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VCAP7-CMA Design Exam Experience
27/02/2019 | Simon

For the last month I had been preparing for the VCAP7-CMA Design exam and I am very glad to say I passed on my first attempt. Oddly I found it slightly easier than the VCP7-CMA but that I suspect is down to the fact I spend a lot of my time designing and implementing solutions […]

Lab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisites
08/02/2019 | Sam

Posts in this seriesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisitesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 2: PostgreSQL InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 3: NFS Server InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 4: RabbitMQ […]

New Year, new things oh and a VCP7-CMA
26/01/2019 | Simon
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It has been a while since I have had time to write a blog post, the last quarter of last year was pretty crazy from a work point of view. Regardless, it is now a New Year and my tech focus is turning very much on CMP related things particularly vRealize Automation. (I am also […]

Enable vCenter High Availability with vRealize Orchestrator
21/09/2018 | Sam

Just a quick post today to cover a new vRO action and workflow I’ve uploaded to GitHub that configures vCenter High Availability in the basic mode. This is based on William Lam’s excellent PowerShell module that does the same, but using vRO. I also hope to release a version for the advanced mode based on […]

Things we can look forward to seeing in #vROps 7.0
06/09/2018 | Simon

I did a quick search online and could not find a collated list so, by way of a quick summary from all the VMworld 2018 announcements and comments my good friend and PM for vRealize Operations Sunny Dua has made, I have collated a list of what we can expect to see in the next iteration […]

Monitoring temperature and humidity with a Raspberry Pi 3, DHT22 sensor, InfluxDB and Grafana
24/07/2018 | Sam

I recently started looking into ways of monitoring the temperature and humidity in my garage – for two reasons. Firstly, I have my lab workload cluster out there in the form of a Dell C6100, and I’ve noticed with the recent weather that the temperature in there gets…a bit warm. Secondly, I like to brew […]

Lab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 5: vRealize Orchestrator Cluster
13/07/2018 | Sam

Posts in this seriesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 1: Pre-requisitesLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 2: PostgreSQL InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 3: NFS Server InstallationLab Notes – vCloud Director 9.1 for Service Providers – Part 4: RabbitMQ […]

#vROps 6.7 – Automate all the things..
13/04/2018 | Simon

There are many improvements, changes and new additions to vROps in version 6.7 but one of the aspects that stands out to me personally is the direction VMware are taking with the product. Aside from the obvious addition of cloud costings and comparisons and a reworked capacity planning (from the ground up) and new hook […]

Introduction to NSX APIs – vBrownBag
24/11/2017 | Sam

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of presenting an introduction to the NSX APIs on vBrownBag EMEA – you can view the recording below or on vBrownBag’s youtube channel.