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Managing VMware vSphere with VMware Workstation

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Recently, I tweeted that I was uploading a virtual machine to an ESXi host. So i thought, I might share a blog post on all the things you can do with VMware Workstation in regards to VMware vSphere. I’m going to cover all the options I know and use when …

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vSphere API for I/O filtering (VAIO) – Overview

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In this post I’m going to present you a little overview of the vSphere API for I/O filtering (VAIO). I stumbled upon this API and did a lot of research about it. All in all I decided to write a blog post about it, because it is very interesting! Introduction …

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How to modify an .ova appliance file

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An .OVF file refers to the “Open Virtualization Format”, which is a standard regarding packaging to address the portability and deployment of virtualization appliances. Here is the source of this standard: DMTF OVF An .OVF file or package consists of a number of files like a descriptor file, an optional …

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My VMware certification journey for 2020

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This post covers all the learning resources and material I’m going to consume and recommend regarding my VMware certification journey for 2020! The year 2019 was a great year for me regarding my Veeam certifications! In April 2019 I managed to achieve the Veeam Certified Engineer certification and was very …

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VMware Kubernetes Academy

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Introducing VMware Kubernetes Academy VMware recently introduced their own Kubernetes Academy, which is a free, product-agnostic Kubernetes and cloud native technology education and learning platform ! The Kubernetes Academy provides an accessible learning path regardless of where you are on your Kubernetes skill ! All of the courses are composed …

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My Top 5 Veeam ONE Reports for VMware

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Introduction With this blog post I would like to introduce my top 5 Veeam ONE Reports for VMware, which I use in various projects regarding VMware and backup infrastructure planning. Veeam ONE is designed for documenting and reporting on the Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, VMware vSphere, vCloud Director and …

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How to use Veeam with custom VM attributes

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Introduction Today i’m writing about a Veeam feature which i haven’t seen a lot out in the field. In my opinion, you can use this feature to easily sort and evaluate the backup state of virtual machines backed up with Veeam Backup & Replication. During the creation of a Veeam …

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How to reset the vCenter Server Appliance root password

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I recently had the case, that the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) root password was missing and we couldn’t log in to the appliance. VMware published a Knowledge Base article on how to reset the lost or forgotten password in a vCenter Server Appliance. I wanted to share this with you …

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How to patch the vCenter Server Appliance via CLI

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There are several ways for patching your VMware vCenter Server Appliance. In this article i’d like to show how i do it with the CLI. Preparation First of all log in to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface to check which updates are available for your VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance). …

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Deploying VMware ESXi on a RAID 1 consisting of SD Cards

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I recently had the chance to deploy a small Cluster consisting of Lenovo System x Servers with the SD Media Adapter built in. Here is a little Overview of the Lenovo SD Media Adapter: https://lenovopress.com/lp0020-sd-media-adapter-video The SD Media Adapter intends to be a boot partition for hypervisors with which you …

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