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

Beware of the Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 convenience patch!!

While it is a nice thing for Microsoft to make the convenience patch for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users it seems to break some things. When you are using VMXnet3 vcnic’s in your vm’s as you should it throws away the old card and creates a new one. To fix this you can … Read more Beware of the Windows 7 & Server 2008 R2 convenience patch!!

Timecheck please!

Something I still see now and then, and have had big issues with in the past, is the time on ESXi hosts. Sometimes no ntp servers have been set or the ESXi hosts can’t connect to them. Other times ntp servers have been set but not the time so they’re still off. Normally this shouldn’t … Read more Timecheck please!

Bye bye good old vSphere Client

As seen about everywhere on the interwebs VMware has announced it’s saying bye bye to the good old C# Client, with the next release of vShpere it will not be available anymore. Don’t be afraid that you now need to use the flash client (which has improved considerably in recent vSphere 6.0 releases!) because Vmware has … Read more Bye bye good old vSphere Client