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VMware Cloud on AWS

For me, one  of the most exciting and recent developments in cloud computing was the announcement of VMware Cloud on AWS, which enables customers to run the VMware SDDC stack, so vSphere, vSAN and NSX, on AWS.  Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, it is a way to easily start your journey to public and hybrid…
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22nd April 2018 1

What is VMware Skyline?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could proactively analyse problems in your environment that focus on your entire VMware solution, rather than focussing on just one issue for one VMware technology? VMware Skyline can do just that! Announced at VMworld Vegas 2017, it is a new proactive support technology that will collect product telemetry information,…
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5th April 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

How to install PowerShell and PowerCLI on macOS

I have been a huge fan of Microsoft PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI for many years now, using it to make life easier when managing and automating large virtual environments for my customers.  I was delighted that Microsoft open-sourced and released PowerShell Core 6.0, which now runs on a number of Operating Systems including Windows, Linux and macOS.…
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19th March 2018 0

VCP6.5-DCV – Data Center Virtualization – Exam Prep 

My VCP6-DCV was due to expire at the end of Feb 2018, and while I had hoped to go for my VCAP, I was entirely too busy in and out of work to devote the amount of time I’d need, so I opted to renew my VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification to the latest 6.5.…
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16th March 2018 0

vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 to go End Of General Support on September 2018

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it seems like only yesterday that I was upgrading vSphere 5.0 to 5.5 for a customer… Thinking back, this was late 2013, so over 4.5 years ago now!  With this in mind, I would like to remind you all that vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 go End Of…
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14th March 2018 0