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VMware vExpert 2016

Thank you VMware, I am glad to be part of VMware vExpert 2016, congratulations to all fellow vExpert’s and glad to be part of this elite group for the Third time in a row.

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I would like to thank and congratulate Corey Romero and the VMware Social Media & Community Team on successful journey of vExpert program. vExperts have a dedicated portal to manage NFR Keys, access to unique opportunities with manufacturers and VMware engineering team, etc. So watch out! 🙂

VMware vExpert 2016 List.

Free online IT training at Cybrary.IT

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Ravi IT Blog 2015 year review : Thank you for your support

 

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The year was fantastic both personally and professionally, achieved my goals like VCAP5-DCA in February, followed by vExpert title. Later the end of the year joined HPE as Technology consultant. The new job offered Designing / Consulting opportunity and also to work with some experienced Infrastructure consultants and Architect at HPE Chennai. This also means no more “on-call” work. 🙂

The most important accomplishment in 2015 was being blessed with a Baby boy during October. The year 2016 started and I would focus on enhancing my skills in designing ,VCAP DCD and TOGAF certification. My blog has been viewed 15233 times with 7467 unique sessions last year, unfortunatly the last post appeared in May 2015. That is something I need to make sure it doesn’t happen in 2016.

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The below are report from WordPress helper monkeys stats for 2015:

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The complete report can be found from this link. Thank you. 🙂

Signup for VMware’s BIG online event on 28 May, 2015 – VMware Virtual Cloud Day

 

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It’s a VMware online event runs on 28 May, 2015. I have received an email to register for this event and suggest you register in the link here.

I have copied the content from the email below:

Become An Even Better Partner For Your Business

Don’t miss this year’s VMware Virtual Cloud Day, the much-anticipated online event, to discover how the latest software-defined technologies and industry best practice can help you become a better partner for your organization.

This year’s event is built around VMware’s One Cloud, Any Application, Any Device™ architecture that is purpose built to help you deliver the following high valued IT Outcomes for your organization:
* Data Centre Virtualization & Hybrid Cloud Extensibility
* Streamlined and Automated Data Centre Operations
* Security Controls Native to Infrastructure
* High Availability & Resilient Infrastructure
* Business Mobility

Learn More About The Technologies Behind VMware’s Architecture
Join your peers to learn about the technologies that will support the delivery of these IT Outcomes. Learn about:
vSphere 6.0 – Foundation for Hybrid Cloud with over 650 new features
vRealize Suite – Addressing your capacity management, compliance issues
Virtual SAN and Virtual Volumes – What’s New?
Enabling Micro-Segmentation with NSX
VMware Horizon 6 and AirWatch 8 – Accelerating Business Innovation in a Liquid World

Date:
28 May, 2015

Time:
Afghanistan
9.30am – 12.00pm
(UTC +04.30)

Pakistan
10.00am – 12.30pm
(UTC +05.00)

India/Sri Lanka
10.30am – 1.00pm
(UTC +05.30)

Myanmar
11.30am – 2.00pm
(UTC +06.30)

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Agenda Details

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Free Webinars from VMware

I blogged back in February on the list of free webinars VMware is offering, the details can be found here. The below are the list of webinars due for May 2015, Don’t miss out!!!

14th May Overview of Storage I/O Control
(LEVEL) Intermediate- Advanced
* Why SIOC
* SIOC features
* Noisy Neighbour
* How SIOC helps
* Shares and increasing priorities
* Recommended latency thresholds
* Limit IOPS and SIOC

21st May What’s new in vSphere 6
(LEVEL) Beginner
* An overview of new features in vSphere 6
* Feature changes from vSphere 5.5
* New best practices

28th May vSphere Networking – Best Practices and Troubleshooting
(LEVEL) Beginner – Intermediate
* NIC Teaming
* Redundancy and Load Balancing
* VLANs
* vDS
* Common Issues

To register to these webinars, open the attached 2015 Webinar catalog [pdf].

Cool Tool – RVTools version 3.7 now available for download

Thanks to Rob de Veij (@rvtools) for developing RVTools and sharing with the community for free of cost. This tool does a great job of fetching loads of information from the Virtual Infrastructure and saves lot of time for the VI administrator, otherwise we need to run multiple script to fetch similar data.

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.0, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.0, VirtualCenter 5.1, ESX Server 5.1, VirtualCenter 5.5, ESX Server 5.5.

RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, Network, Floppy drives, CD drives, Snapshots, VMware tools, Resource pools, Clusters, ESX hosts, HBAs, Nics, Switches, Ports, Distributed Switches, Distributed Ports, Service consoles, VM Kernels, Datastores, Multipath info and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to update the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine to the latest version.

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Version info

Version 3.7 (March, 2015)

  • VI SDK reference changed from 5.0 to 5.5
  • Extended the timeout value from 10 to 20 minutes for really big environments
  • New field VM Folder on vCPU, vMemory, vDisk, vPartition, vNetwork, vFloppy, vCD, vSnapshot and vTools tabpages
  • On vDisk tabpage new Storage IO Allocation Information
  • On vHost tabpage new fields: service tag (serial #) and OEM specific string
  • On vNic tabpage new field: Name of (distributed) virtual switch
  • On vMultipath tabpage added multipath info for path 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • On vHealth tabpage new health check: Multipath operational state
  • On vHealth tabpage new health check: Virtual machine consolidation needed check
  • On vInfo tabpage new fields: boot options, firmware and Scheduled Hardware Upgrade Info
  • On statusbar last refresh date time stamp
  • On vhealth tabpage: Search datastore errors are now visible as health messages
  • You can now export the csv files separately from the command line interface (just like the xls export)
  • You can now set a auto refresh data interval in the preferences dialog box
  • All datetime columns are now formatted as yyyy/mm/dd hh:mm:ss
  • The export dir / filenames now have a formated datetime stamp yyyy-mm-dd_hh:mm:ss
  • Bug fix: on dvPort tabpage not all networks are displayed
  • Overall improved debug information

Download link : RVTools version 3.7 | Documentation

vSphere Design Pocketbook 2.0 Blog Edition

PernixData has announce version 2 of the vSphere pocketbook, edited by PernixData’s chief evangelist Frank Denneman. The book consists of the top virtualization blogs from 2013 and 2014. Authors include: Duncan Epping, Cormac Hogan, Josh Odgers, William Lam, Michael Webster and more.

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Though this information is shared bit late, only recently I got to know about this book while searching for good material for my preparation on VCAP5-DCD. I find this book an excellent reference material on vSphere Design at free of cost and hence this blog post, I will print this book and will start reading it 🙂 . Here is how you get a copy of this book, click on the download button below and fill a simple form and voila you should get your free copy. 😉

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Save 50% on VCP-NV Certification Exam through June 30 2015

VMware is offering 50% discount on VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) exam until 30-June-2015. This would be a great chance to try for VCP-NV as the future of networking is virtual. Keep your skills relevant and future-proof your career by earning your VCP-NV certification for half price. In January I blog and shared the link where VMware publish all “Training & Certification Special Offers and Beta classes”, if you have missed it previously then here is your chance to bookmark this link and visit often to check latest offers from VMware.

 

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Certification : VCP-NV
Exam Code : VCPN610
Discount Code : VCPNV50

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Hurry and don’t miss this opportunity to get your VCP in Network Virtualization. Good Luck!

Please vote for RAVIITBLOG.COM at the top vBlog 2015

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Thanks to Eric Siebert for the great work he has been doing in listing the Top Virtualization blog’s at http://vsphere-land.com since 2008. Written and updated constantly in support of the great community around VMware and virtualization that has been adopted.

I am hoping that we will see an increase this year. You should keep in mind several factors when voting, such as longevity, length of content, frequency, and quality. Voting is now open, and will continue through March 2015. I am really glad and humbled to be taking part in the top virtualization blog . I would really appreciate if you could vote and support me, This year sponsor are helping out covering the costs and provided these prices, thanks Infinio!

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vSphere 6 Feature Walkthroughs

Explore the features of VMware vSphere 6, the industry-leading server virtualization platform that lets you virtualize applications with confidence.

vSphere 6

  • vCenter Server Install – This series provides to instructions on installing various vCenter 6.0 components.
  • vCenter Server Upgrades – Seamlessly upgrade from from vCenter Server and vCenter Server 5.x versions to version 6.0 with these walkthroughs.
  • vSphere Data Protection – With this set of walkthroughs, learn how to perform vital activities that vSphere Data Protection 6.0 enables you to carry out.
  • vSphere Replication – With these walkthroughs, learn how configure replication and recover a virtual machine.
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