Browsing Posts published in July, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes On a previous post, I’ve write on how build custom ESXi ISO with 3rd part tools. Those tools are not mentioned by VMware so probably are not supported. But you need a custom ISO in order to install ESXi on a host where the network drivers are missing (storage could be not an issue if you install it on a USB/Flash card). The other solutions are use a vendor related custom ISO or the embedded version that probably already include the right drivers. But in order to build your custom ISO you could use the […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a similar way as defined for the VCP-Cloud certification path, VMware has defined some cross-path for the the different VCP certifications to remove (if you are already a VCP on another path) the course requirements! Those are the different options:

Reading Time: 8 minutes Several weeks ago I’ve tried the Admin related VCAP exam in the cloud certification path. I’ve already taken the Admin exams from the DCV path and was almost confident with the environment and type of task (at least the type of difficult level and type of format). I’ve also spend several words to commend this kind of exam format that really prove the admin capabilities instead the mnemonic; also it’s almost difficult to cheat or copy so the certification itself gain obtain value. About the exam preparation I’ve put some reference in this post: VCAP5-CIA […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Today (in Europe, yesterday night in US) has been announced the winner of the “Grand Prize” winner of the “game” CloudCredibility. This is the first part of the official announceon the CloudCred site: After a wonderful 5 months in action, the CloudCred Grand Prize winner has been chosen! Congratulations to user AndreTheGiant for winning the Grand Prize!

Reading Time: 3 minutes After the launch event of this group, those are the events organized by the CloudOps VMUG SIG: CloudOpsSIG: Automated Development & Test in Private Cloud: Making it Work in Your World | Thursday, July 25, 2013 CloudOps Survey Findings: A Live Google Hangout Panel Discussion | Tuesday, July 30, 2013 VMworld US 2013: Tuesday, August 27 For more info about the VMUG SIG see also this post.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just two year ago this blog has started its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live). Compared to the previous year (see the related post: One year of blog) blog has grow, expecially in the number of visitors (and recurring visitors) and in its popularity. Keep in two languages is quite difficult and time expensive, but I would like to try to still maintain the double version for the next year (although Italian visitor are become less, from a percentage prospective).

Reading Time: 7 minutes One of the several interesting topics discussed in the recent event Cloud Communities Day, held on Monday 22 in Milan and with the presence of various communities, as well as analysts and academics, was which could be the most interesting type of cloud. If we limiting to the three basic types: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a service (SaaS)… Which one could be the more interesting? As often “it depends” could be the answer, but paradoxically, many have very clear opinions about it (though it is not […]

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