During the last weekend, I took the time to start with some home lab upgrades. I wanted to start checking all the new vSphere 6.5 goodies and some of the cool new Windows Server 2016 features, Docker integration being one of them. The new integrated Update Manager is finally here and but unfortunately, my first interaction with it was around VIB conflict.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve started working for Microsoft. You know, when I got my VCDX a few months back, few people from the vCommunity asked me how is that helping me with my day to day Azure life. If you will add to that the fact that no one (well, almost no one) at Microsoft knows what it’s all about, you will get some brain processing.
The day of the remote defense has arrived. After all the mocks, Quizlets and mental prep, it all boils down to two hours of the most important WebEx session I had in my career so far.
As some of you may already know, VMware has started to offer VCDX remote defense for “returning players”. Being able to pass it, few questions came at my direction regarding the process and the experience so I thought why not to share.
One of the changes made last year by the VCDX program team is the need to document your changes if you are resubmitting for another attempt.
This post is all about Quizlet which I’ve used during my second VCDX defense. It helped me be more focus, less stressful and gave me a lot more confidence.
After my first unsuccessful VCDX attempt in last October and during these past 10 months, I worked my ass off on being successful. The thing is that although I was the one defending, I had an incredible support system and for those who were part of it I should and want to express my gratitude.
Finally, after 2 years of hard work I can say it – I am a VCDX! After a successful second defense (and the first one to pass a remote defense), “Operation Second Shot” is over. I got the email last Friday stating I am VCDX-CMA #230