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VCAP6-DCV Design Exam Experience

  I recently sat and passed the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) exam and am now a VMware Implementation Expert 6 – Data Centre Virtualisation (VCIX6-DCV) having previously passed VMware Advanced Professional 5 – Data Centre Administration (VCAP5-DCA) exam. I have never studied so hard for an exam […]

Using VMware vCloud Air

Recently I had to run a workshop for our IT personnel in international branches. The workshop centred around setting up Windows 2012 Domain and various other roles. I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to test vCloud Air and use it to setup the labs for the participants. VMware very kindly offer £300 credit […]

Esxcli unmap issue

The esxcli unamp command is an useful tool for reclaiming space from thin provisioned LUNs, more details on the command and it’s use can be found in this VMware KB article: The version of vSphere we use is 5.5 and I have ran this command and reclaimed space before without any issues, however, on one particular LUN […]

VMworld 2015 Europe Experience

I was lucky enough to attend the VMworld Europe in Barcelona earlier this month so I thought I would write a quick review of the experience. My company is looking at several virtualisation projects so I thought it would be a good idea to to go along to the biggest virtualisation conference.  I got to Barcelona […]

VMworld 2015 Europe

My ticket is purchased, flights are booked, hotel is booked and schedule builder is done – I am on my way to VMworld Europe! VMworld is a virtualisation conference hosted by VMware and held over 5 days in both in San Francisco and Barcelona.  VMworld brings together lots of vendors and industry experts and will […]