Wow.... ok..... so this was an interested announcement to receive. Whilst I kind of understand that VDP wasn't really deployed by the masses, it was still nice to be able to have a free backup solution if you were deploying a small VMware environment. The EoA of vSphere Data Protection pretty much means anyone wanting … Continue reading End of Availability of vSphere Data Protection
So having spent weeks months procrastinating, I finally got round to studying for my VCP 5.5 delta exam (VCP550D) and actually breezed the exam on Monday (think I scored 430 or something) - which is great as it means I'm safe for another 2 years! =) Self-studying for exams can be quite daunting as you never … Continue reading VMware VCP 5.5 Delta Exam (#VCP550D) Passed!
So those of you who read my VMworld 2013 US round up will already have read about all the juicy bits that was announced in San Fran..... basically vSphere/vCloud 5.5..... The keynote session by Pat Gelsinger pretty much repeated a lot of what was announced in the US, with a little bit of juicy extras … Continue reading VMworld 2013 Europe – Day 1 Round Up
So, some clever person at VMware has built some awesome walk-throughs of a few of the new features/products that were announced at VMworld 2013. http://vmwarewalkthroughs.com/vCloudSuite5-5/ http://vmwarewalkthroughs.com/VSAN/ There's a solid walk-through of VDP, showing step-by-step overviews of: creating a backup job for a VM using web-client restoring a VM using web-client restoring a VM directly to … Continue reading VMware Walk-throughs
So with the latest update releases across all the VMware products, I set about upgrading my demo kit last friday...... Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance was straight forward enough.... mount the update iso to the VM browse to the management webpage click Update Repository selecting Use CD-ROM Updates follow the wizard and kick back and relax … Continue reading The Joys and Pains of upgrades…..