Are public clouds really that expensive?

Introduction When i’m talking to my customers about IT platforms or “the cloud”, I always hear them say that “the public cloud is too expensive”. If that should be true, why is it then that everyone is still thinking about it? And question yourself why do a lot of customers still move towards a public cloud? My thoughts about this subject are that you (with … Lees verder Are public clouds really that expensive?

5V0-31.19 – VMConAWS Management exam 2019: detailed study guide

Introduction VMware is moving the focus toward the public- and the hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Service (VMConAWS) is one of their Cloud Service pillars and it delivers a fully managed vSphere SDDC experience completely build on top of AWS public cloud services. An ideal platform for customers who don’t want to be bothered by the underlying datacenter infrastructure. even without any technical … Lees verder 5V0-31.19 – VMConAWS Management exam 2019: detailed study guide

Sharing my first NLVMUG presentation experience

For those who attended my presentation at the NLVMUG UserCon 2019 in “De Postkamer”, THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING. But you, as an attendee, only saw the 20 minute presentation. For me it’s another story and this blog is about sharing my journey. A quick introduction to VMUG For those who are not familiar with the VMUG: shame on you! But let me quickly introduce you … Lees verder Sharing my first NLVMUG presentation experience

VMworld 2018 Europe – Barcelona

Today (5 November 2018) the VMworld 2018 Europe is held again in Barcelona, were it’s being held a quite some years now. And with success: this year there are 12000 attendees and it’s the year that VMware exist for 20 years. Below I describe the keynote topics: VMware embraces superpowers changing the way we live The message which VMware is sending (in sence) is the following: … Lees verder VMworld 2018 Europe – Barcelona

Designing a NSX Security framework

As described in my previous blog, implementing micro-segmentation can have a operational burden on the network/security teams who must manage the environment. There are multiple ways to organize the NSX firewall rulebase leveraging the NSX Distributed Firewall (DWF), to enable micro-segmentation. One of the methods is using a (non-official) security framework. The NSX Security Framework provides a predefined security offensive, which can be used as … Lees verder Designing a NSX Security framework

Automating Cisco ACI with PowerCLI (Part II)

In part I of the blog I’ve outlined the basic principles of how to connect PowerCli to an Cisco ACI environment, In this blog I will describe how to create ACI-functions that behave exactly the same as PowerShell Cmdlets. PowerShell basics PowerShell Cmdlets let you do things (get, add, new, remove items) and the output of that cmdlet can be used as an input for a … Lees verder Automating Cisco ACI with PowerCLI (Part II)

My VCIX6-DCV experience

Recently a passed my VCAP6-DCV deployment exam, which (due my VCAP5 DCD/DCA certification) resulted me with a VCIX6-DCV certification! Which I’m very proud of! I want you to tell about my certification-journey: Introduction I’ve got about 4 years experience in architecting VMware environments and have more than 9 years of experience with VMware products (starting from ESX 3). I was late with achieving VMware certifications: … Lees verder My VCIX6-DCV experience

Goodbye good old vSphere c# client RIP

VMware has officially announced that the good old vSphere (c#) client will not be available in the next version of vSphere. I must say: when the vSphere WebClient was announced, the first version were a hell to work with. This was primarily because of the bad performance of the Webclient. But with the current versions of the WebClient, that isn’t a pain in the ass … Lees verder Goodbye good old vSphere c# client RIP

Greenfield implementation issues with Cisco UCS Central

When using multiple Cisco UCS Management domains, the usage of Cisco UCS Central is recommended for centralized management. With greenfield implementations this could be a daunting task, because Cisco UCS Central is the starting point (no other datacenter infrastructure components are available yet). You have to create a temporarily environment where the Cisco UCS Central virtual appliance can be deployed on your soon-to-be-managed-by-UCS-Central UCS Management … Lees verder Greenfield implementation issues with Cisco UCS Central

VMware is deprecating 3th party vSwitches!

Last weekend VMware announced it will remove the API’s for 3th party vSwitches (like Cisco Nexus 1000v and Cisco Application Virtual Switch) with vSphere 6.5 update 2! There were rumours for years, but now VMware  has finally set concrete steps, by announcing it will remove the API’s for 3th party switches. VMware will push customers to the VMware Distributed vSwitch (DVS) or the VMware NSX … Lees verder VMware is deprecating 3th party vSwitches!