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A Guide to Fumbling Through VMware PowerCLI

VMware’s PowerCLI can come in quite handy in a vSphere environment, especially when you are managing a large number of hosts.  Sure, you can find sample scripts on the Internet to run, but it is also a good idea to at least get a fundamental understanding of how PowerCLI works.  After all, you would not …

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The Simple Guide to VMware Certification

If you are looking to get started on the path to VMware certification, it can be a little bit confusing at first, especially as VMware’s certification organization continues to grow and evolve.  Luckily I have walked the path of VMware certification from beginning to end, and have a good handle of what it looks like, …

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Continuing to Get Set With PowerCLI and Standard vSwitches

In A Guide to Fumbling Through PowerCLI, we focused on how to get information on a vSphere environment through the VMware vSphere PowerCLI command line interface. Now, since we now have an idea on how to move around our environment with PowerCLI to find out information, us focus on configuring our environment with PowerCLI.  We …

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VCAP-Design or VCAP-Deploy? Which Exam to Take First?

Deciding which VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) exam to take first can be tough.  Both of these exams lead to a VMware VCAP certification.  If you are looking to obtain the VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) Certification, you will need to pass two exams for the Data Center Virtualization (VCAP-DCV/VCIX-DCV), Cloud Automation (VCAP-CMA/VCIX-CMA), and Desktop …

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The VMware Specialist’s Guide to AWS Certifications

More and and more people are beginning to get on board with Amazon Web Services (AWS), especially the certifications.  For many, a certification is a great way to get started with a new technology, by studying for the certification one will be exposed to many different aspects of the technology. I’ve noticed a trend with …

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R is for Recovery, RPO and RTO Explained

You’ve probably heard the terms RPO and RTO thrown around a lot, but what do they really mean?  RPO stands for Recovery Point Objective, and RTO stands for Recovery Time Objective.  It can be easy to flip flop these two terms, especially if you’re just getting used to them or just learning about their concepts. …

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