Nested ESXi Enhancements in vSphere 6.5

As many of you have probably heard by now, vSphere 6.5 was just announced at VMworld Barcelona this week and it is packed with a ton of new features and capabilities which you can read more about here. One area that is near and dear to me and has not been covered are some of […]

Quick Tip - Minor changes on how to customize vSphere 6.0 Update 2 Web Client login UI

For those of you interested in customizing the vSphere Web Client login UI in the latest vSphere 6.0 Update 2 release, you may have found that after following the instructions here, the result is an empty background image. The reason this happens is that as of vSphere 6.0 Update 2, new capabilities such as a Logon Banner and […]

Getting started with the new VSAN 6.2 Management API

As I have previously written, with the release of VSAN 6.2 (vSphere 6.0 Update 2), a new VSAN Management API has been introduced which allows developers, partners and administrators to automate all aspects of VSAN functionality including: complete lifecycle (install, upgrade, patch), monitoring (including RVC and VSAN Observer capabilities), configuration and troubleshooting. Simply put, anything that […]

Apple Mac Pro 6,1 PCIe SSD issue resolved w/ESXi 6.0 Update 2

Early last year, the new Apple Mac Pro 6,1 (aka black can design) was certified and fully supported on vSphere 6.0 which I had blogged about here. Several months later, customers discovered that some of the newer Mac Pro 6,1 units were shipping with different model of their PCIe SSD device than what was originally released at GA. This was […]

Quick Tip - iPerf now available on ESXi

The other day I was looking to get a baseline of the built-in ethernet adapter of my recently upgraded vSphere home lab running on the Intel NUC. I decided to use iPerf for my testing which is a commonly used command-line tool to help measure network performance. I also found a couple of articles from well known VMware community members: […]