Author Archives: josh@sostechblog.com

vRealize Network Insight with E/W or N/S

tl/dr: RFC1918 (private) addresses are categorized as E/W by VRNI by default, non-RFC1918 (public) addresses are categorized as N/S by default. You can flag private as N/S or public as E/W to ensure the reports reflect your environment. Looking over the … Continue reading

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Linksys wireless router Unexpected Error 2197

While trying to setup a new Linksys WRT3200 ACM router over the weekend I ran into a “Unexpected Error 2197” message while changing the router’s IP address. I was looking to replace an existing router that was 192.168.0.1 internally instead … Continue reading

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VCAP DCV 6.5 Deploy a.k.a VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2018 a.k.a 3V0-21.18

<Edi 2t> PASS! After almost 10 weeks of waiting I finally got my score back.</Edit 2> <Edit> Apparently I was the first to publicly take the exam! Hope the tips help out future candidates! Drop me a line if you … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Tuesday

The keynote was nice as a client was on stage talking about the success of an implementation I helped with.  Cool stuff. Then Sanjay talked to Malala Yousafzai which was pretty amazing.  Makes me wish I brought my daughters to VMworld. … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Monday

Today kicked off with the main keynote featuring Pat Gelsinger.  There were several new announcements including: Amazon RDS database service will now run on your local VMware servers VMware ESXi now fully supports ARM processors VSAN now supports S3 storage … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Sunday Funday!

Another year another VMworld! I got registered early this morning and headed to the HandOnLabs.  Lots of 19xx labs, but nothing groundbreaking that I noticed – mostly updates.  Hopefully any big announcements will release cool labs. I tried challenge labs … Continue reading

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NSX-T a.k.a NSX Cloud API tips and tricks

NSX-T has lots of interesting capabilities, but due to the rapid development and release cycle many are only available via API calls right now. Making a request While the NSX-T documentation has some nice examples such as: Configure an L2VPN … Continue reading

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VMC on AWS – Sign up for a paid trial

VMware announced sometime back the availability to rent bare-metal vSphere hosts in an AWS data center, with such perks as the (included) ability to stretch from your existing data center and “local” no-egress-charge access to AWS features like S3. They … Continue reading

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Day 9: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Presentation day! After lots of long hours working on the deck and the talking points, the presentation was delivered.  We had a panel of 9 experts sitting in as the client, responding to the … Continue reading

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Day 8: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Containers, PKS, PCF, Docker, K8, Developer cloud, machine learning. Emerging technology, but lots of similar-but-different info on the last day and almost all PowerPoint-delivered.  HoL or actually writing code would have been nice. 5 … Continue reading

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