I have recieved an email from Stratogen informing me that they are looking for experienced users to join their vCloud Beta Program, which is based on VMware vCloud Director. Their message is below:
StratoGen are seeking experienced VMware users to join the StratoGen vCloud Beta Program which is based on VMware vCloud Director.
Beta testing is a crucial element in the cycle of our product releases, and we work closely with the VMware community to ensure our products are the best they can be. vCloud Director is a powerful but complex product and as such we are seeking experienced users to provide informed feedback on our product offering.
By participating in the program you will be provided with resources on our enterprise platform enabling you to build, deploy and manage virtual machines, vApps and networks using the StratoGen vCloud Director portal. You will be contacted on a periodic basis for feedback.
StratoGen is a leading VMware Service Provider Partner (VSPP) with an extensive cloud hosting platform based in London, UK.
If you would like to take part in the program please register at http://www.stratogen.net/products/vmware-hosting-vcloud.html
In VMware ESX you can use the vimsh command from the command line in order to retrieve CDP information. With the release of ESXi 4.1, the vimsh command is not included. However there is still a way to retrieve CDP informtation via the CLI. Instead of using vimsh, you simply use vim-cmd. The path to the utility is /bin/vim-cmd.
I have to write this down as I'm sure I'll come across this issue again in the future. Today I had to install ESXi 4.1 on a ProLiant BL465C G7 blade server. This turned out to be problematic to say the least. It turns our that the native ISO imaged downloaded from the VMware website does not include all of the drivers required for ProLiant G7 blades. Anyway, as I had a very busy day, I really didn't have time to try and figure this one out for myself. Lucky for me, Steve [Bryen] has done this already and posted the workaround on his blog:
So I've not been blogging (or twiiting) for a very long time. To be honost, I've just been so busy over the past couple of months, I just didn't have any time. I know it's bad, but hey, I'm learning every day and soon I'll be typing away on some technical blog articles again.
Anyway, Mike Laverick over at RTFM Education has launched his VMworld 2010 SwagBag Xmas Raffle. There are loads of goodies included in this raffle, so I would advise you point your browser at http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk/2010/10/20/the-rtfmvmworld-2010-swagbag-xmas-raffle to get involved!
Hopefully I'll be back later with some techie stuff again.
Ok, so I'm going to have a little rant now...
After passing the VCDX Enterprise Admin Exam in July, I have booked the design exam for 20 September in the hope that if I pass the design exam, I will only have to sit the VCDX 4 design exam in order to qualify for the VCDX defence session. However, I received a notification from Pearson that VMware has asked to retire the VCDX 3 exams on 30 August 2010.
I therefore had to either reschedule the design exam to an earlier date or cancel the exam. As there are now no appointments available prior to 30 August I had to cancel the exam. This is slightly annoying as it means that rather than just having to pass the vSphere 4 design exam, I will now have to go and sit the VCDX Admin exam for vSphere 4 as well. And for those who don’t yet know, you DON’T want to sit that Admin exam twice!
Although there are “many” “new” features in vSphere 4.1, there are many changes that have been made “under the hood”. I noticed this whilst I was playing with the beta. One of these changes is the way the vpxa agent enforces admission control in ESX/ESXi.
@jonathanmedd Where did you get that superhero action figure? That's so cool!!