Updated : VCDX Defense dates this year

VCDX Defense

Defense interviews will be held during the following days:

  • July 5-9, Melbourne, Australia (Application Deadline: May 18)
  • August 23-27, San Francisco, CA (Application Deadline: June 21)
  • October 11-15, Copenhagen, Denmark (Application Deadline: August 2)
  • November 1-5, Cambridge, MA (Application Deadline: Aug 30)

Completed applications will be scheduled in the order recieved.

Want to use Host Profiles without Enterprise Plus license ?

For those people not using the Enterprise Plus license for vSphere :

Learn how to use — a RCLI command which could be found in the vMA.  This utility will allow you to create a backup and restore a full ESXi configuration. 

The commands ( allow you to backup and restore the configuration of your ESXi host.

To backup the host you would run the command. –server <server_name> -s <backup_file_name>

To restore your backup configuration to your host you would run. This will cause the host to reboot once the process is complete. NOTE: The host must be in Maintenance Mode for this to work. The backup configuration must also match the patch level of the ESXi install. You can add a -f to force if needed. –server <server_name> -l <backup_file_name>

Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Freeze on VMware vSphere 4 4

Although this issue has been resolved with vSphere 4 U1, for those of you that haven’t upgraded please be aware of a known issue with Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 where the guest operating system can freeze for a long period of time.  The issue is noted in VMware KB 1011709.

The resolution is to either upgrade to U1 or to use the standard SVGA driver and not the one provided in the VMware Tools package.

VMware KB 1011709 Excerpt…

To deselect the SVGA drivers installed with VMware Tools:

When you install VMware Tools, select VMware Tools Custom Install and deselect the SVGA driver.

Alternatively, remove the SVGA driver from the Device Manager after installing VMware Tools.