vExpert 2012 nominations are open!

vExpert 2012 nominations are open!

Today VMware announced they have opened the vExpert 2012 applications. You can now submit your application and invite other people. This year VMware offers 3 different paths. Evangelist Path
 The Evangelist Path includes book authors, bloggers, tool builders, public speakers, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others with the leverage of a personal public platform to reach many people. Employees of VMware can also apply via the Evangelist path. Customer Path
 The Customer Path is…

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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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