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Graham Daly

About Graham Daly

Graham Daly is a Multimedia Program Manager within the Global Support Services (GS) Knowledge Management group at VMware. He is responsible for managing, maintaining and producing video tutorials for the VMware KBTV YouTube channel. Graham has been at VMware since 2006.

How to confirm ESX and ESXi host hardware compatibility

We’ve just put the finishing touches on a new video which discusses how to confirm ESX and ESXi host hardware compatibility using the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guides, which are available here.

You can use the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guides to confirm whether or not your particular server, system, HBA, network card, or other peripheral devices are certified and compatible for use with specific vSphere ESX and ESXi versions.

Additional information is available at Confirming ESX/ESXi host hardware (System, Storage, and I/O) compatibility (1003916).

Issuing a 3rd party SSL certificate to vCenter while using vSphere VMCA to issue certificates to ESXi

This is the second video for today which was produced in conjunction with Mike Foley who is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at VMware. These videos should be of some help to those of you that are faced with SSL certificate creation tasks relating to vSphere 6. This video discusses and demonstrates Issuing a 3rd party SSL certificate to vCenter while using vSphere VMCA to issue certificates to ESXi which should be of special interest to anyone who has ever asked the question “How do I replace the “external” SSL certificate of vCenter but still use VMCA in default mode?”

Mike has provided additional information and context around this exact topic over on his blog here.

How to create a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for SSL certificate creation in vSphere 6

Today we have two new videos that we produced in conjunction with Mike Foley who is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at VMware. These videos should be of some help to those of you that are faced with SSL certificate creation tasks relating to vSphere 6. This first video is based on VMware knowledge base article Creating a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for SSL certificate creation in vSphere 6.0 (2112009) and it discusses and demonstrates how to create a Microsoft Certificate Authority Template for SSL certificate creation in vSphere 6.

After watching this video tutorial you should be comfortable with configuring Microsoft Certificate Authority (CA) templates for use with custom SSL certificate implementation in vSphere 6.0.

Mike Foley has published additional information around this very topic over on his blog here.

vCloud Connector and Datacenter Extension – KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our KBTV Webinars series, here we have the thirteenth and final installment of the current series titled vCloud Connector and Datacenter Extension.

Note: This video is roughly 35 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to set aside some time in order watch it fully.

KBTV Webinars – How to connect your Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPsec VPN

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eleventh webinar titled How to connect your Datacentre to vCloud Air over IPsec VPN.

Note: This video is roughly 46 minutes in duration so it would be advisable to block out some time in order watch it fully.

KBTV Webinars – SSL certificate handling in VMware vSphere 6

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the tenth webinar titled SSL certificate handling in VMware vSphere 6 and it goes through what has changed since the vSphere 5.5 product release and what is new in vSphere 6.

What’s new in VMware vSphere 6 – KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the ninth webinar titled What is new in vSphere 6 and it goes through what has changed since the vSphere 5.5 product release.

NOTE: This video is roughly 35 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Introduction to VMware NSX – KBTV Webinars

Continuing on with our current series of KBTV Webinars, here we have the eighth webinar titled: Introduction to VMware NSX which provides an overview of what NSX is, and how it relates to the SDDC (Software Defined Datacenter).

NOTE: This video is roughly 37 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.

How to setup mirrored folders between your Mac and Fusion VM

Did you know that you can setup mirrored folders for your Mac and Fusion virtual machine?

Mirrored folders allow the Mac and the virtual machine to see the same content in certain personal data folders. For example, any content put on the Mac’s desktop also appears on the Windows desktop. Similarly any content put in the My Documents folder in Windows also appears in the Mac user’s Documents folder.

The mirrored content resides on the Mac so that it is accessible even when the virtual machine is off. Mirrored folders work by redirecting where Windows looks for certain user folders (Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, Movies, and Downloads) from their default Windows locations to the corresponding locations on the Mac. It does this by means of registry redirects (much like Group Policy can redirect user folders to a network location). Mirrored folders allows your Windows virtual machine to treat the Mac’s Desktop, Documents, Music, Pictures, Movies, and Downloads folders as its own; it does not, however, let your Mac see the Windows default Desktop, My Documents, My Music, My Pictures, My Movies, or Downloads folders, and your Mac never has access to data saved on the Windows computer.

This video discusses and demonstrates how to setup mirrored folders for your Mac and Fusion virtual machine. For additional information, see VMware Knowledge Base article Setting up mirrored folders for your Mac and virtual machine (1014127).

Overview of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) – KBTV Webinars

This video is the seventh in a series of free webinars for you, our customer. This one is titled: Overview of Storage I/O Control (SIOC) and it goes through what Storage I/O Control is, its requirements and how it works.

NOTE: This video is roughly 40 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

To see details of upcoming webinars in this series, see the Support Insider Blog post: New Free Webinars.