VMworld 2016 US Part 4 – the last one!

So right now it’s thursday evening and here I am in my hotel room too damn tired to even go outside. VMworld is a wrap and wow it was awesome. Yesterday I had 2 more sessions. First a quick vExpert session at the Docker booth where we got a nice vExpert embroided hat.Then it was … Read more VMworld 2016 US Part 4 – the last one!

VMworld 2016 US report part 3

Wow it’s wednesday already, time flies at VMworld! Yesterday again was an awesome day, first the 2nd keynote and after I had to head out to the Luxor for the Inner Circle fireside chat. The Inner Circle is a group of about a 1000 people that is engaged by the VMware Customer Advocacy program. We … Read more VMworld 2016 US report part 3

VMworld 2016 US report part 2

Òk so in part 1 I stopped after the Partner General Session. After lunch I wanted to do some labs but the queue was really awfull so I decided to attend a group discussion about vCloud air or mobile management in general. I got some good info on the view about this from the us … Read more VMworld 2016 US report part 2

VMworld 2016 US report part 1

RIght now I am setting in the Partner Exchange lounge and since I have some time at hand it might be time for a short message from the US. Since this is my first VMworld, first time in the USA I have to admin I am really in awe of everything over here. Everything is … Read more VMworld 2016 US report part 1

vExpert 2016

Last friday I received word that I was added as vExpert in the 2nd batch of 2016. After several people nudged me to apply for this I went ahead but never expected to be chosen. vExpert is no technical title but more of an award for people who have done things for the VMware community … Read more vExpert 2016

Login Monitor Script & Check MK

Last night Paul Grevink posted a nice post about the basic setup for Check MK and i am really looking forward to the rest of the series. At my current customer we are also using Check MK so i decided to use the script I made for the VMware Login monitor fling to give output … Read more Login Monitor Script & Check MK

Installed the VMware Logon monitor, now what? Let’s make a script!

A while back VMware released the Logon monitor fling. I thought this was a very useful expansion of out toolkit. So I decided to fling in our golden image to see how it behaves. After playing around with it, it writes the log files away to a share so in case we have some logon issues … Read more Installed the VMware Logon monitor, now what? Let’s make a script!

Back to basics: Daily checks

Something I still hear a lot that system engineers take their vSphere environment for granted and hardly check anything on a daily basis. I always point them at Alan Renouf‘s brilliant health check script while there are other ways to get your daily dose of health this one still rocks for me. You can remove unwanted … Read more Back to basics: Daily checks

#VMworld here I come

Earlier this year my boss agreed to let me go to VMworld this year. Finally my VMworld virginity will be taken. Although I am from The Netherlands he also let me choose were to go, Barcelona or Vegas and since I visited neither I decided to go for Vegas. I am really looking forward to … Read more #VMworld here I come

NSX 6.2.3 release includes vShield license

Until now if you wanted agentless anti-malware but not owned full blown NSX you needed vShield that VMware had announced it to go EOL in september. As expected VMware announced today NSX 6.2.3 that includes a vshield License.Sadly it still only supports anti-malware so don’t expect a lot of ransomware protection to be done agentless. The … Read more NSX 6.2.3 release includes vShield license