vROPS 7.0 Credential creation fails with LastPass enabled

This week I finally had time to install vRealize Operations 7.0 in my lab environment. I choose for an new deployment because the old vROPS instance has been upgraded several times starting from I believe 6.1 or 6.2 and ending at 6.7 and I wanted to start with a fresh installation and configuration. Deployment went... Continue Reading →

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VMware Cloud Foundation 3.0 – What has changed – BYON

Last week VMware announced the availability of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) 3.0. In this release a lot has changed in relation to the older 2.3 release. Not only in the available feature set but also in the physical architecture and initial bring up procedure. For a complete overview of the new features, the release notes... Continue Reading →

VCSA Upgrade & Root Password Expiration

Last week VMware have released vSphere 6.5 Update 2 which contains bug fixes as well as new features. One of these new features is the use of Linked Mode between vCenter Servers with Embedded Platform Services Controllers. In previous versions Linked Mode was only possible with external Platform Services Controllers. This new features has been... Continue Reading →

NSX-v 6.4 IP Pool improvements

After spending a lot of my time on my VCDX defense preparation, I decided it was time to rebuild my lab environment. And what is better then to start with NSX-v 6.4. After preparing the management host (single Intel NUC), it was time to deploy the NSX controllers. I use NSX IP Pools to give... Continue Reading →

To stretch or not to stretch?

In recent projects the use of stretched cluster solutions has been a recurring topic. But why is it a recurring topic, and what are the benefits and drawbacks? The primary benefit of a stretched cluster solution is to enable active-active and workload balanced data centers. The solution has the ability to migrate virtual machines between... Continue Reading →

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