One of the things I always caution against is relying on hypervisor HA, all too often it won't give you the results that you expect, have a read of my blog over on starwind for details of why.
The other day we started to see an odd issue on a VMWare host.
We have a lot of monitoring in place so the issue was picked up pretty quickly.
This is the one of the graphs that had us scratching our heads, what we were seeing was very high
I've been exploring VMWare's photon and containers in VMware via Photon. From my experiences, Photon works incredibly well and is faster than other distros in VMware. I've written more about it here
As most of you are probably aware, Gitlab is, in part, a source code hosting repository which suffered something of a major outage just a few weeks ago. Unusually, they posted a very full and frank report on what actually happened.
You can read more of this here
Let me start this off by saying that I love NTP. The whole way the protocol has been designed is truly elegant and it is such an important protocol that is often neglected that I thought I'd put together a blog article on how I configure NTP and why.