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Using PowerShell to Export Roles and Privileges

Using PowerShell to Export Roles and Privileges I got asked the question last week if it was possible to export roles and privileges as a *.csv file from virtual centre?  It’s a question that’s come up a few times over the years and there are various articles over at the VMware Communities and code sites that can help. Anyway, as there isn’t a hand button in VC to extract/export/save roles and privileges to a *.CSV… Read More »Using PowerShell to Export Roles and Privileges

Skyline Health Diagnostics

  • simon 

Skyline Health Diagnostics I’m aware that during any incident with VMware estates one issue that adversely impacts teams particularly those that work in secure environments is the capability to share logs expediently with VMware Global Support Services.  In some circumstances this could be due to the need for logs to have information redacted, data export restrictions or there is no physical connection to upload logs. I’m pleased to highlight that help is now at hand! … Read More »Skyline Health Diagnostics

NSX-T password expired SDDC Manager rotation fails

  • simon 

NSX-T password expired SDDC Manager rotation fails With VMware Cloud Foundation password management of SDDC components is handed off to the SDDC manager.  The SDDC manager can rotate the passwords for VMware components such as ESXi, Virtual Centre and NSX-T.  A very useful feature and a great way. of keeping admin and root accounts secure in the infrastructure.  So what happens when the rotation is perhaps missed and the NSX-T passwords expire? This is exactly… Read More »NSX-T password expired SDDC Manager rotation fails

TAM Lab YouTube channel

  • simon 

I work as a VMware TAM, an organisation within VMware with a sole focus to use it’s super powers to help customers achieve great things with their investments in VMware technology.  Outside of the day job it also fosters a community that are always super keen to share best practices and neat ideas with anyone who’ll listen.  One of the projects that is run by the VMware TAM teams is the TAM Lab YouTube channel.… Read More »TAM Lab YouTube channel

Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs

Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs It seems like where ever you look across the public cloud landscape you will find a partnership between VMware and Hyperscaler.  Far from 2020 being the year of VDI, it seems to be the year to move your VMware workloads, as VMware workloads, into a Hyperscalers cloud.  The current portfolio for public cloud providers where you can run VMware workloads is very impressive; VMware Cloud on AWS… Read More »Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs

Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues

  • simon 

The tenth anniversary of my sobriety seems like a good time to share my story on this blog, I’ve presented at the London and UK VMware User Groups, spoken with small groups about my journey to sobriety.  So here it is, dedicated to my family and friends, “Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues”   At the age of 17 I left home.  Over the previous 18 months,  I’d been… Read More »Sobriety, the greatest gift I ever gave myself, friends, family and colleagues

NSX-T 3.0 Manual Health Check/ Best Practice Review

  • eleanor 

NSX-T 3.0 Manual Health Check/ Best Practice Review Quick Disclaimer – This is not supported by or affiliated with VMware. Why do a Manual BPR/ Health Check of NSX-T? Currently, there is no tool that can be used to survey an NSX-T environment, therefore I decided to create my own healthcheck tool. How did I do it? 1) Firstly, I used the VMware NSX-T Reference Design Guide 2.5, which I condensed in it into a… Read More »NSX-T 3.0 Manual Health Check/ Best Practice Review

What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?

  • simon 

What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? I was recently asked a few questions that got me thinking what is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? So what prompted that? Well, I had the privilege of presenting globally to my VMware colleagues as part of the internal RADIO conference. “RADIO is VMware’s unique, internal, three-day technical conference that brings together more than 1,400 of our worldwide engineers. We… Read More »What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?

VCP How to Set up at Home

  • eleanor 

VCP How to Set up at Home In my other recent blog post I’ve spoken about how to pass your VCP and some revision tips. In this post, I want to discuss actually sitting the exam itself. Due to the current pandemic, Pearson Vue are currently allowing you to take your VCP test at home, instead of going into a test centre. In my opinion, this can be incredibly beneficial as it reduces the impact… Read More »VCP How to Set up at Home