vExpert, + Veeam Vanguard 

I am a Liverpool based geek working in the Virtualization space primarily around the VMware stack but I am also heavily involved with Veeam.


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This blog has been neglected lately. So i have decided to redevelop a bit and make sure that i post more frequently and technically a bit deeper. I have also decided to transition away from WordPress

  • VMC Host Errors
    When you run a large enough Infrastructure failure is inevitable. How you handle that can be a big differentiator. With VMware Cloud on AWS, the hosts are monitored 24×7 by VMware/AWS Support all as part of the service. If you pay for X number of hosts you should have X. That includes during maintenance and … Read more
  • VMware Certified Master Specialist HCI 2020
    I recently sat ( and passed the VMware HCI Master Specialist exam (5V0-21.20). I wont go into any details of the contents but I will comment that I felt the questions were fair and that there wasn't anything in it to trip you up. The required knowledge was certainly wider than the vSAN specialist exam. … Read more
  • Cloudflare Workers
    I have been reading more and more about Cloudflare Workers and it looking really cool but I couldn't think of how I might make use of them. Then I came across a post showing how to use the WP2Static plugin to take an existing WordPress site and migrate it into Cloudflare workers. That was the … Read more
  • New Host Family
    VMware Cloud on AWS has introduced a new host to its lineup the "i3en". This is based on the i3en.metal AWS instance. The specifications are certainly impressive packing in 96 logical cores, 768GiB RAM, and approximately 45.84 TiB of NVMe raw storage capacity per host. It's certainly a monster with a 266% uplift in CPU, … Read more
  • Nutanix NCP
    I saw a tweet a couple of weeks ago mentioning that Nutanix were offering a free go at the Nutanix Certified Professional exam. They are also offering free on-demand training to go with it. In my current role, I haven't used Nutanix however I have good experience using it as the storage platform with vSphere … Read more