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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

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

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

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