New VMware Configuration Maximum Tool

VMware has just released a new web-based tool that will enable customers to easily view and compare product configuration maximums across different VMware product versions. You can access the easy to remember URL by going to: https://configmax.vmware.com In this first release of this tool, customers will have the ability to look up configuration maximums for vSphere (includes VSAN) […]

Converting a vSphere Content Library from Subscriber to a Publisher?

This is a blog post on some old Content Library research which I had looked into several months back for a customer inquiry and realized I never got a chance to write about. When you create a Subscriber Content Library (CL) which synchronize content from a Published CL, the Subscriber CL is basically in read-only […]

Getting started with VMware Pivotal Container Service (PKS) Part 1: Overview

This past week and half, I have been spending quite a bit of time familiarizing myself with the recently released VMware Pivotal Container Service solution, also referred to as VMware PKS for short (yes, that is a K not a C which is a nod to Google’s container scheduler Kubernetes). VMware PKS is part of […]

Verify Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigation (Spectre) patches using PowerCLI

VMware recently published a new knowledge base (KB) article 52085 that outlines instructions for enabling the Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigation (CVE-2017-5715), also known as the Spectre vulnerability. This KB also provides steps to verify the updated microcode (included in the ESXi patch) has been applied along with Virtual Machine verification (those applicable) to ensure that they are seeing […]

Identifying ESXi boot method & boot device

There was an interesting discussion on our internal Socialcast platform last week on figuring out how an ESXi host is booted up whether it is from local device like a disk or USB device, Auto Deploy or even boot from SAN along with its respective boot device? Although I had answered the question, I was […]