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

VCP-NV Revision Tips

  • eleanor 

VCP-NV Revision Tips Revision techniques In my last post I listed some of the best materials to use in order to pass the VCP exam. This time I’m going to focus more on revision techniques. How everyone revises comes down to personal preference; what works for one person may not work for another. I’m going to list the main technique I use and a few additional ones. However, these methods might not work for you… Read More »VCP-NV Revision Tips

VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam

  • eleanor 

VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam Who am I? Hello, my name is Eleanor, I am a 24 year-old women working for VMware I passed my VCP-NV 2020 recently and thought it might be helpful to write a couple of posts about it. Getting Started It’s important to understand the fundamentals in networking before beginning your journey to VCP-NV certification. Obviously, you need a good grounding in NSX! There are a number of different ways… Read More »VCP-NV2020 how to pass your exam

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts If you follow this blog you’ll know that I like to keep track of useful snippets and scripts that can be used to fix any issues flagged during environment health checks.  You can find other healthcheck remediation scripts to Disconnected connected CDs, Set DCUI and ESXi Shell interactive timeouts and configure VM isolation settings here.  Scripts on how to detect thick or thin layouts for VMDKs can be found here.… Read More »More vSphere HealthCheck Remediation scripts

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS

VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS I’ve been working with someone recently who has not been able to download packages to virtual centre via HTTPS because their existing proxy works via HTTP. Wait back up a second, can we create https connections via http proxy servers? Short answer is yes. and I’m going to paraphrase user cyker from a stack overflow thread as to how. “HTTPS uses SSL/TLS to ensure end-to-end security,… Read More »VMware VCSA Supported protocol for proxy server is HTTPS