Setting up a Synology NAS with VMware vSphere (Datastore setup using NFS)

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to setup a Datastore using NFS with a Synology NAS in VMware vSphere. After you have successfully logged into your Synology NAS DSM, please select Control Panel, File Services, and then NFS (for DSM 7.0 and above). Next, enable the... Continue Reading →

How to Update to ESXi 7.0.3 Build Number 19193900

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to update my ESXi 7 environment (ESXi 7.0.2, build number 17867351). Release notes for VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3c can be found here. Below is a screenshot of my current environment prior to Update 3c. Previous build numbers can be found here. ESXi 7.0.2,... Continue Reading →

How to update to VCSA 7.0U3c

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to update my VCSA 7 environment. Release notes for VMware vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3c can be found here. Below is a screenshot of my current environment prior to Update 3c. Previous build numbers can be found here. VCSA7 In order to... Continue Reading →

Creating a Template in vSphere

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a VMware Template from a virtual machine in vSphere 7. A virtual machine template can be used to create a virtual machine from a golden image, which can be repurposed often to create as many virtual machines as you desire. To... Continue Reading →

2022 Nutanix Technology Champion

Thank you Nutanix, NutanixNation, and fellow 2022 Nutanix Technology Champions for allowing me to be a part of your community for the fourth year in row. The theme for 2022 is Mastery! The goal is to reach new levels, and this can be accomplished through learning, practice, and contributions. The key in all of this is that in order to... Continue Reading →

Nutanix .NEXT 2021

The .NEXT Conference will be hosted virtually in the Americas this year so be sure to mark September 20-22, 2021 on your calendar and register ASAP! The conference agenda is packed and you’re welcome to check it out here! Outside of the conference being hosted for FREE, there are numerous reasons to join. They include keynotes that will provide the... Continue Reading →

Cisco Champion 2021

I’d like to take a few moments and recognize those that helped make this happen for the 3rd year in a row. I am truly honored to be included as a Cisco Champion for 2021 and none of this is possible without Cisco, Lauren Friedman, Brett Shore, Tech Field Day, and fellow Cisco Champions. If you’re interested in learning more... Continue Reading →

How to Create a vApp in vSphere 7

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a VMware vApp in vSphere 7. A vApp consists of one or more virtual machines that communicate over a network and use resources and services in a deployed environment. A vApp can contain multiple virtual machines. To begin,... Continue Reading →

How to Create a VMware Datacenter

The purpose of this blog post is to provide the guidance and the steps needed to create a new VMware Datacenter. Log into your vSphere web client, right-click your vCenter Server name and then select New Datacenter. When prompted to do so, please provide a name for the new Datacenter. For this guide, I called... Continue Reading →

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