Review – Asus G14 Zephyrus Model:GA401IV-BR9N6

While most of my finds are bargains, refurbs etc., this laptop is a bit different- I paid full price. In general, I don't like paying full price for a system but in this case, the reviews I saw were so overwhelmingly good, I bought it. Here is the ad from Best Buy. The...
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VCP 2019 Study Guide in PDF format

VCP-2019-Study-Guide-1Download Here is my full study guide in entirety for download. Feel free to let me know if there is something that needs correction etc. Hope this helps....
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VCP 2019 Study Guide Section 7 (Final Section)

Section 7 – Administrative and Operational Tasks in a VMware vSphere Solution Objective 7.1 – Manage virtual networking I've gone over virtual networking a bit already. But there are two basic types of switches to manage in vSphere. Virtual Standard Switches and...
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VCP 2019 Study Guide Section 5

Section 5 – Performance-tuning and Optimizing a VMware vSphere Solution Objective 5.1 – Determine effective snapshot use cases Many companies use the term snapshot. There are numerous definitions for snapshots that vary on the company. We should first define what...
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VCP 2019 Study Guide Section 4 (No objectives in 3)

Section 4 – Installing, Configuring, and Setting Up a VMware vSphere Solution Objective 4.1 – Understand basic log output from vSphere products VMware has come a long way from when I started troubleshooting their products. Their logs have gotten easier to get...
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VCP 2019 Study Guide – Section 2

Section 2 – VMware Products and Solutions Objective 2.1 – Describe vSphere integration with other VMware products VMware has just a few products on the market (/sarcasm), and they show no letup in acquiring other companies and expanding to new technologies. One...
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VCP 2019 Study Guide -Section 1

It's been a while since I've done one of these. I did one for the VCP 6.0 and kind of miss it. I've decided to take a little different approach this time. I'm going to actually write it completely up as a single document and then slowly leak it out on my blog but also...
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Dell Outlet – Alienware Aurora R7 bargain find

While I was benchmarking the ASUS ROG, I was on Dell.com outlet and looking at their deals for Memorial Day. Lo and behold I found one! The system I found was the following: Alienware Aurora R7 i7-8700 (6c/12t) 16 GB RAM (2x8 Hynix 2666Mhz) 256 GB (PC401 Hynix NVMe...
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New Gaming Rig – ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502

I am forever in search of deals when it comes to computer hardware. This is possibly one of the reasons why I have 7 Dell servers sitting in a half-rack in my house (leading to disapproving stares from the wife). When I saw this laptop in a sale on Bestbuy.com ($1050),...
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Can you upgrade and Upsize your VCSA?

While brainstorming about one of our labs, the question was raised on whether you can upsize your VCSA while upgrading to a newer version. Specifically, from 6.5u2 to 6.7U1 (build 8815520 to 11726888). We wanted to upgrade to the latest version but we also believe we...
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