My 7 VCDX design defense tips

05. August 2017 Study, VCDX 2
My 7 VCDX design defense tips
VCDX Defense I have been meaning to write this post for a while now and with a new round of defenses coming up, I decided to put it online ASAP. Based on my own experience, I will provide 7 tips that will hopefully help aspiring VCDX’s in their preparation and during their defense. Just remember: ...

Preparing for the new VCAP6.5-DCV Design exam

02. August 2017 Study 3
Preparing for the new VCAP6.5-DCV Design exam
VCAP6.5-DCV Design to the rescue July 10th 2017 was as a sad day for me. I failed my very first IT exam ever since starting in IT over 20 years ago. It was VMware’s VCAP6-DCV Design exam that drew first blood. I completed MCSE, CCNP, VCAP5 and even VCDX on my first try, so failing ...

Sponsored content: NAKIVO Announces Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta

19. July 2017 Partners 0
Sponsored content: NAKIVO Announces Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta
Backup & Replication v7.2 Beta Yesterday, NAKIVO released the public beta of Backup & Replication v7.2. You can sign up for the beta download at https://www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/v7.2/. I will hopefully have time to install this new release and test the new features. For now, here is a short description of these new features: VM Backup Appliance Based ...

How to integrate AWS and vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.4

04. July 2017 AWS, Cloud 0
How to integrate AWS and vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.4
vRNI and Cross Cloud Architecture As part of last year’s announced VMware’s Cross Cloud Architecture, VMware introduced native Amazon AWS public cloud support for vRealize Network Insight 3.4 Enterprise Edition: “vRealize Network Insight now provides visibility into native AWS constructs such as VPC, VM, Security Group, and Firewall rules. Traffic flows are also analyzed to ...

Spinning up my first AWS EC2 instance

27. June 2017 AWS, Cloud 0
Spinning up my first AWS EC2 instance
My very first AWS EC2 instance In this blogpost I will quickly take you through the process of spinning up my very first EC2 instance in my AWS Free Tier lab environment. I will be using T2.micro instances which are eligible for the Free Tier. The first step is to go to the EC2 service ...

Sponsored content: NAKIVO VMware Backup product walkthrough

26. June 2017 Partners 0
Sponsored content: NAKIVO VMware Backup product walkthrough
Introduction I came into contact with NAKIVO recently. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. I currently only have access to a VMware based lab environment so this coverage will only focus their NAKIV Backup & Replication solution for VMware. They target the entire market: from SMB ...

Getting started with the AWS Free Tier

19. June 2017 AWS 2
Getting started with the AWS Free Tier
I have decided to pursue the AWS Solution Architect certification program so this is a quick blogpost on how to enable the Amazon AWS Free Tier. I will be using this environment for labs during my study but I am kind of hoping I will be able to build some hybrid cloud use cases by hooking ...

Sponsored content: Vembu BDR Suite product walkthrough

Introduction Vembu recently reached out to me and asked me if I could write about their data protection and replication solution “BDR Suite v3.7.0”. They were also kind enough to offer me a sponsorship for my blog. So, obviously this blogpost is sponsored content but the content is mine and mine alone and was written ...