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Month: February 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day from VMware

Happy Valentine’s Day from VMware

VMware is giving a nice Valentine’s Day present: 10% off VMware Fusion 4 20% off VMware Workstation 8 The offer runs from February 14th through February 16th, 2012 until 11:59 PM (PST). Go get them while you can ;-).

New Fling: Auto Deploy GUI by VMware Labs

New Fling: Auto Deploy GUI by VMware Labs

VMware Labs released a new Fling called Auto Deploy GUI. This is a GUI tool for those who want to use Auto Deploy in their environment without using PowerCLI. Quota taken from the Fling page: The Auto Deploy GUI is a vSphere plug-in for the VMware vSphere Auto Deploy component. The GUI plug-in allows a user to easily manage the setup and deployment requirements in a stateless environment managed by Auto Deploy. Some of the features provided through the GUI…

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Bye Debian/Ubuntu guest customization, hello PowerCLI and Bash

Bye Debian/Ubuntu guest customization, hello PowerCLI and Bash

With the vSphere 5 release VMware decided to drop some operating systems using the guest customization wizard. This was already announced with the 4.1 release notes and has gone active now. I guess VMware had the idea that in time people would replace them with supported guest systems. Quote from the KB: Starting with vSphere 5.0, the support for customization of these operating systems is deprecated: Debian (All versions) Ubuntu (All versions) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Update 1-7 Red…

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Becoming VCP5: A little extra from VMware

Becoming VCP5: A little extra from VMware

After passing the VCP5 exam, I received the normal e-mail regarding the online transcript to fill in the correct information for sending me the paper certificate. While filling in the information I noticed there was a new option called “VMware Workstation 8”. It seems VMware decided to grant 1 permanent license if you pass :-). Sadly there is no VMware Fusion 4 option, only VMware Workstation 8 (Windows or Linux). After completing the transcript it takes about 5 days before…

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My personal VCP5 experience

My personal VCP5 experience

About 2 weeks ago I passed the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP510) exam. Since I already had VCP410 I decided to be fast and upgrade without following any courses (for those working on it this can be done until the end of February). I must say the exam was quite the challenge. I must agree with everyone else: comparing it with VCP4, this one is truly harder. The exam itself is in the same format as VCP4, this…

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