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Defy Convention – vForum 2013 India

October 18, 2013 3 comments


IT innovation transforms organizations. It disrupts markets. It recasts competitors. IT innovation is catalyzed by changes in how IT operates.The tech landscape has moved into an era of innovation and mobility that calls for a new world of computing. To lead in this new era of IT, you need to shift away from legacy computing and have IT services built on a flexible architecture that does not just meet business expectations, but exceeds them.

vForum 2013 is THE leading industry event for CLOUD, VIRTUALIZATION and MOBILITY, that provides the platform for IT professionals to break away from convention and to learn, share and exchange ideas on the new era of IT. Get insights and tools to break away from the pitfalls of the traditional computing paradigm by extending the benefits of virtualization to all data center services and radically simplifying and transforming your IT infrastructure.

Join your peers at vForum 2013, attend presentations, solutions exchanges, discussions, hands-on labs that cover a range of topics that include:

  • Virtualize Your IT Infrastructure
  • Amplify Agility with the Hybrid Cloud
  • Empower your Workforce with Mobility
  • Virtualizing Tier 1 Applications
  • Cloud Management & Security
  • Desktop Image Management & Windows 7 Migration

Join us at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Center Hotel, Mumbai on October 29 & 30 between 9.00 A.M and 6:00 P.M

It’s time to leave Legacy Computing behind. It’s time to DEFY CONVENTION ! 


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VMware Certified Associate – Stand out from the crowd !

October 9, 2013 2 comments

VMware had recently released three new certifications to verify your understanding of core data center virtualization, cloud, and workforce mobility topics.  The new VMware Certified Associate (VCA) certification is the first step in your certification journey towards VCDX !

To get you started on the Journey , VMware Education Services Team now offers 50% off VCA exams before 31 Dec 2013.

Follow the below 3 Simple Steps to redeem your voucher

STEP 01 » Obtain VMware authorization for the VCA exams of your choice

STEP 02 » Schedule your VCA exam before 31 Dec 2013 on

STEP 03 » Take advantage of the Free eLearning in preparation for your VCA exams using the links below

All the Best , Get Set Go !


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vSecondAttempt is B.A.C.K !!

October 8, 2013 4 comments

Yes , It’s B.A.CK !!  Gear up Virtual Warriors @ Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan & Korea.

VMware Education Services team is now making it even more easier for you to validate your knowledge and real-world experience by offering FREE Second attempt for VCP and VCAP Exams untill March 2014 !

For more Information and Promo Code , Please follow the link to VMware Education Services Promo page here

Time to Aspire to be Exceptional again !

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Top VMware/ Virtualization blogs 2012 – Thanks for Moti-voting !

February 28, 2012 1 comment

Results of the Annual voting conducted by Eric Sibert to Choose the Top VMware/Virtualization blogs is out and the complete survey results can be found  here.

Wanted to take this moment to Congratulate all the 187 Bloggers on their amazing effort day in & day out taking time away from their work to keep the VMware Virtualization community alive and buzzing.

King Duncan continues to lead the Survey as the un-disputed No.1 .

Personally , It was humbling to have my blog as part of the Survey this Year and was more humbling to see my blog voted from being uncategorized to No.52.  Thanks all for taking time and Voting for the Survey !

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[ Poll ] Top VMware/ Virtualization blogs 2012

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Annual voting  to Choose the Top VMware/Virtualization blogs 2012 is now open . For People who aren’t aware , this is a annual poll conducted by vExpert / Virtualization Blogger Eric Sibert to identify Top VMware Virtualization Bloggers.

I have been an active participant in the Voting process for the past 4 times and  I am very excited to have my blog as part of the nominations this Year along with the likes of Duncan Epping , Frank Denneman , Chad Sakac  etc..

5 minutes is all that is required to complete the voting process and would request each and everyone of you to vote for your Top 10 bloggers. This gives them the much needed intangible Motivation to go Further .  Additionally , If you like my Blog posts on Virtualization & Storage which are more from an Administrator perspective , Please do VOTE .

I am eagerly awaiting to see the Top 25 list this Year . Aren’t you

Cast your Vote Now @

 Remember , Content is KING !!

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Cannot upload ESX 4.x Images in vSphere Update Manager 5

November 8, 2011 2 comments

Everyone knows by now that ESX 3.x to ESXi 5.x upgrade is not supported and Administrators has to upgrade their existing ESX 3.x hosts to ESX  4.x and then upgrade the host to ESXi 5.x. Please note that vCenter 5.0 can still manage ESX 3.x hosts provided License Server is configured to manage the ESX 3.x hosts licenses.

But for some reasons , ESX 3.x to ESX 4.x upgrade cannot be carried out using vSphere Update Manager 5 since vSphere Update Manager 5 does not support ESX 4.x Images. Without ESX 4.x images , we might not be able to do in-place upgrade of ESX 3.x hosts to ESX 4.x hosts using vSphere Update Manager.

You would receive error message as shown below

” The Uploaded upgrade package cannot be used with VMware vSphere Update Manager”

This can be confirmed from the vSphere Update Manager Release notes that can be found here. Please find a snapshot of the Interoperability and Software Requirements section which clearly indicates that VUM 5 supports Host upgrades of ESX / ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0

People who have already upgraded to vCenter 5.0 & vSphere Update Manager can use the good old vSphere Host update utility to upgrade their existing ESX 3.x hosts while Customers who have not yet upgraded yet to vCenter 5.0 can try and upgrade all hosts to ESX 4.x and then upgrade the existing vCenter 4.x to vCenter 5.x.

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Configuring Dump Collector & Syslog on ESXi 5.0

October 12, 2011 3 comments

What is the usage of Dump Collector ?

A core dump is the state of working memory in the event of host failure and by default is saved to local disk.The Dump Collector enables us to redirect ESXi host core dumps onto a network server. Installation of the Core dump server is straight forward. Dump Collector comes as part of the vCenter Server 5.0 Installation media and we have the option of either installing the Dump Collector separately or integrate Dump Collector with vCenter Server.

Configuration of ESXi host for Dump Collector

  • Download and Install vSphere Power CLI
  • Use the below command to verify the Current Dump Collector Settings

esxcli –server–username root system coredump network get

  • Use the below command to configure Core Dump Collector

esxcli –server–username root system coredump network set –interface-name–server-ipv4–server-port

  • Once configured , We can enable Dump Collector using the below command

esxcli –server–username root system coredump network set –enable true

What is the usage of Syslog Server ?

Syslog Server helps us to capture and move ESXi host logs on to a Network server. Syslog Server also comes as part of vCenter 5.0 Server Installation media . Again we have couple of options for the Installation wherein we can either go for a Separate Server or go in for a vCenter integrated Syslog server.

Configuration of ESXi host for Syslog Server

  • Select the host that needs to have Syslog Server configured.
  • Navigate to Configuration –>Advanced Settings
  • Specify the IP Address of the Syslog Server in the below format under the parmater “” available under Syslog.


  • Please allow Syslog in the ESXi firewall by navigating to Configuration –> SecurityProfile