New book: VMware vSAN 7.0 U3 Deep Dive

Yes, we’ve mentioned it a few times already on Twitter that we were working on it, but today Cormac and I are proud to announce that the VMware vSAN 7.0 U3 Deep Dive is available via Amazon on both ebook as well as paper! We had the pleasure of working with Pete Koehler again as a technical editor, the foreword … [Read more...]

CKAD exam experience and some tips on how to prepare

I recently sat and passed the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. In this blogpost I will share my exam experiences, provide some tips and also explain how I prepared for this exam. First of all, CKAD is one of the four official Kubernetes certifications: The Kubernetes & Cloud Native Associate … [Read more...]

New Book – VMware vSAN 7.0 U3 Deep Dive

VMware’s vSAN has rapidly proven itself in environments ranging from hospitals to oil rigs to e-commerce platforms and is the top player in the hyperconverged space. Along the way, it has matured to offer unsurpassed features for data integrity, availability, space efficiency, stretched clustering, and cloud native … [Read more...]

vRealize Automation for Dummies Guide

vRealize Automation For Dummies, VMware Special Edition, helps you understand how you can simplify your cloud experience with vRealize Automation. This handy guide consists of eight chapters to help you navigate network automation in your organization. The chapters cover the following: »  The need for … [Read more...]

Free e-book – Declarative Cloud Infrastructure Management with Terraform

Terraform is a well-known and widely used tool to manage infrastructure as code. As a tool that’s extremely simple to use and requires minimal code experience, Terraform supports developers and organizations in streamlining cloud infrastructure management without changing their cloud providers or resources – only … [Read more...]

Get ready for the VMUGNL UserCon 2022! (And yes…it’s a live event!)

Mark your calendar: the VMUGNL UserCon 2022 will take place on June 14th! And…after two on-line VMUGs, it’s now time for a live event taking at place at “De Fabrique” in Utrecht. Available information about the event is limited at this time, but if you can already register for the event here. … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #014 – Using ML accelerators efficiently with Justin Murray

This was one fun episode. I just love talking to people about things that are relatively new to me, and AI/ML definitely is a relatively new topic for me. Justin Murray is VMware’s Tech Marketing guru on this topic and he had some great knowledge to share with us. On top of that, Justin just has a great way of … [Read more...]

.InstanceUuid≠ .ExtensionData.Client.ServiceContent.About.InstanceUuid

Introduction  connection.InstanceUuid ≠ connection.ExtensionData.Client.ServiceContent.About.InstanceUuid Let's connect to vCenter and check the two: if (! $creds) { $creds = Get-Credential}$connection = Connect-VIServer -Server '<vcenterFQDN>' -Credential … [Read more...]

VMware Tools error 2711

For a new Windows 10 image build I use the latest supported VMware Tools  In this case that is VMware Tools 12.0.0. VMware Tools is deployed using an unattended installation such as: e:setup64.exe /S /v “/qb REBOOT=R ADDLOCAL=All … [Read more...]

Configure the vRealize Orchestrator Plug-in for vCloud Director

During the preparations for an upcoming training course delivery, I ran into some issues while adding a vCloud Director Instance to vRealize Orchestrator. The vCloud Director plugin offers a workflow to add a connection. After providing the host settings and authentication information the workflow throws the following … [Read more...]