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Fresh from the press: VCF Guardrails

VMware just published the first edition of the VMware Cloud Foundation Guardrails for VCF version 2.3.1. This is a must read for anyone who wants to deploy VMware Cloud Foundation – partners, customers, etc. This document explains the supported changes you can do in a VMware Cloud Foundation environment and what you need to watch out for but also gives guidance on supported configurations. Topics include Physical Switches and Networks Server Hardware General questions and answers […]

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Certification

My VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam experience

Last week I passed the VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam after failing it the first time some time ago. To be completely honest, I didn’t really prepare for the first exam and obviously, I failed (by 13 points). I am not going to discuss the objectives that are covered by the exam because you can find it in the exam blueprint. I also didn’t use much of the study material that you can find on the web […]

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New Features added in vSAN 6.6!

VMware introduces vSAN 6.6 and no, it is not a patch or a minor update but a milestone release! vSAN 6.6 will be the 6th generation of the product and it includes the most number of features ever! Take a look at this impressive list! 🙂 Native encryption for data-at-rest Compliance certifications Resilient management independent of vCenter Degraded Disk Handling v2.0 (DDHv2) Smart repairs and enhanced rebalancing Intelligent rebuilds using partial repairs Certified file service & […]

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About VMware

It is time for me to make a new step in my career so I am going to brief about it this time. 🙂 As of 9 November 2015, I have joined VMware as PSO Senior Consultant in the NEMEA region! Working for VMware was always something I considered but in the past my private situation didn’t allow me to make this step. Fortunately, this changed and in September 2015 I was approached by VMware […]

Automation

How to recover vRealize Orchestrator password

Yes, I know. I should have wrote it down but who’s got the time right? 🙂 Anyway, I locked myself off and I cannot open the vRealize Orchestrator configuration page. Here is a quick procedure that will recover vRealize Orchestrator password. Please note that this procedure is intended to recover the vRealize Orchestrator password on the appliance version. Recover vRealize Orchestrator password Open the vRO appliance and log in with the root user. Go to: […]

Automation

How to install and configure vRealize Orchestrator 6

The vRealize Orchestrator also known as vCenter Orchestrator in the past has been around for quite some time now. I haven’t really cover the topic of automation on my blog, beside the vCloud Suite proof of concept blog series that touched the subject briefly, so I think it is time to have a closer look on how to install and configure vRealize Orchestrator within a vSphere environment. But first, let’s have a look at VMware’s […]

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How To

A closer look at the new ESXi Embedded Host Client fling.

Some time ago a new fling by VMware Labs has been released to manage your ESXi hosts. The ESXi Embedded Host Client is written in HTML and JavaScript, and is served directly from your ESXi host which means it has to be installed on the ESXi host first. Since this fling is currently in its development phase the ESXi Embedded Host Client is not fully featured and only implements a hand full of the most […]

How To

How to deploy vCenter Server Appliance with external Platform Services Controller

In one of my previous posts we had a closer look on how to upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance from version 5.5 to version 6.0. This upgrade procedure described the upgrade process of the vCenter Server Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller (PSC) but doesn’t provide an upgrade or migration process if you want to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an external Platform Services Controller. According to the vSphere 6 Installation and Setup […]