VMware NSX Endpoint - preparing for antivirus protection

As I already mentioned, since NSX 6.2.3, all vSphere customers with Essential Plus or higher can use NSX Edpoint for antivirus offloaded protection. When you deploy NSX Manager and register it to vCenter, you can find a "NSX for vShield Endpoint" license in the vCenter license inventory: vShield Manager was EOL in September this year so migration (upgrade… Read More »

VMware vSphere 6.5 announced - my favourite features

This week, during VMworld in Barcelona, vSphere 6.5 was announced with cool features which most of them I could test during beta, however now I can write about it. vCenter Appliance redesigned and highly available with VUM integrated vSphere 6.5 provides a lot of new things of vCenter Appliance. At first, VCSA 6.5 runs on VMware Photon OS.… Read More »

VMs are houses, containers are apartments!

A couple of weeks ago I had occassion to be a delegate at DockerCon 2016, held in Seattle, USA. To be honest I hadn't had much experience with Docker before so I was so excited to be able to study new things. Recently, I have spent some time on Docker and this post begins a series about this… Read More »

How to add correctly the second NIC to VDP appliance?

In this post I would like to show how to add the second (or more) network card (NIC) to the vSphere Data Protection (VDP) appliance. This solution is a robust, simple to deploy, disk-based backup and recovery solution based on EMC Avamar technology. VDP is fully integrated with the VMware vCenter Server and enables centralized  management of backup… Read More »

How to limit (restrict) access to VMware DVS port group?

This is a short post about small issue that I faced in our lab. I created two DVS port group named: LAB and Storage, however the second one is used just for NFS storage. Unfortunately DVS requires a port group for VMkernel (it is not necessary in VSS) so the port group is visible for VMs - it… Read More »

VCAP 6 – DCV Design Beta Exam 3V0-622 - Passed!

A couple of months ago (in March) I took the VCAP6-DCV Design Beta exam (3V0-622).  At last, today I could see the result (passed) on Pearson Vue page (even still I have not received any official email from VMware) 😉 Beta and GA Exams I decided to take Beta exam because of some reasons: Cost only 100$ (yes,… Read More »