My Journey to VCIX6-DCV

In this post I will share my journey to achieving the VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCIX 6 – DCV) achievement this year with the methods that I used, in the hopes that others will be able to replicate my results. The VCIX is an achievement earned by passing both advanced…

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Intro to the Cloud Management Platform (CMP) Landscape

Is your organization looking to get into hybrid cloud, but stuck at which Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) they should be evaluating? Are you looking for a basic intro to the CMP product space? As a consultant, my customers are constantly asking me which CMP products are out there, which are the leaders, and which is…

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Someone left keys in the front door…

Hi my name is Greg Madro and I am here because someone thought it would be a good idea that I share my innermost thoughts with the world (cough Jeremiah Megie). Clearly Jeremiah never actually listened to me when we worked together or he thought this would be a fun social experiment. Nonetheless I thank…

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Nutanix AHV and CVM Networking Quick Start

This document will help separate the 10Gb interfaces from the 1Gb interfaces onto different bridges. Sometimes this is requested to isolate VM traffic to just the 1Gb interfaces leaving just the Hypervisor and CVM traffic to the 10Gb network. Also, we will add each Hypervisor host and Controller Virtual Machine to VLAN 200. (Note, and…

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Start using NSX in your vRA Blueprints!

This is a quick guide to show you how to connect your vRA 7+ environment with your NSX 6.2+ environment.  It assumes you already have vRA and NSX fully installed, and now you just need to connect the two together so that you can start using the Network & Security constructs in your vRA blueprints.  

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