VCDX Part 5 – Planning Pre-and Post Submission

By | November 29, 2017

Planning – Pre-and Post Submission Below are few tips around strategy and planning from my preparation. There are many effective ways to tackle any problem or project, however being organised, knowing how to prioritise and forming a strong plan of action, is vital in this process. Work the Plan With the countdown to the submission deadline (1 month… Read More »

VCDX Part 4 – Staying Focused & Motivated

By | October 31, 2017

Staying Focused \ Motivated I’ve somewhat delayed this post as I wasn’t sure whether being motivated or focused should come into question, however I’ve see a few Tweets around this subject and how other peeps have driven themselves to a goal such as VCDX using various techniques. This post is slightly different from most of the usual VCDX… Read More »

VCDX Part 3 – Risk Management

By | October 31, 2017

Risk Management Risks analysis is a critical aspect of any project, but as you walk through the VCDX journey you shouldn’t be surprised to see risk analysis more in-depth and thorough than a handful of risks defined in a basic table, to a complete list populated from almost every design decision, presented within a comprehensive table. After all,… Read More »

VCDX Part 2 – Building your Design

By | October 31, 2017

Building your Design How do you start? There is plenty of advice available already on selecting a design and what makes a good design, but essentially a real-world design with customer inputs for requirements and justification, will help tremendously in being successful. In terms of putting a design together, the architecture document, I had a few challenges and… Read More »

VCDX Part 1 – Where do I Start?

By | October 27, 2017

This VCDX Nuggets series will serve as my opportunity to giveback to the online VMware community that helped me to achieve the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX).  There are numerous active members of the community that can be found via Google or social media such as Twitter, that have provided different resources over time around the VCDX certification. … Read More »

vSphere 6 – Consolidation & Migration

By | January 13, 2017

Scope This particular customer wanted to move away from Windows vCenter 5.5 and migrate to vCenter 6.0 using the appliance.  This seems fairly straight forward, but the existing implementation\configuration and customer requirements started to muddy the water. Basically to meet future requirements, architectural changes are needed here to transition to external Platform Services Controllers. Note: To help you decide… Read More »

New Challenge – Touchdown at VMware

By | February 4, 2016

In May 2012, I made a conscious decision to identify a route to elevating my career.  I decided to jump into the deep end and transitioned into consulting from a pure infrastructure (VMware customer) background. Xtravirt Limited (VMware Enterprise Partner) afforded me that opportunity to enhance my career, which I’m extremely grateful for.  The folks I’ve worked with are incredibly… Read More »

VMworld 2015 – SDDC6254 – The Best SDDC

By | December 9, 2015

Management – vRealize Suite Networking – NSX Storage – Virtual SAN Compute – vSphere Infrastructure is delivered as a service, and control of data center is entirely automated by software.  Ideal for private, hybrid & public clouds Accelerate speed of IT using Virtualization & Automated DC operations = Capex\Opex reduction Mobile Workforce for business – Secure, faster delivery… Read More »