Category Archives: VMware

Deploying the SCCM Client with a VMware Customization Spec

Since SCCM is our configuration management tool of choice, the SCCM client needs to get installed on all of our newly provisioned VMs. For this exercise I created a service account that only has read permission to the \\sccmserver\sms_sitecode\client share … Continue reading

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Update the ISO Path on multiple VMs using PowerCLI

I have several special use case VMs that boot from an ISO file stored on a datastore. During a recent storage refresh, I found that we had the need to update the ISO path on all of these VMs from … Continue reading

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My VCAP5-DCD Exam Experience

Well, for anyone who has been following my past few posts, you will know that it has been a VMware certification exam packed month for me. It started with the VCAP5-DCA, then I took the new VCA-DCV exam in my … Continue reading

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My VCA-DCV Exam Experience

After a long day of VMworld activity I didn’t have the energy for any more downtown SF, so I decided to come back to my hotel room for the night and check out the details of the new VMware VCA … Continue reading

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Generating SSL Certificates for ESXi Hosts using PowerShell

If you have ever had to generate SSL certificates for all of your hosts, you know that this is no trivial task, especially if you have a large environment. I wrote a script that generates the CSR, converts the key … Continue reading

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My VCAP5-DCA Exam Experience

Well, I took the VCAP5-DCA exam on Monday 8/19, and it was everything the¬†blueprint¬†said it would be. This was by far the most challenging certification exam I have taken to date. Like many others before me have said, I think … Continue reading

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