Make Your Mark - Cloud Management Edition What Sessions Should I Go To So you’re interested in Cloud Management content at VMworld 2019? Well look no further… here is @thecloudxpert guide to the sessions you should be aiming to get into! They range from Level 100 - Level 400 to give you a well rounded experience. Roadmap Session Deep Dive into VMware Cloud Management: Current State and Roadmap [HBO3088BE] with Purnima Padmanabhan (VMWare) and Pontus Pettersson (VMware).

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 1, 2019.

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VMworld 2019 Europe is finally upon us. See below for the links to my posts from VMworld 2019, my fourth VMworld in Barcelona!

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 28, 2019.

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Make Your Mark It is that time again! VMworld 2019 in Barcelona is just around the corner and this year it is all about being ready to #MakeYourMark. This year will be my fourth year attending the EMEA based conference and it will also be my first whilst working at VMware. This year I will be working as a Proctor in the uber coolness that is the on-site VMware Hands on Lab .

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 24, 2019.

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Goodbye Wordpress and Hello! Hugo I have been using WordPress ever since I started my blog in 2016 and whilst it was a great platform to start blogging with, after 3 years I wanted something more from my blog. Reasons for Change My reasons for changing my blog was: Speed - The blog was incredibly slow to load and was not giving the sort of performance I wanted. Offline Blogging - I always found WordPress easy to use but I disliked the new interface and found it difficult to be able to write blogs offline.

Written by Christopher Lewis on October 14, 2019.

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TL:DR - 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 SDDC Management 2019 Exam. Pass the vRealize Operations 7.

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 24, 2019.

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The VMware vExpert Cloud Management 2019 announcement has been released, and I am truly humbled to be recognised for community contributions in the cloud management space. I can’t wait to see what cool stuff this new sub-designation brings to the #vCommunity!

Written by Christopher Lewis on July 19, 2019.

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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.

Written by Christopher Lewis on June 14, 2019.

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Introduction In this really short blog post we’re going to be showing the step by step process of upgrading your existing deploy of VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) to the latest version (which at the time of writing is v2.1). Why upgrade to vRSLCM 2.1? You can now manage the lifecycle of a VMware Identity Manager provider (i.e. change the vIDM configuration settings!). You can now remove single components/applications from a deployment without having to delete the whole deployment.

Written by Christopher Lewis on May 3, 2019.

VMware vRSLCM

This is the sixth post in a series of posts covering the replacement of vRealize Automation SSL Certificates. In this post, we will tackle the replacement of the vRealize Automation Appliance VAMI Site Certificate. This post is based on the VMware procedure and this is documented here . Prerequisites The following are expected prerequisites for this walkthrough: A fully deployed and working vRealize Automation solution. A set of certificate files: The RSA Private Key used to encrypt the vRA Appliance certificate.

Written by Christopher Lewis on April 7, 2019.

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It has been nearly 20 years since I was last in Bristol, but on Wednesday 20th March I attended and presented at the UK ’s South West VMUG to a small but engaging crowd of IT professionals with a shared interest in VMware products. Who are the UK South West VMUG? The South West VMUG ( @swukvmug ) may not be the biggest VMware User Group in the UK (with about 20-30 people), but the calibre of the leadership team ( Barry Coombs , Megan Warren , Simon Eady and Jeremy Bowman ) meant the day was always going to be a success for its attendees.

Written by Christopher Lewis on March 22, 2019.

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