VMware vSphere PowerCLI Poster 5.0

27/05/2012 Lior Kamrat 0

Although it was released last September I thought it would be useful to share with you the latest PowerCLI poster which can help system administrators to start exploring the PowerCLI scripting world. If you aren’t familiar with PowerCLI I suggest you to start doing some digging so you can use and understand my upcoming scripts which will be release in future posts. You can download the poster and find additional info on the subject here: http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/2011/09/powercli-poster-v50.html http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/PowerCLI/index.html

The road to VCAP4-DCA..

24/05/2012 Lior Kamrat 1

Well, got this email from VMware this morning: “Dear Lior Kamrat, Thank you for your interest in the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration program!  You have met the prerequisites and are now authorized to take this exam.  To schedule this exam, please contact Pearson VUE.  It can be scheduled online or by phone.” For those of  you who are not familiar with VMware advanced exams they are pretty hard to pass and include working on live servers and not just answering multiple-choice questions. I guess all I need now to become VCAP4-DCA is to schedule the exam (i’m thinking sometime in July), [Read More]

Using VMware Tools with roaming profiles – a big no no!

23/05/2012 Lior Kamrat 0

Hi there, While configuring bunch of Citrix XenApp farms and Microsoft remote desktop farms in a vSphere based environment I came across the annoying collision between VMware Tools Shared Folders feature and the roaming profile mechanism. Shared Folders feature provides a good way to share files and folders between your host computer and the VM. I know lots of administrators are using this feature and in general I don’t think it’s a bad idea but in the world of CIFS and shares there are some better and much more secured alternatives. After installing this feature notice that a new file called [Read More]

Hello (virtual) world!

22/05/2012 Lior Kamrat 5

Welcome everyone, I would like to welcome you all to our blog! My name is Lior Kamrat (28) and I’ve being waiting to start this blogging project for quite some time now. Joining me to the ride is my friend and co-worker for the last couple of years Yevgeni Krupetsky (AKA Yev), both of us are in IT for some time now and we will be more than happy sharing our knowledge with you guys (and ladies :)). So with that being said, happy virtualization everybody!

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