William Lam’s tips and Tricks – VMworld 2013

So I have to do a bit of a shout-out to William Lam from VMware.  I’ve been following his blog (virtuallyghetto.com), twitter, etc for some time now and I really enjoy finding out new and exciting VMware technologies.  The thing I really like is what William can produce with his scripting and he is more than happy to share it.

So, what this post is really about is to share with you William’s “Tech Talk” at VMworld 2013. There are some awesome goodies that he covers, mainly for those running nested environments for testing purposes’ but also some cool things for production.


  • Testing vSphere 5.5
  • Emulating SSDs for vSAN and vFRC   (as per previous post). 
  • Accessing VM console from anywhere (inc. Mac OS X)
  • vCenter Simulator (create realistic lab environment) 
There is also an awesome vBrownBag special which is really exciting, (watch the video to find out). 

I have implemented some of these into my own lab environment, such as, running emulated SSDs, and connecting to a console using HTML5.
I have used a few of William’s scripts in production and they are flawless, a lot of work and definitely appreciated. My favourite script https://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760 
Check out William’s  blog @ http://www.virtuallyghetto.com  
Some links:  🙂

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