I believe every goal needs to have a logical conclusion, the end result doesn’t matter you win some you loose some.The importance of pursuing a goal till it reaches a logical conclusion is paramount. In my 11 years of IT career I have spent mor ....
Today I sat for the VCAP5 DCD exam and upgraded my VCAP4 DCD to VCAP5. The VDCD510 exam contains 100 questions. The total time for this exam is 225 minutes. Candidates who take the VDCD510 exam in a country where English is not a primary langu ....
Today I wrote my VCP-IaaS exam to become VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud). I studied for this exam for over a week and utilized the Diwali Holiday in India which was relatively less busy period for me as most of the people we ....
In continuation to my post on the VCAP DCA , I also wanted to share my experience with the VCAP DCD exams. I took this exam on 29th June 12 , which is almost 6 months gap from my VCAP DCA exam. This exam is much tougher than the VCAP DCA in my opinio ....
On my journey towards the VCDX the ultimate destination for all the Virtualization fanatics , I had to start with the VCAP DCA exam. I have been working in virtualization field for a long time and already had my VCP 4 which was a prerequisite for the ....
This post has been pending for some time , I sat for my VCAP DTD exam on 23rd September. I wanted to share my exam experience and preparation tips for any body preparing for this exam. I was first scheduled for this exam on 17th July however I was l ....
Today I got my VCAP5 DCA results , I was really happy to see the scorecard with a Pass and Congratulations. “Congratulations on passing the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration exam! You will receive an email ....
The VCAP5 DCA exams are now available from VMware and like many others I also have started my preparation for the exam. I am in the initial phase of the exam and started with the exam blueprint and the objectives. I have decided to add the content to my Blog so that it can help others preparing for the exam , I have started with the exam objectives one by one in this phase I am compiling collateral and also preparing list of things to focus on. To share with others I have created a separate page on my blog now which is dedicated to VCAP5 DCA St ....
Aah, it’s the exam season again for me. I have worked on VDI design and deployments in past, currently I am associated with one of my customer for a long term VDI project. So it made sense for me as a professional to check the Desktop track of cert ....
I believe every goal needs to have a logical conclusion, the end result doesn’t matter you win some you loose some.The importance of pursuing a goal till it reaches a logical conclusion is paramount. In my 11 years of IT career I have spent more than 8 years in the field of Virtualization and yes I am passionate about this technology and how it has shaped a new era in IT.
To me the journey to become VCDX have been such a goal , now it has reached a logical conclusion and I am VCDX#124. My journey started soon after VMware officially announced the VCDX certification more than 4 years back , I was working in VMware R&D at that point of time. Having passed all the VCP exams which released by that time (VCP 2/3/4), I was looking for a new challenge and VCDX was one of them. So More >
This post has been pending for some time , I sat for my VCAP DTD exam on 23rd September. I wanted to share my exam experience and preparation tips for any body preparing for this exam.
I was first scheduled for this exam on 17th July however I was late to appear in the exam and the exam was cancelled due to no show , the reason for no show was late night arrival from an official trip to Goa I think that’s enough hint. I again scheduled the exam and got a time slot in September from Pearson , scheduling for VCAP exams are very difficult in Bangalore and we don’t get immediate exam slots.
This was my 5th VCAP exam having passed VCAP 4/5 DCA and VCAP 4/5 DCD in past , I knew what I am upto , anybody who have given these exams More >
Today VMware announced GA of the much awaited log insight product called as vCenter Log Insight 1.0. As per the overview page for the product.
“VMware vCenter™ Log Insight™ delivers automated log management through log analytics, aggregation and search, extending VMware’s leadership in analytics to log data. With an integrated cloud operations management approach, it provides the operational intelligence and enterprise-wide visibility needed to proactively enable service levels and operational efficiency in dynamic hybrid cloud environments.”
VMware Vcenter Log Insight extends the power of analytics driven management to any Syslog data source across all tenants of the SDDC.
- Collect, analyze and search all types of log data in one place.
- Deploy the virtual appliance and be productive in minutes with an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface. There is no need to learn a new query language to get started.
- Get more out of your VMware environment with
Have you ever been engaged into conversations with CXOs specially the CIOs or the IT decision makers ? If yes then you would understand the context of my writing. Many times we go into an organization with a sales strategy , with a bit of research on what there business are , what is there IT focus (hypothetically). However with our enthusiasm and in a hurry to sale our technology vision and products we start telling them (IT Folks) what there TOP business needs are and the IT should work according to there business needs. IT should become self sustaining and blah blah blah ….
The fact that IT is about business and that IT executives should be adept in business matters has been written and talked about a gazillion times by everyone who even remotely has anything to do with IT on this planet. Some times we go More >
In one of my recent VDI projects I was working with Symantec Endpoint Protection as the choice of AV solution. When I started working on the project I was not able to find much information on the exact steps required for me to design and implement a Horizon View solution with Symantec Endpoint protection. I worked my way across the design and implementation by reading various whitepapers both by VMware and Symantec.
This prompted me to work on a series of blog articles which covers the Symantec SEP integration with Horizon View , I would attempt and complete it in a 3 Part series. I want to give due attention to each step and provide enough information for anyone who would need a reference on this topic which is why I will be separating it in 3 parts.
In the first part I would discuss the various components and More >
Recently I have been working with my clients in strategic and advisory capacity , some of these inititative require me to jointly develop the future roadmap for my clients. When you work on these projects it doesn’t necessarily stop with Virtualization and Cloud Computing which obviously are top two focus areas and strengths that I have.
During the course of this project I started looking at some of the global trends that we see in these focus areas (Virtualization and Cloud Computing) however I also looked at Big Data , the results were very interesting. The data that I used for this technology trend analysis was based on the results that google has over the past few years of search trends for these technologies.
The trends that I saw and compared may not be directly related to the adoption of the technologies , but it gives a fair idea about More >
Today was a morning that I will remember as one of the best in my professional career.Today I got awarded by VMware as a vExpert 2013 , this is a special recognition as you have to work for and with in VMware community to spread the knowledge\technical insights\help resolve issues. This is not a recognition which you can get by writing an exam.I feel totally excited,humbled and even more responsible today.
For me personally this is the first year where I applied to be considered for the program,I had contributed to the community through participating in the VMware communities and also recently through my blog.
However I feel that this is just a start for me and I have a long way to go to make sure that I keep contributing to the larger interest of community. After all sharing is the best way of learning.
Congrats to all More >
Today I got my VCAP5 DCA results , I was really happy to see the scorecard with a Pass and Congratulations.
“Congratulations on passing the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration exam! You will receive an email notification from [email protected] once your certification status has been confirmed and added to your VMware Education Transcript (allow one week).”
This year I have had a very hectic work schedule with many responsibilities in VMware Professional Services team , although I quite liked the challenge and the work I did it had a toll on my personal goal for 2013. This is my first certification in 2013 and I hope that I finish the rest which I am targeting this year. Now enough of the rant lets see what is the exam has in store for you and how can you effectively prepare.
The total time for More >