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Homelab Upgrade (1/2)

At the beginning of April 2020 VMware released vSphere 7. Like any other techie I wanted to try it our right away. Only to find out my homelab is no longer supported. Keeping that into consideration and also the fact that I lost 1 NUC down the line it was time for an homelab upgrade. […]

VMworld 2020

In about one week VMworld will start. This year VMworld will be totally different than the previous years. One major difference, which is in your benefit, is that VMworld will be (mostly) completely free of charge. Isn’t that great!? As you may be new to VMword I thought why not help you. So I have […]

Corona and me

It has been an while since my last post. And while I break the silence I also break the chain of technical blogs. As Corona (the term of 2020) has put the world almost to a full stop. The impact differs per individuals. For me personally the impact is gladly just limited to washing my […]

Trend Micro vRealize Operations Dashboard API

My current customer has been using Trend Micro’s Deep Security Management pack for vRealize Operations Manager. Unfortunately the MP isn’t supported on the latest version of vSphere. And while my customer is bound by government regulation to stay updated, waiting for an update of the MP was not an option. So I was tasked to […]

NSX-v Security Tags in vRealize Operations

About a week ago I got a question from my customer if it was possible to get the NSX-v security tag information in vROPs. I thought this would be something that is already in vROPs natively. But to my surprise this is not the case. I know one can get data into vROPs using API […]

vSphere 7 is here!

As of yesterday vSphere 7 is announced! VMware is putting a lot of information out there. So I thought it’s good to sort all the info in one blog, a sort of one stop info page. I’ll keep the page updated as new information is made public, so keep on returning!   Overview of vSphere […]

vRLI vROPs Integration problem

Today I ran into a somewhat funny problem. While trying to have vRLI send alerts to vROPs. I was unable to select the fall back object, which is a mandatory step. And thus without the ability to select an vROPs object I was stuck. The funny part was that vROPs had no problem with the […]

Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)

I don’t recommend changing these settings. But due to pen testing the Application Remote Collector kept locking me out. On every other day I would leave the settings as they are, but in order to have a productive day I had to change them. Like with any Linux box you can easily manipulate lockout times […]


I’m super happy to write that as of yesterday i am a vExpert! Not that long ago I started blogging and to become a vExpert this fast is super satisfying! I will continue blogging and helping the (VMware) community!