Thoughts of the CCNA Exam–How to get Prepped

“This aint’ your Daddy’s Oldsmobile” The CCNA Exam is much more difficult than the VMware VCP Certification.  There are a number of reasons why this is the case.  Mainly the format of the exam goes against the way that I’ve studied for other tests.  The content is also very broad for an ‘entry level’ certification. …

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Two Garbage Cans are Better Than One – .NET

— The vTrooper Report — I was asked a question about a specific use case where a second vCPU should be added to a VM in a Virtualized environment. Generally its an easy answer; If the server can execute multiple threads and really uses the second vCPU for that other tread then it’s probably OK…

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EMC World 2010 – Simplicity and Efficiency

There are plenty of announcements to talk about from the second half of Day 1 and Day 2 of EMCWorld.  Keynotes from Pat Gelsinger, Brian Gallagher,and Rich Napolitano all brought the “Why, What, and How” the datacenter will change over the next year.  With the quick reference to VPLEX by Joe Tucci in the morning…

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EMC World 2010 – Journey to the Private Cloud

— vTrooper Report — from EMC World My self-imposed gag order has been lifted since my arrival to EMC. I’m ready to share some of the great news from EMC World 2010.  Stay tuned for all the announcements in detail but for now: It’s my first time at EMC World.  I’m an infrastructure guy at…

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Capacity Conundrum Part Deux

  – The vTrooper Report –   This is a continuation of the Capacity Conundrum, if you missed the first part start here. $ per Compute VM So let’s cut to the chase.  In the case of the compute tiles of our Quad we have a price per vCPU and $ per GB of RAM…

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Capacity Conundrum Part 1

  –The vTrooper Report –   In an effort to gel up an internal billing and allocation model (GaaS – Goughing as a Service) I’ve been struggling with the concept of cost per vm.  I was asking a simple question in the twittersphere about that idea and it turned into a discussion and well…got out…

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