VMadmin.co.uk is the personal blog of Andy Barnes, where you can find an increasing repository of info on server/desktop/app virtualisation or increasingly cloud based solutions, with a primary focus on VMware related products and solutions.
This blog includes How to Guides, general help, tips and info on VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and Linux based solutions.
I'm passionate about IT particularly virtualisation and cloud, this blog VMadmin.co.uk is a reflection of this, helping advise the technical audience. I genuinely enjoy a challenge and working on complex and secure systems. Over the years I have personally invested time and money to ensure my skills are kept up-to-date. This has lead me to achieve a number of leading industry certifications, qualifications and the VMware vExpert Award in 2016 & 2009. Certified by VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. VMware has also presented me with the VMware vExpert Award in 2009 for my continued contribution to the VMware community.
Working as a Consulting Architect for vCentrix at present, I have gained over 10 years experience in various IT roles including support, pre-sales, design, implementation and as a technical lead in various industries such as Banking, Finance, Catering, Transport, Retail, Charity and Public sectors.
VMware Certified Professional (VCP5): vSphere 5
VMware Certified Professional (VCP4): vSphere 4
VMware Certified Professional (VCP3): Virtual Infrastructure 3
VMware Certified Professional (VCP5-DT): Desktop
VMware Certified Associate (VCA-DT): Desktop
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA): Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7 Configuring
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA)
Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE)
Citrix Certified Advanced Administrator (CCAA): XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA): XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA): XenServer 5
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA): XenDesktop 4
Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA): NetScaler 9
Trend Micro Certified Security Professional (TCSP)
Bachelor of Science - Software Development, Games Computing BSc (Hons)
In addition I have received the VMware vExpert Award in 2016 & 2009 for my contribution to the VMware community.
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All advice, installation/configuration how to guides, troubleshooting and other information on this website are provided as-is with no warranty or guarantee. Whilst the information provided is correct to the best of my knowledge, I am not reponsible for any issues that may arise using this information, and you do so at your own risk. As always before performing anything; check, double check, test and always ensure you have a backup.