Nutanix Platform Professional 5.0

Spent most my weekend in the Nutanix University portal coming up to speed on the platform. Sat the exam and passed. Awesome product, I can see myself getting deep into this technology as the benefits it brings to customers is enormous. Game changer for sure.

Today, I got Veeam’d

Today I put some effort into obtaining the Veeam Sales Professional and Technical Sales Professional accreditation’s. If you are dealing with Veeam products I highly recommend that you get these under your belt. Next step for me will the be Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE).    

RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS

The Problem. During my career I have carried out numerous migrations for businesses moving to new infrastructure or to another IaaS or cloud provider. The process is usually tedious, slow and complex with the normal mop-up at the end, but you get there. There is always some issue that will bite you. I have used a vast ...

VMware VCAP6-NV Exam Experience

On the 15th December 2016, I sat the VMware VCAP6-NV exam. I successfully passed giving me a VCAP trifecta in Network Virtualisation, Desktop and Mobility, and Data Centre Virtualisation. This VCAP was outside my comfort zone as it’s a full-on networking exam working on live kit. This isn’t a multi-choice exam that can be brain-dumped off ...

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5 – Technical…

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5 – Technical Whitepaper What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5 – Technical… This paper will discuss the new and enhanced features in vSphere 6.5 across various areas of technology. VMware Social Media Advocacy

VCAP6-NV (3V0-643) Study Guide – Part 22. The Final Chapter: Administer and Execute calls using the VMware NSX vSphere API.

This is the final blog of the series I am writing covering the exam prep guide for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualisation Deployment (3V0-643)  VCAP6-NV certification. The reference guide for the entire blog series is here. At the time of writing there is no VCAP Design exam stream, thus you’re automatically granted the ...

VCAP6-NV (3V0-643) Study Guide – Part 21. Troubleshoot VMware NSX Edge Services Issues .

This is part 21 of 22 blogs I am writing covering the exam prep guide for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualisation Deployment (3V0-643)  VCAP6-NV certification. At the time of writing there is no VCAP Design exam stream, thus you’re automatically granted the new VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Network Virtualisation (VCIX6-NV) ...

VCAP6-NV (3V0-643) Study Guide – Part 20. Troubleshoot VMware NSX Connectivity Issues.

This is part 20 of 22 blogs I am writing covering the exam prep guide for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Network Virtualisation Deployment (3V0-643)  VCAP6-NV certification. At the time of writing there is no VCAP Design exam stream, thus you’re automatically granted the new VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Network Virtualisation (VCIX6-NV) ...

vSphere 6 ESXi Hosts – Bulk Password Change.

Luc Dekens has a Powershell script that modifies the ESXi host root password. This is non-disruptive. The original script and info is here: http://www.lucd.info/2012/01/15/change-theroot-password-in-hosts-and-host-profiles/ I have seen on the VMTN people stating the script works for vSphere 5.1 and 5.5. When I was testing this in my lab environment which is vSphere 6 the script kept throwing ...

Locked out of VMware vCenter Server by the NSX Distributed Firewall?

You enabled the Distributed Firewall by changing the default rule to DENY but forgot to exclude the virtual vCenter Server first. Now you are locked out. Yup this happend in my lab tonight after a redeploy of NSX and enabling the DFW. There is a way to resolve this situation via the Rest API as per ...

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