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

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 ...

Achievement unlocked: VCDX #252

“And, And … And????” This was the short cryptic WhatsApp message I received last Wednesday evening from my ITQ co-worker Marco van Baggum (VCDX #223) while tending to my kids’ supper. I jumped to my email and there was the message I have been waiting for for just over a week: From: [email protected] Subject: VCDX-DCV Defense ...

VCDX5-DV: t-minus 5 days to submission

06. March 2017 Study, VCDX 0
It has been awful quiet on my blog. As some of you might know, I’m working towards my VCDX5-DV certification and all the spare time I was not spending with my family got eaten up by VCDX. There simply was no time left to blog. Thankfully the finish is near and I will be submitting ...

Consuming the VMware NSX API

30. November 2016 NSX, SDDC 0
Using the NSX API as a consumption layer VMware’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution NSX is architecturally separated in different planes: the management plane, the control plane and the data plane. Right at the top of these three planes sits the consumption layer of NSX. This can be the vSphere Client GUI, a Cloud Management solution ...