Author: vcdx133

NPX#8, Triple VCDX#133, Chief Architect & Strategist

VCDX – Exam Techniques

Everyone who submits for VCDX must have the associated Professional and Advanced VMware exams for that track completed as part of the prerequisites for each VCDX track. This post covers the mind-set and techniques for taking exams of Associate, Professional and Advanced-level certifications in general.

vRA Design Considerations

This is the VMware vRealize Automation Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that Gregg Robertson, VCDX#205, Andrea Siviero, VCDX#240 and myself needed to answer for our VMware vRealize Automation architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable.

Career Certification Strategy

Recently, I have been having many conversations about the value of advanced and expert-level certifications and what you should focus on as an IT professional in the SDDC space. This got me thinking about how I would distill this into a general strategy that a fresh graduate could use to

Nutanix Software-Only Offering

Nutanix has been speaking publicly about their Software-Only offering for a while, but it was never formally announced. Today we had the NTC briefing for this offering, so here is the  breakdown.

Cisco UCS Configuration Guide – Part 8 – ESXi Driver Upgrade

This is part 8 of the Cisco UCS Configuration Guide, covering the upgrade of the Cisco UCS ESXi drivers using the vSphere Update Manager (vUM).

VMware NSX-v 6.4 Released

VMware has released version 6.4.0 of NSX for vSphere. The information below is straight from the release notes. A lot of new goodness has been added around DFW services and I was pleased to note that the NSX UI plugin for the HTML5 vSphere Client is included. Another interesting feature

The Enterprise Cloud Bell Curve

This set of questions comes up a lot in conversations with my customers, “What should my Enterprise Cloud look like? Should I stick with Private Cloud, should I go Hybrid Cloud or put everything into the Public Cloud? Which Public Cloud provider is the best?” It is a confusing time

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