Contact Me

As with any tech geek there are many ways to contact me.  Try any one (or all if you are very serious) of the following outlets to get in touch with me.  If all else fails, turn on the bat light :)


  • Nagaraj Narayan

    Hi Guys,

    I’m sitting for my VCP on Nov 19, I’m unable to download a copy of vsphere 5.0 vcenter, vcenter server appliance and other components. Please let me know if I could still get a copy somewhere.
    Thanks in advance


  • mwpreston

    Hi! Thanks for the comment, no, you can just write the 5.0 certification providing you have taken the appropriate qualifying course!

  • Ron

    Hey man.. great work!
    i am getting a error (vpxd) on the power up script…
    I am running VC5.0, ESXi5.0U2

    I have manually powered up the VC and host in the cluster however i am getting this error????
    …Get-Service : Cannot find any service with service name ‘vpxd’.
    At E:powerCLIpowerdownupzpowerup.ps1:47 char:24
    + while ((Get-Service <<<< vpxd).Status -ne "Running")
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (vpxd:String) [Get-Service], ServiceCommandException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NoServiceFoundForGivenName,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetServiceCommand

    Any ideas?
    Also can we add a popup box for the VC, userID and userpassword?
    something like this –

    # Login Credentials
    $vccred = $Host.UI.PromptForCredential("The Virtual Environment @vTwindude", "vCenter Credentials", "administrator", "")
    $vc = Read-Host -Prompt "What is your vCenter IP Address?"
    Connect-VIServer $vc -Credential $vccred

  • vgianni

    Hi ,
    great post , fantastic for reading , especially for the Vcap5 , one question i have if you know , i want to create additional admin users to the VMA ( along side with vi-admin) , does anybody know how to do it ?
    I mean to actually create the user and the add it to the same group vi-admin is .