It’s that time of year again…VMworld US! While the conference officially kicks off on Monday…that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty to do to get you in full VMworld mode for the week. First off….for me it was time to take care of some business first. I’ve been studying for my VCP6-CMA for some months now. I scheduled my exam for Sunday so that whether it was win, lose, or draw (not sure how that could happen yet) I’d have the exam out of the way and not have it looming over me for the entire week. Well I’m happy that I got it out of the way and with good results! Read Full Article
So, I finally decided to take advantage of my VMUG advantage subscription and create a vCloud Air account. When you sign up for VMUG Advantage, there are a lot of perks that come with it. One of the many benefits is the EVALExperience, which gives you a 1 year evaluation license to quite a few VMware products.
One of those products is vCloud Air. They give you a $600 credit ($300 every 6 months) towards vCloud Air.
I wanted to try out William Lam’s ESXi appliance and see if I could deploy it there. Here’s a run down of what it takes to do it:
After logging into vCloud Air, I thought it was going to be a simple upload of the OVA file and deploy….wrong!