Yearly Archives: 2014

VMware Application Dependencies and Entity Relationship Diagrams MK2

OK ladies and gentleman it’s been a while since my last post and that’s primarily down to things like looking after babies and changing jobs. The reasons for the job change was primarily because I felt I needed to get

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Application Dependency – Upstream and Downstream Definitions

NOTE: Check out the latest on application dependencies with this post One of the objectives on the VCAP-DCD exam is to be able to demonstrate and build Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and define the upstream and downstream components. What

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Long time no see!

Ok so it’s been a while since I’ve last put anything on my blog and some people will wonder why I’ve been off the RADAR so to speak. Well lets cover off a few things which I’ve been up to

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vPepsi versus vCoca-Cola

  Well it appears I have to brace myself for what the architects dread the most – the conversation with the customer as to what’s better VMware vSphere 5.5 versus Server 2012R2 HyperV. Before you all start jumping on my

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Tortoise and the hare

  So it’s been a while since the last update so here’s what’s going on. The title of this little blog is a somewhat reflection of my current state in terms of mindset in getting Operation Genesis completed. My heart

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Delayed action!

It’s been a few days since the last update and that’s for a few reasons. First of all over the weekend I had see through a previous commitment by attending a Rugby 7s tournament down in Exeter – Castle Cary

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VCAP 5.5 DCA is here!

Like most military plans, sometimes things never go the way you want and therefore you need to be able to change and revisit the plan again. This applies here too! It looks as though my focus now needs to shift

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vSAN – Lab

Ohhhh yeah guess who’s happy now! Not on this but I’ve also been donated a QNAP TS-439 Pro with 4TB! This lab is going to rock! Thanks to all those who’ve helped thus far!

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vInner Demons

So today’s progress has been somewhat limited in terms of study carried out – I’ve now got to pass a Microsoft exam for HyperV and System Center for company accreditation. End result means that Section 1 of the VCAP Blue

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Lab update

Soooo the home lab is coming along nicely though I’m going to be running in to license expiry issues before long. Thanks to the power of social media and some extremely supportive and knowledgeable peers I’m hoping to over come

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