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VCAP-DCV Deploy 7.0 experience

VCAP-DCV Deploy 7.0 experience

Today I sat the aforementioned exam: I did that fairly unprepared, hoping (maybe against hope) to pass based on (quite a lot of) experience in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting environments. I did check the Exam Guide: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/certification/vmware-advanced-deploy-exam-guide.pdf and took a look at some of the preparation sites: https://vmexplorer.com/2022/04/04/how-i-passed-vcap-dcv-deploy-2022-deploy-notes-and-thoughts/ https://michaelstoica.com/vcap-dcv-deploy-2021-exam-experience/ https://vcloudvision.com/2021/12/16/preparing-for-the-vcap-dcv-deploy-2021-exam/ and I especially liked Graham’s Exam Simulator: https://virtualg.uk/vcap-dcv-deploy-2020-exam-simulator-free/ although that is related to version 6. I didn’t do all the tasks in the Exam Simulator (I did none ;)), but…

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Upgrade Failed NSX-T Edge Nodes (1G hugepage support required)

Upgrade Failed NSX-T Edge Nodes (1G hugepage support required)

When upgrading my home lab to NSX-T 3.2.0.0 in December, I ran into an issue, where I got an error message: At that moment (3.2 was júst released) I took a look at some support articles (the benefit of being a VMware employee) and saw that I was not the only one having this issue. Shortly after encountering this, I saw that 3.2.0.0 was pulled as a method to do an upgrade (and was only available as a greenfield installation)…

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Change ahead…

Change ahead…

Well, if you are working in or close to IT, this is a sentence you come across every now and then and usually, it means that the person writing it, is changing jobs. The same applies to me and this post. After working at PQR for a little over five years I am joining “the mothership” VMware as of March 1st. At VMware I will be working as a Technical Account Manager – Multi-Cloud, which means I will be helping…

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5,5 months down, 20K gone (a non-technical, personal experience)

5,5 months down, 20K gone (a non-technical, personal experience)

Okay, that deserves some explanation. It has nothing to do with the economic crisis, nor with Corona, it is a personal experience that I wanted to share because hopefully, someone can benefit from it, as I have benefitted from it until now. The 5,5 months I am referring to is the time that I have been practicing Intermittent Fasting (IF). This is a method where you are “allowed” to eat (and drink) during certain times and at other times you…

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VMworld 2018 – First Keynote – Live Blog

VMworld 2018 – First Keynote – Live Blog

So, this is VMworld 2018 and allthough it is just starting today for the Keynote and a lot of sessions, we have already done a lot. This blog will cover the general session, but also a smal recap of the day before. Yesterday we started of early with an NSX Executive Breakfast. In a small session, with some nice food, we were informed of all things Virtual Cloud Network. On stage were: – Chris Hill ( from the PSO organization)…

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vNS – vMA TechCon

vNS – vMA TechCon

Na het succes van de vEUC TechCon, ontstond het idee om een vergelijkbaar evenement te houden over “Networking & Security” én over “Management & Automation” op het gebied van de VMware portfolio. Een aantal collega’s van vooraanstaande partners op deze gebieden is dan ook, in samenwerking met VMware gestart met de organisatie van twee technische conferenties om deze onderwerpen te belichten. En zodoende houden we op 25 september een vNS TechCon en op 26 september een vMA TechCon. Beide evenementen…

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PQR is VMware EMEA and Global Solution Provider Partner of the Year!

PQR is VMware EMEA and Global Solution Provider Partner of the Year!

Okay, so normally this is a place for private contemplation and technical content, but the news that PQR has been awarded the EMEA ánd Global Solution Provider of the Year award by VMware, is something I would like to share as well. About two weeks ago, my colleague Viktor van den Berg (www.viktorious.nl) was present at the VMware Partner Leadership Summit in Arizona and accepted the awards on behalf of PQR: The awards were given to PQR for our company…

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Updating My SDDC on Ravello to vSphere and vSAN 6.7

Updating My SDDC on Ravello to vSphere and vSAN 6.7

So after the availability of NSX 6.4.1, with support for vSphere 6.7, it was time to update my Ravello lab to the latest versions. Last Friday I updated NSX, through the use of the Upgrade Manager (blog can be found here: Update of NSX). In the late afternoon, early evening, I thought let’s update the rest to version 6.7. The update of vCenter was pretty straightforward, as might be expected, because VMware has taken a lot of effort in making this…

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Woke up very early this morning… (and updated my lab)

Woke up very early this morning… (and updated my lab)

This morning, I woke a little early, because of the heat, so I went to my home office in the attick, and immediately saw the news I was waiting for, for some time, NSX 6.4.1 was released. Thanks to Martijn Smit, I could read all about it at http://lostdomain.org/2018/05/25/nsx-v-6-4-1-released-html5-vsphere-6-7-support-more/. So now, “finally”, the version of NSX that supports vSphere 6.7 has arrived, which means, time to update the lab. The benefit of waking early, so to say ;). The update process…

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