Auto Deploy

vSphere Auto Deploy – Quick start guide

At the time of this writing, I am preparing for my VCAP5-DCA exam. I saw the “Objective 9.2 – Install ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy” in the exam blueprint and decided to write a quick steps guide for future reference. In my lab, I have a vCenter Server installed with all components including a TFTP server running on Windows Server 2012. My domain controller with DNS and DHCP enabled is also running on Windows Server […]


Top free educational resources for IT pros!

So, as we slowly roll into 2014, our friends at Veeam have compiled a great list of free educational resources by world-renown authors who are some of the most respected virtualization experts in the industry. Click on the link to go to the download page. Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 By Brien Posey, with additional chapters from Pete Zerger and Chris Henley (white paper, 391 pages) The Hands-on Guide is an essential […]

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.5

As you all know, the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. The latest release of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 has been generally available for a while so it is time to have a closer look on how to upgrade your SRM […]