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[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...

[VMware] VCP5 – DCV: Exam Preparation Tips

I took the VCP5-DCV for the version 5.5 last week and passed with 491 of 500 possible Points. Before taking the test I was looking for a braindump file of the test which was not in the annoying .vce format. After endless searches I found a PDF containing all the questions and answers for the test. I used that...

[VMware] Bootcamp. A Review

Last week I was attenting my first VMware Bootcamp. The Bootcamp consisted of two courses: "VMware vSphere 5.5 - Fast Track" and "VMware vSphere 5.5 - Optimize and Scale". First of all, let me address the terrible hotel-choice of the organizing company. We stayed at "Waldhotel Doldenhorn" in Kandersteg, Switzerland. For the first course there were 11 attendees, but the...