Author Archives: jhague81

VVD Version Matrix

I often need to recall which version of product X was included in VVD version Y and thought others might find this matrix useful which I just updated to include VVD 5.0 (see previous blog post). One note of caution … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

VVD 5.0 is GA

A couple of weeks ago VVD 5.0 was released, perhaps a late Christmas present or timed to blow away the January blues. Either way it’s a pretty significant release with a few things that I know some customers have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Cloud Foundation 3.0 Released

Last week Cloud Foundation 3.0 went GA – this is a pretty big release and worthy of some attention. For those who aren’t familiar with Cloud Foundation, it is VMware’s integrated SDDC stack. By integrated I mean the entire SDDC … Continue reading

Posted in SDDC | Tagged | Leave a comment

Thoughts on Availability Design

A few recent engagements have thrown up some interesting conversations around design and particularly availability design, which I thought it would be worthwhile capturing here. First of all there are a couple of principles which should be considered: Any design … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture | Leave a comment

First Look at vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (Part 2)

A couple of months ago I installed vRSLCM and deployed an instance of vROps (see Part 1). My intention was to quickly follow that up with looking at how I could import and upgrade an existing environment but time seems … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

VCAP6-DCV Deployment Exam Experience

The VCAP6-DCV Deployment exam has been on my radar for a while and I registered for the exam to coincide with what I thought was a quieter spell where I could do a bit of brushing up. Of course life … Continue reading

Posted in Certification | Leave a comment

First Look at vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (Part 1)

I was pretty excited to see the release of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (or vRSLCM – try saying it after a couple of beers…) version 1.0 a couple of weeks ago. For the last few years lifecycle management and ensuring … Continue reading

Posted in vRA | Leave a comment