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Author: Niels Engelen

Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.
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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Disabling ” SSH/ESXi shell for the host has been enabled” warnings

Disabling ” SSH/ESXi shell for the host has been enabled” warnings

When enabling SSH or ESXi shell on a ESXi host you will get a warning in the client summary tab. This can be disabled by changing the UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1. To do this follow the steps below: Select the ESXi host Click the Configuration tab Under Software, choose Advanced Settings Navigate towards UserVars Change the value of UserVars.SuppressShellWarning to 1 Save the change by clicking OK The warning will be gone after this. You can enable it again by changing…

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VMware Console: Disabling repeated characters

VMware Console: Disabling repeated characters

This is something that happened quite a few times to me when installing a new Linux VM. While pressing a key the character gets repeated quite some times. This is quite annoying since this will result in wrong passwords, servernames,… and a lot of frustration. To resolve this problem you can do the following (using the vSphere client): Power off the specific VM Right click the specific VM and select Edit Settings Click Options, General and finally Configuration Parameters In…

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VMware vSphere Client for iPad v1.2 is out today!

VMware vSphere Client for iPad v1.2 is out today!

A small update on the iPad vSphere Client has been released. v1.2 client includes the following new features: Migrate virtual machines without downtime using vMotion. The feature is available via Host & VM action menus. Virtual machines can also be two-finger flicked/dragged from the Host detail view to enter vMotion mode Ability to email vMotion validation error details to others View task progress reporting on VM cards Ability to refresh vCenter host list Support for ESX 3.5 Support for VMware…

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VMware Tools “Out of date” problem

VMware Tools “Out of date” problem

While doing a VMware tools check in my homelab I found a few Linux VMs with the message “Out of date“. These machines were from an old test and I recently started them again for some testing. My first idea on seeing the message was: ‘nothing wrong, I just run a PowerCLI script and everything will be updated‘. After running the script I noticed 3 test servers still being “Out of date” but in my task list the machines did…

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