Category Archives: Cloud

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 1: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Every wish there was a 9-day/81-hour course to propel you down the road to being a VMware Architect?   Wish no more. The VMware Center for Advanced Learning has gone live with a course intended to: Strengthen architectural & solution outcome skills in … Continue reading

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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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VMware Cloud Foundation Quick Hits

VMware Cloud Foundation consists of VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and “SDDC Manager”. SDDC Manager will manage the lifecycle of the different components of VCF and can also manage the lifecycle of “add-ons” like VMware Horizon, VMware vRealize Suite, vRealize Operations … Continue reading

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TestTrack Unplugged (Storage 1)

Back in 2012 I created TestTrack as a practice tool for the DCA510 (VCAP5-DCA on vSphere 5.0) exam. When the updated DCA550 exam launched I updated TT to match. With the decommissioning of the VCAP5-DCA exams the current TestTrack is … Continue reading

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vCloud Director – retain IP/Mac

I found myself in need of changing a network setting on a bunch of vCD vApps.  The setting in question (“Retain IP/MAC Resources” in the GUI, “RetainNetInfoAcrossDeployments” from the API) causes the vApp to retain it’s assigned IP (apparently by retaining … Continue reading

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VCP6-NV, VCP6-DTM, VCP6-CMA are released

The rest of the VCP-level exams updated for Version 6 have released. VCP6-CMA (Cloud) VCP6-NV (Networking) VCP6-DTM (Desktop) The exams for the most part are just the latest version of their corresponding existing exam minus most of the vSphere content. … Continue reading

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