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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

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

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

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

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

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

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