Thoughts on the vExpert program

A couple days ago a received a call for content communication from the one and only Corey Romero around the vExpert program. While I try to keep my thoughts away from my blog to focus on technical content, I also acknowledge everything the vExpert program brought... [Read More]

Octant - VMware open-source UI dashboard for Kubernetes

Octant is an open source project to provide a powerful dashboard for Kubernetes. It was originally developped by Heptio and fell under the Tanzu umbrella when VMware acquired the company back in late 2018. If you use Kubernetes, be it for learner or in production you... [Read More]

Backup and restore VMs with Nakivo

Virtual machines protection and backup solutions are more important nowadays with the plethora of ransomware out there in the wild. Nakivo Backup and Replication is an enterprise grade software solution that will protect your workloads against data loss, site failure and help with ransomware recovery. In this blog we... [Read More]

ANSI color handling characters with Tanzu CLI on Windows

If you installed the Tanzu CLI (to try VMware Tanzu Community Edition or TCE for instance), you probably encountered odd characters such as ←[1m or ←[0m in your powershell or cmd sessions when using it. I thought I’d write a quick blog on that since I’m pretty sure I’ll need... [Read More]

BDRSuite v5.0 GA release

BDRSuite v5.0 is a complete Backup and disaster recovery solution tailored to protect workloads across Virtual, Physical, on-premises, Cloud services, and SaaS applications. After a hiatus since version 4, BDRSuite finally released BDRSuite v5.0, a major release which embeds many interesting features and will bring a lot of value to... [Read More]

Announcements at VMworld 2021

VMworld 2021 took place on 5/6/7 of October 2021 during which VMware officials unveiled a number of new offerings, products, features etc… As always it was a great show with lots of value and you could really tell where VMware is taking the world of IT infrastructure. VMworld 2021 was... [Read More]

vSphere environments in the Ransomware landscape

A sense of fear is glooming in corporate organizations with the threat of Ransomware attacks in these last few years and even ransomware attack on vmware esxi more recently. The number of horror stories about companies getting their datastores encrypted is growing. I have been following it from a distance... [Read More]

Nakivo Backup and Replication for VMware and more

Today we are going to have a look at Nakivo Backup and Replication, an all-in-one product that will let you backup, restore and replicate virtual machines in your VMware environment. The product supports a variety of environments to backup such as vSphere, Hyper-V, M365, Nutanix, Oracle… NAKIVO is a privately... [Read More]

Interacting with containerd runtime for kubernetes

EDIT on terminology: In this blog I talk a lot about Container Runtime. In this context I should really be talking about Container Manager to be more accurate with the proper terminology. Refer to this very good Twitter thread by Ivan Velichko for more details. If you work with... [Read More]