My NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [v6.0] Experiences

This past week I was fortunate enough to have attended the VMware NSX 6.0 Install Configure, Manage (ICM) course run by VMware at the Global Knowledge offices in London. The instructor for the course was the great Paul McSharry, author and fellow vExpert so I knew we were in good hands from an instructor point […]

From Techie to Manager – A new career direction

I have been fairly quiet with the blog over the last couple of months due to things going on in my life both professionally as well as personally.

For the last two years I have been attached to a Project Team that was focusing on Dev workloads utilising various VMware technologies, as the technologies have […]

Top vBlog 2014 Results

Congratulations to the Top 25 Bloggers for their effort and dedication to maintaining excellent content.

With the results in I am pleased to say that I still managed to stay in the list this year (improving my standing by 9 places )

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Voting now open for the 2014 Top VMware & Virtualization Blogs

It’s that time again, Eric Siebert from runs a vote for the top VMware and Virtualisation blogs. As there are now over 300 blogs listed on the nominations page there are a lot of sites to choose from.

The voting is simple and should take no longer than a couple of minutes and […]

vExpert 2014 Nominations are Open


It’s that time of year so VMware have announced that they have opened the vExpert 2014 applications. You can now submit your application and invite other people. As in previous years VMware offers 3 different paths. The deadline for application is March 6th, 2013 for Q1, after that you can become a vExpert […]

Installing the Home Lab – Installing the Synology Syslog Server

In this post we are going to configure the Synology Syslog server so that we can get rid of the message below that occurs because my servers use the SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB drives

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Installing the Home Lab – Configuring Synology iSCSI Storage

In earlier posts we have installed and configured vCenter 5.5 as well as assigning hosts to it, in this next post we are going to configure our iSCSI storage to allow us to later setup Multi-Pathing from our hosts to our storage.

In my home lab I am using a dedicated Synology DS1513+ for my […]