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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

Creating vROps Certificates

Create SSL config file. In this example, I’ve named it openssl.cfg. Update variable sections specific to customer. If using Load Balancer (LB) for UI traffic, use LB FQDN as CommonName and initial Subject Alternate Name (SAN). Include all vROps nodes in SAN. Suggest using Notepad++. [ req ] default_bits = 2048 default_keyfile = rui.key distinguished_name…
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13th July 2018 0

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

vRealize Operations 6.7 – Upgrade Assessment Tool

vRealize Operations 6.7 introduces a New Analytics Engine which provides a predictive forecast by self-learning the behaviour of your environment. This approach of performance optimisation and capacity planning has resulted in a massive reduction of number of internal metrics which were generated with the previous version of vRealize Operations. If you are currently leveraging the…
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16th June 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

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

Who needs a hardware reboot? Not you with vSphere 6.7 Update Manager

The release of vSphere 6.7 brings a great many features and upgrades to vCenter Server and ESXi. I want to focus on two of the new features of VMware Update Manager (VUM) that I feel show how it is increasingly helping administrators gain valuable time when securing and upgrading their environments. VUM 6.7 is now…
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1st May 2018 0

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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