VCP5-DCV (VCP550) Exam Blueprint Downloadable Documents Bundle

As preparation for my VCP5-DCV (VCP-550) study Guide I downloaded all of the documents mentioned in the blueprint and decided to put them in to an easily downloadable bundle for everyone else to download.

The zip file contains folders for each objective and contains some duplications but for the most part shared files for each […]

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 […]

VMware Certification 2015 Road Map

With the release of vSphere 6 yesterday VMware have now also released their road map for 2015 on their certification offerings.

As expected there is the new VCP6 DCV exam but it’s also no surprise that the recently announced VCIX has made further in roads and replaced the VCAP exams across the board.

We also […]

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 […]

SanDisk Cruzer Fit – Write Protect on ESXi 5.x – Fix

I recently came across an issue with my home lab that indicated I had an issue with my Cruzer Fit going to a Write Protect mode, doing a search online showed that a number of people were also exhibiting the same kinds of issues but this wasn’t being restricted to SanDisk Fit drives.

I have […]

vRealize Operations Manager 6 – Initial vCenter Configuration

In previous posts I have demonstrated the installation and initial configuration for the vRealize Operations Manager 6 installation. At the end of the last post we were left at the log on screen to continue the configuration.

Log in with the admin user and password and let’s continue after the break to configure vRealize […]

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 […]