VMUG Advantage EVALExperience is serious about home labs with a 10% discount for TinkerTry readers and now includes VCF and SRM too!
Last week, this timely twitter exchange occurred, seen at right. JD Wallace noticed that the code at VMUG Advantage isn't always quite at the very latest patch level. The kind volunteer who updates the VMUG Advantage EVALExperience growing library of huge files does so on a quarterly basis in general. Exceptions are for when major new releases like when 6.7 first appear, he'll then usually get that code updated within weeks or even days. But if you just can't wait even that long, and you're hankering to home-lab test the latest bits, no problem, TinkerTry has you covered, see How to update any VMware ESXi Hypervisor to the latest using ESXCLI for easy download and install. As for VCSA, it's got updating built right in, see also my video that covers both, it's called Updating to VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3 - VCSA first using VAMI, then ESXi Xeon D host using ESXCLI. Yes, I've closed the gap, you can update as soon as the bits are available, even if you don't have a My VMware account or the right entitlements!
I normally don't interact with the companies that come and go from the BuySellAds area of TinkerTry, but what happened here was quite different. After 455 mentions of VMUG Advantage and 357 EVALExperience spread over the past 8+ years of blogging, the thankful VMUG organization reached out to me directly via email, wanting to see if I'd be interested in having a set of ads run that get the word out about their new offerings, while also offering everybody who enters TINKERTRY into their EVALExperience shopping cart 10% off. What a match, their ads are spot-on for my audience. We talked, then it happened, and as with all ads, I reviewed them before they went live.
Ever since I heard folks grousing at the unfortunate loss of the VMTN subscription to VMware code when eating lunch at Moscone during VMworld 2012, I new this gap had to be solved. I'm so glad the VMUG organization came to the rescue of home lab enthusiasts across the globe.
If you have an ad blocker enabled, here's the 3 VMUG ads running right now via BuySellAds that you're not seeing, pictured below. They sum up nicely what's new while directly helping TinkerTry continue to produce valuable content for my audience. Ask anybody who is blogging these days, it isn't easy creating a sustainable model to fund the innovations in hardware and software that TinkerTry is all about. Nearly everything I write about is purchased outright, then blogged about when things work out, any exceptions are clearly disclosed.
VMware Cloud Foundation is now included!
You can read all about VMware Cloud Foundation:
VMware Cloud Foundation makes it easy to deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments.
VMware Site Recover Manager is now included!
You can read all about VMware Site Recovery Manager:
Simple, Reliable Disaster Recovery Software
Discover the industry-leading disaster recovery solution that delivers automated orchestration of failover and fail-back to minimize downtime. Built-in non-disruptive testing and reporting ensure your RTOs are met and simplifies audits.
Don't forget that your $20 discount is still available by entering
TINKERTRY at checkout!
Here's the login for existing subscribers:
The list of benefits to VMUG Advantage are vast, including:
- 20% off VMware Training Courses
- 20-35% off VMware Certification
- 35% off VMware Certification prep
- 35% off VMware Lab Connect
- $100 off VMworld
If you have any questions about membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete Product List
I've got them ALL, listed in an appendix to this article below.
Special Thank You
I've been super thankful to the VMUG organization for years now, including their incredibly generous give-away to help with attendance at the Connecticut VMUG, see March 1st Connecticut VMUG UserCon - one lucky attendee will win a TinkerTry'd SuperServer, thanks to the VMware User Group!, see also VMUG President Brad Tompkins visiting my VMworld 2018 US display.
What a nice surprise awaited me at my local post office today!
- All VMUG Advantage articles, with a few samples below.
- How to download your VMUG Advantage EVALExperience VMware vSphere 6.7 VCSA and ESXi ISOs and 365 day license keys
May 04 2018
- March 1st Connecticut VMUG UserCon - one lucky attendee will win a TinkerTry'd SuperServer, thanks to the VMware User Group!
Feb 21 2018
- VMUG Advantage EVALExperience includes latest VMware vRealize Log Insight 4.5 syslog server appliance for easy vSphere, vSAN, IoT, and networking gear log file analysis
Oct 16 2017
- VMUG Advantage just added the latest NSX 6.3.1 and All Flash vSAN 6.6 bits to EVALExperience, great for vSphere home labs, just $200 a year!
May 01 2017
I've included all filenames which incorporate the version numbers:
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VMWare-vSphere_Replication-8.1.2-13095593.iso VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update03-14320388.x86_64.iso VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-9451637.iso VMware vCloud Suite VMware-BigDataExtensions-220.127.116.119-4972446_OVF10.ova VMware-VCSA-all-6.7.0-14367737.iso VMware-VIM-all-6.7.0-14367737.iso VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update03-14320388.x86_64.iso vSphereDataProtection-6.1.5.ova VMware vSAN VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update03-14320388.x86_64.iso VMware vRealize Log Insight VMware-Log-Insight-Importer-4.8.0-13020979.msi VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-4.8.0-13036238_OVF10.ova VMware-vRealize-Log-Insight-4.8.0-13036238.pak VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.8.0-13020979.bin VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.8.0-13020979.msi VMware-Log-Insight-Agent-4.8.0-13020979.noarch.rpm VMware-Log-Insight-Importer-4.8.0-13020979.noarch.rpm VMware vRealize Operations Enterprise APUAT-18.104.22.16876775.pak vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-22.214.171.12465947.pak vRealize_Operations_Manager-VA-OS-126.96.36.19965947.pak vRealize-Operations-Manager-Appliance-188.8.131.5265949_OVF10.ova vRealize_Operations_Manager-RHEL-184.108.40.20698132.pak vRealize_Operations_EPOps_Agent_Upgrade-220.127.116.1156189.pak vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-linux-7.5.0-13055136.rpm vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-noJRE-7.5.0-13055136.tar.gz vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-64-win-7.5.0-13055136.zip vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-64-linux-7.5.0-13055136.rpm vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-noarch-linux-7.5.0-13055136.rpm vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-64-win-7.5.0-13055136.exe vRealize-Application-Remote-Collector-18.104.22.16822748.ova VMware-vLCM-Appliance-22.214.171.124-13273278_OVF10.ova?role=personal VMware-vLCM-Appliance-126.96.36.199-13273278-updaterepo.iso?role=personal vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-noJRE-7.5.0-13055136.zip vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-win32-7.5.0-13055136.zip vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-64-linux-7.5.0-13055136.tar.gz vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-linux-7.5.0-13055136.tar.gz vRealize-Endpoint-Operations-Management-Agent-x86-win-7.5.0-13055136.exe VMware vRealize Operations Enterprise Horizon VMware-v4v-6.6.0-9844216.zip VMware-v4vbrokeragent-x86_64-6.6.0-9844216.exe VMware-v4vdesktopagent-6.6.0-9844216.exe VMware-v4vdesktopagent-x86_64-6.6.0-9844216.exe VMware-vrops-viewadapter-6.6.0-9844216.pak vRealize-Operations-Manager-Appliance-188.8.131.5283617_OVF10.ova VMware vSphere with Ops Plus (now called VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus) VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-8294253.x86_64.iso VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0.update03-5050593.x86_64.iso VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update03-14320388.x86_64.iso VMware Workstation VMware-workstation-full-15.5.0-14665864.exe VMware-Workstation-Full-15.5.0-14665864.x86_64.bundle VMware Fusion VMware-Fusion-11.5.0-14634996.dmg vRealize Automation VMware-vR-Appliance-184.108.40.2067-13027280_OVF10.ova VMware-vR-Appliance-220.127.116.117-13027280-updaterepo.iso vCF VMware-Cloud-Builder-18.104.22.168-14487798_OVF10.ova VCF Lab Constructor Overview.pdf VCF Lab Constructor Install Guide 372Rev1.pdf