As a Cloud Solutions Architect covering the Azure VMware Solution (AVS), I help many customers get their pilot kick-started. Typically this includes helping customers get their prerequisites done for the AVS service, deploying and connecting AVS, deploying and connecting Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX), and doing a test migration using HCX. Having done a number of […]
Using the Identity Distributed Firewall in Azure VMware Solution
Recently, I received a request from a customer to use a feature I had not used previously. The client was currently using the Identity Firewall within NSX-t on-prem to protect users from accessing specific sites within their network. Since Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is a managed service, a few features that work with NSX are […]
First YouTube Video Launched!
My peers on the Azure VMware Solution team have been hard at work recording content for a new YouTube channel we just launched. The idea is to help people with simple and short how-to videos for the AVS solution. There is a lot of fantastic content out there, however, oftentimes its for on-prem only or […]
Managing vSAN Policies in Azure VMware Solution
**Update Notes: A number of items have changed where some of this info is now out of date. I would recommend reading through Microsoft docs here and here for simple integrated ways to update your storage policies. The following post still has some relevancy. It will cover the basics and how you can use the […]
A Quick Post for A Big Change
This week I left Dell|EMC, a company I have collectively worked for over a decade. I couldn’t say enough about Dell as a company. I owe a huge part of my career success to that company as I grew over the years. If you ever have an opportunity to work there, I highly recommend it. […]
What’s This PowerStore All About?!
If you are a Dell|EMC customer or follow the enterprise storage market closely, you have probably at least heard of PowerStore by now. Some of our competition has even given it more of a platform by actively talking about it on social media or blogging about it on their sites which is exciting! You know […]
To vSphere 7.0 U1 and Beyond!
If you have logged in to twitter at all this week, you may have realized it was launch week for VMware. Props to all the folks in technical and product marketing that I use to work with, I know that this is always a crazy time and all the content I’ve seen out there looks […]
VMware Cloud Foundation Considerations
I’ve covered VMware Cloud Foundation (or VCF for short) for some time now. My previous role was covering the product from a pre-sales perspective. VMware Cloud Foundation is a very powerful platform to enable customers to get to a hybrid cloud. Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, has summarized the solution well. He says that “VMware […]
Cloning Operations in vSphere
Speed and automation is a high priority for many IT organizations. This is especially true when you think of your customers (employees or customers that consume your IT services.) Expectations have changed from months to years, to days and weeks and sometimes even seconds. If I can download an app on my phone and get […]
Understanding vSAN/VxRail Capacity Management
Selfishly, I’ve wanted to write on this topic for some time. Mostly because I’ve found myself lost in the forest of abstraction that seems all too common in IT today. I remember seeing a tweet that said something to the effect, it’s scary how many layers of abstraction there is and amazing how we have […]