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VMware Fast Lane Support – Speak with support in seconds !

The MyVMware app by VMware gets you connected to support via phone in seconds for P1 support cases. You need the app installed and you must have a Business/Mission Critical support agreement. If you don't have that level of support agreement, the app is still useful to review licenses and...
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VMware Products End of General Support 2017

The following notable VMware products will reach end of general support in 2017. This generally means that you will no longer be able to log service requests, receive updates, upgrades, bug or security fixes. Access to the general VMware knowledgebase and VMTN forums will still be available. Product End of General...
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Virtual Machine Encryption in vSphere 6.5 (Video)

After a bit of digging around, I finally found a really quick way to test out the new VM Encryption feature in vSphere 6.5 with thanks to William Lam. Note that this is not for production use. I've included a video below which shows you how to setup VM encryption...
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vSphere Replication & Self Signed Certificates

This week I noticed that vSphere Replication had stopped working on both primary and secondary sites. I logged into the VAMI for both vSphere Replication appliances and noticed that the self signed certificates for had both expired. Closer inspection showed that on a default installation, the self signed certificates are...
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vSphere 6.5 Videos

vSphere 6.5 went GA on the 15th November 2016. Here are my videos covering basic installation to some of the more advanced topics. I'll be adding more as time permits. VMware vSAN 6.5 iSCSI Configuration https://youtu.be/8H_FNfyka7k VMware vSphere VCSA 6 5 High Availability (vCenter High Availability) Install and failover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulJU_hSs0eM&index=6&list=PLu-PYOxDwy0PGzkKTGROYQeGVw7KHfAOI Windows vCenter Server...
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VCAP6-DCV Deploy Exam Simulator – FREE

For those taking exam 3V0-622 / VCAP6-DCV Deploy then you'll know that the exam is a real lab that you need to fix issues in or change configuration based on given scenarios. This is version 2 of the VCAP6-DCV Deploy Simulator. In the older version, I provided the lab environment but this...
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VCAP6-DCV GA Design Exam Experience

After a month of pure dedication and late nights, I passed the VCAP6-DCV Design Exam!! Exam Overview The exam is 3 hours long, my exam center would not allow water so make sure you are fully hydrated before you go in There are 18 questions made up of drag /drops...
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Find zombie VMDKs & VMs with RVTools for FREE!

Someone recently asked me if there was something available to locate zombie VMDKs and I recalled a few years back when I was looking for exactly the same thing. A quick search through my old laptop's download folder brought up RVTools. Back then it was particularly useful for locating zombie VMDKs and...
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Where are my memory modules located inside an ESXi host?

I found this very simple one liner for showing which DIMM slots are populated and which ones are free inside an ESXi host. I have not yet found a way to do this via ESXCLI but this will do for now: smbiosDump | grep 'Size|Speed|Location' Running the above will produce...
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