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What is VMware Cloud Foundation?

One of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption has always been complexity on a number of fronts.  IT administrators are worried about new processes and technologies.  IT directors are worried about losing control of their infrastructure.  Executives are worried about hidden costs, and the overall bottom line.  VMware Cloud Foundation is the answer to all …

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VMware vSphere Networking, vSwitches, Port Groups, and More!

When it comes to virtual environment, VMware vSphere networking can be one of the most critical components.  After all, how can your ESXi hosts and virtual machines communicate?  Since the virtual network is key to how everything else operates, we need to have a good understanding of ESXi networking works. We are going to take …

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Getting Your VCP-NV Certification

I remember years ago when VMware bought Nicira.  While it was something interesting that grabbed my attention, I could not predict the success of VMware NSX, VMware’s software defined networking platform.  VMware NSX has increased in popularity in leaps and bounds over the last several years, mostly because it is a powerful platform, and fits …

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13 Things Only Early VMware vSphere Administrators Remember

Anyone who has worked with VMware vSphere can tell you that it is pure magic.  Deploy a brand new server with a single click while you do something else.  Send virtual machines around the world, to the cloud, and back again with the click of a button.  Virtually anything you want or need to do …

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Updating VMware Tools and VM Hardware Compatibility with vSphere Update Manager 6.7 U1

Updating VMware Tools and VMware virtual hardware (which is also commonly referred to as VM hardware compatibility these days) are very important steps in your vSphere upgrade process.  As of VMware vSphere 6.7 U1, you can now upgrade these both by using the new VMware vSphere Client, which is HTML5 based. Want to learn more …

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