Speaking at “Business Continuity in the cloud era” event (Oct. 6th 2016)

06. October 2016 General 0
Speaking at “Business Continuity in the cloud era” event (Oct. 6th 2016)
Update: my slidedeck can be found at https://speakerdeck.com/jkusters/cloud-based-diaster-recovery Business Continuity in the cloud era I will be speaking at Weolcan‘s ‘Business Continuity in the cloud era’ event on October 6th at the ‘Offices 4 You’ location at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. Weolcan have teamed up with Rubrik for this event and it promises to be ...

NSX Troubleshooting and vCloud Director

08. September 2016 NSX, vCloud 1
NSX Troubleshooting and vCloud Director
NSX and vCloud Director lab problems I had to do some NSX troubleshooting on a lab environment running vCloud Director and NSX yesterday with a colleague. Apparently something broke in our lab during an NSX upgrade and the quick ad dirty decision was made to just reinstall NSX. As it turns out, the hosts were not ...

VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV) unlocked!

01. September 2016 Study 6
VMware Certified Implementation Expert – Network Virtualization (VCIX-NV) unlocked!
VCIX-NV Certified! It’s official. VMware’s Certificate Manager is showing my newly acquired VCIX-NV certificate. Phew … this was a pretty heavy exam. One of the first things you do nowadays when embarking on a study adventure for a hefty certification like VCIX-NV – after reading the official blueprint several times – is read up on (unofficial) study guides and ...

Liveblog: VMworld US 2016 1st General Session

29. August 2016 General 0
Liveblog: VMworld US 2016 1st General Session
VMworld US 2016 be_TOMORROW Competitive Advantage in the Multi-Cloud Era Connecting People, Apps & Data to Propel your Business Forward Excerpt from VMworld.com: “Join us as VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discusses VMware’s industry perspective on digital business and the state of the cloud, as well as how VMware is empowering its customers to innovate in ...

VMworld US 2016 live blogstream announcement

29. August 2016 General 0
VMworld US 2016 live blogstream announcement
VMworld US 2016 at ITQ headquarters Although I’m not in Las Vegas to attend VMworld US 2016 in person, I’m really excited about this years edition. My colleagues Johan van Amersfoort (vhojan.nl) and Marco van Baggum (vmbaggum.nl) are actually in Vegas now. Thankfully, VMware provides live streams to the General Sessions and we will be ...

Short OSPF primer and its use in a NSX environment

25. August 2016 NSX 0
Here’s a topic I did not think I would ever blog about: OSPF. I kind of mentally blocked out most specific details about all dynamic routing protocols after completing the Cisco CCNP Routing exam many, many years ago. Now I am studying for VCIX-NV and al of I sudden I find myself studying Not So Stubby ...

vCloud Availability for vCloud Director

22. August 2016 vCloud 0
What was announced? In the Q4 2015 Earnings Conference Call, VMware announced they would be aggressively providing cloud innovations to vCloud Air Network partners to help them to accelerate growth. About a month ago, one of these innovations was silently GA’ed in a 1.0 release: vCloud Availability for vCloud Director. What is vCloud Availability? vCloud Availability is a software solution ...