Today I start my journey to obtain my VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Design certification. I have been designing and supporting VMware products for a lot of years, so I thought it was about time I got my VCAP certifications! Firstly, let me just say I realise the VMware Certified Advance Professional 6... Continue Reading →
Ok so the bits and bobs have started to arrive and i have put together one of the hosts and after a little work, i now have one host up and running with he following The components in ESX-Host-1 are:- 1 x SuperMicro MBD-X11SH-LN4F-0 Motherboard (4 x 1GbE, 64GB, Socket 1151, M.2 PCIe, IMPI 2.0,... Continue Reading →
@grantorchard has just released a new version of the vRealise Automation 7 API reference documentation as a Docker container called Platypus! For all those guys who, like me, don't run a Mac laptop and cannot use the VMware's AppCatalyst to run Photon, I thought I would write a quick post on how to get Platypus working within a Docker Container... Continue Reading →
I have finally taken the first steps in upgrading my home lab and over the next few posts i'll go through what I have purchased. I have started with just a single host so i can check all the components, some of which are not the on the official VMware HCL, actually work. At a... Continue Reading →
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