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  VMware training is a proven way to gain the skills that are critical for managing today’s in-demand technologies such as cloud and virtualization. VMware certification validates your skills and increases your credibility with colleagues and employers. Get the knowledge and skills you need with VMware Training and Certification. Save 20% today, only on VMware online Read more...

Congratulations to the Newest VCDXs


I am very happy to officially announce the names of everyone who achieved VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification in the past six months. Data Center Virtualization Shady Ali ElMalatawey, VCDX #249 Paul Meehan, VCDX #250 Bilal Ahmed, VCDX #251 GMP Kusters, VCDX #252 Bozo Popovic, VCDX #253 Brett Guarino, VCDX #256 Christopher Mutchler, VCDX Read more...

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  The job of a VMware TAM is, among many things, to help guide our customers through various challenges such as monitoring and managing their environments. To some, monitoring may sound like a mundane and uncomplicated slice of your IT infrastructure, but it is not the same Boolean up or down gadget that we got Read more...

New Horizon, vSAN, vSphere, and vCloud Director Training


The newest courses from VMware Education Services provide training on a variety of technologies, designed to make it easy for you to get the skills you need when and where you want it. VMware Horizon 7: Design Workshop [V7] presents a VMware Horizon design methodology that begins with the information and data that must be gathered Read more...

Online VCDX Workshops


In April we piloted a new method of giving the VCDX Workshops in an online format, previously these workshops were only done at scattered VMUGs or at VMworld. While the in person format does have some benefits that are not easy to replicate, the online workshop proved to be quite successful and valuable for those Read more...

Managing VMware NSX Manager Global Certificates


Introduction   In a previous post called Managing VMware NSX Edge and Manager Certificates, we looked into NSX Edge self-signed certificates, certificates signed by a Certification Authority (CA), and certificates generated and signed by a CA and how to use them in NSX. We briefly mentioned a functionality called Global certificates as well. NSX Global Read more...

Why Firewalls Alone Are No Longer Enough


This free Tech Brief from VMware explores the security options that network virtualization and micro-segmentation bring to the data center. But first, it sets the scene by reviewing why firewalls are no longer enough. For the longest time, firewalls were synonymous with security—and for the most part, that equation held true, so long as the Read more...

Call Before You Dig


It is an axiom of the IT business that all the scary stuff we do seems to happen on nights, holidays, and weekends.  Through custom and habit, our data center migrations, software upgrades, hardware upgrades, and just about anything else nerve-wracking and transformation-related never seems to take place during normal working daylight hours. Read more...

VCDX Workshop at VMworld 2017


This year at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, join us for the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Workshop on Saturday, August 26 from 8am-12pm at The Cosmopolitan. This workshop is a great way to prepare yourself for the VCDX certification exam. You can begin your journey or focus on your VCDX application and defense Read more...