Getting ready for AWS re:invent 2017 in Las Vegas

12. October 2017 AWS re:Invent, Events 0
Getting ready for AWS re:invent 2017 in Las Vegas
Why am I going to AWS re:Invent? Hybrid Cloud momentum I’m really excited about the upcoming AWS re:invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas. With five VMworld’s on my belt, and being part of the VMware community for some time now, I feel pretty at ease at a VMworld conference. Each consecutive year I attend VMworld, ...

vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) – Part 1: Overview

21. September 2017 Containers, SDDC 0
vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) – Part 1: Overview
Introduction to vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) Containerization is a hot topic in IT nowadays. In most companies containers are synonymous with Docker and what we are seeing a lot is developers simply requesting huge VMs from the IT infrastructure team to run Docker on it. The infra team manages a VM so they are happy, ...

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 ...

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 ...