vBrownBag EMEA is in the midst of recording sessions that cover the VCAP6-DCV Deploy (3V0-622) exam. If you are interested in presenting one of the exam objective, see the Call for Presenters post here. Objective 1.3 –Build Availability Requirements into a vSphere 6.x Logical Design Skills and Abilities Evaluate which logical availability services can be used with a given … Continue reading vBrownBag – VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 2.3
I recently ran into an issue with the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 installer. When I proceeded to Step 5, “Set up appliance VM” I received the error: “A problem occurred while reading the OVF file…Error: ovftool is not available.” After some research, it turns out that macOS Sierra (10.12.x) is not supported and, of … Continue reading macOS VCSA Installer “ovftool” Error
App Volumes uses a provisioning machine to capture applications in order to create AppStacks. According to the App Volumes User Guide, “the provisioning of AppStacks must be performed on a clean base image…” In my opinion, a “clean base image” implies that this machine is not domain joined and therefore not inheriting any group policies. … Continue reading App Volumes 2.12 – Provisioning Machine Must be Domain Joined?
As if 2016 weren't bad enough...this year is going to be slightly longer than normal. New Year's Eve will be one second longer in 2016 to adjust for the shifting rotation of the Earth. A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is sometimes applied to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day close … Continue reading 2016 takes a leap…a leap second
Nothing is more fun than walking into a client site on a Monday morning and something that’s supposed to be easy (installing Horizon Agent in base image) doesn’t work. I logged into the Windows 7 virtual desktop image and tried to install the Horizon Agent, however, I received a message stating: “The system must be … Continue reading Horizon Agent fails to install: “system must be rebooted” error
When provisioning Horizon 7 Instant Clones, you may have noticed some new folders that were created in the VM and Template view in the vSphere Web Client. Each of these folders has a specific purpose for Instant Clones: ClonePrepInternalTemplateFolder cp-template-xxxx - Virtual machine that is a template used to create Instant Clones; this is created … Continue reading Horizon 7 Instant Clones – Folder Structure
ICYMI, you can find Part I here. Second Attempt - Pass! The important decision to make whether I should wait or reapply immediately. Brett and I talked a lot about this over the two days following our results. I decided that I would shore up the gaps in our design (primarily our DR plan and … Continue reading Learning from Failure – My Path to VCDX (Part II)
I’m excited to announce that I have been awarded the title of VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) #243. If you are unfamiliar with the VCDX program, you can find more information here. My journey towards VCDX began a little over three years ago. I had successfully passed the VCAP5-DCA (May 2013) and VCAP5-DCD (Sept 2013) exams … Continue reading Learning from Failure – My Path to VCDX (Part I)
Today Global Knowledge published an article that I wrote for their blog on the topic of App Volumes. You can find the article here.
I’m pleased to announce that a book I recently co-authored is now available for purchase. You can find it on the Amazon or Packt Publishing sites.