vCommunityVMware

The vCommunity of VMware @VMworld

It's true to say that the VMware community is awesome. Unlike others,  VMware invest in their now over 1500 vExperts, VMTN community and certified professionals. This has become even more apparent to anyone visiting VMworld this year. Even before registration, the community was buzzing on Twitter & vExpert slack with...
Dell EMC

Configure FX2 Chassis

Once you have racked your FX2 chassis: Provide power to both PSUs (Note that if your chassis has an 8 node specification then you may require IEC 19/20 ports rather than the traditional C13/14 (Kettle leads) on your PDUs: Connect a laptop to the on-board CMC port with a cross-over...
Dell EMC

Configuring Dell EMC FX2 FC430 Blades

Due to the number of blades in the environment I am configuring in this example, I will be making use of server profiles. Server profiles allow us to set the configuration on one blade , export this configuration and apply it to multiple blades. This saves significant provisioning time and...
CloudVMware

VMworld US 2017 – Main Announcements

So  VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas has started, but what has been revealed on day 1? The general session focused mainly on new Cloud services wrapped together under the VMware Cloud umbrella: VMware Cloud on AWS "VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications...
Dell EMC

Dell FX2 Overview & Setup for vSphere Environments

In this series of blog posts, I'll go through the base configuration required for the following scenario (Scroll down for links to the configurations) Configure FX2 chassis with dual FN2210S IO Modules to LAN & FC switches for Dell EMC VNX. *Note that these guides are not suitable for Dell EMC Unity and possibly other...
vSAN

vSAN vs Traditional Storage Array

I've been putting notes together for a while with regards to vSAN and how it differs from Traditional Storage Arrays. Naturally, the choice between the two depends on your requirements but it's becoming obvious that the use cases for vSAN are growing on every release. Here are my quick overview...
Certification

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam Simulator Update

As I'm preparing for VCDX I have not been as active on the blog as I would like, the good news is that when I have some free time I am working on improving the VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam Simulator! Since it's launch late last year, there have been over 100 sessions,...
CertificationvSAN

vExpert and vSAN Stickers

From time to time we all make mistakes. My latest one was to order way too many vExpert and vSAN stickers so I'm going to give them away! Update 06.03.2017 All vSAN stickers are gone. There are a few vExpert stickers left but they have a 1mm white line on...
CloudvRealize

vROps – Installation

There are three install options for VROps 6.4. Windows, Linux and the OVA. In this post we'll look at the preferred OVA installation. The OVA can be considered as more secure (Effectively a black box that admins will be less tempted to modify) and performs better since it's isolated from other...
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