Tag: NPX

VCDX – Throwing Bones

In movies about courtroom dramas, you will commonly hear objections from the prosecution or the defence to the judge about leading the witness. That is, the witness has to think and speak independently without live coaching or prompting. The panel-based defences for VCDX, CCAr and NPX have the same premise.

VCDX – Journey to Triple VCDX (with NPX)

This was a multi-stage journey I started in September 2012 with the VMware vSphere 5 ICM course and the subsequent VCP/VCAP exams for VCDX-DCV. Part of that expedition was to provide a roadmap to VCDX, which resulted in the VCDX Deep-Dive series. We all have opinions on what works and

NPX – Advice to Candidates

I am at Nutanix .NEXT 2016 and I have just finished 4 days of attending the Nutanix NPX Workshops and NPX Design Reviews as a Trainee Examiner.  I have certainly learned a lot from sitting on the other side of the room and I can say that being an examiner

The Process of Mastery

When learning something completely new, whether it be a skill or technology, there are a specific sequence of steps that I always follow.  This is a technology focused post, but you can use this process for the mastery of any skill.

NPX – Solution Design Presentation

The NPX Design Review (NDR) has a 90 minute “Solution Design Presentation” where the NPX candidate presents their design submission to the examiners.  This post is an enhancement of the presentation strategy I developed for VCDX and customised for NPX.

NPX – The Journey to Number 8

VCDX and NPX sound great (how can so few letters be so difficult to achieve?), but it is very, very hard work with many hours of effort and stress, including juggling a day-job that bleeds into your personal life.  I have to profoundly thank my wife and children for putting

NPX – Controller VM Sizing

The Nutanix Controller VM has some sizing guidelines that are published in the official documentation, but the majority of the sizing logic is embedded within Foundation (and Phoenix) which is applied during the node deployment process. As a customer you can ignore this under the guise of “invisible infrastructure”, but

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