Finally in the Top 100 vBlogs

Today Eric Siebert from vSphere-land announced the final results of the Top vBlog 2016 competition.

For the readers who aren’t familiar with the Top vBlog competition, it is all about best content and frequency of content. Last year I wasn’t even on the list to be voted for. However, this year I made it on the list and I’m ranked 72 out of 321 blogs.

Not bad at all. I’m super excited and thankful for everyone who took the time to vote for me and my blog. You are the reason I’m sharing my stories and my knowledge.

A special thank you to Eric Siebert, who made this happen!

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Top VMworld 2016 Sessions by Category

The content catalog for this year’s VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas has just been announced.
Even tho the content catalog has been published, the schedule builder won’t be available until July 19th 2016.

Below is a list of sessions which looked very interesting and promising. There are more than 500 sessions available and below are my top sessions.

SDDC – Software Defined Data Center

STO7650 – Software Defined Storage @ VMware Primer
INF8255 – vSphere API 101 – Harnessing the power for the everyday Admin
INF8108 – vCenter Performance Deep Dive
STO9617 – Containers & VVols – a technical deep dive on new technologies that revolutionize storage for vSphere
STO8164 – Benchmarking VAIO-Integrated Caching. Is it Really Faster? How Much, and Why?
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Every year again – Vote for the Top vBlog 2016

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This years voting for the Top vBlog 2016 is now open and it is your opportunity to actively support your favorite bloggers. Currently there are more than 300 blogs about VMware and virtualization out there.

If you frequently read blogs and follow bloggers on twitter, go ahead and vote for your favorite blog. As part of the voting, you will need to pick 12 of your favorite blogs out there and then rank them in an order from #1 to #12. Depending on the ranking, the blogs will get points assigned.

All details can be found on Eric Siebert’s blog.

Happy voting everyone

VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2 is out

VMware released ESXi 6.0 Update 2 on March 15th 2016. This release has a couple important bug fixes for ESXi hosts.

ESXi 6.0 Update 2

  • Hostd stops responding when esxcli commands are executed using PowerCLI

 

  • ESXi host experiences a purple diagnostic screen with multiple Correctable Machine Check Interrupt (CMCI) messages
    • The purple screen will show something similar to:
      PCPU : no heartbeat (2/2 IPIs received)
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]MCEReapMCABanks@vmkernel#nover+0x195
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]MCEHandleCMCI@vmkernel#nover+0xb4
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]IRQ_DoInterrupt@vmkernel#nover+0x33e
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]IDT_IntrHandler@vmkernel#nover+0x12b 0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]gate_entry@vmkernel#nover+0x64
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]LFQueue_Dequeue@vmkernel#nover+0x59
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]MCEBottomHalf@vmkernel#nover+0x39
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]BH_DrainAndDisableInterrupts@vmkernel#nover+0xf3
      0xXXXXXXXXXXXX:[0xXXXXXXXXXXXX]VMMVMKCall_Call@vmkernel#nover+0x2c6

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