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vRealize Suite 2019 – Part 3: Installing vRealize Automation
17/01/2020 | virtualex

Intro In my previous post, I covered the configuration of VMware Identity Manager in preparation for what I will cover in this post, the installation of vRealize Automation 8.0!  This new release is a complete redesign of the product and now uses a similar codebase to vRealize Automation Cloud (formerly known as Cloud Automation Services), […]

vRealize Suite 2019 – Part 2: Configuring VMware Identity Manager
05/01/2020 | virtualex

Intro In my previous post, I covered how to install vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 8.0 and in the process it also deployed an instance of VMware Identity Manager aka Workspace One Access, which is a requirement for installing vRealize Automation 8.0.  I opted to skip the deployment of the latter as to keep focus on […]

vRealize Suite 2019 – Part 1: Installing vRealize Lifecycle Manager
04/01/2020 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 1 of my vRealize Suite 2019 Series.  In my previous post, I went over the gist of what I plan to deploy in my nested Home Lab.  In this post, I will cover the installation of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager using the new vRealize Easy Installer released with the v8.0 of the solution. […]

vRealize Suite 2019 Series
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Intro Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog! I’d decided to take some time away from writing in order to focus on my role as a Solutions Engineer at VMware, and enhance my skillset by getting more acclimated and accustomed to some of the most utilized solutions by VMware customers.  Almost one full year […]

Achievement Unlocked!…vExpert 2019!
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Wow!  This is an extremely long overdue post but better to get it out than never!! Just wanted to quickly say that I’m extremely humbled to have been awarded the VMware vExpert 2019 award for the 4th consecutive time and am honored to be among the likes of some of the smartest and passionate individuals […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 6: Upgrading NSX-T
21/03/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 6 of my NSX-T Home Lab series.  In my previous post, I covered how to configure NSX-T networking to be able to start migrating and running workloads on the NSX-T fabric. In this post, I am going to cover the process of upgrading to the newly released version of NSX-T 2.4. […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 5: Configuring NSX-T Networking
19/02/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 5 of my NSX-T Home Lab series. In my previous post, I went over the lengthy process of configuring the NSX-T fabric. In this post, I am going to cover the process of configuring the networking so we can get the logical routers and logical switches in place and ready to […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 4: Configuring NSX-T Fabric
15/02/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 4 of my NSX-T Home Lab series. In my previous post, I covered the process of deploying the NSX-T appliances and joining them to the management plane to have the foundational components ready for us to continue the configuration. In this post, I will cover all the configurations required to get […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 3: Deploying NSX-T Appliances
12/02/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 3 of my NSX-T Home Lab Series. In my previous post, I went over the process of setting up the Sophos XG firewall/router VM for my nested lab environment. In this post, we’ll cover the process of deploying the required NSX-T Appliances. There are 3 main appliances that need to be […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 2: Configuring ESXi VMs
21/01/2019 | virtualex

Intro Welcome to Part 2 of my NSX-T Home Lab Series.  In my previous post, I went over the installation and configuration of a Sophos XG firewall for my nested NSX-T Home Lab.  In this post, I will cover the setup and configuration of the ESXi 6.7 VMs. I recently wrote a post on how […]