Ordering VMware Cloud on AWS through AWS as a private individual

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Question to the Community: what would you like to see here?

Good day readers, This post is all about ideas from the community and readers of my blogs. What would you like to see here? What kind of content? About what products? More homelab and/or IRL related things? More tutorials? And if yes, about what? Anything you’d like to see is welcome. Please let me know […] →Read more

vExpert Pro and vExpert 2021 applications – What is a vExpert Pro? What do we do?

Hi, As the vExpert 2021 Second Half applications open on June 7th and close on July 9th (click here for the latest schedule), I’d like to talk about what a vExpert Pro is and how they can help new applicants with their vExpert application. Members of the vExpert Pro program are there to support new […] →Read more

IRL updates: monthly hospital visits and transition news

Good day everyone, This post is more of a personal update on how things are going with me, where I am in my transition and why I haven’t made as many blog posts. So I’ve been busy with getting things settled with the hospital that is going to eventually give me my hormones among with […] →Read more

VMware Security Announcement VMSA-2021-0010 CVSSv3 score range 6.5 to 9.8

Hi everyone, An urgent post for anyone on vCenter 6.5, 6.7 or 7.0! NOTE: The information below is a snapshot of the VMSA-2021-0010 page, and this page may not be updated anymore after the post. For the latest information, I redirect you to the VMSA-2021-0010 link. UPDATE: VMware just made a blog post with advise, […] →Read more

My experience with the VMC on AWS Guided Hands-On Workshop

Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I have posted here. An update on what has been going on will follow soon, however, this post will be about my experience with the VMC on AWS Guided Hands-On Workshop I took as part of a VMUG. I have to say, overall it went pretty good. This […] →Read more

VMC on AWS interest sheet

Hello reader, For a while I’ve been having an idea for an offering I have not been able to find anywhere. Currently, if you want to pay for VMware Cloud on AWS through a credit card, you have to pay $2000 up-front which expires after 60 days. Not everyone can do this, so this is […] →Read more

NSX-T Data Center: Tier 0 Router not showing up in VPN Service dropdown

Hi everyone, In this post, I want to highlight an issue I had. I wanted to create a VPN Service, connected to a Tier 0 gateway. But none of my tier 0 gateways would show up. I couldn’t find any information on this, not even in the documentation (it’s well hidden and unless you know […] →Read more

My lab Bill of Materials

Hi everyone, For this post, we’re going to look into all the gear I have in my lab. Note that these are all links and prices that I paid for at the time. Let’s start with compute. I will list a table here of the servers. ESXi1: Product Amount HP DL380G6 chassis 1 Intel Xeon […] →Read more

Why I like VMware TestDrive so much (comes with VMUG Advantage)

Hi everyone, For those who follow me and sometimes chat with me, you probably know that I am a big fan of VMware TestDrive. I don’t hear a lot about it, but I think it’s something great and very useful. What is VMware TestDrive exactly? To quote them: “With ready-made integrations with some of our […] →Read more