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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 šŸ™‚ and how we have made use of the vspehre platform in order …

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VMware Release Announcement for Feature Rich vSphere 7

Today we all heard/will hear (depending on timing of release šŸ™‚ ) the official announcement of the VMware vSphere 7 product. One focus of todays announcement, that caught my eye, was the focus of being the center of the modern cloud/hybrid cloud. Following the the universal pillars of streamlined deployments, agile operations, to include improvements to lifecycle …

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It’s the Little Stuff – Add Multiple Hosts 6.7U1

Hi hi! Here is the first of many posts, ill call, “Its the little stuff”. These will be small posts about neat little things that I come across that dont really appear to need an in-depth walkthrough. We have several new technicians at the office and will be adding more, some of which have never …

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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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Objective 6.4:Ā Configure and Manage Edge Services High Availability

Edge ServicesĀ HA Admin Guide p77 See p86 as well for HA specific Think about HA with vSphere HA Combination with DRS Statefulness firewall sessions LB and VPN connection Impact Edge > Manage > Settings > HA Configuration Edge > Manage > Settings > HA Configuration > Change Minimum of 1 edge interface required before HA …

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Objective 6.2:Ā Configure and Manage Logical Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

  IPSec Tunnels Admin Guide p196 1 Log in to the vSphere Web Client. 2 Click Networking & Security and then click NSX Edges. 3 Double-click an NSX Edge. 4 Click the Manage tab and then click the VPN tab. 5 Click IPSec VPN. 6 Click Enable.   L2 VPN NSX edge can provide L2 …

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Objective 6.1:Ā Configure and Manage Logical Load Balancing

Load Balancing Usually considered a tech luxury due to need for expensive hardware appliances, F5s etc NSX Edge load balancer enables network traffic to follow multiple paths to destination optimal resoruce use maximize availabel throughput NSX Edge provides LB up to L7 NSX Design Guide Ch4.5 – Logical Load Balancing Understand SNAT and DNAT Which …

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