VMware Cloud Director 10.3 refresh token and how to use them

In the previous release of VMware Cloud Director with VCD 10.3, a number of new features and improvements were introduced around Kubernetes integration, vAPP mobility, VM placement and a lot more. However, what we are talking about here was release in VMware Cloud Director 10.3.1 and offers authenticated users to... [Read More]

How to Migrate oVirt/RHEV VMs to VMware ESXi

V2V (Virtual-to-Virtual) is a common occurence for IT users anymore, especially for those working in big organizations. Since virtualization technology grows in the cloud computing era, many prefer to build a multi-hypervisor environment to better handle massive projects with different system requirements. Or, just simply migrate from one platform to... [Read More]

Nakivo v10.7 beta tightens Microsoft integration

With agressive release cycles to faster integrate product features, security fixes and customer requests, it feels like yesterday when I was talking about Nakivo v10.6 as it hasn’t even been 5 months. This cadence and the content of the changelogs testify for solid product owning work going on behind... [Read More]

VMs deleted in vCenter stuck in VMware Cloud Director

While playing a bit roughly in my homelab, I deleted a couple VMs from vCenter that were originally created and managed by VMware Cloud Director because I didn’t have time to start NSX-T, ALB, VCD… The problem is that after doing this, the VMs were still in VMware Cloud Director... [Read More]

What's new in BDRSuite v5.3

What used to be the wild west several years ago is now a pretty stable and settled landscape of Backup software vendors, Vembu being one of them with BDRSuite v5.3 that was released recently. The company adopted a more aggressive release cycle with BDRSuite 5 to address clients feature requests... [Read More]

Back to basic about DR, BC and HA

Aside from my day job and writing blogs, I teach the odd IT infrastructure courses in universities in the south of France, especially Bachelor degree students. Anyway, I usually get students that are on the junior side in terms of infrastructure knowledge. Data protection and recoverability concepts are often foreign... [Read More]

Data Lifecycle Management and Backup Retention

It is without a doubt that the IT landscape has been dominated and driven by data for the past decade or so and showing no sign on slowing down with cloud sovereignty jumping on the roadmap of most cloud providers in the last couple of years. The explosion of data... [Read More]

Cloud Native storage on VCD with the VMware Cloud Director CSI

I recently wrote a piece about how to get started with CAPVCD, the Cluster API provider for VMware Cloud Director and kept playing with it. One of the great things with CAPVCD is that the upstream implementation automatically deploys the VCD CSI into the workload clusters using a ClusterResourceSet... [Read More]

Backup best practices for SMBs

Setting up a backup environment is among the most important aspects of an SDDC and this is a valid statement whether you are a 5 people startup or a 40.000 employees corporation. Backups can make or break businesses. There has been several occurences of businesses going under following a data... [Read More]