VCIX-NV Exam Recap

Today I took the VCIX-NV exam (VCXN610) and failed with a score of 277/500 (pass mark is 300).  Really enjoyed the exam, NSX-v is such a cool piece of technology, it is fun to build stuff with the “swiss-army knife” of data center networking.  I will retake the exam in two weeks.  Update: 3 June 2015, passed today with 324/500.  Lab latency was particularly bad this time.

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VMworld 2014 US – Closing Comments

This was my first time at VMworld US and I was impressed with the level of planning and attention to detail.  The highlights of the conference where:

  • vCommunity Hang SpacevBrownbag TechTalks, VMware Community and Blogger’s area, VMware Foundation “Give Back” event
  • Hands On Labs – 10,000 labs were taken this year.  They just get better and better.
  • Sessions – lot of cool content was presented this year.
  • Thursday’s General Session was very interesting and informative.
  • Announcements about EVO:RAIL and Open Stack support within vSphere.
  • Solutions Exchange – loads of new technology out there.
  • TAM Day was fantastic.

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