20 May 2016
As part of study for VCIX-NV I’ve given myself task of exploring in my new home lab all parts of
NSX which I don’t use at work. One of these things is NSX Backup and Restore, its not that we
don’t use these function but that its relatively high impacting if it goes wrong. To investigate
this I came up with a list of networking configuration to test backup and restore of and the steps
to I followed to perform each backup and restore type.
20 May 2016
As part of study for VCIX-NV I’ve given myself task of exploring all parts of NSX which I don’t use at work. One of
these things is NSX Activity Monitoring, to investigate this I came up with a test scenario and then worked through
the steps to achieve a solution to meet the scenario design.
17 May 2016
When creating virtual machine templates I’d like to do this consistently as such I’ll try and keep this post
up to date with the settings I am including.
16 May 2016
As VMware add more products to its suite its more difficult to run a suitable homelab to host them.
With this I aim to describe the steps I followed to create my current homelab.
16 Apr 2016
Over the last few years the suite of products which VMware offer has grown its made it less practical to obtain
and run enough hardware for a home learning lab. At the same time the cloud promises access to resources on demand
and paid for as consumed. I came across Ravello who offer a unique proposition, namely running nested ESXi on
public cloud. They are able to achieve this as they have written an abstraction layer called HPX which offers
nested virtualisation engine, a software defined network and a storage overlay. The solution is pay as you use,
and so seems potentially the ideal way to run my