VCDX

[VCDX Journey] Progress report

Today I want to share an update about my VCDX journey. In the past weeks I have intensified my efforts towards the goal of achieving the VCDX-DCV certification. Because I know myself to work best under pressure I set myself the next possible deadline: submission date on september 28th 2018. The defense would then be held mid december (assuming...

[VMware] HA Admission Control Cluster Resource Percentage Misconception

Today I was working on my VCDX design and came across HA admission control. With VMware vSphere 6.5 a new feature introduced was "Cluster resource percentage". This setting would allow you to choose a number of host failures to tolerate and vSphere would then go ahead and calculate the percentage of that resource reservation. Easy, right? Not really, if...

[vSAN] Setting up a greenfield vSAN cluster on 6.5 Update 1

Recently I had the pleasure of doing a vSAN project for one of our customers. The project scale was very small but nonetheless very interesting. The project scope was: 4 HPE ProLiant DL 380 Gen9 Servers Each had 6 SSDs (2x Cache @ 400 GB, 4x Capacity @ 1.92 TB) 1 vCenter Server Appliance Migration of VMs from existing environment (vSphere 5.5 on Gen6...

[VMware] Starting the journey towards VCDX DCV

I always wanted to prove the skills that I obtained working for a IT service provider over the last two years. At the end of last year I achieved the status of VCIX DCV (VMware Certified Implementation Expert - Datacenter Virtualization). So what's next? Why, VCDX of course. At the time of this writing there are only 257 people...