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Virtually Speaking Podcast – Mac In the Data Center

I recently had the honor of of being the guest of William Lam (Virtual Ghetto) on the top virtualization podcast. Virtually Speaking, hosted by Pete Flecha and John Nicholson. We discussed a bit about MacStadium, where I am a technical solutions architect 🙂 and how we have made use of the vspehre platform in order …

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It’s the Little Stuff – VMTools 11.0 Released

Just a quick note, that VMware has released vmware tools version 11.0 (Build 14549434) Some quick things to note on this version are directly related to MacOS: The memory management balloon driver has been removed from MacOS vmtools The darwin.iso supports MacOS versions 10.11 and higher This version of VMtools is notarized for MacOS From Apple: …

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Our VMWorld 2018 Session: Virtualizing macOS at Scale for iOS DevOps

Howdy!   This year was my very first VMworld, as well as my first time participating in a panel session at VMworld. For sure it was a greatly enjoyable time with friends, and colleagues, and also quite a bit to learn. Below is the posted video of the session. Id also encourage everyone, if you …

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Blocking Bonjour Services with NSX – Helpful Hint

One day I was working with a customer running NSX for micro-segmentation of virtual machines (running osx), to block traffic between a set of vms. During some periodic overview testing it was noted that virtual machines ability to ping each other was indeed blocked but within sharing in the osx based vm you could see …

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vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) Part I – Deploy and Prep VIC

A Little context on Containers and Virtual Machines A hypervisor provides, via software, hardware presentation to a virtual machine/host. The hypervisor, such as ESXi emulates compute with minimal overhead, according to vmware documentation, no more than 1-5%. Your guestOS, be it, Windows Server 2016, Debian, or MacOS, are completely unaware that the hardware presented to …

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