New Book – Essential Virtual SAN

Essential Virtual SAN (VSAN)

Cormac Hogan (@cormacjhogan) and Duncan Epping (@duncanyb) are the authors of new book which has been released recently. Ben Fathi (CTO of VMware) and Charles Fan (SVP of VMware R&D) did wrote a foreword. By reading the foreword I learned that VSAN as a product was practically ready in June 2013, to be part of the [...]

StarWind® Virtual SAN™ is available

Starwind Virtual SAN 8

Starwind Software has a new version of their flagship software – StarWind® Virtual SAN™ V8. The product is available for both virtualization platforms. VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V.  I already blogged about the features that are present in this version, but I quickly recap: Massive Scale-Out storage architecture Creates fault tolerant shared storage with unlimited number [...]

VMware vSphere Performance – New Book

VMware  vSphere Performance

New book has just been published – VMware vSphere Performance. The authors are well known in VMware virtualization communities – Matt Liebowitz, Christopher Kusek, Rynardt Spies. I looked into the content on Amazon. A test lab design is there. How and why to design a test lab and which tools to use for capacity planning, [...]

vExpert 2014 announced – check it out!

VMware vExpert 2014

This year’s vExperts 2014 were announced! Check it out. I’ve been honored again as a vExpert this year. Great thanks to VMware and vExpert team behind the program. It’s Correy Romero who announced the news on the VMTN blog. This year over 700 vExperts (exactly 754 vExperts this year) were named. Here is the full list of [...]

VCP for life – are you in?


Catchy title for not so catchy problem. VMware has announced yesterday a new recertification policy – Recertification Policy: VMware Certified Professional. The news came out from a fellow blogger Christian Mohn (@vninja). He posted the details on his blog and I reacted on the announce by posting two comments. I had a mixed feeling… Feeling that [...]

New VCP-Cloud Certification Exam (VCPC550) available


After a VCP550 announced last month (read my article – New VCP Exam VCP550 based on vSphere 5.5 is available) covering datacenter virtualization, there is now also new VCP-Cloud certification exam based on vCloud Director 5.5 and VCAC 5.2 is available. With codename VCPC550.  You need to attend the vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5] OR VMware vCloud Automation [...]