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Free vSphere 5.1 What’s New eLearning Course

November 30, 2012 1 comment

I just heard about this and thought I’d share it with you all. VMware is offering a free vSphere 5.1 What’s New eLearning Course and it’s available in 9 languages. If you’re interested you can check it out on the VMware Education and Certification Blog.

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VCDX Bootcamps in New Zealand

November 26, 2012 7 comments

Due to the overwhelming success of the VCDX Bootcamps I was involved with in Singapore and Sydney during vForum I have decided to run VCDX Bootcamps in New Zealand during January 2013 and have invited John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) along to join me. This is a unique learning opportunity, strictly limited places, to be offered free of charge. If you have any desire to progress to VCDX you can’t afford to miss these events. Read on to find out what you need to know.

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VMware SRM SSL Certificate Problems After Applying Microsoft Security Patch

November 18, 2012 3 comments

Microsoft recently issued a security advisory and a patch that blocks any certificates with a key length less than 1024 bits. This has impacted a wide variety of systems including VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 and below. This article will provide you a way to quickly regenerate the self-signed SRM certificates.

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vSphere 5.1 and vCenter Server Heartbeat 6.5 Deployment Considerations

November 3, 2012 1 comment

Some of you may also remember the article I wrote titled Using vCenter Heartbeat to Protect Non-vCenter SQL DB? Think Again!. vCenter Server Heartbeat is only licensed and supported to provide HA and protect certain components. This article will outline what components are supported with the new vSphere 5.1 release and some important design and deployment considerations.

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Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1 vCenter Virtual Appliance

October 29, 2012 2 comments

Recently I wrote about Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1 which applied to the Windows installable version of the vCenter 5.1 and it’s supporting components including SSO. VMware has now also released the instructions to update the CA SSL certificates in the vSphere 5.1 vCenter Virtual Appliance.

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Updating CA SSL Certificates in vSphere 5.1

October 27, 2012 10 comments

Over the past few weeks I have been working behind the scenes with a team of people at VMware spread around the globe on the process to successfully change out the self-signed certificates in vSphere 5.1. With the introduction of Single Sign-On in vSphere 5.1 the process is somewhat more complicated than vSphere 5 (ok quite a lot more complicated). But now I’m able to bring you some of the solutions you’ve all been waiting for.

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Clustering Support on vCloud Director and vCenter Databases

October 22, 2012 Leave a comment

It was good to read recently on Duncan Epping’s blog Yellow Bricks that database clustering support for vCloud Director is added in version 5.1. vCloud Director now supports both Oracle RAC and also Microsoft Cluster Services or Microsoft Failover Clustering for MS SQL Server for it’s database. This was previously not supported in vCloud Director 1.0 and 1.5. But what is the support situation for all of the other components when it comes to database clustering, including vCenter Server?

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