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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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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 1

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