Passed VCAP6.5-DCV Design … Yes! Finally VCDX6

Passed VCAP6.5-DCV Design … Yes! Finally VCDX6
VCAP6.5-DCV Design … finally This morning, I finally got around to taking the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6.5 Data Center Virtualization (VCAP6.5-DCV) Design exam. I have been planning this exam and blogging [1, 2] about preparing for it for quite a while now. Due to all sort of planning issues I kept postponing the exam. ...

NSX Distributed Firewall and “Enable TCP Strict”

23. April 2018 NSX 1
NSX Distributed Firewall and “Enable TCP Strict”
NSX DFW Enable TCP Strict Today, I finally had some time to dive a bit deeper into the 6.4.0 release of NSX for vSphere. When I was configuring the Distributed Firewall, I noticed a setting called ‘Enable TCP Strict” which I didn’t immediately recognize. After some investigation, it became clear that this setting strengthens the ...

Shooting for double VCDX … with VCDX-NV

22. April 2018 Study, VCDX 0
Shooting for double VCDX … with VCDX-NV
Ever since I achieved my VCDX on vSphere (VCDX-DCV) last year, I have been contemplating about also going for VCDX on NSX (VCDX-NV). I have the prerequisite VCIX-NV accreditation and I’ve done quite a few NSX architecture projects, so when I was discussing personal goals for 2018 at ITQ, I thought to myself … why ...

My NSX one-arm load balancing epiphany

19. December 2017 NSX, SDDC 0
My NSX one-arm load balancing epiphany
Common load balancing topologies Sometimes you stumble across something so obvious that you cannot believe you missed it. I had such a moment today. I have been discussing load balancing topologies with one of my customers in the last few days and in each discussion we stayed exactly within the predefined color lines: a one-arm ...