DON’T MISS OUT! REGISTER NOW FOR VMWARE EXPLORE 2024 BARCELONA – EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 29TH

July 14th, 2024

VMware Explore 2024: Empowering Your Digital Transformation Journey

 

Join us at VMware Explore 2024 in Barcelona, the premier event for digital transformation and cloud computing! This year’s event promises to be an exciting and informative experience, with a lineup of industry-leading speakers, innovative solutions, and valuable networking opportunities.

 

As a valued member of the VMware community, we invite you to register now and take advantage of our early-bird pricing until July 31. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with thought leaders, learn about the latest trends and technologies, and explore how VMware by Broadcom can help empower your digital transformation journey.

 

At VMware Explore 2024, you’ll have access to a wide range of sessions, workshops, and demos that will help you stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving world of cloud computing and digital transformation. From AI and machine learning to multi-cloud strategies and security, our agenda is packed with relevant and timely content that will help you achieve your business goals.

 

In addition to the keynote address, we have a fantastic lineup of sessions and workshops that will help you gain valuable insights and practical advice on how to navigate your digital transformation journey. Our sessions will cover topics such as:

 

* AI and machine learning: How can you leverage these technologies to drive business outcomes and improve customer experience?

* Multi-cloud strategies: How can you create a cloud strategy that meets your unique needs and ensures security, flexibility, and scalability?

* Security: How can you protect your organization from cyber threats and ensure the integrity of your data?

* DevOps and containers: How can you streamline your development processes and improve collaboration across teams?

 

Top Reasons to Attend

Uncomplicate your cloud

Leverage a partner ecosystem that can help you accelerate innovation across your cloud portfolio.

 

Learn directly from the source

Get face time with top experts for solution insights and guidance.

 

Accelerate your next move

Attend technical and career advancement sessions to add momentum to your professional path.

 

Meet friends and influence people

Gather together with those you know, team members you’ve missed, and industry peers you’ve yet to meet.

 

But VMware Explore 2024 is not just about learning – it’s also an opportunity to connect with other industry professionals, thought leaders, and VMware experts. Our expo hall will feature the latest solutions and technologies from our partners and sponsors, giving you a chance to explore and compare different options.

 

At VMware Explore 2024, we’re committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all attendees. That’s why we’ve implemented a number of initiatives to ensure that everyone feels valued and included. From our diverse lineup of speakers to our gender-neutral restrooms, we’re working hard to create a space where everyone can thrive.

 

So what are you waiting for? Register now for VMware Explore 2024 and take advantage of our early-bird pricing until July 31. We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona! ?????

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17 More badges earned from @RealTryHackMe in 3 months!

April 23rd, 2024

So I’m trying to build up a 180 day hacking streak at TryHackMe, so in the last 3 months, I’ve earned a total of 17 New Badges! and here they all are!

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VMware vExpert Sub Programs

April 23rd, 2024

So I thought it was time to apply for the VMware vExpert Sub Programs, of which there are several. I’ve been a vExpert PRO for several years, which is one of the sub programs, so this year I also applied for the VMware vSphere vSAN and vSphere sub programs.

and I’m happy to report that I’ve been excepted into the VMware vSphere vSAN and vSphere sub programs for 2024, as well as a vExpert PRO 2024.

 

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AI

April 22nd, 2024

AI

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Test RSS Feed

April 22nd, 2024

Test RSS Feed

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End Of General Availability of the free vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x and 8.x) (2107518) – ISO Hashes here to help you find the ISOS !

February 9th, 2024

As Published on the VMware by Broadcom website!

End Of General Availability of the free vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 7.x and 8.x) (2107518)

(spelt correctly!)

Sadly ESXi FREE is now longer available! You will need to join VMUG Advantage+ or become a vExpert

Here are the hashes for the ESXi 8.0.2.22380479 8.0U2 ISO before it is removed:

Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-8.0U2-22380479.x86_64.iso
Release Date: 2023-09-21
Build Number: 22380479
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image
Boot your server with this image in order to install or upgrade to ESXi (ESXi requires 64-bit capable servers). This ESXi image includes VMware Tools.
MD5SUM: 2403e11fb6d46dd57ba0a6ee0fa1c833
SHA1SUM: a2773c2519715e28d23f39753f4d6064f29fef48
SHA256SUM: ff062f843be45760b591096fbf7be0b1003f6469db24f2d2e40a4c8ed3d86c21

 

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image

 

Here are the hashes for the ESXi 7.0U3n-21930508 ISO before it is removed:

 

Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U3n-21930508.x86_64.iso
Release Date: 2023-07-06
Build Number: 21930508
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image
Boot your server with this image in order to install or upgrade to ESXi (ESXi requires 64-bit capable servers). This ESXi image includes VMware Tools.
MD5SUM: 0cacd44568b7f6112c6d003ef210dcfe
SHA1SUM: 07b2f7677b274fca656bac564445c0882b540835
SHA256SUM: b5e65fc738900296dd70d1938d76ebb72dab19b9b722dedad445669fc77f1272
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image

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Some new badges earned from @RealTryHackMe

January 8th, 2024

For the past 5 years, I’ve been completing the AoC (Advent of Cyber), which is 24/25 days of cyber “hacking” tasks, every day leading up to Christmas Day. These are the new badges I’ve earned for 2023.

This year was a special year, because not only did THM have the usual AoC, they also had some very insanely difficult Side Challenges, to complete a single challenge earned this badge from TryHackMe

To complete ALL the four challenges earned this badge

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A list of all my @ExpertsExchange articles and videos can be found at The CodHeadClub

August 21st, 2023

A list of all my Experts Exchange articles and videos can be found here – at the  – CodHeadClub – To copy and paste! 

http://tinyurl.com/AwesomeResourcesURL

This is an Awesome List of Computer Science, Technology, Programming and Educational resources for the benefit of all who care to use it.

The list was originally created by Closebracket.

I’ve now written over 140 articles and created 40 hours of tutorial VMware vSphere videos on vSphere 7.0 and 8.0. and today published Part 50 – VMware vSphere videos on vSphere 7.0.

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HOW TO: Perform storage performance tests on VMware vSphere vSAN, using the VMware Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark fling (HCIBench)

August 14th, 2023

In this video presentation which is part of the Hancock’s VMware Half Hour HOW TO Video Series I will show you HOW TO:  Perform storage performance tests on VMware vSphere vSAN, using the VMware Hyper-converged Infrastructure Benchmark fling (HCIBench).

HCIBench is a storage performance testing automation tool that simplifies and accelerates customer Proof of Concept (POC) performance testing in a consistent and controlled way. VMware vSAN Community Forum provides support for HCIBench.

HCIBench

The storage devices we are using in this video are the Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series 375GB, 2.5in PCIe x4, 3D XPoint™, but this procedure can be use to add any compatible storage devices in ESXi to a vSAN datastore.

This video follows on from the follow video in this series

Part 36: HOW TO: Select an inexpensive HCL Certified 10GBe network interfaces for vSphere ESXi 7.0 and vSphere ESXi 8.0 for VMware vSphere vSAN

Part 37: HOW TO: Change the LBA sector size of storage media to make it compatible with VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 7.0 and ESXi 8.0.

Part 39: HOW TO: Create a VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) for use with VMware vSphere vSAN for the VMware vSphere vSAN Cluster.

If you are creating a design for VMware vSphere vSAN for a Production environment, please ensure you read the  VMware Cloud Foundation Design Guide 01 JUN 2023 – this should be regarded as The Bible!

References

HOW TO: FIX the Warning System logs on host are stored on non-persistent storage, Move system logs to NFS shared storage.

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH INTEL OPTANE? – Mr vSAN – Simon Todd

Matt Mancini blog

VMware vSAN 8.0 U1 Express Storage Architecture Deep Dive

VMware vSAN 7.0 U3 Deep Dive Paperback – 5 May 2022

The results generated from this video are available here in these PDFs for download

FIO Benchmarks

4K/70%Read/100%Random

4K/100%Read100%Random

8K/50%Read/100%Random

256K/100%Write/100%Sequential

VDBENCH Benchmarks

4K/70%Read/100%Random
4K/100%Read100%Random
8K/50%Read/100%Random
256K/100%Write/100%Sequential

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Openreach ONT and BBU Service !

August 12th, 2023

I thought I would document this, as I could not find any photos, videos, pictures on the internet, of a complete “legacy” system, as Openreach only supply an ONT at present, no BBU, so you don’t have a larger box, which contains, ONT and BBU, and I found it difficult to remove the BBU, you need to push up and pull ! It does budge, it’s not screwed, e.g. you do not need to remove the entire box from wall and disturb the fibre!

It’s been five years now, since the FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) was installed, and during that time it has worked flawlessly with no issues.

But 2023, we’ve had a few issues and recently in the last week we’ve had two major outages, the first outage lasted 5 hours, which was an underground fault 1000m away, and Openreach just physically moved “the shire” onto another fibre in the  ground.

and then Friday just gone, off for 15 hours, whilst I suspect another fibre cable in the ground had failed.

So this has given me a moment to change the AA batteries in the BBU (battery back unit), which has had a failed RED light on for many years, and Openreach no longer supply/install or replace the batteries in these units, it’s Self Service!

So off to Amazon, to purchase 8 x AA Energiser rechargeable batteries, the specifications state any batteries > 2000mAh

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