Virtual Updates 2023-06-12

VMware Explore Content Catalog is out!
Over 500 sessions listed on day 1!
Direct Link to the Content Catalog here.
(you need to be logged in to save your favorites!)

vSphere Metrics – an open source book
Love the idea behind this!
As the name implies, it all about the metrics!
Check it out here!

vSAN Stretched Cluster – failure matrix
Thanks again, to Duncan Epping for a detailed post.
Starting work on this again, using the new vSAN ESA.
Check out his post here.

Official VMware Visio Stencils
Updated to match what is used in VVD.
Get your download, and the short story here.

NVIDIA Licensing System Release Notes
For Version 3.0.0.
Link is here.

Veeam Backup & Replication 12
Want to get a quick view of the enhancements in Veeam B&R 12?
Nice downloadable poster on

Just type in: thisisunsafe
Learned this from Chris Taillon at WEI….
NEVER knew about this little hack.
When building & rebuilding things in the lab, I try to use certificates.
I run into this all the time, when a FQDN has a certificate, and I’ve just rebuilt things partially.
How to bypass the certificate warning in Edge/Chrome browsers

Installing Win11 with signing in to a Microsoft Account
Want just a local user when doing your initial install of Windows 11?
Tom’s hardware had a perfect answer for me.
Short & sweet….when you first get to the country selection screen…
Hit Shift + F10
Type oobe\bypassnro
System reboots….
Hit Shift + F10 again
Type ipconfig /release
Now, when you get to the network screen, say I don’t have internet!
Also…get the Windows license key from the registry:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\

Continuing Education – a list of resources that come with references
(of people who have used those sites & are happy with the results).
VMware Explore 2023 -Aug 21-Aug 24 (Las Vegas, NV)
HashiCorp Learn
Kode Kloud
Nutanix University
PluralSight / A Cloud Guru (PluralSight purchased A Cloud Guru)
VMware Customer Connect Learning (old VMware Learning Zone)
VMware Hands On Labs
VMware Explore 2022 (sessions)
VMware Explore VMTN Sessions (vBrownBag)
VCDX Mentoring Series