Install PernixData FVP 3.0

PernixData has recently released the new version of his FVP product (see my post here), a software solution that accelerate workloads by using SSDs and RAM to cache reads and writes, lowering storage latency. In this blog series we will cover installation and configuration of FVP 3.0 Blog series PernixData …

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PernixData FVP 3.0 and FVP Freedom released

After the version 2.5 announced several months ago, PernixData officially released FVP Version 3.0 and the new FVP Freedom Platform. These are the main features: vSphere 6.0 support: new release now fully support vSphere 6.0 with hosts running ESXi 5.1 or newer. FVP 3.0 will no longer support vSphere 5.0 platform. …

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Install vRealize Operations Manager 6

VMware vRealize Operations Manager is the rebranded name of vCenter Operations Manager starting from version 6.0 The name change is not the only one introduced in this product: there are big improvement that make  this new version very interesting. There are many changes in both appearance and in the install and configuration …

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My EMC Cloud Architect Certification Experience

I just finished my EMC Cloud Architect certification track, the Cloud Architect track is divided into three separate exams: Cloud Infrastructure and Service (EMCCIS) Virtual Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Planning (EMCCA) IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design (EMCCAe) The certification track is a little bit unique in the vendor exam world. The EMC Cloud …

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Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 – Part 1

In this post I will document the steps I took to migrate a customer Active Direct from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 R2. Prerequisites Complete a full backup of your existing server. Check the Schema version of AD DS by running regedit, navigating to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\NTDS\Parameters and noting the current Schema …

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My VCP6-DCV Delta Beta Exam Experience

I recently took the VCP6-DCV Delta Exam beta. I have never taken a VMware beta exam before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Reading old posts about previous version of Beta Exam I expected lots of questions with bad grammar and horrible spelling. However I got something a bit different. …

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