Tag: VMware

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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

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

vRealize Log Insight for vCenter – End of Availability

It’s the end of an era Availability for vRealize Log Insight for vCenter Server which will be end of life 23rd of August 2019. But don’t panic! VMware are not dropping the product, merely the free version that is licensed with a vCenter Server license key. Version 4.6 will be the last version that accepts the vCenter Server…
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19th July 2018 0

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

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

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 2

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