Condusiv Technologies V-locity 5 Testing

I have been running the Condusiv Technologies V-locity 5 software on a couple of test machines in my home lab over the last couple of days, alongside those VMs I also ran a couple of VM’s with the older V-locity VM product to see how performance differed.

Testing on both products still takes a few […]

V-locity 5 Install and Configuration

So I was recently offered the chance to test drive V-locity 5 to see how it compared against the previous V-locity VM product that I tested nearly two years ago, one of the big differences between the two products is that this time I am using the V-locity Management Console (VMC) as my centralised management […]

Condusiv V-locity 5 Testing

Nearly two years ago I was given the opportunity to take out the Condusiv Technologies V-locity VM version 4 product for a spin in my home lab, the results were pretty positive and certainly something I would suggest to anyone running a Windows estate to investigate.

Move forward a couple of years and I […]

Creating a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template – Updated for Deployment Fix

I have documented how to create a CentOS 7 VMware Gold Template for all the non-Linux admins out there.

Following the instructions below will yield a template ready for future installs that ensures you can deploy at speed.

All told this should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

I have amended the […]

vRealize Operations Manager 6 – One or more ports are experiencing network contention

Having installed vRealize Operations Manager a couple of times recently in my home lab I came across an error that initially caused me to rip out the lab and build it again changing the way my networking was being done. Why? Well the following error was being presented to me when I logged in to […]

Installing ESXi to a USB key using VMware Workstation 11

This is an updated post covering VMware Workstation 11 instead of Workstation 9, it’s been updated to cover installing using the formatwithmbr switch during the initial boot process as well as highlighting an issue with creating multiple USB keys from the same VM template.

This is still the the quickest and easiest method for […]

VMware Workstation Multiple USB ESXi Build Issue

During a rebuild of my home lab recently I stumbled on to problem which means I need to update the VMware Workstation \ Fusion ESXi build instructions I have previously issued. Due to me having to rebuild the hosts one at a time to ensure that the USB drives use the mbr partition instead of […]