I always get interesting questions, todays was ‘Can I Deploy Skyline Health Diagnostics in Workstation or Fusion?’ Looking through the documentation it is certainly not listed as a requirement to run on ESX or any other specified platform; “Software Requirement Photon OS 3.0 Revision 2 ISO Distribution (Minimal Version) Hardware Requirements Recommended settings for vSphere virtual machine 4 vCPUs 16 GB RAM 150 GB space for the hard disk A port group with network connectivity… Read More »Deploy Skyline Health Diagnostics in Workstation or Fusion
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Skyline Health Diagnostics I’m aware that during any incident with VMware estates one issue that adversely impacts teams particularly those that work in secure environments is the capability to share logs expediently with VMware Global Support Services. In some circumstances this could be due to the need for logs to have information redacted, data export restrictions or there is no physical connection to upload logs. I’m pleased to highlight that help is now at hand! … Read More »Skyline Health Diagnostics
Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline Recently the VMware Skyline team announced a raft of new features and improvements to the VMware Skyline service. Building improvements into Log Assist, adding support for IPv6, new options within findings and recommendations, optional additional checks for https connections and UX improvements. The full release notes can be found here. I’d written a little about VMware Skyline last year, I thought it was time to revisit. This post is… Read More »Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline
Skyline Collector connect vCenter Server Working with a customer last week I came across an interesting gotcha when connecting the Skyline Collector to vCenter. I picked up the case as the customer was having difficulty gathering logs for a case raised with VMware GSS, they couldn’t log into the console of the collector as root and were not clear how to extract logs even if they could login. Resetting the root password So firstly I… Read More »Skyline Collector connect vCenter Server
Buying VMware vSphere Perpetual Vs Subscription? I get asked a lot about the best way to buy VMware vSphere now, especially by organizations that may have only ever purchased vSphere in a perpetual model before. I’ll try and distill some of those conversations into this post. TL:DR – I am yet to see a vSphere only estate that cannot be upgraded to a subscription model for the same price or cheaper than a standard perpetual… Read More »Buying VMware vSphere Perpetual Vs Subscription?
VMware useful resources I put together a presentation not so long ago that focused on some key resources that are publicised to varying levels by VMware. There are some real gems kicking around, In addition of course to some of the resources I’ve published, if you know where to look 🙂 Resources VMware Skyline https://www.vmware.com/uk/support/services/skyline.html You owe it too yourself to investigate the use of skyline in your estates, proactive outage alerts and reporting….. and… Read More »VMware useful resources