Category: VMware

SRM, VMware

SRM with Hitachi Storage

I’m currently at a client who is moving their SRM protected VM’s onto Hitachi VSP arrays. It’s been close to 6 years since I’ve done any work with Hitachi and replication so I assumed it would have gotten better since then, unfortunately it hasn’t, it’s exactly the same as it was. The storage admin, thankfully, is pretty sharp and had…Read MoreSRM with Hitachi Storage

SRM, VMware

Issue with Host Based Replication can cause hostd to panic

I’m currently working on a SRM 5.0 project. This is the end of week 5 and up until yesterday everything was going perfectly. A little background. This environment is running vSphere 5.0 Update 1b, vSphere 5.1 isn’t an option because of lack of support from Symantec on NetBackup. The client wants to use vSphere Replication, AKA Host Based Replication. Yesterday…Read MoreIssue with Host Based Replication can cause hostd to panic

Certification, VCDX, VMware

Fourth time was the charm, VCDX

Yesterday I received the news I’ve been working towards for nearly two years, I have finally obtained VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification.  I don’t know my number yet, but by looking at the VCDX Directory there are now 75 VCDX’s so I’ll be somewhere between 69 and 75. I’d like to thank my family for believing in me through…Read MoreFourth time was the charm, VCDX

Certification, VMware

My Experience – VCAP-DCD 5 Beta

Like a few others this past week at Partner Exchange I sat the beta version of the VCAP-DCD 5. I found the exam to be pretty spot on with the blueprint which is nice. Like Jason Boche stated there’s really not much you can do to study for this exam, is pretty much an experience based exam. I did finish…Read MoreMy Experience – VCAP-DCD 5 Beta

PEX 2012, VMware

My VMware PEX 2012 Schedule

The Partner Exchange Session Builder is up now and I sat down and built my schedule yesterday. If you’re in any of these sessions hit me up, always looking to make new contacts. 🙂 I’ll also be in the VMware vSphere 5 Storage Troubleshooting Boot Camp on Sunday and the vCenter Operations – Tech Express on Monday.  I also hope…Read MoreMy VMware PEX 2012 Schedule