Author Archives: josh@sostechblog.com

VCAP Exam links

As referred to in my VMUG talk “Taking and Passing VMware Advanced Certifications” Let me know if you find any other good links or if any of these quit working. Join the conversation in the VCP group on LinkedIn Covering … Continue reading

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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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