VMworld 2018 EMEA Sessions

The VMworld EMEA show is off to a great start! I’ve got a pretty busy week, with several sessions spread out through the show, so if you’re looking to learn more about Digital Transformation, the Hands-on-Lab Architecture or how to Automate the SDDC with Ansible, come check out these sessions: LDT1515PE – Transformers: How VMware IT Transitioned to a Services-Based […]

vSAN TRIM/UNMAP Functionality

With my new role, I am once again drinking from the firehose. The result of which has primarily seen me go heads-down on all things vSAN related, including a course on the new features included in the vSphere 6.7 U1 release. The latest vSAN release included in vSphere 6.7 U1, includes new functionality to support TRIM/UNMAP guest OS commands to […]

Claim vSAN Capacity Disks for VCF 3.0

The latest release of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF 3.0) removed the host imaging functionality. As past of the laundry list of pre-requisites for preparing an environment for VCF, one necessary step in an All-Flash vSAN environment is to mark the appropriate capacity disks. During a POC deployment last week of VCF 3.0, this pre-requisite became evident and required a quick […]

Deploy vCenter Server using Ansible

Fresh off an amazing week at VMworld, I got right back into the lab to finish up a few things to complete the SDDC deployment roles I have been working on the past few months. I wanted to get this particular role published prior to VMworld, but alas the time flew by too quickly! One of the most critical components […]

Next Chapter in my VMware Journey

I joined VMware in June of 2015 as a member of the internal private cloud architecture team. At the time, it was my first full-time role as an architect and I was extremely excited to both have the opportunity to improve my skills as an architect and join the VMware family. During my tenure on the team, I have been […]