VCAP-DTD Exam Experience

By | November 1, 2013

Yesterday, I sat the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design exam, and I’m pleased to say I passed! I originally took a shot at this exam in San Francisco, with the 75% discount, it was too good an offer to refuse really. Admittedly, this approach gave me nowhere near the amount of time to study and prepare… Read More »

ESXi – Cannot run upgrade script on host

By | October 11, 2013

I’ve been upgrading all the various components in my lab from vSphere 5.1 to 5.5.  Everything had been going smoothly, I upgraded the vCenter Appliance to 5.5 without issue.  The first problem I’ve come across, was trying to perform an ESXi 5.1 host upgrade.  They are both virtual but this isn’t the root cause.  Funnily enough, the first… Read More »

VCAP-DCD 5 Exam Experience

By | October 1, 2013

In June 2013, I passed the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design.  To date, this has clearly been the toughest certification I’ve achieved.  Why? My background since working with VMware technology in 2009, has been the implementation, administration and infrastructure support, rather than designing solutions from the ground up.  Whilst I’ve picked up many of the… Read More »

Welcome: My journey to blogging…

By | October 1, 2013

Welcome and thank you for visiting Back in 2009, I began to research Virtualization to solve business challenges for a company I previously worked for.  It was a tough period as many businesses in the UK had been affected by a recession.  My objectives as IT Infrastructure Manager were to provide ‘more for less’, cutting costs, enabling the… Read More »