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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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VCAP7-CMA Design Exam Experience

This week I sat the VCAP7-CMA Design exam (orĀ 3V0-732 as it is affectionately known). The exam is fairly new but I wanted to give it a shot while a had the chance and before other things consumed the diary. Having … Continue reading

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Goodbye Vblock as Dell EMC Converges on Vxblock

A few days ago Chad Sakac, President of Dell EMC Converged Platform Division (formerly VCE) announced on his blog that come July 1st the Vblock will be no more. Having spent the last 5 years working more or less exclusively … Continue reading

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