Fear and loathing in Las Vegas: VMworld 2016!

VMworld 2016: We can’t stop here, this is bat country! It’s that time again! VMworld 2016 is coming closer and changed venue: we are going to Bat Country aka Las Vegas! Something new for me this year: as a vExpert VMware asked me as one of the official independent bloggers. Pretty stoked with being able to […]

VIRTUALB.EU VMWARE 6.2 UPDATE SERIES 2: From vSphere Virtual Switch to NSX 6.2 Part 1

A little bit of VMware virtual networking history Virtual networking has come a long way. Started off with VMware workstation 1.0 to GSX and ESX a brief interlude on ESXi and finally landing on a control plane on the vCenter. With the coming of NSX VMware has taken this even further and distributed the components […]

Singapore vmug meeting: coming 5th May at Novotel Clark Quay;may the force be with you

Just a quick post to remind all vGeeks we will be talking large VDI deployments with VMware View on the upcoming Singapore VMUG at the Novotel Clark Quay coming Thursday 5th May 6:30PM onwards. The community session will focus on the caveats when rolling out a big desktop replacement with virtual desktops both from a […]

Virtualb.eu VMware 6.2 Updates Series 1 – vSphere Key Feature overview


It’s been a little while that VMware announced VSAN 6.2 and I as I was busy I followed the news on the sideline. The well know bloggers madee their mandatory posts. All is good and the product has an awesome new feature set. The usual VMware release cycle I would call it. So now that I had some time on my hands I looked a bit deeper into the well know big features that came out and that were long awaited: deduplication and compression.

10 Questions to E1 Rahabok: SE & CTO Ambassador VMware

In this iteration of the 10 question series on Virtualb.eu I decided to look a bit closer to home (Singapore). Iwan Rahabok, for the people who don't know him is a household name in the ASEAN virtualization community. Iwan (or e1) ois one of the most senior VMware system engineers in the local office and […]

vSphere VCSA 5.5 non disruptive upgrade to 6.0

Hi, just for Christmas I thought I'd share a little screen capture movie I made when I was upgrading my vCenter Appliance to vSphere 6. Previously this would be an in place upgrade and if you are running dVS it would become messy as you had to export the configuration and try to import it […]

Inaugural VMUG Leadership Summit @ VMware campus

What? This week the VMware campus in Palo Alto (where a lot of the R&D happens) was the venue for the inaugural VMUG Leadership Summit. The summit is a gathering of all customer leaders worldwide who were invited by VMware for 2 days of brainstorming and knowledge exchange with the sole purpose to enhance the user […]

VMUG Global Leadership Summit 2015 + Virtualb.eu update

VMUG Global Update Couple of exciting days ahead for me: tomorrow and Friday I will be attending the VMUG Global leadership summit 2015 in Santa Clara, California. VMware has been so nice to invite one leader from each chapter worldwide to come to the VMware campus in Palo Alto for a day of brainstorming around […]

Optimizing vSphere 6 WebClient Performance: Tips and Tricks

Intro I get quite a number of questions from customers on the vSphere web client versus the C+ (fat) client. Of course we all know that the web client should have been HTML5 (for example the Pure GUI and vSphere Web Client integration use pure HTML5) but for some reason VMware chose Flash for the […]

Upcoming Singapore VMUG meeting Wednesday 27th May!

Just a quick reminder for the vTechies in Singapore that we are planning a VMware User Group meeting next week Wednesday 27th May. The location for this meeting is the Finexis building on Robinson Street (Cliftons – Level 11, 108 Robinson Road 068900) and we will kicking off at 7PM with registration starting at 6:30PM. We are […]

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