Author: Peter

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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 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

Intel L1 Terminal Fault – Foreshadow

2018 hasn’t been too good for Intel in terms of Security.  Sadly a new vulnerability has been found in Intel Core and Xeon Processors.  Impacted processors include: Intel Core™ i3/i5/i7/M processor (45nm and 32nm) 2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th/7th/8th generation Intel Core processors Intel Core X-series Processor Family for Intel X99 and X299 platforms Intel Xeon processor 3400/3600/5500/5600/6500/7500 series…
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15th August 2018 0

vExpert 2018

VMware announced the list of vExperts for 2018 on the 3th of August. As a group of IT nerds we would like to thank VMware for allowing us to join this program and we will do our best to carry on providing great content.


3rd August 2018 4

Docker on vSphere – Photon OS

There has been a lot of talk about Docker, Containers, vSphere Integrated containers etc.  It can be quite confusing, even to someone who has worked in the industry for a long time.  Before I build on my vSphere VIC install post here, I thought it would be a good idea to explain some of the…
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17th July 2018 1

vSphere 6.7 clean install or upgrade

Your vSphere environment has been around for a few years now and you may have upgraded it all the way from v3 to the latest v6. Technology both hardware and software have changed so much, with the introduction of many new features that were not around from your original vSphere environment. Added onto that VMware…
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28th June 2018 0

Where are the VCDXs?

VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) represents the highest level of certification offered by VMware. There are four possible areas for this certification, Cloud Management and Automation, Data Center Virtualization, Desktop and Mobility, and Network Virtualization, These people are located all around the world as you can see from the map  


29th May 2018 0

How to install VMware vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC)

VIC enables you to run traditional and containerised workloads on your existing vSphere environment, without the need for re-tooling or re-architecting your environment. In this guide I will show you how to install VIC. I am using my home lab that is running vSphere 6.5 Update Pre-requisites You will need to download and install the…
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21st March 2018 1