New Technical Whitepaper - KEMP Virtual LoadMaster

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

Keeping Up to Date and Reading 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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10 Jun 2010
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This article forms part of the Replacing vSphere SSL Certificates series.

Before continuing with the steps ioutlined in this article, be sure to have completed Step 3: Submit the new Certificate Request to a Certificate Authority

The rui.key and rui.crt files will be used by VMware products as replacement SSL Certificate files. However in addition to these two files a PFX-formatted certificate file called “rui.pfx” specific for Windows must be created. The “rui.pfx” file is a concatenation of the system’s certificate and private key, exported in PFX format.

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10 Jun 2010
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This article forms part of the Replacing vSphere SSL Certificates series.

Before continuing with the steps in this article, be sure that you have completed Step 2: Generate a new SSL Certificate Request

Now that we have used OpenSSL to generate a new SSL certificate request, we need to submit the request to a Certificate Authority in order to sign a new SSL Certificate based on the request. OpenSSL has now generated the request and saved the request in rui.csr. We now need to open the rui.csr file using Wordpad. Once the file has been opened in Wordpad, we will copy the entire contents of the file to the clipboard.

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09 Jun 2010
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This cannot be regarded as a blog post. However, I seem to be having trouble logging into Twitter with the following message?

twitterdead

 

This has been going on for a while now (more than 20 minutes I think). Is it just me or is anyone else suffering?

 

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09 Jun 2010
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I am delighted to say that I have received confirmation that I had been awarded a VMware vExpert 2010 award. I am humbled and honored to be included in the program for a second year running. Thank you VMware!

 

According to the vEXPERT Landing Page  "The VMware vExpert Award is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. vExperts are book authors, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These vExperts have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of VMware and virtualization to their colleagues and community."

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07 Jun 2010
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Well, it seems like telecoms has become yet another obstacle again for www.virtualvcp.com. Today I've had to make a call to BT (the main UK landline provider) as my ADSL line picked up a fault over the weekend. For this reason, I regret to say that www.virtualvcp.com might be unavailable at times as the ADSL connection might drop off every now and then. BT is due to fix the issue tomorrow.

I am glad to report that BT Openreach has fixed the problem with the ADSL line that supports virtualvcp.com. The site is back online now!

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06 Jun 2010
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This article forms part of the Replacing vSphere SSL Certificates series.

Before you continue with the following procedure, ensure that you have completed Step 1: Prepare OpenSSL and Microsoft CS

We will be using OpenSSL to generate a new RSA key. We will then use this key to generate a new SSL Certificate Request that we can submit to the Microsoft Certificate Authority that we have created in Step 1.

 On the SSL Server that we have prepared in Step 1, Open a new command prompt window and change directory to the “C:\OpenSSL-Win32\bin” directory.

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Rynardt Spies
@mattliebowitz you could say that some use all the time they can get to prepare.
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@egrigson @PearsonVUE was always going to happen. Wonder how many complaints it will take for the deadline to be extended.
Rynardt Spies
I suspect a surge in the number of VCP5-DCV delta exams to be taken over the weekend. Everyone I speak to says their deadline is Monday.
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