Category Archives: Computing

Containers with VMware Photon

A few days ago I was set a challenge by a buddy to test out VMware’s new containerisation solution called Photon. I had heard the theory and seen the demos at the VMworld keynotes but had never tried to deploy … Continue reading

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My VCIX-NV Exam Experience

Last week I sat the new VCIX-NV exam from VMware which is based all around NSX 6.0 for vSphere. The exam itself is just like a VCAP-DCA/CIA type exam with a real live lab and having to conduct various tasks … Continue reading

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My VCP-NV Experience

As most VMware Pros will have heard the VCP-NV (Network Virtualisation) exam is out and is primarily all about NSX. Since the announcement I’ve been doing some reading up on it and took a hands on lab to get a … Continue reading

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My VCAP5-DCA Experience

Last month I sat the VCAP-CIA exam which I previously blogged about. This month it was the Datacenter track which took centre stage with the VMWare Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam. Again I took the exam in … Continue reading

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My VCAP-CIA Experiance

I’ve been spending the last two months getting my certifications up to date as my old VCP 3 fell out of date when formal support finished for it earlier in the year. I’ve been working with VMWare’s ESX/vSphere stack since … Continue reading

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Completing the Clean Sweep of VCA exams

This week I took my third VCA (VMWare Certified Associate) exam, VCA-WM, and passed. The exam itself is 100% based on the Workforce Mobility self paced online course on the VMWare training site. I sat the exam straight after the … Continue reading

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VMWare offering a second shot at VCPs and VCAPs in Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan & Korea

VMWare are very kindly offering a free second chance at their VCP and VCAP exams until 31st March 2014 for VMWare pro’s in Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan & Korea. Click on this link to access the codes. Here’s a list of … Continue reading

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New VMWare Hands On Labs (HOL) Announced

There has been new Hands-on Labs announced By VMWare. Log into the Online Portal at http://labs.hol.vmware.com. There are now 16 lab topics available, free to everyone. Labs are listed below along with a direct link to enroll in the lab. Labs … Continue reading

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VMWare VM Hardware Version 10 Warning!

Just a quick shoutout to tell any of my readers to avoid upgrading critical infrastructural VMs to Hardware Version 10. In the event the web-client isn’t functional you won’t have the fat client in Windows to help rescue the day. … Continue reading

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NIC label issue when deploying CentOS 6.x VMs with vCloud Director

I came across a small issue relating to the the labelling of the primary NIC (eth0) inside a deployed VM. It seems that due to the templating and then deployment of the VM the Linux hardware detection process sets the … Continue reading

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