Aug 272014

I was able to get a sneak peak at an unreleased feature from CloudPhysics last week and found out they are also showing it at their booth. The feature is called IO Workload Shapes and essentially it is the vscsiStats tool in a visual form. It is stunning (literally).

I grabbed a few photos from my phone to show a glimpse. Eventually I’ll do a longer post once the feature is fully released because this is something I’ve personally been looking to see happen for quite some time. CloudPhysics is at booth 640 on the show floor. If you’re around and have a few minutes I would encourage you to check out the demo because the photos don’t do it justice.

New CloudPhysics Card:

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List of VMs:

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More List view:

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VM view:

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Jul 172014
Operationalizing vCenter Operations - Part 1

I’ve been doing a lot of work with vCenter Operations over the last few months. I spent a lot of time with custom dashboards, super metrics and custom widgets based on XML files and widget interactions. The environment I’m in has an operations team responsible for monitoring 15+ vCenter environments. Most of the time spent [...]

Jul 082014
Varrow Bound

Starting July 28th, 2014 I will be moving to Varrow as a principal cloud architect. I am currently working with my boss (the illustrious Chris Horn) on what that is, so please, don’t ask. Seriously though, I will be covering things associated with the following words: Secure Cyber Metadata Scalable Five 9s Resilient Agnostic Cloud [...]

Jun 242014
Programmatically Push Custom Data into vCenter Operations

I’ve been doing a lot of customization with vCenter Operations Manager lately, mainly customized dashboards, and I wanted to explore ways of getting data into vCOps other than having to use a third party adapter (such as Hyperic) or make my own adapter. Enter the HTTP Post Adapter. The HTTP Post adapter comes with vCenter [...]

May 152014
Finding orphaned Virtual Machines - The Python Way

For the past few years I’ve done a little dabbling in Powershell for on-demand automation. I wanted to expand my horizons outside the realm of Powershell and find something more powerful, not only for vSphere, but other technologies that have APIs accessible via Python. I had never used Python, but had to start somewhere. I decided [...]

Apr 152014

In 2006 I had no idea what VMware was, let alone what virtualization was. At the time I was an active duty member in the United States Air Force working in communications doing AD migrations and file server consolidations onto CX700s. Fast forward to February 2014 and I’m VCDX #129. I first learned about virtualization [...]

Oct 142013
PernixPro - A Flash Hypervisor Community

Today (October 14th), PernixData announced a new program that enables industry experts and enthusiasts to help shape one of the most (if not THE most) exciting products of 2013; PernixData FVP. PernixPro is a program that will allow its members to interact with PernixData experts, the research and development team and other PernixPro members. PernixPro [...]