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VVD Update – 5.0.1

Last week there was a minor VVD update released – 5.0.1. vSphere/vSAN versions were uplifted to 6.7 Update 1b and Cloud Builder (introduced to perform automated deployments from 5.0) is now at version 2.0. NSX-T is also reintroduced to the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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