Month: December 2013

Certification is not just for Christmas ;-)

Having completed both VMware Advanced VCAP Certifications this year, it’s time for a little bit of reflection on what getting these certifications actually means, whether they’re worthwhile, and if so why. I obviously wouldn’t have done them if I didn’t believe in them, but still…. it’s worth exploring the benefits…and hopefully this might generate some […]

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Managing your Virtual DataCenter – 4 Key Strategies

While recently studying for VMware Advanced Professional Datacenter Design exam, I had the chance to study documents in the VCAP-DCD blueprint. Some of these documents provide insights into effective strategies to use before, during, and after deploying a Virtual Infrastructure. In terms of the “after” piece, one document caught my eye. It is the Glasshouse Whitepaper entitled […]

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Classification and Detection of Zombie Virtual Machines … Which tools should I use?

In this post I want to discuss what makes an Orphan or a Zombie in a VMware environment. I also want to introduce some of my favourite tools for detecting these malodorous fiendish creatures which can wreak havoc within your virtual world. From time to time you might come across Orphaned or Zombie virtual machine […]

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