29 11, 2016

My AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Exam – Prep and Exam

By | November 29th, 2016|AWS|0 Comments

Last week, I passed my AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam so in the great tradition of others, I thought I should to a quick post to document my thoughts about it too. I had to prepare for it and pass in a hurry so that I can start working on an ongoing project so [...]

21 10, 2016

VMworld Europe 2016 – Thursday (Last)

By | October 21st, 2016|Virtualization, VMworld|0 Comments

Thursdays are different to the other days. There's no General Session so VMvillage opens earlier. I checked out from my place early and got to the venue. It pays to be early on Thursday as almost everyone has luggage to store in the morning. The staff is great as they are extremely quick in taking it [...]

20 10, 2016

VMworld Europe 2016 – Wednesday

By | October 20th, 2016|Virtualization, VMworld|0 Comments

I am writing this post in a hurry as last night, I sat on the bed to check Twitter and next thing I knew, it was 06:30 in the morning! VMworld is great but it does take a toll on you as the week goes by. Wednesday was a little more organised than the day before [...]

19 10, 2016

VMworld Europe 2016 – Tuesday

By | October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMworld|0 Comments

It was a very hectic first full conference day so thought I should "(b)log" what happened. It started very early as vBreakfast was on the agenda and I wanted to get there by 7 AM - its start time. It's an event organised by Manfred "Fred" Hofer and is a great way to meet up, before [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Security

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

VMware has stated this vision to deliver: Comprehensive Security with End to End Datacenter Protection in a way that makes security easy to manage We all know that corners are cut with security when controls are too difficult and cumbersome to implement. If made simple and easy, there's a greater chance of achieving end-to-end security for [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5

By | October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized, vCenter, VMworld, vSphere|0 Comments

vSphere 6 brought a huge number of changes upon release. They not only included changes to it's architecture but there great new features as well that made vSphere Architects very excited. That was about a year and a half ago and so a major update was due. Enter vSphere 6.5: It introduces so many new features [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Availability and Performance

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

You're going to love this. Availability and Performance features have always been the strong point of vSphere and what we all fell in love with. VMware has always made sure to make improvements in this area and this version is no different. There are improvements in four major areas: High Availability (HA) Fault Tolerance (FT) [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: Lifecycle Management

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

With vSphere 6.5, VMware has made some improvements to the lifecycle management of vSphere, which will significantly improve the experience when upgrading to future versions and make the process less stressful. The changes are in these three areas: Update Manager Host Profiles Auto Deploy Update Manager I mentioned integration of Update Manager with VCSA 6.5 in my [...]

18 10, 2016

What’s New in vSphere 6.5: VCSA Improvements

By | October 18th, 2016|vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

Recently, VMware has been investing an enormous amount of effort into bringing vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) up to the same functionality as its Windows counterpart. vSphere 6.5 not only achieves that goal but also goes beyond it. In this article, I will explain what's new in VCSA and why its time now to exclusively deploy VCSA [...]

12 10, 2016

VMworld 2016 Europe – Things you need to know!

By | October 12th, 2016|VMworld|1 Comment

Hope you are coming to VMworld 2016 Europe this year. If you haven't booked yet, there's still time. Go to the registration link here and book now. Done? Good! Now you might be a first-timer or a seasoned VMworld Europe attendee. In either case, it doesn't hurt to be reminded about what's important to remember when [...]