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Tagged With: VMWare

NSX for vSphere 6.3 and NSX-T 1.1 Released

VMware NSX for vSphere 6.3 has been released today and with it comes a host of new bells and whistles: vSphere 6.5 Support VMware Integrated Containers Support Centralised dashboard for Services and Operations Faster Upgrades Future NSX Manager upgrades will no longer require a reboot. VMware claim this will mean upgrades are 5 times quicker. … Continue reading »

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My VCAP6-NV Deploy Experience

The VCAP6-NV Deploy exam is very similar to the original VCIX-NV and from a casual review of the blueprint the only major item added has been multi-site NSX. The main ‘spoiler’ I can give for the exam is that of all the blueprint items there were roughly 3-4 small items that weren’t asked. In the … Continue reading »

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My VCAP6-DCV Deploy Experience

I’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of VMware VCAP exams this month. The first of which was the VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam (the old DCA) in New Horizons in Dublin city center. A three hour experience that is only for those admins who enjoy pain and suffering the challenge of fixing very broken vSphere environments. The lab itself was well … Continue reading »

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VMware NSX vExpert 2016

On Friday I got the good news that I made it onto the VMware vExpert NSX program for 2016. This particular program is for current vExperts who have a passion for NSX to gain insight into what is coming down the pipeline and help provide feedback where possible on the product. Currently there are over 1300 … Continue reading »

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My VCAP6-CMA Design (Beta) Experience

I recent sat the VCAP6-CMA Design beta and thought it might be worth writing up a few words on the experience. The beta is under NDA so please don’t expect a brain dump here, I enjoy sitting certification exams and I have no interest in getting barred from sitting others just to have a few … Continue reading »

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NSX Guest Introspection & Data Security – Simple DLP

This week has been pretty heavy on demonstrating NSX and its various security capabilities. One of capabilities that is the slightly ignored is the inbuilt DLP capabilities for finding private data such as credit card numbers, SWIFT codes, VAT numbers, driving licence ID numbers etc on deployed VMs. Usually most conversations around NSX are about Microsegmentation and … Continue reading »

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My VCIX-NV Exam Experience

Last week I sat the new VCIX-NV exam from VMware which is based all around NSX 6.0 for vSphere. The exam itself is just like a VCAP-DCA/CIA type exam with a real live lab and having to conduct various tasks relating to what I would consider BAU operational tasks and proper deep-dive networking troubleshooting questions. … Continue reading »

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My VCP-NV Experience

As most VMware Pros will have heard the VCP-NV (Network Virtualisation) exam is out and is primarily all about NSX. Since the announcement I’ve been doing some reading up on it and took a hands on lab to get a better understanding about how it all works. Today I sat the exam and thankfully had done … Continue reading »

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My VCAP5-DCA Experience

Last month I sat the VCAP-CIA exam which I previously blogged about. This month it was the Datacenter track which took centre stage with the VMWare Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam. Again I took the exam in the only exam centre in Dublin, Sure Skills and spent the next 3.5hrs in a fierce battle … Continue reading »

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My VCAP-CIA Experiance

I’ve been spending the last two months getting my certifications up to date as my old VCP 3 fell out of date when formal support finished for it earlier in the year. I’ve been working with VMWare’s ESX/vSphere stack since 2007 so my motivation was to make sure I wasn’t going to miss out on … Continue reading »

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