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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Considering VMworld 2018? – Top 10 secrets to VMworld

VMworld is one of the most anticipated and largest tech conferences. My VMworld tips are based on my own experiences at VMworld Barcelona 2017, however I'm sure they will apply to 2018 in both US (Las Vegas) and Europe (Barcelona) 1.Hotels Most good hotels will let you book with free...
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Do I really need VMware support?

A purchase of VMware software will generally require you to also subscribe to a minimum of 1 year "support & subscription service". What do you get for this? There are different levels. Generally, you would fit into Basic or Production. Both levels include: Unlimited Support Requests Remote Phone and Web Support...
VMwarevSphere

vSphere 6.7 – Overview, Videos and Download Links

VMware has just made vSphere 6.7 Generally Available! What's new? As part of vSphere, we have updates to all core components, notably: ESXi vCenter Server Appliance Update Manager HTMl5 Client This week has also seen vRealize Operations & vSAN announce version 6.7 also.   What am I most interested in?...
VMwarevSphere

vSphere 6.7 – HTML5 Update Manager (VUM) Walkthrough

If you haven't already check my earlier blog post on some of the new features of Update Manager 6.7: vSphere 6.7 - ESXi Upgrade Enhancements (No hardware reboots) Finally, we are able to use Update Manager via the HTML5 UI! Not only that but the workflow is cleaner and smoother than...
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