VCAP Exam Retirement – Not Well Received…

VMware Education dropped somewhat of a bombshell today when they announced the almost immediate retirement of the VCAP CIA/CID/DTA/DTD http://blogs.vmware.com/education/2015/03/exam-retirement-announcement.html Effective March 2, 2015 the following certification exams will be retired and no new registrations accepted: VCID510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Design VCIA510 – VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Cloud Infrastructure Administration VDTA510 – VMware

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Top Blog 2015 Voting

The Top vBlog Voting for 2015 at vSphere-land.com which is headed up and run by Eric Sebert (@ericsebert) is now open. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2032977/TopvBlog2015 There are so many excellent Blogs out there and it’s a credit to the community that so much content is being created. It’s a hard gig to get a vote with almost 400+ sites listed, but if you are reading this

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MVMUG – Pivoting and The New IT

Last week I attended my second Melbourne VMUG User Conference. The UserCon was again well attended and the Melbourne VMUG Team did a great job putting together a VMWorld Standard Lineup filled with excellent content …highlighted by Keynotes from John Troyer (@JTroyer) and Chad Sakac (@sakacc) as well as Vaughn Stewart (@vStewed). I flew in early to catch one of my favourite

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Released: PernixData FVP 2.5

PernixData have GA’ed FVP 2.5 and it’s got a number of enhancements over the previous 2.0 release. For those running ESXi an haven’t heard about FVP here is a quick summary: PernixData virtualizes server-side flash and server RAM across all hypervisor nodes in a compute cluster and hooks the high-speed server-side resources into existing VM I/O paths to transparently reduce the IOPS

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VMUG User Conference 2015 – Melbourne Community Session

The Australian legs of the VMUG User Conferences are happening next week in Sydney and Melbourne…This year the event is even bigger than last years and if you are into all things VMware and can get to Sydney or Melbourne next week do your self a favour and register. The agenda is full of VMWorld level goodness and the keynote

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Released: vCloud Director 5.6.4 SP – Upgrade from 5.5.2.x and NSX 6.1.2 Support

In October 2014 VMware released vCD SP 5.6.3 which was the first version of vCloud Director that was forked for Service Providers. As I mentioned in this post there was a catch with the 5.6.3 release in that if you were running vCloud 5.5.2.x an in place upgrade was not possible. I was made aware that a 5.6.4 SP build

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NSX vCloud Retrofit: Using NSX 6.1.x with vCloud Director 5.5.2.x VSE Redeployment Issue

This blog series extends my NSX Bytes Blog Posts to include a more detailed look at how to deploy NSX 6.1.x into an existing vCloud Director Environment. Initially we will be working with vCD 5.5.x which is the non SP Fork of vCD, but as soon as an upgrade path for 5.5.2 -> 5.6.x is released I’ll be including the

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vExpert 2015: Passion and Community

I’m honoured to be recognized as a VMware vExpert for 2015…this is my 4th year as a vExpert and without doubt the passion that drives this community remains as impressive as ever. There are now over 1000 vExperts worldwide and while I have questioned the swelling of the vExpert numbers over the past couple of years I believe that the

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vSphere 6.0 Launch: What’s in it for Service Providers #vmw28days

Today vSphere 6.0 was officially announced and will be GA in about 6-8 weeks…I’ve had limited time myself to tinker with the BETA in great depth, however I have been keeping a close eye on some of the key features being released in the v6.0 edition. I’ve gone through and pulled out the top new features/enhancements as I think they relate

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January vCenter and ESXi 5.5 Patch Releases: Critical CBT Bug Fixed

VMware released new builds for vCenter and ESXi 5.5 today. The builds contain mostly bug fixes, but I wanted to point out one fix that had affected those who use CBT as part of their VM backup strategy. Veeam users where initially affected by the bug…though Veeam released a work around in subsequent Veeam 8 builds this ESXi patch officially fixes the

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