Configuring Network Multipathing for TrueNAS Scale and ESXi

Recently I’ve been testing out various NAS configurations in my homelab environment – I was particularly keen to get TrueNAS Scale (TNS) working with physical and virtual VMware ESXi hosts. I’d used NFS before from TNS to ESXi servers but found performance somewhat lacking (even when using NVMe or SSD … Read more

Improved High Availability (HA) for VMs on Proxmox VE (PVE)

As someone familiar with VMware and vCenter, but coming reasonably fresh to Proxmox Virtual Edition (PVE) there are a number of important differences when configuring High Availability (HA) compared with a VMware environment. In particular, I was surprised to find in a cluster configuration was the default behaviour of restarting … Read more

Automated Cassandra Metrics Cluster for VCD

VMware Cloud Director (VCD) has the ability to use an Apache Cassandra database to store metrics on VM performance and then make these metrics available so that tenants can view the historic performance of their VMs: Installing a Cassandra cluster for use by VCD is reasonably straightforward and requires a … Read more

VMware PowerCLI 13.1 and API Tokens

I previously wrote here and here about using the new VMware Cloud Director (VCD) API tokens functionality first introduced in version 10.3.1 to allow scripts and automation to connect to a VCD environment. With the update to VMware PowerCLI version 13.1 the previous way of achieving this is deprecated as … Read more

IP Spaces in VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1 – Part 3 – Tenant Experience, Compatibility & Summary

In part 1 of this series I looked at the process for a Service Provider to allocate a public block of IP addresses to be consumable by VMware Cloud Director (VCD) tenant organizations. In part 2 of this series I showed the process by which a Service Provider or tenant … Read more

IP Spaces in VMware Cloud Director 10.4.1 – Part 2 – Private IP Spaces

In an earlier post I wrote about the new IP Spaces feature in VMware Cloud Director (VCD) release 10.4.1 and the ability to create public IP spaces shared by multiple tenants. In this post I’ll look at the ability to create private IP spaces within a tenant organization and some … Read more