24 02, 2014

Book Review: VMware vCloud Security

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:05+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Book Review, Cloud, Firewall, Review, Strategy, vCenter, vCNS, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vShield, vSphere|1 Comment

Security is a subject that has historically been overlooked by companies/vendors when it comes to deployment of new systems.  Generally, an easy and quick way out is preferred, especially when there are time-pressures to deliver a project or solution. That situation is exacerbated due to the fact that techies don't generally give security much thought [...]

12 02, 2014

Yet Another VCAP-DCD Exam Experience Post

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 February 12th, 2014|General, How To, Virtualization, VMware|5 Comments

You must be thinking: Not another VCAP-DCD exam experience post!  But it's customary now-a-days to blog about one's VCAP exam experience.  Mine has been outstanding for a while so today, I am correcting that. Like a lot of other people, I also flunked the test the first time.  It wasn't that I was complacent about [...]

4 02, 2014

Why enabling NIOC (Network I/O Control) in a home lab is a good idea?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:06+00:00 February 4th, 2014|ESX, NIOC, vCenter, View, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Workstation|4 Comments

We all know that Network I/O Control is your friend when it comes to production deployments of vSphere in general.  Today, I quickly wanted to make a point that NIOC is also great when it comes to home labs and why we should have it enabled, if possible. A few days back, I was deploying [...]