My VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Cloud Management & Automation (VCIX6-CMA) Experience

When I joined VMware about a year ago, I vowed to myself that I would start working on my VCIX in the Cloud Management & Automation (VCIX6-CMA) track. Of course one doesn’t just wake up on a fine day and decide to get their advanced certifications. It’s been a long standing goal of mine to sit the VCAPs and achieve the VCIX badge. What stopped me earlier? The previous versions of the exams required me to have knowledge of vCD.

Moving from windows vCenter to vCSA 6.5 using the migration-assistant

Since the introduction of vCenter Server appliance (vCSA), there has always been a debate on which one is better (Windows based deployment or vCSA) and what one’s advantages over the other is. Folks at VMware have spent lot of their time and effort on making vCSA better and are committed to making sure all the features are available with vCSA in order to relieve the customers of the dilemma of choosing between the two. This is very evident with every

VMware Admiral – A whole new way of managing containers

VMware Admiral is a lightweight container management platform which is going to change the way we deploy and manage containers. It takes just couple of minutes to set it up. Admiral comes with a simple UI which has minimal but all the functions required to rapidly deploy and scale container based applications. It can be deployed on the Photon OS which is a minimal Linux container host, optimised to run on VMware platforms. With Admiral, all it takes is 3 simple

How to configure KEMP Load Balancer for vRA Distributed setup

I recently wrote a detailed blog post on how to setup a vRA 7.1 distributed setup using the silent installer. One of the important parts of setting up the distributed environment was configuring the  load balancer (LB). The LB distributes the traffic among many redundant nodes of the infrastructure service. VMware has a document for configuring load balancing for vRA. The document covers the details of how this is done using F5, VMWare NSX and Citrix Netscalar. Since I decided to