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New year, new challenges, new learnings @ Nutanix!

New year, new challenges, new learnings! It’s been a great start to a new year. Looking forward to a new role and exciting year ahead @ Nutanix! Can’t believe it’s been 3 months already! First new official Nutanix swag above, … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud on AWS with Direct Connect: NSX Networking and vMotion to the Cloud with Demo

I also published this blog post about VMware Cloud on AWS with Direct Connect: NSX Networking and vMotion to the Cloud with Demo on the VMware NSX Network Virtualization Blog on April 4, 2018. The full blog post is provided … Continue reading

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Dell Networking and VMware NSX: Bridging Between Logical & Physical Networks

In a prior blog, Creating Logical Networks and Services with VMware NSX on Dell Infrastructure, I discussed how easily VMs can be moved from physical (VLANs) to logical networks (Network Virtualization Overlays or NVOs). In practicality, there will almost always … Continue reading

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Creating Logical Networks and Services with VMware NSX on Dell Infrastructure

If you haven’t already, please checkout the Dell-VMware NSX Reference Architecture (RA) whitepaper. In the reference architecture I explain in detail the foundational NSX-vSphere components and also how Dell can provide a complete end-to-end infrastructure (servers, networking, storage) to support … Continue reading

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Intel VT FlexMigration and AMD-V Extended Migration – Enabling Dynamic, Agile Data Centers

Server virtualization/consolidation is becoming a norm and data centers and enterprises are now looking towards the horizon at how to bring dynamic, agile, and flexible capabilities to their IT infrastructure. What I will focus on here is one specific technology … Continue reading

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Creating a LAG between an ESXi vSwitch and a Physical Switch

In this lab I am going to create a LAG (Link Aggregation Group) between an ESXi vSwitch and a physical switch. You can use Cisco, Force10 Dell, Juniper, or any other manufacturer for the physical switch. Depending on the switch … Continue reading

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Open Virtualization Format – VMs in transit

The Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) describes a format for the packaging and distribution of virtual machines (VMs). It is touted as open, secure, and portable. OVF can be seen as a packaging format for software appliances. I see it … Continue reading

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Setup your Apple MacBook Pro with VMware ESXi on top of Fusion

I have been messing around with VMware ESXi on my Apple MacBook Pro laptop for a while now. Actually, I have installed ESXi on top of VMware Fusion. Further, I networked everything together so my Apple MacBook Pro can communicate … Continue reading

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VMware VI SDK – guestOsId values (VirtualMachineGuestOsIdentifier)

I was creating some Virtual Machines using the Java VI SDK and needed the respective values for the VirtualMachineGuestOsIdentifier (abbreviated by many as guestOsId). I realized many people are searching for this information but have trouble locating it simply because … Continue reading

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pNIC, vNIC, and vmNIC Confusion

I have been using both remote desktop and vSphere Client quite often lately. Yesterday, I had a remote desktop session with a Windows Server 2003 physical server and also had vSphere Client (connected to an ESXi server) open with a … Continue reading

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