The (Un)official VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide

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The (Un)official VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide

VMware released a new certification for NSX back in October 2014; the VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX-NV). This new certification is the next level for VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) and validates your skills and your ability to install, configure and administer VMware NSX for vSphere. You can learn more about VCIX-NV here. During the preparations before this exam, I started keeping notes. These notes turned into blog posts and these blog posts turned into complete coverage of the VCIX-NV blueprint. After 3 months, all the objectives were done, I passed the VCIX-NV exam myself and decided to compile everything into an easy to use format. It took a while, but after a lot of text formatting,…Read More


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VMware vSphere Replication 5.8 and Custom…

#VMware #vSphere Replication 5.8 and Custom Certificates

VMware vSphere Replication 5.8 and Custom…

I waffled on some time ago about using proper certificates in your vSphere 5.5 environment. You can read about some of how to do that here. Eric has a nice summary of the steps here. I got a call recently from the customer about a few things and they mentioned some issues with vSphere Replication 5.8. Turns out I’d forgotten about vSphere Replication when I’d gone through the certificate replacement process, as it was done as a PoC. The fix is simple: power off the appliance and power it on again. VMware has a KB for most every situation, including this one – VMware vSphere Replication appliance no longer able to communicate with the VMware vCenter Server after changing the vCenter certificates (2063955). It also helps that I’m a bit…Read More


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VMware vSphere 5.5 U2 Resetting the SSO Password

#VMware #vSphere 5.5 U2 – Resetting the SSO Password

VMware vSphere 5.5 U2 Resetting the SSO Password

In a previous post I talked about deploying custom SSL certs into a vCenter 5.5 environment. As I was working through the update steps, the Certificate Automation Tool kept bombing out when updating the Inventory Service certificate. Neither the client nor I really knew why this was happening, but I had a bit of a hunch that it something to do with SSO credentials. It turned out to be a lucky guess, as I reset the password a few times and the SSL cert tool started working. If you find yourself in this situation, there’s a tool provided with vCenter to reset the SSO password. Here’s a link to the KB article.c:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VMware\CIS\vmdird>vdcadmintool.exe It’s a fairly straightforward process, but you need to…Read More


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vSphere 6 – VMware is heading toward VM-aware

vSphere 6 – VMware is heading toward VM-aware

vSphere 6 – VMware is heading toward VM-aware

A blog to share security, networking and cloud related technology information as @vCloudernBeer picked up on his search for his destiny in the cloud. (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chowanthony) Friday, July 3, 2015 VMware vSphere 6 was released in early February 2015. The must read “Mastering VMware vSphere X” book series for vSphere 6 is already available. the Internet that we can search for. I OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. My second OpenStack bug fix was submitted upstream and…Read More


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Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN

Advertise here with BSA I typically don’t do these short posts which simply point to a white paper, but I really liked this paper on the topic of VMware Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN. In the paper it is demonstrated how to build an all-flash VSAN cluster using Dell servers, SanDisk flash and Brocade switches. Definitely recommended read if […] “Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow me on twitter – @DuncanYB.


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VMware Mirage Public-Sector Implementation Case…

VMware Mirage Public-Sector Implementation Case Study Published

VMware Mirage Public-Sector Implementation Case…

By Yaniv Weinberg, R&D Manager, VMware Mirage Product Engineering Explore with us how a large U.S. public-sector organization, with more than 10,000 endpoints spread across 400 low-bandwidth connectivity sites, used Mirage to meet the following challenges: Migrate the more than 10,000 Windows XP endpoints to Windows 7 by April 2014, when Microsoft standard support expired. […]


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True Visibility with Custom Reports in vRealize…

True Visibility with Custom Reports in vRealize Operations: Great Blog

True Visibility with Custom Reports in vRealize…

I found a great blog from our friends at Blue Medora on custom reports in vRealize Operations. Definitely worth a read: By Mike Langdon: Last month, VMware’s Cloud Management blog post showed you how to integrate discrete management packs with custom dashboards. Another key tool in the vRealize Operations utility belt is the reports system. While the core […]


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NexGen Storage is NVMe Ready with QoS at the VM…

NexGen Storage is NVMe Ready with QoS at the VM level and VVOLs compatible

NexGen Storage is NVMe Ready with QoS at the VM…

NVMe is new standard which is slowly start to replace SAS/SATA by providing fastest/shortest/optimized data path. Associated to a software which does QoS at the VM level and supports VMware VVOLS, it gives you a quite powerful package. In fact all those features are present in the new storage array from NexGen Storage and we’ll […] Read the full post NexGen Storage is NVMe Ready with QoS at the VM level and VVOLs compatible at ESX Virtualization.


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Part 1: Installing VMware NSX Appliance and…

Part 1: Installing VMware NSX Appliance and configuration.

Part 1: Installing VMware NSX Appliance and…

Hello everyone, welcome first series of NSX 6.1 installation and configuration with Best Practice. This series containevery steps involved for NSX deployment with screenshots. Since this installation is done in Lab environment we will try to include the all topics. We all know NSX is key component for SDDC. Its a software based platform that […]


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VCP6-DCV Objective 9.1 – Configure Advanced…

VCP6-DCV Objective 9.1 – Configure Advanced vSphere HA Features

VCP6-DCV Objective 9.1 – Configure Advanced…

VMware VCP6-DCV certification exam is kind of holy grail as it’s an exam you can’t fake. You have to know your stuff. Many folks alsoneed to re-certify after expiring their VCP 4 or VCP 5. For current VCP5-DCV holders it’s also possible to pass the VCP6-DCV delta exam, which has 45 questions only. Those study […] Read the full post VCP6-DCV Objective 9.1 – Configure Advanced vSphere HA Features at ESX Virtualization.


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