Category Archives: vmware

VCDX: Second time’s the charm

It has been almost 3 years since I first set my eyes on the VCDX certification. I moved from being a VMware customer to a Partner 2 years earlier, and had my ‘Design Mojo’. I was ready to step up … Continue reading

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VCDX Preparation: Q & A

Since I am currently undertaking the VCDX Certification process, many people ask me questions regarding preparing for the Defense. Yes, I capitalize ‘Defense’ because it’s a big deal to me right now. I have the benefit (?) of having gone … Continue reading

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Mixed EqualLogic and MD3200i design for vSphere storage

Over the years, I have come across several SMB customers running vSphere on iSCSI.  While a majority of them opt for EqualLogic storage, some have existing MD3000i/MD3200i SANs that have been the workhorse Dell storage solution for years.  One question … Continue reading

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Dell VRTX- First Impressions

On Tuesday, 6/4/13, Dell unveiled its new PowerEdge VRTX converged system during the opening keynote at the 2013 Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, CA. The VRTX comes in a Tower or Rack mounted form factor covering 5RU. Inside, you … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA Testing Strategy and Tips

This year at VMworld in San Francisco, the #vBrownBag crew was able to host a series of Lightning Tech Talks, a series of 10 minute presentations in the HangSpace Community Stage. I was lucky enough to do two of the … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery and VMware, Pre-SRM

A new customer asked me today if I had any experience with Disaster Recovery, and if I was familiar with VMware’s Site Recovery Manager product.  My Sales Associate said “Of course he knows it, He invented SRM”.  I had to … Continue reading

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VMware ColdClone utility

If you are a SysAdmin using VMware or work with customers in a virtual environment, you have more than likely performed a Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) migration.  In most cases, the free VMware Converter will perform  nicely here by imaging the physical … Continue reading

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