Tag Archive: vmware

Aug 20

vCoffee Links #9 – VMworld 2014 Countdown – 8/20/2014

vCoffee Links is a regular feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.

Jul 18

VMware ICM Class (ITN 254) at TCC Fall 2014

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Enrollment is open for ITN 254 for the Fall 2014 semester at Tidewater Community College. Tidewater Community College is a participant in the VMware IT Academy (vITA) program. The Fall ITN 254 class will cover the VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage curriculum. Completing the class meets the training requirements necessary to obtain the VMware …

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Jun 13

vCoffee Links #6 – Friday 6/13/2014

vCoffee Links is a regular feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.

May 11

AutoLab Video Series Part 3 – Building the DC and Hosts

This video covers building the Domain Controller (DC) and ESXi hosts using the AutoLab automation. The Domain Controller provides the Active Directory infrastructure, the PXE boot infrastructure, the DNS services, and the database services for the AutoLab environment. The hosts will become the ESXi servers for the AutoLab environment.

Apr 30

Adding Disk Space to a VMware Windows Guest

It is very easy to add capacity to a virtual hard disk on Windows guest. For a Windows guest running Microsoft Windows 2008 or newer it can be done without any special utilities while the virtual machine is running.

Apr 27

AutoLab Video Series Part 2 – Populating the NAS Build Share

The video covers populating the NAS Build share with the software needed by the AutoLab environment. The video also covers setting up the automation.ini file to automatically install the vCenter server and add the hosts to vCenter inventory.

Apr 22

vCoffee Links Issue #2 – Tuesday 4/22/2014

vCoffee Links is a weekly feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.

Apr 20

AutoLab Video Series Part 1 – Initial Setup

In this first video I provide an overview of the PC I am using to run my VMware Workstation AutoLab environment, how to obtain AutoLab from labguides.com, explain how to configure VMware Workstation for AutoLab, and how to power on and access the build share on the AutoLab NAS VM.

Mar 17

AutoLab with vSphere 5.5 Support!

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In case you missed it AutoLab 1.5 has been released and includes support for vSphere 5.5. The ability to lab up VSAN is also supported in this version. AutoLab automates the deployment of a nested VMware lab either in VMware Workstation (or Fusion) or on ESXi.

Mar 09

Changes to the VCP – Recertification

If you have not already heard VMware has made some changes to the VCP certification effective March 10, 2014 (but already showing up in Mylearn). The new policy is that the VCP certification will now expire after 2 years unless you either re-certify or certify on a newer version.

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