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How to backup ESXi hosts with PowerCLI

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At the moment I have a lot of scripts laying around which are either snippets or not publishable. Therefore, I’m going to edit them all in the upcoming blog posts and upload them for the community. Today, I’m going to show you a simple but powerful and easy to use …

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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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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 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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