Packaging apps with ThinApp

During my VCAP5-DTA studies, I have across VMware ThinApp. I’ll be honest, I’ve never liked packaging applications but since it’s on the blueprint, I got to lab it up. I went through the vBrownbag for ThinApp, that’s what got me started on this topic. Full credit to Alastair and Grant. Here’s how I built my […]

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A few tidbits on vSphere Replication

A few quick things about vSphere Replication: It comes at no cost, incorporated into vSphere 5.1 onwards and uses the hypervisor to replicate VM’s over the network. There’s a gotcha here though, it uses the management network for replication. In case you want it to use a different vSwitch/vDS to replicate data, read this article. Great read! […]

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Installing vSphere Replication

It’s time to install vSphere Replication. The appliance first and then the VR management server. I’ll abbreviate the appliance to VRA and the server to VRS. Click on Deploy VR Appliance to start deploying the VRA. The installer presents the following dialog box, click Ok to get going. Accept the information message that shows up […]

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ESXi 5.5 home lab with SRM

A picture says a thousand words, like they say. Clichés aside, I have put together a Visio of my home lab. Here’s a snapshot of it. I’ll provide more details shortly! All this is on 1 physical machine – a HP DL380 G6 workhorse with 2 x quad core processors, 48GB RAM and 1.2TB of […]

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