VMware NSX 6.2.3 is out - default license for vShield Endpoint.

VMware released NSX 6.2.3. It introduced a long awaited feature - at least for me and my customers 🙂 NSX 6.2.3 has default license "NSX for vShield Endpoint" which enables use of NSX for deploying and managing vShield Endpoint for anti-virus offload capability only. vShield Manager is EOL in September this year and it was not possible to… Read More »

What's new in Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3?

Veritas released the next version of NetBackup - 7.7.3. There are some features and enhancements as follows: Bare Metal Restore (BMR) support improvements: Oracle Linux 7.2 (x86-64),  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP4 (x86-64), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 (x86-64) General Parallel File System (GPFS) 4.1.1 support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 SAN client… Read More »

Cisco Nexus 1000v and vSphere 6.x - inconsistent dvUplinks

Recently during installing and configuring Cisco Nexus 1000v for my customer, I faced a problem where some dvUplinks were inconsistent on ESXi hosts. Even I configured only two adapters for MGMT_UPLINK, some of ESXi host physical adapters were added to differing dvUplink slots. I mean that one host had vmnic0 in UpLink00, but on another host, vmnic0 was… Read More »

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) and partially connected datastores?

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) is a certified (you should always check/verify compatibility on VMware Storage Compatibility Guide) configuration for stretched storage (synchronized replication) cluster architectures. As I already described, there are possible two vMSC configurations based on how the hosts are connected to the storage arrays. The below figure presents uniform host access configuration (the most often… Read More »

Voting is now open for the Top vBlog 2016!

This year again, Eric Siebert from vSphere-land.com started annual voting for the best VMware & Virtualization blogs (Top vBlog).You can vote for your top 12 favorite VMware & virtualization blogs and also rank them in your order of preference after you pick your 12. My blog can be found in two categories (just click F3 and type Settlersoman and you… Read More »