Simon

TAM Lab YouTube channel

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I work as a VMware TAM, an organisation within VMware with a sole focus to use it’s super powers to help customers achieve great things with their investments in VMware technology.  Outside of the day job it also fosters a community that are always super keen to share best practices and neat ideas with anyone who’ll listen.  One of the projects that is run by the VMware TAM teams is the TAM Lab YouTube channel.… Read More »TAM Lab YouTube channel

Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs

Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs It seems like where ever you look across the public cloud landscape you will find a partnership between VMware and Hyperscaler.  Far from 2020 being the year of VDI, it seems to be the year to move your VMware workloads, as VMware workloads, into a Hyperscalers cloud.  The current portfolio for public cloud providers where you can run VMware workloads is very impressive; VMware Cloud on AWS… Read More »Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs

Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues

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The tenth anniversary of my sobriety seems like a good time to share my story on this blog, I’ve presented at the London and UK VMware User Groups, spoken with small groups about my journey to sobriety.  So here it is, dedicated to my family and friends, “Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues”   At the age of 17 I left home.  Over the previous 18 months,  I’d been… Read More »Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues

What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?

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What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? I was recently asked a few questions that got me thinking what is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? So what prompted that? Well, I had the privilege of presenting globally to my VMware colleagues as part of the internal RADIO conference. “RADIO is VMware’s unique, internal, three-day technical conference that brings together more than 1,400 of our worldwide engineers. We… Read More »What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts If you follow this blog you’ll know that I like to keep track of useful snippets and scripts that can be used to fix any issues flagged during environment health checks.  You can find other healthcheck remediation scripts to Disconnected connected CDs, Set DCUI and ESXi Shell interactive timeouts and configure VM isolation settings here.  Scripts on how to detect thick or thin layouts for VMDKs can be found here.… Read More »More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS I’ve been working with someone recently who has not been able to download packages to virtual centre via HTTPS because their existing proxy works via HTTP. Wait back up a second, can we create https connections via http proxy servers? Short answer is yes. and I’m going to paraphrase user cyker from a stack overflow thread as to how. “HTTPS uses SSL/TLS to ensure end-to-end security,… Read More »VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS

VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

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VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks I was helping out someone today who needed to identify how to detect thick disks.  They wanted to find out what disks on their VMware vSAN storage had been provisioned as ‘thick’. They’d been working to a standard where everything should have been deployed as a ‘thin’ disk.  However, during an extended period of importing virtual machines they had discovered that many of the source VMs had… Read More »VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline

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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