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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 […]

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 […]

NSX-T Home Lab – Part 1: Configuring Sophos XG Firewall
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Intro Welcome to Part 1 of my NSX-T Home Lab Series.  In my previous post, I went over the gist of what I plan to do for my nested NSX-T Home Lab.  In this post, I will cover the setup and configuration of a Sophos XG firewall Home Edition which will serve as the router […]