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vMSC Explained – Part 1: The Challenge

First and foremost, vMSC stands for vSphere Metro Storage Cluster, that is, a vSphere HA/DRS cluster stretched over distance. After attending Duncan Epping & Lee Dilworths presentation at VMworld 2013 on vSphere Metro Storage Clusters (Session BCO4872), it got me thinking about writing this article. The use case for vMSC is pretty clear….to provide VM […]

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VMworld…..What was in it for you ? : Introduction

In this post I’d like to share my recent experience of VMworld at Fira Convention Center in Barcelona. I plan to write three further posts over the coming week with some notes and commentary on what I experienced. First and foremost the logistics and facilities at Fira Convention Centre were excellent – getting around was […]

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VMware #VCDX Boot camp review 13/10/13

I was lucky enough to attend the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) boot camp the Sunday before VMworld started at Hotel Melia, Barcelona. I would highly recommend it to anyone at advanced certification stage getting ready to launch into the VCDX process, and especially for those getting ready to defend their VCDX submissions. It’s open […]

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My VCAP-DCD Experience at #VMworld–Take #1

I’m studying for VCAP-DCD (VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design) en route to hopefully achieving VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert). The DCD exam is the final pre-requisite step for application and submission into the VCDX process. That is a personal goal of mine I plan to achieve next year. I did the DCD exam […]

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Commentary on What’s new in vSphere 5.5

In the attached link you can find a list of the major improvements in vSphere 5.5 summarised by VMware. What’s new in vSphere 5.5 Everyone will have features that will be most relevant, or favourite, either due to personal experience or active projects being worked on. When you look at what’s on the list, there […]

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The Software Defined DataCenter: The Next 10 years

It is with excitement that all IT professionals peer into the future. Many of us have come from a past where we watched the UNIX operating system die a slow death. I worked with Solaris UNIX for many years and had customers who ran their mission critical development systems at 90% CPU on Solaris every […]

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