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5 Must Know Features of vSphere 6.7

With vSphere 6.0 going End of General Support in March 12th 2020, let's take a look at 5 must-know features of vSphere 6.7 to make your job at work easier. File-level Backup and Restore of VCSA Backing up your VCSA is imperative if you need to restore due to corruption,...
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Top 5 VMware Solution Comparisons

Before selecting a particular software solution for your business, you need to research various platforms across many vendors to ensure you are selecting the right one. This is a time-consuming exercise but an important one. Fortunately, there are many online comparisons available for each type of Solution, whether that be...
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ESXi 7 on Raspberry Pi & ARM

For what feels like a couple of years, VMware has been teasing us with the idea that a later version of ESXi will run on ARM processors. At VMworld 2019 in Europe, ARM had their own stand which was managed by VMware employees (including Alexander Frankichen) from the ARM team....
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How to backup VCSA to Photon OS

Backing up your vCenter Server (VCSA) is key to being able to recover in the event of a failure. VMware provides a built-in backup scheduler in version 6.7 of the VCSA which is a file-level backup of the VCSA's data. Restoring the VCSA is a simple as deploying a new...
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10 VMware Interview Questions (and answers)

For many, applying for a new job is a stressful experience. Before the interview, we can find ourselves worrying about if we know enough for the technical review stage. The truth is that the interview should be about how you tackle a question and work through it, rather than getting...
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How to quickly optimize your VDI environment

Many VDI deployments suffer from slow performance for one reason or another. Fortunately, VMware has a free tool that can optimise your VDI images for better performance: VMware OS Optimization Tool Tool Features The tool is feature-rich with many benefits: Analyse and optimise VDI images locally and remotely Save optimization...
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How to provide feedback directly to VMware 1-on-1

Being able to provide feedback to hardware and software vendors is challenging. Most companies will allow you to send in your suggestions or product feedback via an online form or ticket which can work out okay. However, there is nothing better than being able to talk to someone at the...
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5 VMware tools that you didn’t know were free

VMware Skyline Skyline is free for every account that has a production support agreement (or premier service contract) This is a proactive support tool managed by VMware. It consists of a small appliance known as a collector which ships anonymised data securely to VMware. This data is analysed and the...
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5 things to do after installing VMware ESXi

VMware's ESXi Hypervisor (or vSphere Hypervisor) is commonly deployed in production and home-labs. Once installed, it's easy to start building Virtual Machines and installing your applications. With this said, there are a few things you should do as soon as ESXi is deployed. Redirect log files If your ESXi installation...
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Using vRealize Operations to identify Zombie VMs

This month the vExpert Cloud Management team challenged its members to utilise VMware Cloud Management tools to locate Zombie VMs. If we were able to do this, we were awarded a free T-Shirt and some trees planted in our name in the Amazon Rainforest. Quite a cool idea! Of course,...
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