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NSX-T Home Lab – Part 1: Configuring Sophos XG Firewall
21/01/2019 | virtualex

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 […]

NSX-T Home Lab Series
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Intro I recently upgraded my Home Lab “Datacenter” to support all-flash VSAN and 10Gb networking with the plan to deploy NSX-T so that I can familiarize myself with the solution and use it to better prepare me for the VMware VCP-NV exam certification.  Since this is all brand new to me, I’ve decided that I’ll […]

Create an ESXi 6.7 VM Template
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Disclaimer:  The following is not supported by VMware. Nested virtualization is nothing new, and many of us use it for test or demonstration purposes since they can quickly be stood up or torn down.  William Lam has an ESXi VM which can be downloaded from here, but I wanted to go ahead and create my […]

A Dream Come True!!
17/01/2019 | virtualex

First off, let me start by apologizing for my long hiatus.  I took some time away from blogging to focus on some personal matters as well as my career development and advancement.  But here were are, brand new year, and a brand new me! Now, this is an extremely overdue post but I figured why […]

Achievement Unlocked!…vExpert 2018!
13/03/2018 | virtualex

I am extremely humbled to have been awarded the VMware vExpert 2018 award for the 3rd consecutive time and am honored to be amongst the likes of some of the smartest and passionate individuals in the vCommunity!  I’m vExpert #1301 as per my public directory page. As I mentioned in last years post, it takes effort, […]

VMware Software Manager: The Good…The Bad…The Alternative!
07/03/2018 | virtualex

In this post, I am going to discuss a little, “not-so-well-known” utility, called VMware Software Manager.  This little “beast” was first released as v1.0 back on 2015-03-12, and its most current release, v1.5, came out on 2016-08-25.  So as you can see, it’s been quite a while since this tool has seen a new update release.  […]

Install PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI on Ubuntu
04/03/2018 | virtualex

Just a few days ago, PowerShell Core v6.0 was released for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems.  Alongside this release came the release of VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0.78953 which is VMware’s own “PowerShell-like” utility.   In my previous posts (here and here), I covered how to install those on to a macOS 10.13.x “High Sierra” system and […]

Install PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI on CentOS
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Just a few days ago, PowerShell Core v6.0 was released for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems.  Alongside this release came the release of VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0.78953 which is VMware’s own “PowerShell-like” utility.   In my previous post, I covered how to install those on to a macOS 10.13.x “High Sierra” system.  In this post, I […]

Install PowerShell and VMware PowerCLI on macOS
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Just a few days ago, PowerShell Core v6.0 was released for Windows, Linux, and macOS systems.  Alongside this release came the release of VMware PowerCLI 10.0.0.78953 which is VMware’s own “PowerShell-like” utility.  In this post, I am going to show how to install both on to a macOS system.  Let’s get to it! There are […]

Deploy A Virtual Appliance Using PowerCLI
04/02/2018 | virtualex

Hello all and thank you for visiting my blog!  In today’s post, I am going to cover how to deploy a VMware virtual appliance (.ova) using PowerCLI.  “Why?” you asked?  Well, because scripting and automation via PowerCLI is fun and awesome!  Sure, it’s simple enough to deploy an appliance natively within the vSphere Web Client […]