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[VMware] New Fling: DRS Lens

I have always been a fan of the VMware Flings. There have been some great Flings in the past that eventually made it into VMware's products. The most recent Fling I looked at is the "DRS Lens" which was released a couple of days ago. Yesterday I took the time to deploy the OVA in our IT-Lab and thought I'd...

[VMware] Starting the journey towards VCDX DCV

I always wanted to prove the skills that I obtained working for a IT service provider over the last two years. At the end of last year I achieved the status of VCIX DCV (VMware Certified Implementation Expert - Datacenter Virtualization). So what's next? Why, VCDX of course. At the time of this writing there are only 257 people...

[VMware] SDDC LiveFire Training

This week I was fortunate to be able to attend a LiveFire Class at the VMware UK Headquarters in Staines upon Thames in England. The LiveFire SDDC class enables you to see the entire vRealize Suite working together in your own lab. The guys from VMware are very competent in their respective fields and were able to answer all of...

[soulTec] Rapid ESXi Deployment Appliance

When you're thinking about upgrading your infrastructure to the latest stable version of ESXi you have to think about how you will deploy your hosts with the new ESXi Hypervisor. One way to it would be to use VMware Update Manager. Another way would be to use the vSphere AutoDeploy Feature combined with Host Profiles. Unfortunately not everyone can afford...

[VMware] Problems with a restored VM: Invalid IDs in the Snapshot Files

Recently we've had the pleasure to restore a Database-VM from the most recent Backup because one of my coworkers accidentally deleted a vital .vmdk File on the datastore.. Well anyways, restrore was completed but threw an error-message saying that the snapshot could not be removed. Fine by me, right? So I went to the "Snapshot Manager" and deleted all the...