Useful Resources

We Live in the Cloud

This page is a collection of useful resources, white papers, Visio stencils, calculators, technical information and anything else we find on our travels as TAMs.

Cloud

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/aws-professional/services The differences between AWS and Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/resources/ Azure resources, free training, webinars, roadmaps

https://aws.amazon.com/resource-center/ AWS resources, scripting, tutorials, SDKs, and general info

https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws/resources#compliance VMConAWS resources, videos, compliance, documents and blogs

 

VMware

https://code.vmware.com/home PowerCLI and scripting

https://www.vmware.com/uk/techpapers.html Technical Papers

https://labs.vmware.com/flings VMWare Flings from the office of the CTO

https://labs.hol.vmware.com/HOL/catalogs/ VMware Hands on Labs

http://docs.hol.vmware.com VMware Hands on Labs Documents

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/support/product-lifecycle-matrix.pdf Product Lifecycle Matrix

 

Tools

RVTools

FastSCP

WinSCP

Putty

Veem Backup Free Edition for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V

VMware VMmark

https://www.vmware.com/uk/products/converter.html 

 

Calculators and Simulators

http://myvirtualcloud.net/vdi-calculators-2/ VDI Calculator

http://techhead.co/emc-storage-simulators-for-your-lab-free/ EMC VNX Simulator

http://tco.vmware.com/tcocalculator/ VMWare TCO calculator

http://wintelguy.com/vmcalc.pl Virtualisation calcultor

http://vmusketeers.com/vsphere-cluster-calculator/ vSphere cluster calculator

http://hasimulator.vmware.com/html/index.html#/summary VMware HA simulator

 

Notable Blogs

VMware Bloggs

http://www.yellow-bricks.com

http://www.punchingclouds.com

https://virtualhobbit.com

https://lonesysadmin.net

http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/ aka The Slogg

 

Visio

draw.io– Free web based visio tool

Official VMware stencil

VMware VMGuru Stencil v2.0

Veeam Visio stencils

Technodrone VMware stencil pack

Cisco Visio stencils

NetApp Visio stencils

 

MacOS and Linux

https://brew.sh The missing MacOS package manager

https://dev.yorhel.nl/ncdu Impressive disk usage tool run from terminal

https://www.centos.org CentOS