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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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Annual vExpert 2019 sticker giveaway

All stickers ran out within 24 hours. Keep an eye out on Twitter for the next round. 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. This year, rather than a...
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Free VMware Labs

VMware's Hands on Labs are a fantastic resource to learn new and existing VMware solutions from the ground up. There are a few different types from Learning Labs which are self-paced with a manual through to challenge labs which are like mini tests that you can use to validate your...
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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...
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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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