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It’s that time of year again…VMworld US! While the conference officially kicks off on Monday…that doesn’t mean that there’s not plenty to do to get you in full VMworld mode for the week. First off….for me it was time to take care of some business first. I’ve been studying for my VCP6-CMA for some months now. I scheduled my exam for Sunday so that whether it was win, lose, or draw (not sure how that could happen yet) I’d have the exam out of the way and not have it looming over me for the entire week. Well I’m happy that I got it out of the way and with good results! Read Full Article

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About a year and a half ago, I really became interested in VMware NSX. What made NSX so interesting to me was that it touched two aspects of technology that I really have a passion for…virtualization and networking. I remember when I was first introduced to NSX. I thought to myself….”its a neat concept….but I can’t see having my network in software”. But the more I began to explore use cases for NSX, and realizing that 95% of the data center that I worked in was virtualized, it really made more sense. This lead me to dive even deeper into learning NSX. At the time, I didn’t have a homelab so I made good use of the VMware HOLs to play with NSX to further my learning. Using the VMware HOLs, I was able to get some good time at the “steering wheel” working with NSX and it helped me in my studies for my VCP6-NV. I was able to achieve that goal last year at VMworld US. Working more with NSX has made me want to share my thoughts, “how-tos”, and opinions about it and ultimately give back to the vCommunity. That “giving back” has in turn helped me to deepen my knowledge on NSX and other VMware products. That is why I am pleasantly surprised and honored to be awarded with vExpert NSX status for 2017.  Read Full Article