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1 Week until VMworld 2018 Barcelona!

With just one week to go until VMworld, I thought I’d share with you some of the cool things that you can expect.  VMworld Europe 2018 will be on November 5th-8th in Barcelona. To my knowledge this is the first time we’ve had the European event in November, with it usually being held in September…
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29th October 2018 0

My First VMUG as a VMware Employee, and VMware Certification Updates

I was recently given the opportunity to present at the North West England VMUG (VMware User Group) to give an update on VMware Education & Certification. The original presenter was forced to cancel at the last minute and I was luckily able to step and fill the presenter’s shoes.  This did of course mean having…
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11th October 2018 0

WordPress on PhotonOS under Docker

To build upon my previous docker/photon post here, I wanted to move away from the theory and show you how you can download VMware’s Photon OS, install Docker, and then run a WordPress container to show it all in action.  It’s a simple process once you know how, but to get to this point, I…
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1st October 2018 0

VMware Encryption – VM or vSAN Encryption?

To encrypt or not to encrypt, what is the difference??   The integrity, or rather the protection of data at rest and in motion are hot topics, both in and outside the datacentre. This article focuses more on the two VMware options of data at rest encryption – VM encryption and vSAN encryption. It’s easy…
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28th September 2018 0

VMware Homelab – Part #2

In this blog I go through my ideas on the lab architecture and design Part #1 to this blog series focused on the hardware choices I went through and the reasons I discarded some perfectly good options for others. This, as with so many things comes down to the bottom line – costs. This, the…
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21st September 2018 0

VMware Skyline updates and Global Availability

In an update from my previous post, I wanted to tell you about some of the exciting updates in Skyline v1.4 announced at VMworld Vegas 2018.  Skyline is no stranger to VMworld, and this year did not disappoint, with a raft of updates, hands on labs and expert sessions, including a few tables dedicated to…
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17th September 2018 0

VMware Home Lab – Part #1

In this blog I go through my initial thoughts and decisions on the choice of hardware. As this is my first blog article, I’m going to spread the topic over several parts. This multipart blog is my journey on architecting, purchasing and building my VMware home lab environment. I’m the kind of person who loves…
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7th September 2018 0

Amazon RDS on VMware

 If you’re not familiar with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), you can trust me that it is a tried, tested and much loved service available within AWS, helping DBAs by simplifying the use of MariaDB, SQL, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL.  Being an AWS offering, RDS comes with all of the features that you would expect…
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6th September 2018 0

VMware ESXi on ARM

Yes you heard correctly VMware is releasing ESXi onto ARM Servers this has been done so that VMware can push there technology from the Datacenters to the edge and onto Internet of Things (IoT). VMware demostrated a box running VMware ESXi 6.8.2 which had been running on a windmill farm for over 180 days, the…
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29th August 2018 0

Retiring VCAP exams

Please be aware that VMware will be retiring 3 older VCAP exams on September 30th 2018: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Cloud Management and Automation Design (VCAP6-CMA Design) VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) I’ve read…
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28th August 2018 0