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New Home Test Lab Help

I am currently in the market for a new test lab and as always I don’t want to spend a fortune. My budget for the lab is £600. I will be using the lab to help pass the VMware VCAP5-DCA and VCAP5-DCD exams so I will need the lab environment to study all elements of […]

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vSphere Replication VM Requirements

In a recent VMWare design I included the vSphere 5.1 Replication component as a standalone Virtual Appliance. As part of my design I need to record each VM requirements to ensure that I was building an N+1 solution so I started to research the recommended requirements for a vSphere 5.1 Virtual Appliance but unlike other […]

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Unable to connect to host with vSphere Client or vCenter

Symptoms I had an issue today where I could not connect to one of my ESXi hosts via the vSphere Client or vCenter. I also noticed that when I logged on to the console it was very sluggish accessing the configuration menu (This might be a red herring). All my VMs were running and I […]

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vSphere Data Protection now available for download

Like many VMware techies I have been wanting to try the vSphere Data Protection virtual appliance but up until now we have not been able to download it due to download restrictions. Well good news the folks over at VMware have now made the appliance available for download via their website.  

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