Author: James

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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

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

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

Big changes to VMware Certification

VMware have announced big changes to the way it names and versions its certifications. Starting from now, August 2018, certifications will align to the year in which they are passed, with a new annual release and update schedule for all VCP, VCAP, and VCDX certifications! For example: Instead of: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and…
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25th August 2018 0

Upgrade to VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes 5.0

VIO 5.0 is here, and with it come a great many updates, including support and stability for the newest Openstack Queens release.  VIO 5.0 allows customers to leverage Queens for their mission critical workloads and adds support for VMware’s SDDC stack (vSphere, vSAN and NSX). You can read all about the updates in the What’s…
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25th July 2018 0

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter – End of Availability

It’s the end of an era Availability for vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server which will be end of life 23rd of August 2019. But don’t panic! VMware are not dropping the product, merely the free version that is licensed with a vCenter Server license key. Version 4.6 will be the last version that accepts the vCenter Server…
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19th July 2018 0

VMworld and VMware TAM Day Registration

I think it is fair to say that one of the most exciting, informative and spectacular events in the virtualization and cloud world is VMware’s VMworld, which takes place in Las Vegas and Barcelona on the following dates: U.S. (Las Vegas) August 26-30 Europe (Barcelona) November 5-8 I know that many of you will have been to…
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16th July 2018 0

Need a quick on-ramp to VMware Cloud on AWS? Try the new Single Host SDDC

In an update from my previous VMConAWS post, where I stated that VMConAWS’s minimum cluster size was four hosts,  VMware have now unveiled a new Single Host VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC (vSphere+ vSAN+NSX on AWS bare metal) to help kickstart your VMConAWS experience, reducing the cost of the single host to less than a quarter of…
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10th June 2018 0

VMware announces VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0

With the recent announcement of VMware’s NSX-T Data Center 2.2.0, here is a summary of the key updates that you should be aware of, not least of which is the ability to manage Microsoft Azure based workloads and increased networking and security capabilities for on prem and VMware Cloud on AWS, as part of the NSX Cloud…
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9th June 2018 0

Installing and configuring VMware Integrated Openstack (VIO) 4.1 with Kubernetes

In this post I will show you how to install VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) on your existing vSphere environment, and go into how you configure your first cluster, as a preamble to my next posts on this subject.  If you know what VIO is you can skip straight to the install and configure. What is…
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4th June 2018 0