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PSA: vSphere 5.5 End Of General Support

Please take a note of this PSA. I got a note in my email this week to help spread the word and remind people that the end will be here quicker than you realize. Don’t forget to plan ahead and upgrade to the latest version. From my experience, I have not come across an environment […]

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Building the lab 3: NSX

Now that vCenter is installed and configured, I am ready to move onto the installation of NSX. NSX for vCloud Director (vCD) is a tad simpler installation than implementing a standard NSX deployment for vSphere. Luckily, the good folks over at SysadminTutorials have a most excellent walkthrough on NSX for vCloud Director. Networking is my […]

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Building the lab 2: vCenter Server Appliance

I’m sure that this comes as old news to some. As a Consultant in Professional Services, you would be surprised to know that the Windows vCenter platform is still alive and kicking in many production environments. (More than what I would expect.) The vCenter Server Appliance has been out since vSphere 5.5 (2013-ish). VMware has […]

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Bypass HSTS

While I am an avid supporter of encryption and security, I do have to admit… getting the dreaded HSTS error within the Chrome browser sucks. When this happens, one of the quickest easiest “hacks” (tips!) to bypass it is to just type “badidea” on your keyboard. And voila! HSTS is bypassed. I learned of this […]

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Building the lab 1: Starting from scratch

…..again. Numerous blogs exist that detail out how to install ESX and vCenter, etc. I don’t need to add one more to the ever growing list of community experts, nor do I want to invalidate any of them. Besides I utilize a bunch of these blogs for my own purposes, in addition to using them […]