Multiple Achievements Unlocked!

Achievements/Goals are like buses it seems! There have been a few Achievements / Goals Unlocked in the last few months. So rather than multiple individual posts I thought I would capture them here: Learn more about vRealize Operations Manager.Speak at a Tech Conference.Obtain vExpert Cloud Management designation.Retain vExpert NSX designation.Pass the VMware Cloud on AWS... Continue Reading →

Updating the VMware vCenter License Key using PowerCLI

Out of the blue this week, I had a query from a colleague about being able to update the vCenter License key programmatically via PowerShell/PowerCLI. This is something I have done before so luckily I had a script. The main license update component is here: $LicenseManager = get-view($vCenter.ExtensionData.content.LicenseManager) $LicenseManager.AddLicense($vCenter6License,$null) $LicenseAssignmentManager = get-view($LicenseManager.licenseAssignmentManager) $LicenseAssignmentManager.UpdateAssignedLicense($vCenter.InstanceUuid,$vCenter6License,$Null) Note: This... Continue Reading →

VCAP6.5-DCV Design Exam Experience

TL;DR Yesterday morning (Monday 25th) I took the VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) 6.5 - Data Center Virtualization (DCV) Design Exam (3V0-624) at my local approved Pearson Vue Exam Centre. I'm disappointed with the score but I managed a pass. What this pass does mean, is that I also get the shiny new VMware Certified... Continue Reading →

2018 – A Year of Highs and Lows

Reflecting on 2018... Family The highest of highs this year was the arrival of son 2.0 in May. The little one was 2 weeks early but arrived (relatively) safe and sound! Health Anyone who follows me on social media channels will probably know the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 wasn't very good... Continue Reading →

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