Tag Archive: vmware

Dec 10

Automating with vRealize Orchestrator

I was recently convinced by Hersey to present at our Hampton Roads VMUG on automation and orchestration.  As this is still a relatively misinterpreted topic, I took the opportunity to differentiate between automating tasks, and combining those tasks to orchestrate complex workflows, along with some examples. What I gathered from the session is that there …

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Nov 05

vExpert 2015 Applications Open Now

If you have participated in the VMware community (blogging, tweeting, presenting, etc) over the past year be sure to submit your vExpert 2015 application.

Oct 19

New to Virtualization – Getting Started Resources

There are a ton of fantastic resources available but a majority of these are again focused on folks who currently have some level of knowledge and experience working in virtualized environments. The purpose of this page is to provide some links to “Getting Started” type resources for people who are new to virtualization. Since the ICM class is a VMware class, most of these links will be related to VMware products. The concepts are generally the same across virtual infrastructure vendors.

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.

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