VMware Advanced Certifications – Good, but must try harder

Although estimates are only approximate, it seems the numbers of advanced level certified engineers for Cisco and Microsoft are vastly greater than for VMware. More than 41,000 Cisco users have obtained CCIE status, those with VMware advanced qualifications don’t even reach 25% of that. I’m not even going to mention MCSE. I’m just blogging ideas here, feel free to [...]

Why attend a vmug event

This is one of mankind's oldest riddles, it comes from ancient Mesopotamia probably around 3000 years ago. There is a house. One enters it blind and comes out seeing. What is it? The answer is at the bottom of the page While many companies are cutting back on training budgets, giving employees a few hours off [...]

VMworld Sessions – Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – Routing Protocol and Topology

This third section follows Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere - NSX Components, vCenter Topology, Connectivity Considerations and Edge Cluster Design   Routing Protocol and Topology Enterprise vs Datacenter Routing Don’t run multiple protocols Multi-tenancy indicates use of BPG Physical Core and Aggregation routing should be handled by the Enterprise team responsible for [...]

VMworld Sessions – Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – Edge Cluster Design

Following on from Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere - NSX Components, vCenter Topology, Connectivity Considerations This post covers reference architecture for NSX Edge clusters   NSX Edge Cluster Design Design considerations for Edge Cluster Design Establish the type of resources required for the edges: Load Balancers, VPN, dLR Control VM What is [...]

VMworld Sessions – Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere – NSX Components, vCenter Topology, Connectivity Considerations

Nimish Desai, Senior Technical Product Manager at VMware, network guy, the face behind the Reference Design for SDDC with NSX and vSphere. This blog covers Part one of the two VMworld advanced technical sessions, focused on establishing a reference architecture, reviewing use case and best practices for NSX architecture. I have divided Part 1 into three sections to [...]

VMworld Sessions – Practical NSX Distributed Firewall Policy Creation

Ron Fuller, double CCIE, co-author of NSX Fundamentals Live Lessons and NSX Essentials book, dives into one really powerful aspect of NSX, the distributed firewall and how policies can be created. The separation of network traffic has been fundamental to security compliance, for years we have been achieving this primarily through vlans and portgroups, switching [...]