What’s new : vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager 1.1

VMware announced the 1.1 version of vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) this week and it comes with a small set of features that were missing in version 1.0. I recently covered the details of v1.0 in a blog post which can be found here. vRSLCM was initially announced at VMworld Barcelona and a lot of customers used it and provided feedback to the VMware team. This new version incorporates most of those changes, if not all, and has some major enhancements that

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) 1.0

As we are heading into an era of digital transformation, it’s extremely critical for organizations to keep up with the changes and disruptions that are taking place within the tech industry.  They have come to learn that the management plane is one of the most critical element when it comes to their infrastructure. This holds good for any organization whether they are looking at modernizing their datacenters, empowering their digital workspace or are trying to transform their traditional networking using

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.

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