Browsing Posts published in June, 2013

Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve got the opportunity to take the VCAP5-DTD exam during the beta period (at the beginning of this year). After a really long period (common in the VMware beta exams, but this time more long that usual), on May 16 I’ve received an email with this sentence: Thank you for taking the VCAP-DTD Beta Exam. We are pleased to inform you that you passed! Congratulations! I’ve not receive yet the score report (was sent by snail mail), but does not matter too much… I’ve pass this exam, that wasn’t so easy.

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMTurbo has announced the new release of Operarion Manager, now in v4.0 with new foundational features and a modular approach to controlling all layers of the virtualized data center via extensions. Operations Manager already can find how your resouces are used and improve their utilization, for example there is an interesting whitepaper on how you can reduce your infrastructure costs in a VMWare vCloud Director infrastructure. This tool provide a smarter way to control your cloud and virtualized environments, and now with the new editions and the modular approach it adds new interesting features.

Reading Time: 2 minutes As you know the EMEA edition of #vBrownbag has started and it has covered the VCP on the Cloud and the EUC (or DT) path and some VCAP (for more information, see the full list of certification paths and my session at the #vBrownbag at VMworld). The next scheduled session is dedicated at VCAP5-CIA certification (the admin part of the cloud path) with an introduction and the analysis of section 1 of the official blueprint:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing, platform, virtualization, middleware, storage, and systems management technologies. The Summit and JBoss World 2013 edition will be on June 11 – 14, 2013 at the Hynes Center in Boston.

Reading Time: 2 minutes IBM Edge is the IBM’s premier Storage and Optimized IT Solutions event. The IBM Edge 2013 edition will be held June 10-14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (at Mandalay Bay Resort) and will will bring together over 3500 IT professionals from all industries to sharpen expertise, discover new innovations, and learn industry best practices for managing storage growth, accelerating cloud deployments, unlocking the insights from big data, and securing critical information and processes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The VCAP-CIA is the administration VCAP related exam for the VMware Cloud certification path. Was released some months ago (after the common beta period) and is the second type “admin role based” exam (after the VCAP-DCA one). Considering how is recent and new there are only few info about it: some exam experiences (mostly in the beta period), the confirmation that is based on vCloud Director 5.1 and of course the official page and documentation (including the blueprint). There is also a CIA LinkedIn Group to discuss your study plans. Strange but there isn’t yet […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes Build a vCloud lab is interesting to increase your skill and knowledge, make some test and of course preparing for the VCAP-CIA exam. If you build on a ESXi nested environment you will not have too much problem (except with old hardware that may not support complete ESXi nesting with vSphere 5.1). With a VMware Workstation environment (of course with enough memory and resources) could be more fun and portable. But could be more difficult if you plan to use vCloud Director virtual appliance.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some of the interesting aspects of the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) are the simplicity in the distribution, the power in the portability, the platform independence (although is not completely platform agnostic) and the ability to add additional metadata used for the configuration or simple to give more information about the OVF package. It’s also an open standard, proposed and submitted to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) in September 2007 by VMware, Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft and XenSource.

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a previous post (Approaching the SMB segment), I’ve already considered some solutions and approaches for SMB. Public cloud (especially in a SaaS form) could be an interesting way in several scenarios. The interesting aspects is that there are several services also for free, valuable both for personal use, but also for SMB (mainly for small-sized companies).

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: E2EVC Virtualisation Conference – Copenhagen (May 31 – Apr 2) Information Infrastructure Conference – London (Jun, 6) TechEd Europe – Madrid (Jun, 25-28) Cloud World Forum – London (Jun, 26-27)

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