CloudvRealize

vRealize Operations – vROps – Policies. What, Why, How?

What is a policy? A policy in vROps is a set of rules (Analysis, Automation, Alerts & Symptoms) which are applied to a series of objects. You can create groups of objects and assign a different policy for different groups. On initial setup, there will be a "Default Policy" It...
CloudVMware

Launching a new VMware Cloud Comparison Matrix

Over the last few months, I have been working on a new VMware Cloud Matrix in conjunction with WhatMatrix The initial scope was to analyse VMware cloud offerings from the following providers: VMware (VMware Cloud on AWS) Rackspace (Rackspace Private Cloud) IBM (VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM) I decided to...
CloudVMware

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 @ VMworld 2018

It's Tuesday 6th November and I'm in the VMworld Europe 2018 General Session. Right now, something awesome is being announced! - VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 VMware Cloud Foundation is an SDDC solution combining Compute (vSphere) Network (NSX) Storage (vSAN) and Management (vRealize Operations) A full SDDC is automatically deployed via...
CloudVMware

Deploying vRealize Operations 7.0 (vROps) to Workstation 15 Pro

Deploying certain OVAs into Workstation has been an issue in the past. Fortunately, the ESXi OVA and vCenter Server OVA now work really well however there are some OVAs that continue to be problematic. One existing issue is with the new vRealize Operations Manager 7.0 (vROps) OVA file. When deploying...
CodeVMware

Setting up and using the Workstation 15 Pro REST API

I'm a long time user of Workstation Pro. My main purpose is for labs as I prefer to host them within software than expensive hardware. Hardware is great but there are too many limitations (Initial cost, power, cooling, maintenance, space, patching) and for me, Workstation Pro works perfectly provided that...
vCommunityvSphere

Official VMware Visio Stencils & Icons for 2018

I have been writing documentation for some time but it has always bothered me that there has been no official Visio Stencils or Icons for the documentation of VMware solutions. There are some unofficial icon set sources out there and there are a few official product diagrams available but I've never...
CertificationVMware

VMware Certification & Exam discount codes with VMUG

Technical exams can help to validate your knowledge, progress your career or be taken to meet company policies. However, taking exams can be costly. This is especially true when you have to renew them every 2-3 years and you are self-funded. As of April 1st 2017 the following costs apply:...
Certification

AWS Solutions Architect – Associate (Exam Experience)

Yesterday I sat and passed the AWS Solutions Architect - Associate exam. This is a (short) post on what I did to get there and my tips for the exam. This exam was probably the fairest exam I have ever taken. There is little ambiguity, almost no grammar or spelling issues...
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