vCenter Server Migration Tool With the recent announcement that the Windows based vCenter server is being depreciated, many thoughts will inevitably be turning toward how to migrate away from the Windows platform. Migrations and updates of the vCenter platform have been serious undertakings, work that required a great deal of planing, coordination and time to […]
How to become a Zerto Certified Professional? Was probably not first on the list of questions you woke up with today. In fact there is probably a fair number of individuals who have never heard of Zerto, let-alone thought they could gain a certification. Read on to find out how to become a Zerto Certified […]
Azure Nested Virtualisation announced! I’m a little late to pick up on this with client engagements and holidays occurring at the time of the announcement. Last month Microsoft announced availability of nested virtualisation in Azure.
Backup and Recovery During a recent engagement, I had the privilege of getting back hands on with some backup technology, namely CommVault. I’d worked with CommVault extensively in the past as part of a multinational organisations centralised backup and recovery strategy for the UK. It was great fun getting back hands on with the technology […]
Why vSphere Foundations: It’s been the case for a while now that in order for those new to VMware certifications to obtain any variant of VCP, they need to take and pass the vSphere foundations exam. As those of you that have been reading along, would have noticed I’ve been focused on validating my Azure […]
Cloud lab progress The cloud lab is progressing well. It is taking longer than I would like. However, it is providing me with valuable hands on time. I had to rework the design of the lab, this wasn’t down to technical limitations, it was down to performance. With the limitations in place on the Ravello […]
ESXi 6 installation part one of a cloudy Home-lab below is a step by step guide for running vSphere 6 ESXi inside Ravello cloud.
Home-Lab build Ravello responded! I have been granted a user account to create my home-lab build on the Ravello cloud service. What makes this so very cool for me, is that I know I’m going to be travelling a lot over the coming weeks and months. So I can effortlessly take my lab with me. […]
I like playing with technology. My Home-Lab used to be the office and a small instance of ESX 3 that I got running under VMware workstation when I was bored. When I worked for a large UK based hosting provider I got to work with interesting technology everyday. there where boxes and boxes of blades, […]