BlogPost Series

VMworld USA 2019 – VMware is going next level in the Digital Transformation (Part 2/2)

VMworld USA 2019 – VMware is going next level in the Digital Transformation (Part 2/2)

Check out my guest post at the itq website Where I talk all about the latest annoucements of #VMware and how #VMware is taking some serious steps in creating a #HybridCloudPlatform that embraces ...
VMworld USA 2019 – VMware is going next level in the Digital Transformation (Part 1/2)

VMworld USA 2019 – VMware is going next level in the Digital Transformation (Part 1/2)

Check out my guest post at the itq website Where I talk all about the latest annoucements of #VMware and how they are taking some big steps in creating a #HybridCloudPlatform that embraces multiple ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 6 – Defining the Soll & Roadmap

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 6 – Defining the Soll & Roadmap

Intro We covered quite some topics in the previous blogposts. We talked about how important the assessment phase is, which Technical & Common vSphere Challenges you could expect, and what the ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 5.3 – Solving vSphere Compatibility Challenges with VVD

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 5.3 – Solving vSphere Compatibility Challenges with VVD

Intro VMware its product portfolio has grown immensely in the last several years. Most VMware products are designed to integrate & enhance each other but also to be compatible with one and ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 5.2 – Common vSphere Challenges

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 5.2 – Common vSphere Challenges

Intro Upgrading and maintaining a vSphere environment is a broad topic that also can be difficult. As you probably have noticed already in the blogpost series, there are numerous ways of doing a ...
BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Final Conclusion (Part 5)

BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Final Conclusion (Part 5)

Final Conclusion Like I said in the beginning of the blogpost series, Life Cycle & Patch Management is a difficult topic. Which can become a big headache when there are so many dependencies ...
BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Global LCM Plan & Order of Upgrading (Part 4)

BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Global LCM Plan & Order of Upgrading (Part 4)

Intro We’ve viewed the different tools that help to manage a HPE stack and if and how we could integrate VUM with this. We also discussed that consistency with virtualization & infrastructure ...
BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Scripts & Reporting Tools (Part 3)

BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Scripts & Reporting Tools (Part 3)

Intro We’ve viewed the different tools that help to manage a HPE stack and if and how we could integrate VUM with this. During the project and our research, we found out that it is really difficult ...
BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Basics (Part 1)

BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – Basics (Part 1)

Intro Life Cycle & Patch Management within organizations can be a difficult topic. Mostly because of the broad set of software and hardware that can and should be included in a Life Cycle & ...
BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – LCM Tools Comparison & Review (Part 2)

BlogPost Series: LCM of VMware vSphere & HPE Hardware – LCM Tools Comparison & Review (Part 2)

Intro Life Cycle & Patch Management, can be achieved with different tools and methods with HPE and VMware. However, the number of available tools that can be used for LCM, can make it quite ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 5.1 – Technical vSphere Challenges

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 5.1 – Technical vSphere Challenges

Intro Without knowledge, one cannot make reliable (technical) decisions. Quite simple right. That’s why it is so important that you do your research well and spend enough time gathering ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 4 – Dependencies & Compatibility

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 4 – Dependencies & Compatibility

Intro You have done the interviews, gained a lot of insight through tools, documentation and whatsoever, and with that you’ve created your first draft of the so-called IST. During the assessment ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 3 – Defining the IST

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 3 – Defining the IST

Intro With the GAP-Analysis we’ll try to create a clear overview of where we start and where we want to be, starting with defining the IST. The IST is so called starting point or baseline if ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 2 – Assessment

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 2 – Assessment

Intro One of the most important parts in projects (and also most of the time neglected) is the assessment phase. Creating an upgrade path and executing it, is no different. Some upgrade paths are ...
BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades: <br> Phase 1 – Kick-off

BlogPost Series – Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades:
Phase 1 – Kick-off

IntroThis is the beginning of the blogpost series “Creating a Roadmap for vSphere Upgrades”. As a consultant, I’ve seen quite some different type of customers, business environments, uses cases ...