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How to Learn VMware From an Expert: What I Wish I Knew When I Was Learning VMware

Learning a new technology can seem daunting at first. This year marks 10 years of me working with VMware technologies, which blows my mind. When I was first learning VMware, I was just like anyone else starting out, and I really had no idea what I was doing. I was sitting in front of a …

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Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 the VCDX Way at VMworld 2017

Upgrading your vSphere environment can be done with the click of a button, thanks to VMware vSphere Update Manager.  However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should!  Rebecca Fitzhugh and I presented a session entitled Upgrading to vSphere 6.5 the VCDX Way at VMworld 2017. While performing the upgrade itself is easy, it is …

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Thinking About VMware vSphere Networking Design Choices

In VMware vSphere, there are an infinite number of ways to accomplish almost anything. Many architects and administrators tend to do things “their” way, from location they install ESXi to, to the way they access a virtual machine in vCenter.  When it comes to making VMware vSphere networking design choices, the same holds true. VMware …

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#VMworld 2017 – VMware Announces Pivotal Container Service (PKS)

At the Tuesday VMworld keynote, VMware announced the launch of Pivotal Contaier Service, also known as PKS.  Let’s take a closer look at what this offering is. The Players PKS is a partnership between VMware, Piovotal, and Google Cloud. They seek to provide customers with a Kubernetes-based container environment with a familiar VMware-based experience.  The …

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#VMworld 2017 – VMware Changes the Security Space with AppDefense

As technologists, security is a part of our daily lives.  If it isn’t it should be.  After all, just look at the recent Ransomware outbreaks that have crossed the news headlines. Now, let’s grossly simplify how some security software works.  Many times, when we’re using a security product, it has a definition database.  This database, …

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