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VMworld Day 1

After Partner Exchange, VMworld officially kicked off Sunday night, with a welcome reception in the Solutions Exchange.  The welcome reception is a great time to get a layout of the solutions exchange, and to start talking with some of the vendors at VMworld.  Accompanied by drinks and hor devours,  VMware makes it’s customers feel at […]

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VMworld Benefit – Community!

  This year will be my 5th year attending the largest virtualization conference in the world, VMworld 2016.  I still remember my first year – arriving into San Francisco in 2012 wide-eyed and overwhelmed.  My hotel was a good 25-minute walk away from a convention center that was mostly underneath the ground. Once I finally […]

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v101tv – Initial ESXi Configuration

  Now that ESXi is installed on our server, let’s log into each of the vSphere clients – C# client, and the embedded HTML5 host client, to view the configuration options for our server.    

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VMworld 2016 – Coming soon

It’s that time of year again – time to get excited about heading to VMworld 2016! VMworld is the premier virtualization conference in the world, debuting  VMware’s products, vision, ecosystem partners, and community all in one place.  The event lasts 5 days, and could certainly fill more. Location: VMworld has been in San Francisco for […]

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VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.2 Deploy vCenter Server

Now that the Platform Services Controller (PSC) is installed, it’s time to install the vCenter server.  For the lab, we will be installing vCenter 6 onto Windows 2012 R2. After mounting the ISO image, autorun will give us the option to install vCenter.  Choose vCenter Server from the External Deployment section. Configure the name of […]

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VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.1 Perform Advanced ESXi Host Configuration – Part 3

  To finish off objective 1.1, we have three things to cover: Edit system swap / scratch configuration Configure ESXi to use a central syslog server Manage / edit the core dump configuration of an ESXi host Edit system swap / scratch configuration ESXi has a swap location to use in case RAM usage is […]

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VCAP-DCV Deploy – Objective 1.1 Perform Advanced ESXi Host Configuration – Part 1

To kick off the series on the blueprint for the VCAP-DCV exam, I thought I would start at the beginning.  I will split objective 1.1 into 3 parts: Objective 1.1 – Perform advanced ESXi Host Configuration Skills and Abilities (Part 1) Configure and Manage Auto Deploy configurations Determine use case for Stateless vs Stateful installs Create […]

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