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Get Set With PowerCLI and Distributed Virtual Switches, Part 1

This article is a continuation of the series I like to call Fumbling Through PowerCLI. My goal is to provide an overview of learning and using PowerCLI by logically working through how to accomplish common administrative tasks. I also like to demonstrate how we can use features within PowerCLI to teach ourselves, and well, fumble …

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Productive Procrastination with #CloudCred

Do you like learning about all things VMware? Ever find yourself with that weird type of downtime where you don’t necessarily have anything to do, but don’t want to resort to just surfing around the internet? Your answer may be VMware’s CloudCred. #CloudCred, which can be found at CloudCredibility.com lets you do VMware related tasks …

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Upgrading Your VMware Certification – VCP5-DCV to VCP6-DCV

For those of you who are VCP certified on VCP 5, tis the season for your upgrade! Last year I took the online VCP 5.5 Delta test to extend my VCP 5. Unfortunately, if you’re going the VCP 6 Delta route, you will need to go to a Pearson VUE testing center. You have 90 …

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Lightwave and Photon Measured from a Rocket, VMware Enhances Cloud-Native Apps

Whether or not their customers realize it, VMware has been in the container game for light years in container time.  One of the things I’ve found the most interesting, is the ability to run containers on the vSphere platform without increasing overhead, or sacrificing performance.  Anyone who has a vSphere environment, and is thinking about …

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The Sphere is Solid: vSphere Hardening, the Right Way

Whether we embrace it or not, IT Security organizations have become key players in our organizations over the years.  Sometimes they get a bad rap, they have to be come the enforces for various policies and compliance requirements our businesses must adhere to.  Audits can be met with enthusiasm or dread, but they aren’t going any place soon.  I think much …

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