New Technical Whitepaper - KEMP Virtual LoadMaster

I'm happy to announce that following on from VMworld 2014 in Barcelona, I've authored a

VMware Documentation on Amazon Kindle

Since moving to Lincolnshire in August 2014 and whist still working on customer sites in London the majority of the time, I found myself doing
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vRealize Automation 6.1, SSO and the Identity Appliance

There seems to be some confusion as to whether or not the Identity Appliance that ships as part of vRealize Automation (previously known as vCloud
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New ESXi Whitebox Servers for Home Lab

I’ve been thinking about retiring my old home lab server hardware for some time now. I’ve had two little HP ProLiant ML110 G5 servers for
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18 Apr 2015
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I've decided to create this dedicated page where I'll place "one line scripts". I sometimes use these one line commands to run reports on vSphere or SCVMM inventories, if I'm not permitted or able to run full length scripts in an environment.

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04 Apr 2015
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Yesterday I found myself in the middle of a debate on Twitter surrounding DevOps and the future of infrastructure admins. The whole thing was really triggered by a tweet sent by John Troyer where he stated; "Both O'Grady (New Kingmakers) & Chen (Developer-Driven Infrastructure) say "Devs Rool, IT Droolz". How do IT pros adapt?"

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31 Mar 2015
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I've built up and tore down my vRealize Automation lab several times in the past month in order to familiarize myself with some of the pitfalls. As a result, I've run into some installation gotchas that I noted down, and decided to post them here.

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30 Mar 2015
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VMware vRealize Automation makes it easy for us to provide our end users with the ability to request and manage their own virtual machines using a “self-service” portal. With very little configuration required, we can add vSphere virtual machine templates to a vRA service catalog for users to consume. vRA can then handle the request management for new virtual machines and when approved by the appropriate approvers, even provision the new VMs by cloning the template.

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03 Mar 2015
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I’ve recently published a whitepaper on KEMP Technologies’ range of commercial "LoadMaster" load balancer products that can be found via this post. Now KEMP has introduced a free version to their LoadMaster range of products. This is to provide small businesses and developers with robust and proven load balancing capabilities free of charge.

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05 Feb 2015
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VMware has announced the list of selected vExperts for 2015. This year, I am again honoured and humbled to have been selected as a VMware vExpert. This is now my 5th year of being a vExpert and I'm looking forward to it more than ever before. This year has started with a roar. I'm already very busy and with the release of vSphere 6 now finally announced this week, I'm sure we all have a lot to learn and to share.

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RT @Dark_KnightUK: @cxi @mattliebowitz good read! Lots of good info and very concise when I need to double check something http://t.co/863T…
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