vSAN 6.6 Upgrade

The following will illustrate the vSAN upgrade procedure to version 6.6.  I have been slowly upgrading my lab to vSphere 6.5 and with it NSX to 6.3 and now vSAN 6.6, as always follow the official upgrade procedure here and see the vSAN 6.6 release notes here. The first step to patch my […]


vRealize Operation Manager 6.6 Announcement

Recently I attended a session as part of the VMware blogger early access program.  This session was an update to the vRealize Operations suite and announcing vROps 6.6, this post will highlight some of the new features.  The new key messaging was “Intelligent Operations – from applications to infrastructure helps […]


North East VMUG June 2017 Event Details

Its with great pleasure we can finally release the details of our next event of 2017, our next event will on Thursday June 22nd. Having already had the date planned since the last event we haven’t released any details until we had the speakers lined up.  This event will be more […]


NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 hands on review

Recently NAKIVO released their new product NAKIVO Backup and Replication version 7.  Some of the key features of this version are as follows. Support for Hyper-V Backups and Replication Support for Hyper-V 2012 and 2016. Image-based, application-aware and forever incremental backups. Compression and dedupe supported. Support for offiste copies to […]


Dell EMC Elect 2017

Today I was very pleased to join the Dell EMC Elect 2017, this is the first year I have been apart of this and im really looking forward to what it will bring.  From 600 nominations it was whittled down to 153.  To see the full list see EMC’s post here. […]


VMware EUC Champion 2017

Today I was very pleased to join the VMware EUC Champions for 2017, this award is slightly different from the vExpert program and is focused on the EUC areas.  The list of people is a lot smaller and im proud to be among such talented people.  Looking forward to being […]


NSX 6.3 Upgrade

Since the release of vCenter 6.5a that included support for NSX 6.3 I could finally look to upgrade my lab environment.  It is important you follow the official upgrade path for other products, for instance the Platform Service Controller (PSC) must be upgraded first.  I will be covering that in […]