Yesterday I finished watching the excellent Pluralsight “Designing VMware Infrastructure” course by Scott Lowe. I had taken a lot of notes on Google Docs while watching this course and I now wanted to push these private notes to my Kindle for offline studying. Problem was that I had added several
Notes and Acknowledgements: This is a document that I have created for the purpose of helping myself in preparing the VCAP-DCD exam, hopefully it will be helpful to others. A big Thank You goes to Pietro Piutti and Andrea Mauro for reviewing this document, giving their time, and for providing feedback
Here are three links to articles/blogs/KB entries you shouldn’t let escape you today: VMware Security Blog: VMware products and the Heartbleed OpenSSL issue, CVE-2014-0160 – Thanks to Manish Patel for bringing this along Veeam to offer advanced data protection with NetApp – comprehensive blog post by Luca Dell’Oca – Thanks to Francesco
Yesterday on Monday, April 7th 2014 I had the honor to participate in the VCAP/VCDX Bootcamp organized by John Arrasjid (VCDX-001) and Mostafa Khalil (VCDX-002). The bootcamp took place in Milano, Italy, at VMware HQ. We were about 30+ people, at least half of them from VMUGIT (The Italian VMUG),
When I started writing this post I thought it would be time to write the mandatory “Thank you for being a vExpert this year post” with all the mandatory acknowledgements. This year, while I was of course glad to receive the vExpert accolade, it wasn’t with the same kind of excitement
As VMware VSAN goes GA (General Availability), VMware released today vSphere 5.5 Update 1. The update is downloadable here (don’t try it with Siri!) and contains the following noteworthy changes/improvements: VSAN GA code (no longer a beta) vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) vSphere Client Plug-in Official support for vCenter Server on Windows
Since there seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about the VCP recertification process, I’ve put together the following flowchart during my spare time, hoping it will help clarify the whole thing. This document is not endorsed by VMware, therefore be sure to read the official recertification policy from VMware.
Effective today (March 10th, 2014), VMware instated a recertification policy for the VCP (VMware Certified Professional) certification. The VCP certification will now have a 2 year validity (it used to be a “for life” certification). You need to check your transcript on VMware MyLearn to check the validity of your
One of the biggest challenges in life is to cut the procrastination and get things done. In a connected world this get harder as helpful family and friends keep posting all kind of stuff going from cats slapping dogs, ridiculously funny stuff, photos of beautiful places, interesting articles and so on.
Today I’ve had the opportunity to comment on Enrico Signoretti‘s blog post about Cisco’s storage strategy and their new UCS Invicta (Whiptail) solution. In his blog post, Enrico expresses a very similar opinion as the one I hold on Cisco strategy, what I read earlier this week on El Reg
Hey guys, I’m back after a 6 months long hiatus. Lots of work, illness, stuff to sort out, well it’s been a bumpy ride but thankfully there have been some successes, too. Today I want to kind of share some experiences I’ve had with customers and storage solutions here in
I’m very proud to announce that a tweet-sized vSphere design consideration I submitted in the beginning of June 2013 was deemed relevant and will be published in a pocket book titled “Tweet-sized vSphere Design Considerations”. This project was announced by Frank Denneman on his blog in June and about 400
Welcome back to the vTalk interviews! This week’s vTalk session is dedicated to Pietro Piutti (@stingray92), an italian virtualization professional who is very active in the VMware Community (and not only!). Hello Pietro, before I begin with the questions, could you introduce yourself?
Hello all, so first of all apologies if someone has already come with the vTalk name, I’m not very original today and that’s the only thing which came to my mind 🙂 I would like to interview prominent members of the VMware Community worldwide, and due to geographic vicinity I
Yesterday, VMware announced the availability of a new product, VMware vCenter Log Insight. If browsing through various ESXi and vCenter logs was turning into a nightmare for you, this will most likely ease up your work. vCenter Log Insight comes from the acquisition by VMware last year of a company called