Category Archives: Computing

VMware on AWS Quick Hits

vSphere plus SDDC Manager (VMware Cloud Foundation) plus NSX-V hosted on bare-metal at   AWS. VMware manages hardware account and bills you (separate from any AWS account you have) 4 nodes to start – each 2 socket/36 core, 512GB RAM, … Continue reading

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How to write a certification exam question

On piece of advice I always give about studying for certification exams is to write your own questions for any exam you are studying for. It’s a great exercise to put yourself in the mindset of the SMEs writing the … Continue reading

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Moving VMs from ESX to Workstation (pt2)

Back in 2011 I posted screen shots for using the fat client to download a VM from an ESX/ESXI host to use in VMware Workstation. I never updated that post when Workstation added a download feature, so here is the … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines 1 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Virtual Machines 1 Things to note: “Another administrator has already started by creating the VM” = Don’t make a new one and don’t delete the existing one. “using any means … Continue reading

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Networking 3 (TestTrack Unplugged Series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Networking 3 Things to notice: “Storage and vSphere management traffic will co-exist for the test.” = Enable Management traffic. This question was written before VSAN, that traffic type is not … Continue reading

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Networking 2 (TestTrack Unplugged Series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Networking 2 Things to note: “network administrator is in the process of setting the physical network” = This will likely not work if tested between hosts. In actuality it will … Continue reading

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Storage 3 (TestTrack unplugged series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Storage 3 Things to note: “created on the array in the future” = Don’t change PSP on any current LUN, just change the default for the array so new ones … Continue reading

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