VMware Certification Roadmap 2012

New VMware certifications!

According to the certification roadmap on My Learn, VMware will add some new certification in the near future. The new certifications are: Cloud Certifications VCP – Cloud VCAP – Cloud Infrastructure Administration VCAP – Cloud Infrastructure Design VCAP – Cloud Governance VCDX – Cloud End User Computing VCAP – Desktop Administration VCAP – Desktop Design VCDX – Desktop See the picture below for the complete roadmap of VMware certifications. Head over to My Learn to […]


What’s new in VMware vSphere 5.1, new technical whitepapers available!

In addition to release of vSphere 5.1, there are some new whitepapers available from VMware. What’s new in VMware vCenter 5.1 What’s new in vCloud Director 5.1 What’s new in VMware vSphere Storage Appliance Introduction to VMware vSphere Replication Introduction to VMware vSphere Data Protection What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Networking What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Platform What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Storage What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 […]


What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1?

Today VMware announced the release of vSphere 5.1. At the general session at VMworld 2012 VMware also announced that the vRAM licensing is gone. vSphere 5.1 will be licensed per CPU/Socket like in the pre-vSphere 5.0 era. This new release contains the following new features and enhancements, I must say, it looks awesome. Some of the new features will make our work a lot easier. Compute Larger virtual machines – Virtual machines can grow two […]


VMware Workstation 9 released!

VMware released version 9 of their VMware Workstation software. VMware Workstation 9 delivers best-in-class Windows 8 support and innovative new features that transform the way technical professionals work with virtual machines, whether they reside on their PCs or on private enterprise clouds. So, what’s new in VMware Workstation 9? Windows 8 support Graphics Improvements OpenGL for Linux Guests Restricted Virtual Machines. This new capability allows the author of an encrypted virtual machine to require users […]

Site Recovery Manager

Port requirements for Site Recovery Manager 5 and vCenter Server 5

A few days ago Troy Hampel (@MrTroyH) asked me on Twitter if I had some troubleshooting blogs about resource mapping permission in Site Recovery Manager 5, unfortunately I didn’t, simply because I did not came across any issues with permissions when I was implementing my SRM 5 infrastructure 🙂 But this gave me an idea to summarize the ports used by the Site Recovery Manager 5 between the Protected Site and the Recovery Site but […]


VMworld 2012 special from Veeam

Our friends at Veeam have a great VMworld special this year where you can win a free VMworld 2012 Pass and a “Dream Home Lab” which consists of the following: 2 HP ProLiant Servers with memory upgrades NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage system with SSD storage HP V1410-16G Ethernet switch Beside this awesome hardware you’ll get, hold on, brace yourself! … a Microsoft, VMware and Veeam subscription for 1 year! Awesome huh? 🙂  Go to Veeam website […]