’s Cloud-Native Transformation Journey [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI1527BU – Deep Dive into NSX Data Center Security for Clouds, Containers, and More [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3220BU – Securing Kubernetes and Docker Containers with VMware AppDefense [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

DevOps (6)

  • DEV1761BU – Delivering Agile Infrastructure as a Service via vRealize Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV1967BUS – Mind the Gap: Building a closer relationship between Security and DevOps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV2403BU – DevOps Culture and Practice: From Theory to Reality ??? A VMware Story [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DEV3504BU – Development at VMware: A Look at How PowerCLI Has Evolved Over the Years [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1813BU – A Deep Dive on Why Storage Matters in a Cloud-Native World [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT2920BU – Customer Success Story: Enable Developers with Infra-as-Code and Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Endpoint Management (33)

  • ACC1210BU – Implementing Endpoint Security and Conditional Access for Office 365 [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC1621PU – Customer Panel: Knocking Down the Barriers of Workspace ONE Adoption [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC2488BU – Delivering Secure and Seamless Access to All Your Apps, Devices and Data [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC2753BU – Building Your Unique Path to the Digital Workspace [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC2892BU – Learn What’s New with Workspace ONE and how to Embrace a Digital Workspace! [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC2964QU – Securing the Digital Workspace with Conditional Access [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC3458BU – Workspace ONE – Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • DW3727KU – The Digital Workspace Keynote: End User Computing and Mobility Live! [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END1156BU – Moving Beyond Limits:How VMware IT Embraced Modern Management of Windows 10 [STREAM][DOWNLOAD]
  • END1225BU – Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks for Your iOS Deployment [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2713BU – Co-manage Workspace ONE + SCCM : Get to Windows 10 Modern Management Faster [STREAM][DOWNLOAD]
  • END2728PU – Customer Panel: Real World Conversations With Those Migrating to Windows 10 [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2748QU – Ask the Experts: How Workspace ONE Trust Network Secures Your EUC Ecosystem [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2766BU – First Look at New Dell and VMware Developments That Optimize PC Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2811BU – Real-World Conversations with Customers Using Modern Management for MacOS [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • END2833BU – Windows as a Service: Who Moved My Cheese and How Can I Get It Back? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2852BU – Discover The Latest Workspace ONE Intelligence Capabilities and ??Use Cases [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2866BU – Transform Windows 10 Management with Workspace ONE: What IT Teams Must Know [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2902QU – End-User Computing at VMworld: Everything You Need to Know [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2912BU – Workspace ONE Intelligence Mobile and Desktop Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2930BU – Delivering the Vision of the Digital Workplace (Lessons from the Field) [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2947BU – Securing Remote Access with Workspace One – What???s New [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2948BU – Enhanced iOS Management: From Onboarding to Update Management and Beyond [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2962BU – Deep Dive Into New Android Enterprise Personas and Deployment Methods [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2966BU – Expanding AirWatch to UEM for macOS Modern Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END2978PU – How AirWatch Customers Are Moving Beyond Mobile to UEM across all Devices [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END3200BU – Taking the Plunge: Windows App Lifecycle Management with Workspace ONE [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END3460BU – Deep Dive Into What’s New with Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END3572BU – Industry 4.0: How Rugged and Workplace IoT Are Transforming Supply Chains [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • END3818BUS – Arm your Cloud Workers for Security and Productivity with Chrome Enterprise [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3674PU – Transforming the Business of Healthcare: From Maintaining to Innovating [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3706PUS – Become the office hero with Dell & VMware desktop virtualization solutions [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Hybrid and Public Cloud (75)

  • HCI1145BU – Why VMware vSAN Is the Best Solution for Cloud Provider Environments [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1998BU – Enable High-Capacity Workloads with Elastic EBS-Backed vSAN on VMware Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2827QU – Site Recovery Manager and Multiple Sites: The What, How, and Why [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3085BU – Site Recovery Manager Integrations Across VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3136BU – VMware Site Recovery (DR as a Service) Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1071BU – Secure, No-Retrofit, App portability to Cloud in 4 clicks, with VMware HCX [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1187BU – VMware Cloud on AWS: The Migration Venture [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1211BU – A Journey to VMware Cloud on AWS for Oracle and SAP Applications [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • HYP1215BU – How VMware IT Migrated Mission-Critical Workloads to VMware Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1376BUR – Accelerate Your Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS: What???s New [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1377BU – VMware Cloud on AWS Security and Compliance Details [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1451BU – Service Overview for VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1496BU – A Practitioner???s Guide to Migrating Workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1499BU – Introducing VMware Cloud Provider Pod [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1517BU – Picking Up the Pieces and Recovering in the Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1803BU – Delivering Custom Services Through vCloud Director Extensibility [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1810PU – Ask the Cloud Experts [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1950BU – Navigating Hybrid Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1969BU – Migrations Made Easy on the IBM Cloud … Deep Breath, Focus, Go! [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1994BU – Developer Automation 101: From vSphere On Premises to VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2048BU – VMware Cloud on AWS: Live, Next-Gen Integrations for Your Next-Gen Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2060BU – Multitenant Managed Service Provider Platform for VMware Cloud Services [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2145BUS – Hybrid cloud architecture design and best practices for VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2211BU – Getting the Most out of Your VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2228BU – Redefining Hybrid Cloud Management with vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2379BU – Storage in VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2445BU – From On Premises to Beyond [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2470BU – Quickly Getting the Most out of Your VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2697PU – VMware Cloud on AWS Customer Panel [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2723BU – Automate Hosted Private Clouds Everywhere Using VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2817QU – Understanding the TCO Benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2861BU – Multi Cloud Architectures and Evolution: Customer Perspective [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2982BU – GenPro: Leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS and Faction for Disaster Recovery [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3003BUS – Hello, You Had Me at Infrastructure as Code: Hybrid SDDC Cloud Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3019BU – VMware Site Recovery: DR-as-a-Service with VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3024QU – Software-Defined, Hybrid, and Distributed: Welcome to the VMware Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3025BU – Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: High Availability for VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3061QU – Seamless, Large Scale Workload Migrations to the IBM Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3300BU – Public Cloud: A Critical Component of Your Digital Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3326BU – Cloud Provider Transformation with vCloud Director, NSX, and vRealize Suite [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3694BUS – Disaster Recovery with Lenovo ThinkAgile VX and VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3696BUS – Simplify operations with machine learning for secondary data and apps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3704BUS – Veeam and VMware – Intelligent Data Management for the Hybrid World [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3705BUS – Improving App Performance and Protection for VMware: NVMe, Cloud and Beyond [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3714PUS – Trusted Hybrid Cloud???NIST???s Trusted Cloud Building Block & Ref Architecture [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3715BUS – Periodic Backup is Dead! Hello Zerto 7 [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3720BUS – Automatic Failover to AWS When a Wildfire Approaches Your Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3733BUS – Milliseconds Matter: Optimize Cloud Applications Through Network Control [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3734BUS – Applications w/o Borders Best Execution Venue for your Cloud Application [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3736BUS – Practical Guide for Delivering Advanced Security at Scale & Speed in SDDCs [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3827BUS – How Advanced Threat Intelligence Can Protect Your Data [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3828PUS – Deliver Real Value in your Data-Driven Enterprise with Multi-Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3829BUS – Address Disaster Recovery & Backup Needs: Physical, Virtual, & Multi-Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3846BUS – Meeting Cloud First, App First demands with F5 and VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3853PU – IBM Presents: FREESTYLIN??? THE CLOUD with Tony Hawk and Rodney Mullen [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3870BUS – Artificial Intelligence – The Underpinning of Digital Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3879BUS – Clear-cut Resiliency for VMware and AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3880BUS – Instant business value and protection with AWS and VMware hybrid solution [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3882BUS – A Hybrid Journey to Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP3920BUS – VMware Cloud on AWS adoption in the enterprise [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP7472QU – Accessing External Storage on VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1873BU – A Peek into the Future of VMware IT???s Multi-Cloud Strategy [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1940BU – Digital Transformation in Action: From Buzzword to Reality [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT2131BU – Getting IT Ready to Successfully Enable Digital Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3135PU – How Your Peers are REALLY Doing in Their Digital Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3675BU – Status of CIO Recruitment and Leadership Traits most Desired by CEOs [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • MGT3026BU – Building Machine Learning Services with VMware Integrated OpenStack [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1669BU – VMware Cloud Foundation Real-World Success with Professional Services [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2147BU – State of Minnesota???s Software-Defined Data Center Journey [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3477BU – IBM and VMware Cloud Foundation: Building a Unified Hybrid SDDC Experience [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI1983BU – Security Architecture, Use Cases, and Tools with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VIN2572BU – What’s New in vMotion: Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3486BU – Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS: What You Need to Know [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3489BU – Life in a Multi-Cloud World: Choosing the Right Cloud Desktop Solution [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3493BU – Put Horizon Deployments on Autopilot with the Universal Cloud Connector [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (66)

  • HCI1059BU – Architecting VMware Site Recovery Manager to Meet Your DR Goals [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1099BU – Real-World Deployment Considerations with vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1246BU – Optimizing vSAN for Performance [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1270BU – The Power of Storage Policy-Based Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1272BU – vSAN Data Placement and Availability [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1330BU – Enabling Microsoft Failover Clustering with vSAN iSCSI Service [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1468BU – Building a Business Case for HCI and VMware vSAN [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • HCI1469BU – The Future of vSAN and Hyperconverged Infrastructure [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1473BU – The vSAN I/O Path Deconstructed: A Deep Dive into the Internals of vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1475QU – Demystifying vSAN Management for the Traditional Storage Administrator [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1476BU – Mixed-Workload Versus Single-Purpose vSAN Clusters [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1477BU – New Ways to Use vRealize Operations and Log Insight for vSAN Environments [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1552BU – Deploying vSAN to 300 Stores in 2 Weeks: An Automation Story [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1583BU – vSAN Myth Busters: Busting the Common Misconceptions About vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1603BU – Tech Preview of vSAN Data Protection: Safeguarding VM Data on vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1615PU – vSAN Technical Customer Panel on vSAN Experiences [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1691BU – Architecting at the Tactical Edge with VMware vSAN and vRealize [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • HCI1705BU – Data Protection in VMware Hybrid Clouds [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1768BU – What’s New in vSAN: Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1769BU – We Got You Covered: Top Operational Tips from vSAN Support Insight [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1960BU – Why HCI Solutions Powered by vSAN Work Best for Your vSphere Environments [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI1993BU – vSAN Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2001BU – Best Practices for Deploying DataStax Workloads using vSAN Host Affinity [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2019BU – Running SAP HANA on HCI Powered by vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2032BU – Successful vSAN for Remote Offices and Branch Offices [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2038BU – Best Practices for Deploying Hadoop Workloads on HCI Powered by vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2040BU – vSAN Deployment Topology and Availability Deep Dive: What You Need to Know [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2041BU – vSAN Encryption Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2052BU – Sizing Your HCI Environment: How To Do It Correctly and Accurately [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2053BU – Hitting Refresh with HCI for Better Performance and Less Complexity [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2061BU – Forget Click, Click, Click: Manage vSAN at Scale with PowerCLI [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2088BU – vSAN Stretched Clusters Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2103BU – Choosing the Right HCI Solution in the Multi-Cloud Era [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2107QU – Back to Basics: Why HCI? Why Now? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2110BU – Top Reasons Why vSAN Is the Best Hyper-Converged Solution [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2164BU – HCI Management, Current and Future [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2180BU – vSAN Support Insight: Inside Out [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2208BU – vSAN Hardware Guidance on Performance and Configuration [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2427BU – Managing vSAN Resiliency and Performance at Scale [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2474BU – Site Recovery Manager 8.1: What’s New? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2476BU – Tech Preview: RDMA and Next-Gen Storage Technologies for vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2501BU – Accelerating Digital Transformation with InterSystems IRIS and vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2513QU – Using vSAN Native Data Protection in the Real World [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2522BU – Getting Started with vSAN Automation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2550PU – Leveraging Virtual Volumes (VVol) to Simplify Storage Management [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2617BU – Best Practices for Deploying Business-Critical Oracle Workloads on vSAN HCI [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • HCI2681BU – The Latest and Greatest with VMware vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2736BU – Lessons Learned from Real-World vSAN Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2810BU – Virtual Volumes (VVol) Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2909QU – VMs on vSAN – An end to end view [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI2993BU – The Story of How Deloitte Migrated to vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3000BU – Extreme Performance Series: How To Estimate vSAN Performance [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3041BU – Introducing Scalable File Storage on vSAN with Native File Services [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3104BU – vSAN Hosted POC: The Smoothest and Fastest Way to Test vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3149BU – Conquer Your Storage Demands with vSAN and Intel Technologies [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3291BU – vSAN: Data Placement Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3331BU – Better Storage Utilization with Space Reclamation/UNMAP [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3452BU – Achieving a GDPR-Ready Architecture Leveraging VMware vSAN [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3691PUS – Customer Panel ??? Hyper-converged IT Enabling Agility and Innovation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3695BUS – AutoNation modernizes VMware backup/recovery to accelerate business growth [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3697BUS – Enhance your vSphere and vSAN implementations w/ Persistent Memory and SSDs [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • HCI3707BUS – Infrastructure Matters: From Modernizing Servers to a VMware cloud on HCI [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3781BUS – Cisco HyperConverged Infrastructure for the Multicloud era [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3819QU – Get the Edge on vSAN : Innovating Hyper-Converged Infrastructure [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HCI3855BU – How Virtualization & SDDC Help Drive Modernization in Manufacturing [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP2752BU – Our New World: Hyper-Converged and Software Defined [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

IoT (14)

  • HYP3822BU – VMware Data Protection Simplicity Meets Power: Converged, Cloud and Beyond [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT1746QU – Can Blockchain Be Used as a Tool to Secure the IoT? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT2593BU – Project Dimension – The Easy Button for Edge Computing [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT2812BU – Design IoT with Security in Mind Using VMware Pulse IoT and NSX [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3165BU – AI in the PaaS Lane: Toshiba and Virtustream Combine AI and Cloud [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • IOT3541BU – Take Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy to the Edge with VMware Solutions [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3549QU – Make Friends with Your OT Department: The Prerequisite to IoT Success [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3550PU – Customers Who Take Control of the Edge with VMware Pulse IoT Solutions [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3553BU – IoT Innovation for Reducing Carbon Footprint in Facilities [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3563BU – Surveillance and IoT Helping Keep the World Safe [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3679BU – Is Your Infrastructure IoT Ready? Dell IoT Technologies is Here to Help [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3680BU – Deploy, Manage, and Get Value from IOT with Microsoft, Dell and VMware [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • IOT3872BUS – FUJITSU Mobility Solutions for Connected Vehicles [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1882PU – Get the Creative Juices Flowing: A Discussion on Enterprise Innovation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Leading Digital Transformation (24)

  • CTO3823BU – Kinetic Infrastructure:?? The Journey to a Fully Compassable Datacenter [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1121BU – How an Enterprise Data Warehouse Makeover Transformed VMware???s Business [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1231PU – People Like You: Strategies and Solutions for Government IT Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1252PU – A Fly on the Wall: VMware IT Staff Meeting [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1497BUR – 5 Things Your Boss???s Boss Secretly Wishes You Would Tell Them [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1541BU – Attracting and Retaining Talent via a Technology for Social Good Program [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1758BU – Building a Compelling Business Case for Digital Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1883BU – How Machine Learning and AI Are Transforming VMware???s IT Operations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1895BU – Culture Shift: The Heavy Lifting Behind Digital Transformation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1899BU – Embracing a DevOps Cloud Operational Model for Private Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT1907BU – Achieving Happiness: Building Your Brand and Your Career [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT2188PU – Digital Workspace Transformation Best Practices from the Field [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT2207BU – Destination Digital: Plot a Course for Transformation with Cloud Migration [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT2647PU – Top 7 Considerations IT Leaders Miss in Their Cloud Strategy: 2018 Edition [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT2787PU – Rethinking Financial Services: Adapting to a Digital Economy [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3196BU – Top 5 Operational Changes Organizations Overlook When Implementing EUC [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3685BUS – Hybrid IT: HPE???s composable, software-defined, dynamic datacenter vision [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3688BUS – Examining the Best Practices for Executing Your Multi-Cloud Environment [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3698BUS – Building your Enterprise cloud piece by piece [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3700BUS – DR – Protect all of your Workloads & Fight Back Against Cyber Threats [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3708PUS – Is your DR/BC Strategy Keeping Up with Changing Business Needs? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3835BUS – Reimagining the Future of Work in a Mobile First World [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • LDT3919BUS – Expanding your Hybrid IT with VMC on AWS. [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NFV3917PU – AT&T and VMware???s Virtual Cloud Network: Learn how AT&T is using VeloCloud???s SD-WAN and AirWatch [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

NFV (5)

  • NFV1307BU – NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud for Service Providers on the vCloud NFV Platform [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NFV1309BU – 5G Readiness: The Importance of Network Slicing & Service Function Chaining [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NFV1315BU – Distributed OpenStack Platform for Telco Use Cases: MEC and PoP [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NFV2220BU – Service Providers Love VMware Integrated OpenStack. Here’s Why [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • NFV2917BU – Breaking the Virtual Speed Limit: Data Plane Performance Tuning [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Office of the CTO (15)

  • CTO1189BU – Next-Gen Multi-Cloud Architecture for Machine Learning [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO1875BU – Quantum Supremacy: Basics, Outlook, and Security Implications [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO1901BU – Inside VMware’s Innovation Engine [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO1917BU – Emerging Technologies in the Real World [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • CTO2161BU – Smart Placement of Workloads in Tomorrow’s Distributed Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO2325BU – Network Slicing: Virtual Network and Service Orchestration for 5G and IoT [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO2390BU – Virtualize and Accelerate HPC/Big Data with SR-IOV, vGPU and RDMA [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO2657BU – Evolution of VMware???s Microgrid: The Largest Solar Deployment in Palo Alto [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO2816BU – How Open Source Is Bringing Serverless On Premises [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO2860BU – Persistent Memory Deep Dive: HW and SW Architecture for VMware Technologies [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO3496PU – VMware CTO Panel: What’s Over the Horizon? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO3509BU – Embracing the Edge: Automation, Analytics, and Real-Time Business [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO3584BU – An Introduction to VMware???s Blockchain Technologies [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO3650BU – Choose Optimism [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • CTO3693BUS – Optimize your Virtualized Environment with Hardware Accelerators [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Private Cloud (40)

  • PRV1101BU – VxRack SDDC Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1161BU – Compliance for the Public Sector and Private Industry [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1254BU – A Guided Tour of the VMware Cloud Foundation User Experience [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1277BU – Cloud Foundation and Composable Infrastructure: The Best of Both Worlds [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1337BU – VMware Cloud Foundation: Future Innovations [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1424BU – Case Study: Mission-Critical SDDC for the Finance Industry [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1429BU – VMware Cloud Foundation Simplifies Disaster Protection [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1431BU – An Introduction to VMware Validated Designs [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1459BU – Strategies for Workload Mobility with VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1460QU – VMware Enterprise Readiness: SDDC Cross-Product Quality and Interoperability [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1463BU – Building the Ultimate Hybrid Cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1494BU – Path to SDDC Transformation: Western Digital [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1598BU – Cloud Foundation: Reducing Debt and Improving Agility at Xavier University [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1765BU – Advanced Operations for your VMware Cloud Foundation Based Private Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1766BU – Workload Automation in your VMware Cloud Foundation Based Private Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1802BU – Imperative Design Considerations for the Software-Defined Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1889BU – 176 Nodes, No Problem: A Virtual Desktop Story [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1910BU – Building the Modern Data Center: A Supercharged Enterprise SDDC Deployment [NO Stream POSTED] [NO DOWNLOAD POSTED]
  • PRV1933BUR – VMware Cloud Foundation Architecture Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV1959BU – Building a Successful Business Case with VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2113BU – Quick and Easy Certificate Replacement for VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2121BU – Composable Infrastructure Innovations: Cloud Foundation and HPE Synergy [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2190BU – Using VMware Validated Design with All Flash Array to Deliver a True Private Cloud Experience [STREAM][DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2192QU – SDDC Best Practices: Using VMware Validated Designs and Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2197QU – VxRail and VMware Validated Designs: Chocolate and Peanut Butter? [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2201QU – Introduction to VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2347BU – What???s New with Cloud Foundation: The Simplest Way to Build a Hybrid Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2369BUS – How to Cut Through Multi-cloud Complexity and Tap into Cloud Value Faster [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2623BU – NSX-T Enabled Workload Domains: The Validated Designs/Cloud Foundation Way [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2747BU – VMware Validated Design for SDDC: Architecture and Design [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2797BU – VMware Validated Design Day Two Operations in Practice [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2911BUR – VMware Validated Designs Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV2925PU – VMware Validated Designs: Ask Us Anything! [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3282PU – Deploying VVD, Success Stories from the Field [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3401BU – Automate Lifecycle Management End-to-End [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3462BU – VMware Validated Designs and Dell VxRail HCI: Better Together [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3670BU – Standardized, Automated and Adaptive: The Future of Private Cloud is Here [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3709BUS – Virtustream Enterprise Cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • PRV3916BUS – Lessons Learned: Production Apps using Containers, ElasticSearch and Spark [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2077BU – Context-Aware Micro-Segmentation with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Secure Application Infrastructure (14)

  • SAI1133BU – How to Design Multi-layered Security with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI1217BU – How VMware IT uses VMware NSX Data Center Micro-Segmentation [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI1851BU – Securing Horizon and Citrix End-User Computing with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2014PU – Customer Panel on VMware NSX Data Center for Security [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2026BU – Introduction to NSX Data Center for Security [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2335BUS – Enabling Hybrid Cloud Security for NSX and VMWare Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2744BU – VMware NSX Data Center Service Insertion: Advanced Network and Security [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI2789BU – Extend micro-segmentation across virtual and physical with NSX Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3242PU – VMware AppDefense Customer Success Stories [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3712BUS – Ransomware Threat Recovery Using Rubrik Polaris [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3761BUS – Security & Multi-Tenancy ??? Tips and Best Practices for VMware-based Clouds [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3836BUS – Assure Secure and Successful Deployments of NSX with NETSCOUT Visibility [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI3837BUS – How Carriers Gain Visibility in the Hybrid/Multi-Cloud [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • SAI4777PU – CPU Security Vulnerabilities Q&A Panel [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Security and Experience (17)

  • ACC2162PU – Drive Workspace-as-a-Service and Security Transformation with Workspace ONE [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC2717BU – Minimize Security Risk and Achieve Zero Trust with Workspace ONE [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC2945BU – Mobile-First Digital Transformation is All About the Apps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • ACC3255BU – Workspace ONE: The Art of the Possible [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • HYP1923BU – Building Hybrid Cloud with Horizon 7 on VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN1236BU – The Secret Sauce Behind VMware???s Internal Horizon Desktop Deployments [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN2686BU – Amp Up Your VDI Security and Performance with NSX and Horizon [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3048BU – What???s New with Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3100BU – Understand and Leverage the Latest Enhancements with Blast Extreme [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3213BU – Leverage intelligence and monitoring for virtual desktops and apps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3480BU – Beyond Horizon 7: Moving to a Digital Workspace with Workspace ONE [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3483BU – Horizon Cloud on Azure: Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3485BU – Horizon Cloud on Hosted Infrastructure: Technical Deep Dive [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3492BU – JMP: The Easy Button for Delivering and Managing Virtual Desktops and Apps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3503PU – Customer Panel: What You Need to Know About Deploying VDI [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3523BU – Troubleshooting Your Horizon 7 Deployment [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • WIN3530PU – EUC Champions Panel: Everything You Were Afraid to Ask About VDI [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]

Virtualized Applications (35)

  • VAP1088BU – App Failover on VMware Cloud on AWS Protected by LicenseFortress [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1095BU – Virtualizing and Tuning Distributed Application Platforms [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1228PU – vSphere UNIX to Virtual Linux Migration Service: Customer Success Stories [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1263QU – It’s a Data-Driven World: How to Choose Your Right Data Platform [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1296BU – Database Virtualization (Monster VMs) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1360BU – Streamlining Business-Critical Oracle Workloads on a VMware SDDC [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1425BU – Performance Deep Dive for Demanding Virtual Database Servers [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1448BU – Monitoring Business-Critical Applications: Doing It Right [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1454BU – Faster Home Loans on VMware vSphere Mean More Financial Services Revenue [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1492BU – Performance of SQL Server, Oracle, and SAP Workloads in VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1509BU – Getting Started with Big Data on vSphere: A Practical Guide for Admins [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1593QU – New Architectures for Big Data/Machine Learning on VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1620BU – Improve App Performance with Micro-Segmentation and Distributed Routing [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1820BU – SAP HANA TDI Phase 5: Greater Flexibility in Sizing VMs [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1898BU – Virtualize Active Directory the Right Way [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP1900BU – High Performance Big Data and Machine Learning on VMware Cloud on AWS [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP2010BU – Architecting and Deploying Virtualized HPC Clusters [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP2049BU – Deep Dive: Optimize Your Virtualized SAP Ecosystem [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VAP2056BU – Extreme Consolidation???Virtualization and Oracle: Can’t We All Get Along [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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  • VAP2760BU – Machine Learning & Deep Learning on vSphere Using Nvidia Virtualized GPUs [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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Virtualized Infrastructure (82)

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  • VIN1373BU – vSphere Performance Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis (IO) [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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  • VIN1738BU – vSphere Host Resources Deep Dive: Part 3 [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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  • VIN1972BU – Mastering the VMware Tools Lifecycle in Your VMware vSphere Data Center [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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  • VIN2062BU – vSphere Networking: What???s New and What???s Next [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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  • VIN2404BU – Changes to Hardware Health Monitoring in vSphere Stack [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VIN2405BU – Journey to vCenter Server Availability and Recoverability [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VIN2408PU – Virtualizing MacOS at Scale for iOS DevOps [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
  • VIN2410BU – Nerds with Appliances: vCenter Server Migration [STREAM] [DOWNLOAD]
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VMworld 2018 – See you there!

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VMworld 2018 is just around the corner and I’m really looking forward to this years event.  Can’t wait to reconnect with a lot of my friends in the virtualization industry and hear what they’ve been up to this past year! This will be VMworld #10 for me and it is the one event I look forward too every year. Here is a quick run down of some of the events I’ll be doing so I do hope our paths cross.

  • Solutions Exchange — Stop by the IoT / Edge Booth I’ll be there all week showing off the Honeywell IoT Demo and their Experion Premium Platform (Dell FX2 + vSAN)
  • vExpert HOL Tour — If you are a vExpert I’ll be leading the HOL Tour on Monday and Thursday.  If you didn’t get an invite reach out and we’ll make sure you do!
  • Meet up — If you’d like to chat or meet up during the event feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @vmexplorer  I’d love to chat with you about all things virtualization, IoT, etc.
  • Have a great show —  Lastly, if you need help navigating VMworld feel free to stop by my booth in the solutions exchange. I’ll be glad to help out and ensure you have a great experienceEnjoy the show!



Home Lab Gen IV – Part V Installing Mellanox HCAs with ESXi 6.5

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The next step on my InfiniBand home lab journey was getting the InfiniBand HCAs to play nice with ESXi. To do this I need to update the HCA firmware, this proved to be a bit of a challenge. In this blog post I go into how I solved this issue and got them working with ESXi 6.5.

My initial HCA selection was the ConnectX aka HP INFINIBAND 4X DDR PCI-E HCA CARD 452372-001, and Mellanox MHGA28-XTC InfiniHost III HCA these two cards proved to be a challenge when updating their firmware. I tried all types of operating systems, different drivers, different mobos, and MFT tools versions but they would not update or be OS recognized. Only thing I didn’t try was Linux OS. The Mellanox forums are filled with folks trying to solve these issues with mixed success. I went with these cheaper cards and they simply do not have the product support necessary. I don’t recommend the use of these cards with ESXi and have migrated to a ConnectX-3 which you will see below.

Updating the ConnectX 3 Card:

After a little trial and error here is how I updated the firmware on the ConnectX 3. I found the ConnectX 3 card worked very well with Windows 2012 and I was able to install the latest Mellanox OFED for Windows (aka Windows Drivers for Mellanox HCA card) and updated the firmware very smoothly.

First, I confirm the drivers via Windows Device Manager (Update to latest if needed)

Once you confirm Windows device functionality then install the Mellanox Firmware Tools for windows (aka WinMFT)

Next, it’s time to update the HCA firmware. To do this you need to know the exact model number and sometimes the card revision. Normally this information can be found on the back of your HCA. With this in hand go to the Mellanox firmware page and locate your card then download the update.

After you download the firmware place it in an accessible directory. Next use the CLI, navigate to the WinMFT directory and use the ‘mst status’ command to reveal the HCA identifier or the MST Device Name. If this command is working, then it is a good sign your HCA is working properly and communicating with the OS. Next, I use the flint command to update my firmware. Syntax is — flint -d <MST Device Name> -i <Firmware Name> burn

Tip: If you are having trouble with your Mellanox HCA I highly recommend the Mellanox communities. The community there is generally very responsive and helpful!

Installation of ESXi 6.5 with Mellanox ConnectX-3

I would love to tell you how easy this was, but the truth is it was hard. Again, old HCA’s with new ESXi doesn’t equal easy or simple to install but it does equal Home lab fun. Let me save you hours of work. Here is the simple solution when trying to get Mellanox ConnextX Cards working with ESXi 6.5. In the end I was able to get ESXi 6.5 working with my ConnectX Card (aka HP INFINIBAND 4X DDR PCI-E HCA CARD 452372-001) and with my ConnectX-3 CX354A.

Tip: I do not recommend the use of the ConnectX Card (aka HP INFINIBAND 4X DDR PCI-E HCA CARD 452372-001) with ESXi 6.x. No matter how I tried I could not update its firmware and it has VERY limited or non-existent support. Save time go with ConnectX-3 or above.

After I installed ESXi 6.5 I followed the following commands and it worked like a champ.

Disable native driver for vRDMA

  • esxcli system module set –enabled=false -m=nrdma
  • esxcli system module set –enabled=false -m=nrdma_vmkapi_shim
  • esxcli system module set –enabled=false -m=nmlx4_rdma
  • esxcli system module set –enabled=false -m=vmkapi_v2_3_0_0_rdma_shim
  • esxcli system module set –enabled=false -m=vrdma

Uninstall default driver set

  • esxcli software vib remove -n net-mlx4-en
  • esxcli software vib remove -n net-mlx4-core
  • esxcli software vib remove -n nmlx4-rdma
  • esxcli software vib remove -n nmlx4-en
  • esxcli software vib remove -n nmlx4-core
  • esxcli software vib remove -n nmlx5-core

Install Mellanox OFED for ESXi 6.x.

  • esxcli software vib install -d /var/log/vmware/MLNX-OFED-ESX-

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After a quick reboot, I got 40Gb networking up and running. I did a few vmkpings between hosts and they ping perfectly.

So, what’s next? Now that I have the HCA working I need to get VSAN (if possible) working with my new highspeed network, but this folks is another post.

If you like my ‘no-nonsense’ blog articles that get straight to the point… then post a comment or let me know… Else, I’ll start writing boring blog content.

Turning a ‘No’ to a ‘Yes, you can attend’ for VMworld 2018

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I’ve been lucky enough to make it to very VMworld since 2008 but it wasn’t always easy getting there. Being the former Phoenix VMUG leader and currently a 7-year VMware employee I’ve come across all types of VMworld tips. In this blog post I’ll share those tips to help turn your No into a Yes.

Setting your goals on VMworld — Okay, so you got the big No from your employer. Normal reasons for a denial are “costs too much”, “value”, or “we can’t afford to have you away”. Fair enough, but the real question should be – how prepared were you to support you ask? Imagine you are the manager and an employee somewhat casually asked you to spend $1000’s to go to an event you may never even heard of. What would your reaction be? Chances are you’d say no too. In this blog post I list out my tips to help enable you to be successful.

#1 Make VMworld your goal and your focus!

Set a goal to attend VMworld – Say it again “Set a GOAL to attend VMworld” Think about it this way — you know VMworld is going to happen, so why not add it to your yearly goals? Even if your company doesn’t have goal planning then start a personal list and think about how to achieve this goal. Next, don’t do this alone. Do you have someone who can help support your goal? Maybe it is a fellow employee, VMware account team, VMware TAM, VMUG leader / Users, and most importantly don’t forget about your partners that support the VMware community. Talk with them, tell them about your goals and the reasons why you want to achieve them, see how they can help support you. Finally, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Are other employees successful in going to training, conferences, or events? Clearly, they are successful with their requests, so why not work with them on your goals and find new ways to be successful.

Keep this in mind “We achieve what we focus on the most”. If getting to VMworld was easy for everyone then I wouldn’t be writing this blog post. If you are being turned down year after year, you might consider a change of focus. Your focus should be known but not annoying. In other words, let others know that VMware and getting to VMworld is what you are passionate about. Let them know how VMware technologies help innovate your company, how it reduces downtime, how it makes you all more secure, etc. etc. By letting others know and understand your passion you’ll go from the person asking to go, to your VMware thought leader and soon management will be coming to you telling you to go to VMworld vs. you asking to go.

Getting past the “Cost”

Having your employer pick of the tab can be a challenge. Your plan should include the total cost to attend, how you plan to fund it, and keep in mind this cost can be quite high for some companies on a tight budget. My suggestion is if you are getting the big ‘No’ due to costs then work with your company around the total costs. First find out why it’s a ‘No’ and look for opportunities to overcome this, then use my tips below to enhance your plan. In general, your fist challenges in subsidizing cost maybe your company’s policy around accepting gifts. Understand this policy well, don’t just take someone’s word as there maybe ways to accept gifts under specific circumstances. Read the current policy and ask the policy writers questions to better understand it. Explore your company – Talk with your travel department or even HR/Benefits around funding sources as there maybe programs to help employees with Education and events. Point is, ask and explore you never know what you will find and be able to achieve.

How do I get a free VMworld Pass aka the Golden Ticket?

This can be your biggest challenge. However here are some ways to get your hands on one.

  • Give-a-ways
    • I can’t tell you how many vendors do an annual giveaways contests — hit them early, often, and enter as many as you can find
    • Tips-
      • When you enter, find out who your local vendor contact is and let them know you entered then stay in contact with them all year long and then some
      • Keep in mind not all contests are the same, some are based on random drawing and others are not. This is why I say keep in contact with the vendor.
      • How do I find give-a-ways >> Google ‘VMworld getting there for free’ or ‘VMworld contest’, Look on Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms
  • Get the word out
    • Tell your boss, workmates, vendors, partners, use twitter, linked in etc. and Repeat again and again. By doing this you let others know about your strong interest in getting there, in turn they might get a lead for you.
    • Most importantly, reach out to your local VMUG leader and ask them for tips in your area. They are usually well connected and might have a lead for you as well.
    • Follow Twitter and Linked In – You never know who is going to post up “I have a pass, I cannot go, and need to give it to someone” This is pretty common just before the event and yes you can transfer a pass to someone.
      • New to Twitter, need contacts? It’s simple find the #VMworld hastag, see who is posting to it and start following them. Then look at all their contacts and follow them too, soon you’ll have a gaggle of folks
    • This sounds like work why do all this? Simple, distributed coverage model. The more people who know the more likely they are to help and in turn the more likely you’ll succeed
  • Don’t forgo an Expo-Only or Solutions Exchange Pass
    • If you get offered this pass take it. I can’t tell you how many vendors have these passes and cannot give them away, seriously this is gold but folks don’t know how to leverage them.
    • First off this pass has great value, there is a TON of value here. See the current VMworld Pass features for more information but normally you can get into the larger Sessions and the Solutions Exchange
    • Second this pass can get you on to the Solutions Exchange floor where all the vendors and partners are.
      • Once there start talking to all the vendors, fellow attendees, all those folks you meet on twitter, etc. as you never know who has a full pass they couldn’t get rid of, take it and upgrade yours
    • Third while you are there with an Expo Pass use Twitter and the VMworld hash tags to let folks know you’re here and you are looking for a full pass.
    • Stop by the VMUG booth on the Expo floor, you never know who will be there and you never know users there might be able to help you
  • Vendors and Partners
    • Find out who is sponsoring VMworld this year, and then…
      • Start calling the ones you know well, ask them for support getting there
      • Don’t forget to call the ones you don’t know so well too
      • If you have deal on the table with a vendor coming up, inquire if they can put passes in the deal.

What about Food, Hotel, and Travel Costs?

  • Food
    • There will be free food everywhere, in-fact feel free to give some to the homeless I usually do.
    • If you get a pass then lunch and usually breakfast are included but check the schedule
    • For dinner, find out where the nightly vendor events are as they usually have food
    • Talk with Vendors they might take you out, you never know
  • Hotel
    • Ask a Vendor to pay for just the room or ask them to gift hotel points to you
    • Room Share with someone at the event << Think about it, you won’t be in the room that often and chances are from 7AM till 10PM you’ll be out of your room
    • Use Travel sites to cut down the cost
      • Secret Hotels:
        • San Fran try the Best Western Carriage Inn and The Mosser
        • Las Vegas there are lots of options but try Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel (usually very quiet not a casino) or The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
    • Use your Hotel or other travel points to book the hotel for free
    • Get a low cost hotel away from the event, but watch your travel costs
  • Travel
    • Airfare
      • Ask a vendor to pay for just the airfare, or maybe they have points they can gift you
      • Use your own travel points to pay for this
    • Rideshare to the event
      • See if one of your connections are driving to the event, offer to split fuel costs
      • You drive someone to the event, and they pick up the hotel or vise versa
    • Local Travel
      • Use the following –
        • VMworld Shuttle
        • Bus
        • Uber
        • BART
      • Once again hit up those vendors, they might have a way to get you around for free

Finally here is a breakdown of how I got to so many events and how/who paid for it….

Year Pass Travel Food Hotel
2008 VMworld Vendor Sponsor – Full Pass Employer Paid Vendor / Event Employer Paid
2009 VMworld VMUG Sponsored – Full Pass Vendor paid for Airfare with Miles Vendor / Event Employer Paid
2010 VMworld VMUG Sponsored – Full Pass Vendor paid for Airfare with Miles Vendor / Event Vendor Sponsored
2011 VMworld Vendor Sponsor – Expo Pass but I got an upgrade to Full by asking others I drove two others and I paid for the fuel Vendor / Event Travel Companion paid for room
2012-2018 Employee Pass Employer Paid Employer Paid Employer Paid

Summing it up…

My take is, if you REALLY want to go you’ll get there but sometimes it takes effort to do so and if you do it right it might not cost you a thing. Don’t let anything stop you and find your way there.

Finally, after you’ve been to the event don’t forget about the folks who got you there and say ‘Thank you’. Then over the next year continue to build these relationship as you never know if you’ll need help again, or you want to help someone else get there.

Best of luck and do reach out with suggestions, comments, or great stories around how you got there!

If you like my ‘no-nonsense’ blog articles that get straight to the point… then post a comment or let me know… Else, I’ll start writing boring blog content.

Limited vCenter Server options with Windows 2016

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If you plan to update your vCenter Server to Windows 2016 then you might want to make sure you do your homework. Recently after reviewing the following KB its apparent that vCenter Server for Windows 2016 is only supported with vCenter Server 6.5. This might be a great time to consider moving to the vCenter Server Appliance (aka VCSA).

Here is the KB around the compatibility – https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2091273?language=en_US

Home Lab Gen IV – Part IV: Overcoming installation challenges

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One of the joys of working with a home lab is doing something that no one has done before. Sure, your configuration might be similar to others, but in a way your home lab is unique. However, with this uniqueness comes its share of installation challenges. My new lab was no exception, there were a few challenges and one major issue I uncovered while setting up this new environment. In this blog post I am going review the environment I am working on, break down some of the hardware layout placement challenges, fun using the MAC PowerBook to complete the installation, and finally overcoming ESXi installation challenges.

Here is my new environment:

  • Mac Powerbook with macOS Sierra (Used for remote connection into my environment, normally I use a PC)
  • Gigabyte MX31-BS0
  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1 x Mellanox Connectx InfiniBand HCA
  • 4 x 200GB SSD, 1 x 64GB USB (Boot)
  • 1 x IBM M5210 JBOD SAS Controller
  • 1 x Mini SAS SFF-8643 to (4) 29pin SFF-8482
  • 1 x 64GB USB Boot Stick:

Hardware layout/placement challanges:

32GB of RAM: Pay attention to the placement of the RAM. As Channel 1 for the RAM are the two closest slots to the CPU, channel 2 being the two farthest away. Normally you would place the RAM pairs in like colors however this Mobo is a bit different

Mellanox Connectx InfiniBand HCA: Placed it in the 16x slot right next to the CPU. The HCA requires an 8x slot so this slot should not slow it down. No BIOS changes were required and I could see this HCA in the BIOS.

IBM M5210 JBOD SAS Controller: Placed it in the 8x slot which goes through the C232 chipset on the motherboard. Next, I needed to update the firmware but this proved to be a challenge. Keep in mind the M5210 with NO cache will not allow you to enter its BIOS management page (aka MegaRAID webbios). This means you’ll need to use the command line or other software to update and view its information. Initially, I tried several command line options (UEFI Shell, DOS CLI, etc.) with the MegaRAID CLI but I just could not find the right combination to get it to work. My solution — I simply used an older SSD drive, installed Windows Server 2012 on it, and used the Windows exe to update the firmware. It worked perfectly with no issues.

After the update, I had some issues decoding the M5210 running firmware version vs. the vSAN HCL. As you know when running vSAN in a home lab the closer you are to the HCL and vSAN HCL the better. (NOTE: as I’m sure you know production environments MUST match the HCLs). The published firmware version on the vSAN HCL is 4.660.00-8218. However, when the M5210 boots it shows 24.16.0-0104.

Solution: When you are looking at the boot screen you are seeing the FW Package number not the Firmware of your controller. Simply look at the release notes for the ‘FW Package’ and you’ll find the correct MR FW versions that match the vSAN HCL.

Boot Screen

Release notes

200GB SSD: The Sonata cases I am using are a bit dated but they fully meet my needs so there is no need to replace them. There are 4 x 3.5″ bottom mount disk trays in each case. Bottom mount means you insert your 3.5″ drive into the tray and bolt it to the tray from the bottom. I bought several 3.5″ to 2.5″ converters which will allow me to mount my 2.5″ SSDs. However, the converters didn’t have bottom mount holes that lined up with the standard 3.5″ holes. Fix — I used a hole in the existing tray to secure the converter to the tray. I also made sure I mounted the converter as far back as I could to ensure the SAS cables would not be on the side of the case. This mount position moved the drives back about 1.5″(38mm). The red line in the PIC show where the original mount point was.

Mini SAS SFF-8643 to (4) 29pin SFF-8482: From the PIC above you can see the disk end of the SAS cables. What is nice about them is each one has a disk number labeled and has integrated power and all 4 drives go back to a single connector. The only downside to the cable I bought was they seemed a bit frail, so I’d recommend if you plan to mod your environment frequently look into a better-quality cable. If you interested more in SAS and the associated cables I would recommend this wiki page – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_Attached_SCSI

64GB USB Boot Stick: I decided to use the internal USB port freeing up the rear ports for other items. The USB stick I am using is the SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive. ESXi will only take up ~10GB of this stick, so is 64GB overkill? Keep in mind I plan to run vSAN 6.6.x and one of the benefits is the log files now write to RAM and in case of a system failure, they can write these logs to the USB stick. However, the default partition sizes (2.5GB for diags) might not be large enough. The vSAN team as released a nifty script that will estimate and resize you USB partitions. I’ll cover this topic in later posts and show you how to “auto-resize” your USB storage after you have installed vSAN.

Fun with the MAC:

Function Keys: One of the challenges was MAC keyboard mapping into the remote KVM. For some reason, the function keys on a MAC always assume you want to their special function vs. the F# key you are pushing. This proves to be a challenge when you are trying to pass standard function keys. Simple fix: System Preferences > Keyboard > Ensure ‘Use F1, F2, etc. as standard function keys’ is checked.

Another option for F# keys is to create a macro inside of the vKVM Viewer to pass the key. The screenshot below shows where you can setup user defined Macros and in the background is the MeregPoint console for one of my ESXi hosts.

Java: One of the joys of this motherboard is the use of vKVM viewer and VM Media. However, these functions need JAVA installed and up to date to function properly. If your JAVA is behind, trust me just update it’ll save you hours of pain. Here is the remaining gotcha. In the Mergpoint web page, you simply click on the ‘Launch Java vKVM Viewer’ button to start your host remote session. The webpage will download a .jnlp file. If you just click on this file you are presented with an error stating it can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. Solution – After the java app downloads, click on the down arrow next to the file and choose ‘Show in finder’. When finder launches select that file by holding down the control key and right-clicking on it. A pop-up window will appear, release the control key and finally choose open. This allows you to override the ‘unidentified developer’ error and launch the viewer.

ESXi Installation:

Setting up the ESXi hosts had one big challenge – after the install of ESXi I could not see my SAS disks. I am using the ESXi 6.5U1 Rollup.iso to do my installs and my main goal was to install and boot ESXi from the 64GB USB stick and be able to access the 4 x 200GB SSD attached to the IBM M5210

Problem – During the install of ESXi, I booted the host using the ESXi6.5 ISO via virtual media console. The installer program would recognize the IBM M5210 controller, the attached 4 x SAS disks, and the 64GB USB stick. The installation would complete without issue. However, after ESXi booted the SAS disks and the controller would not appear but I could see the 64GB USB stick.

Other observations –

First, in the ESXi Log files I noticed the megasas was having firmware issues:

2017-09-21T10:26:31.310Z cpu5:66065)<6>megasas: Waiting for FW to come to ready state 2017-09-21T10:26:31.310Z cpu5:66065)<7>megasas: FW in FAULT state!!

ESC[7m2017-09-21T10:26:31.310Z cpu5:66065)WARNING: vmklinux: pci_announce_device:1486: PCI: driver megaraid_sas probe failed for device 0000:07:00.0ESC[0m 2017-09-21T10:26:31.310Z cpu5:66065)LinPCI: LinuxPCI_DeviceUnclaimed:257: Device 0000:07:00.0 unclaimed.

And… even though ESXi saw the M5210 as vmhba1, its status was unknown

vmhba1 Avago (LSI) MegaRAID SAS Invader Controller

vmhba1 0000:07:00.0 PCI 0:0:29:0 PCI 0:7:0:0 Slot1 UNKNOWN

Second, I use Partition Wizard bootable ISO to remove all partitions prior to installing ESXi. I noted that sometimes after I booted to it as virtual media it would see the 4 x SAS disks and other times it would not.

Third, Installation of ESXI onto SAS or SATA SSD as the boot disk worked perfectly. After booting I could see the M5210 and SAS disks but my goal of using the 64GB USB stick for the boot device was not achieved.

Fourth, occasionally when I booted the ESXi host to the USB stick it would work okay, but upon reboot would not

Final Solution – The core reason why I could not see the SAS disks with ESXi or Partition Wizard was the boot type was UEFI and not legacy. During boot time the boot order would sometimes change if I had virtual media connected, meaning sometimes it would boot the 64GB USB stick or Partition Wizard as UEFI and other times as legacy. Apparently, UEFI boot was giving the M5210 firmware issues not allowing the SAS disk to come online.

FIX – I went into the BIOS of the motherboard > Advanced > CSM Configuration > changed ‘Boot option filter’ to ‘Legacy Only’ and all my issues went away.

Summary – I spent a lot of after-hours and weekends working out all various installation tweaks but what can I say, this is the joy of setting up a home lab! My hopes are in some way this post helps you move your home lab forward too. In my next post, I’ll be going over how to enable the InfiniBand HCA in ESXi 6.5.

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CompTIA Project+ PK0-003 Passed today!

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Part of my current course of study at WGU was to complete the CompTIA Project+ course and exam. I’m happy to report I passed and am now Project+ Certified. If you are new to IT or are part of a project team then this course is a good perspective on how project teams could work in the business world. Though the exam wasn’t particularly difficult I could clearly see its advantages and how it could help an aspiring PM to grow in their field. The course context is more of an introduction and doesn’t get “too” heavy into the PM planning details but this course will give you the “insiders” view of project management and can help you to be more successful. Prior to taking this course, I would not have considered this certification valid in my field. However, after taking the course I can see its clear advantages and would recommend you acquire this certification. Unless you’re a very seasoned PM, you will have to study to pass — but today’s your lucky day, below are some of my tips!

Make sure you understand the following –

  • Know your Organizational Project Teams, benefits, and cross functionality (Functional, ALL of the Matrix, Dedicated, etc) << Many questions on the various Matrix styles (weak, strong, etc)
  • Know your basic formulas and practice them – the questions and answers are written in a way that could have you second guessing, so practice
  • Know your advanced Formulas – Many folks said don’t waste your time on these as there is a 1% chance you’ll see them, well there were 2 on my test
  • Know your acronyms – If you don’t know BAC, ETC, AC, PV, and so on, then you are not ready
  • Understand IPECAC and what are the core tenants are for each phase
  • Conflict resolution
  • Charts and Arrows  (PDM, CPM, ADM, Pert, fishbone, etc)
  • Change Requests IDAACU < better know it well
  • Estimating all types << Analogous, Bottom up, Parametric
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS and Dictionary)
  • Know those logs and registers (Issues, risk, change, etc)
  • Be ready for word games << many questions contained similar words to the answer, these are a dead giveaway — look for them on the test

How did I study and pass –

I start with the practice questions supplied in my WGU study guides and develop a plan of study around the problem areas. I continue this pattern until all the study guide questions are making complete sense. As I progress with my studies I start to look for simple slides on the internet to create my study guide. When test day comes I review my slides, practice my formulas, and go through some final questions. It’s a pattern I’ve done for years now and have used to pass many tests.

Below are a few of my sample study slides, if you want the whole set, 52 slides, just reach out.

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VMware Home Labs: A definitive guide

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For nearly 10 years, I’ve compiled lots information about my home labs. From time to time I would blog about items I was working. However, readers of my blog were starting to respond with – “We enjoy your blogs around home labs. However, it’s a bit hard contextualize this information from multiple blog posts.” And “where do I start with home labs” Most recently the VMware User Group asked me to co-record a session for home lab vs. HOL Of course, I did the Home Lab side of the recording but it got me thinking more about the listener and how I could really put a focus on Who, what, why, and how around home labs. After the recording, I realized my “Home Lab Generations page” (HLG)was in major need of an overhaul.

This is when I decided to change my Home Lags Guide to “HOME LABS: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE”. It took me a few months to transform the HLG into this new approach as it puts a strong focus on Home Lab design considerations.  From there I used these design considerations to document and measure my 5 Generations of home labs dating back to 2008. In doing this I got a sense this design guide could help others to measure and plan out their home labs too.

Next Steps for the Home Lab Definitive guide:

  • I’ll continue to update it as I progress my home labs
  • I’ll continue to improve it over time but I’d love your feedback too

My hopes are you find this new guide useful and of value. Please post up your suggestions to help its continuous growth!

Also, if you are interested in applying these design practices to your home lab or even if you are just starting out, then reach out to me as I’d love to feature your design here on my blog!

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Home Lab: A List of uncommon or niche products

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Part of the joy of building out a home lab or virtualization workstation is finding those one-off items that enable you to build something great, cheap, and unique. Below is a list of some those niche items and distributors I’ve found along the way. I’ll continue to update this post as we go along and I encourage you post up some of your findings too!


This place is full of all types of unique adapters and gadgets to make your home lab or workstation PC better. What I like about their product line focus is the support of cards with a PCIe x1 slot. Various server based add on cards (example 2/4 port NIC cards) typically require a PCIe x4 or x8 port. However, most home labs typically have plenty of x1 slots and very little to no support for x4 and x8. Syba seems to make a “plethora” of add on cards that support x1. The only downside is poor documentation / support.

Some products I like from them —

  • 2 Port Gbe PCIe x1 card (SY-PEX24028): I own and use several of these, they seem to work quite well. Dislikes – No Jumbo frames and it uses a Realtek 8111e chips set which means you must add these drivers to support ESXi
  • Another cool item they make is a M.2 to 4-port SATA III Adapter. This little RAID controller allows you to plug directly into a M.2 port and allow for 4 mort SATA devices. I think this would be handy for smaller systems (ie. NUC builds)


StarTech is really becoming a great company with a very diverse and well supported / documented product line. I think they are really starting to give Blackbox a run for their money. I really like their cable and adapter card lines.

I’ve been using their Startech Null Modem DB9 to USB to run the CLI on my Netgear manage Switch since 2012 and have yet to have an issue with it.

William Lam has blogged many times around the use of NUC style home labs with StarTech Single and Dual USB 3.0 network adapters.


Winyao is a “boutique” distributor specializing in NICs, Fibre adapters, and Transceivers. One item I find of value is their PCIe x1 Dual NIC with Intel or Broadcom chipset. Personally, I don’t know much about this company or own any of their products, but at $40-$60 per brand new adapter I wished I had found them before buying the Syba adapters.

Fractal Design

If you are looking for your next server, workstation, media, or top of the line PC case then take a peek at Fractal Design. Founded in 2007 and based out of Sweden they have really started to dominate the custom case design market. Their innovative designs blend elegance with flexibility, which I might add is a hard combination to find. I like their Arc Midi and Arc Mini R2 line of cases for home lab build outs. However, when or if my trusty Antec Sonata from 2003 lets me down, then Fractal will be next on my list. Here is a great blog post from Erik Bussink around his use of Fractal Design for his 2014 Home Lab.

** 09/06/2017 – Here are some updates to this list **

BitFenix – Cases and products

Came across this interesting case / mod company that builds all kinds of custom cases, cables, etc to mod your PC’s. I like the Prodigy Mini-ITX case, with 2 PCI Slots and a spare slot for Disk or other mods it could be a good fit for a NAS project. However I’m not fond of the excessive top and bottom ornaments.


ASUS came out with a great M.2 to U.2 option allowing users to interface with SAS disks. They claim this option will help users to interface with SAS SSD and get extreme performance. There are some constraints around this (cables, disks, chipsets, etc) so read up on this before you buy.

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