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5 Tips for VMworld 2020

VMworld 2020 will be virtual I'm sure many of us already know that VMware has taken the necessary steps to cancel this year's in-person event, replacing it with an online experience on September 29, through to October 1st 2020. The rumours are that going forward there will be both an...
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VMworld 2020 is FREE!

Fortunately, I've been able to attend the last 3 VMworld events in Barcelona but unless you are sponsored or your workplace pays for your ticket, the cost of attending the US event can exceed $2000 USD. That's not including travel and accommodation either. With that said, I do believe that...
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COVID-19: Free tools to help

With COVID-19 affecting our personal and professional lives, many businesses are helping out where they can. Recently there have been a lot of organisations extending trials or offering their software for free in an effort to help us work from home and to keep businesses running. Here are a few...
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Annual vExpert 2020 Sticker Giveaway

Every year I give away free stickers to vExperts. This is my way of thanking the vExpert community who have helped me every year both personally and professionally. Qualification To qualify, you need to have an active vExpert 2020 profile URL (You can find this in the vExpert directory) There...
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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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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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Setting up an NTP Server on PhotonOS

I previously wrote about how you can reduce your Windows Server footprint by replacing your Windows DNS server with one running on PhotonOS. This is mostly suitable for a lab environment where the overhead of Windows and Licensing can be troublesome. This post goes further by showing the steps required...
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Setting up a DNS Server with PhotonOS

With VMware removing the need for Windows Server for most of their solutions including vCenter, SRM, VROPS etc, I found that I only have 1 Windows Server remaining. With its main purpose for simply hosing the DNS Server role, I decided to migrate my DNS server to PhotonOS, an ultra-lightweight...
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Considering VMworld 2019? – 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 & 2018, however, I'm sure they will apply to 2019 in both US (San Francisco) and Europe (Barcelona) 1.Hotels Most good hotels will let you book...
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