VCAP 6 – DCV Design Beta Exam 3V0-622 - Passed!

A couple of months ago (in March) I took the VCAP6-DCV Design Beta exam (3V0-622).  At last, today I could see the result (passed) on Pearson Vue page (even still I have not received any official email from VMware) 😉 Beta and GA Exams I decided to take Beta exam because it costed 100$ (yes, VMware does not… Read More »

VMworld 2016 US - I will be there!

I would like to inform that as an official blogger I will have a pleasure to attend at VMworld US this year. I have chosen the following sessions: Sunday: Security Concepts in the Software Defined Data Center Workshop [ELW-1706-SDC-3] vRealize Automation 7 Advanced Workshop [ELW-1721-USE-2] vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight: Ensure Performance and Availability Workshop [ELW-1701-USE-3] Monday:… Read More »

How to change vCenter Appliance (VCSA) 6.x IP Address?

Recently, I have had to change IP addresse of some vCenter Appliances (VCSA) 6.0 U2 in our environment. Changing IP address is possible (however officially not supported) and it's straightforward if you deployed VCSA correctly - using FQDN. If you deploy VCSA using IP address as FQDN, you can not change IP address. To change IP address of… Read More »

vSphere upgrade: in-place or fresh install?

This post is part of vSphere design considerations and trying to answer for one of the questions often asked during doing the vSphere (but not only) upgrade projects: should I do this in-place or as a clean, fresh install? The answer is - it depends. Everyone agrees that during e.g. an upgrade in-place of ESXi host, an existing… Read More »

TFD11 - Long awaited features in the next version of Zerto

Zerto was one of presenters during Tech Field Day 11 (TFD11) in Boston. Its product is a Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for virtual environments - VMs replication between data centers. Joshua Stenhouse (Technology Evangelist) presented 3 different use cases of customers, showed demos and feature plans for Q4 2016. All of the video recordings… Read More »

When to use NetBackup Replication Director?

This week I received an email from my reader with question about difference between NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR) and Replication Director. I already wrote some posts about these NetBackup features: NetBackup AIR Overview? How to configure AIR using NetBackup MSDP? NetBackup Replication Director for VMware and also I described when to use Auto Image Replication (AIR). However… Read More »