About VirtualVCP

Thank you for visiting VirtualvCP.com. I am Rynardt Spies and I'm a Consultant, currently specialising in cloud, virtualisation and automation.

During the past since 2002, I've worked in numerous roles with in the IT industry. I originally started out in application and database development with C++, Delphi 4 and Oracle. I'm a VMware Certified Professional (VCP ID:10305) in VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3, vSphere 4 as well as vSphere 5/5.5 and also hold VMware VCAP-DCA and VCAP-DCD certifications. In addition, I hold the VCP7-Cloud Management and Automation Certification (VCP7-CMA). I am also the co-author of VMware vSphere Performance (ISBN: 978-1118008195), a book that focuses on the performance aspects of VMware vSphere. I'm also a VMware vEXPERT for 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

I somehow ended up in desktop and server support, but since 2005, I've mainly been focused on virtualisation with VMware technologies. Although I have a great interest in the performance of virtual workloads, my main areas of interest are infrastructure design, cloud automation and orchestration.

Some of my main skills include:

  • VMware ESX2.x, Virtual Infrastructure 3.x, and all vSphere versions up to 6.5
  • VMware vCAC 5.2, vRealize Automation 6.1, 6.2, 7.x
  • VMware vRealize Orchestrator 6.x, 7.0
  • vRealize vRealize Orchestrator integration with ServiceNow (REST)
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x
  • VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5, 3.0
  • VMware Hyperic 5.8
  • VMware vCloud Director (All versions)
  • VMware Horizon View 5, 6
  • Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008 /R2, 2012 /R2
  • Hyper-V 2008 - 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 - 2012
  • CentOS / RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 / 7
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 and 2003
  • Novell Netware 5.1 and 6.5
  • Novell ZenWorks
  • Novell SuSe Enterprise Linux 10
  • Novell Open Enterprise Linux 10
  • OpenSuse 10 and 11
  • Gentoo Linux
  • Apache Web Server and MySQL (Linux)
  • Postfix and Spamassassin Server configurations (Linux) 
    I also have the following coding skills:
    C, C++, C#, Delphi, PHP, JavaScript, PowerShell/PowerCLI

As and when I come across problems and scenarios in my day-to-day tasks, I try to post them here as a future reference for myself and others that may come across the same issues. I also publish all of my PowerCLI scripts on a Github repository and it's free to use by anyone who would like to do so.

If you would like to contact me, please use the contact form.

Kind Regards

Rynardt Spies 

The views expressed anywhere on this site are strictly mine and not the opinions and views of my employer, VMware or any other vendor or publisher.