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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

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

VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

  • simon 

VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks I was helping out someone today who needed to identify how to detect thick disks.  They wanted to find out what disks on their VMware vSAN storage had been provisioned as ‘thick’. They’d been working to a standard where everything should have been deployed as a ‘thin’ disk.  However, during an extended period of importing virtual machines they had discovered that many of the source VMs had… Read More »VMware PowerShell – How to Detect Thick Disks

Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline

  • simon 

Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline Recently the VMware Skyline team announced a raft of new features and improvements to the VMware Skyline service.  Building improvements into Log Assist, adding support for IPv6, new options within findings and recommendations, optional additional checks for https connections and UX improvements.  The full release notes can be found here.  I’d written a little about VMware Skyline last year, I thought it was time to revisit. This post is… Read More »Perfect 2020 Vision with VMware Skyline