Update 2: So what has changed … I joined VMware

Some of you might have noticed, there was a countdown on my website. So what has happened … I have decided that it was time to move on to new challenges. So I quit my job at Vodafone after nearly 15 years and joined VMware at the 1st of April 2016 as Senior Technical Support Engineer.

Currently I’m really busy by doing a lot of trainings, exam’s and meeting a lot of interesting people mostly in Cork.

Trainings:

* Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals [V6] – done

* VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] – done

* VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6]

* VMware Log Insight [V2.0] Fundamentals – done

* VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

* VMware Cloud Fundamentals – done

* vCloud Air Fundamentals – done

* VMware vCloud Director Fundamentals [V5.1/V5.5]

* VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

* VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]

Exam’s:

* vSphere 6 Foundations – done
* VCA6-DCV – done
* VCA6-HC – done
* VCA6-CMA – done
* VCA6-NV
* VCP6-DCV
* VCP6-CMA
* VCP6-NV

That’s the reason why I do not post a lot of new stuff on my site. Keep you posted. :-)

Why I don’t post new things …

I got the possibility to take over a new role in my company. My old role was Application Manager responsible for cloud like services. Now I become Cloud Solution Manager responsible for the Orchestration Team and a Cloud Management Workstream. I’m completely focused on our internal cloud solution called Vodafone Plex.

It’s a very interesting challenge for me as I’m coming from the operations area and now moving into the management.

Will post more about cloud management and Openstack.

Long time … no post … I’m to busy at work

It’s now a while that I have posted something new on my page :-( but currently I’m extremely busy at work. Setting up multiple new environments based on new / different hardware and in multiple data centre area’s. This is quite interesting because all environments will work together even if they don’t have direct connections between the vCenters/ESXi servers. So hopefully everything will work as I have it in my mind :-D

What else is going on … hmm yeah I’m preparing myself for my first VCP exam. So I plan to do the VCP5 exam within the next weeks or months depending on my spare time. As preparation I bought the VMware Press VCP5 certification guide. For someone without deeper VMware knowledge this is a really helpful book. For myself with multiple years of VMware experiences in small production environment with nearly 50 ESXi servers and around 1400 virtual machines / appliances it is more a way to verify my knowledge.

So fingers crossed that I will have enough spare time to proceed with my preparation and to get the VCP5 exam passed quite soon.