5 02, 2016

vExpert 2016: Thank You!

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 February 5th, 2016|General, VMware|2 Comments

Back in 2012, I joined Xtravirt. One of my colleagues was Darren Woollard (who works at Nutanix now). He knew that I had been blogging for a few years so while putting his vExpert application in, he asked me if I had ever applied for it. I didn't even know that mere mortals like me can become vExperts [...]

28 01, 2016

Ravello Systems’ Smart Labs: Great for Dev, Test and Demos

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Ravello, Virtualization|0 Comments

Last year, when I heard that Ravello Systems are offering free access to vExperts, I was amazed at the offer. https://twitter.com/AtherBeg/status/611730991963598849 Even though I have a fairly good sized lab in my study, there are many times when I want to play with some cool new technology but don't have the time or expertise to [...]

16 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 3 (Last)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 16th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

So, it was the last day. It had been quite a hectic week so far (as always) but activities were still going strong. First order of the day was for me to get to the venue, leave my suitcase with the bag drop and get the update post for day 2 published that I wasn't able to [...]

15 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 2

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 15th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

On Day 2, I got to the venue early and published my update for Day 1 of VMworld Europe 2015. Once that was done, it was time for some breakfast and lots of coffee. It is customary to start Day 2 with a General Session and this time, it was EUC (End User Computing) and NSX's [...]

14 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 1

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 14th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|3 Comments

Yesterday was Day 1 of the main event. I got to the venue, bright and early, and helped myself to a great selection of bakery items. Also, didn't forget to fill me up with lots of caffeine, which I so desperately needed. I've only attended VMworld in Barcelona so not sure if the US version is [...]

13 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – It’s All Kicking Off!

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 October 13th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|4 Comments

Yes, after the confusion last year on what number are the days, I've decided to go for a neutral name. Avoids all the naming issues (unlike the products we work with every day!) Got to Barcelona at about noon on Sunday and checked in. Had to sacrifice the start of Russian GP (Formula 1) but hey, [...]

31 03, 2015

Useful Links for NTP Configuration in vSphere Environments

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:01+00:00 March 31st, 2015|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Windows|0 Comments

A few months ago, I was helping out a customer with a time configuration issue on their vSphere environment. For one specific question, I investigated and wrote the post: ESXi Time Configuration: Don’t point it towards the Windows Domain name However, while doing the investigations, I went through various documents produced by VMware. As NTP [...]