Recent Blog Posts

The Results of our VMworld 2015 Survey

During last month’s VMworld, CloudPhysics conducted a survey with over 1000 attendees to determine the major challenges facing VMware admins and the solution paths they’re pursuing. Among the highlights: 68% of respondents indicated that the top cause of disruptions are configuration changes, highlighting the complexity facing VMware admins; Adding to the challenge, more than 50%… Read more »

Video: Cloud Ops Panel (Live Broadcast at VMworld 2015)

VMworld 2015: Here is a recording of a live broadcast panel on Cloud Ops with myself, Shiv Agarwal of Arkin and Madhura Maskasky of Platform9 with Brian Gracely moderating..

Video Blog: Help! My Dashboards Suck!

In this #vBrownBag from VMworld 2015, I shared my vision for what vSphere admins should look for in a great dashboard.

Video Blog: The Unofficial VCDX Toolchest

Here’s my #vBrownBag Tech Talk from VMworld 2015 highlighting my picks for tools to include in “The Unofficial VCDX Toolchest.”

What changed? Why is VMware running slow?

Neo: Whoa. Déjà vu. [Everyone freezes right in their tracks] Trinity: What did you just say? Neo: Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu. Trinity: What did you see? Cypher: What happened? Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it. Trinity: How much like it? Was it the… Read more »

Where to Find CloudPhysics at VMworld 2015

VMworld 2015 in San Francisco is just a few weeks and it is shaping up to be a great event. Here at CloudPhysics we are doing our best to make it a show you won’t want to miss – including giving away a DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter! Read on… #VMunderground Party: Win a VIP Pass We’re proud to sponsor… Read more »

Windows 2003 Support EOL:
What Data Science Tells Us

Two weeks from today, one of the most popular Windows server operating systems (OS) – Microsoft Windows Server 2003 – will reach its support end of life. After the Windows 2003 support EOL on July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or fixes for any version of Windows Server 2003. OS vendors… Read more »

Spicing Up CloudPhysics Free Edition

Variety is the spice of life, right? So, to keep things fresh and interesting we are applying that principle to CloudPhysics Free Edition. Starting July 1, we’re introducing a new feature rotation program that lets us incorporate Premium Edition features into CloudPhysics Free Edition on a rotating basis. It’s kind of like the flavor of… Read more »

Are your hosts safe from the latest ESXi bugs? CloudPhysics can tell you.

In the past couple weeks, The Register and VMware KB articles have highlighted the two latest ESXi bugs – one for 5.5 and one for 6.0. The bugs are significant because they can result in VM communication errors across hosts, and the inability to back them up or even power them on. The good news is that CloudPhysics is in a… Read more »

What’s New in CloudPhysics?

Wondering what’s new in CloudPhysics? Over the past few months we’ve been focused on building out and updating our analytics inventory of cards to help you better understand and manage your virtual environment. Each new or updated card brings to light important operational hazards that could cause a lot of damage if they blew up…. Read more »