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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 15, 2017

I am working away a lot at the moment in Paris, so this week was going to be one of the only opportunities I’m going to get to take exams before Christmas (scary fact - there is only 100 days left!) . So, after a jam packed 4 days at VMworld, I decided to end my week by taking the newly released VMware Certified Advanced Professional 7 - Cloud Management and Automation Design (3V0-732) exam.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 14, 2017

Day 3 is the day after the VMworld Party and it is normally a very quiet day around VMworld. There is no General Session and a lot of people either do not attend any sessions or just leave the conference early. Personally, I only tend to minimize the sessions I go to on this day and spend some time in the Hands On Lab and just walking around the Solutions Exchange.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

For the second day running at VMworld 2017, I decided to sit outside of the General Session and watch it on the screen whilst sitting at table with my laptop. General Session The General Session on day 2 started with an attendee Q&A session with Pat Gelsinger, Sanjay Poonen and Ray O’Farrell. The questions covered all sorts of topics, including: VMware in the age of the cloud? - Pat and Sanjay gave a consistent message around VMware’s vision of any cloud, any application and any device.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

Here is the links to all of my blogs covering VMworld 2017 in Barcelona: VMworld 2017 – My Schedule VMworld 2017 – My Tips For First Timers VMworld 2017 - Getting there and Getting registered VMworld 2017 Day 0 - Partner Exchange VMworld 2017 Day 1 - General Session VMworld 2017 Day 1 - Sessions VMworld 2017 Day 2 - General Session VMworld 2017 Day 2 - Sessions VMworld 2017 Day 2 - VMworld Party!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 13, 2017

After a good evening at the #vRockstar event, Partner Exchange (PEX) day was kicked off early for me with a session a couple of sessions. Session 1 - #PAR4376BE - NSX Assessment Led Selling The purpose of this session, with Atif Qadir and Dan Watson, was to get partners to think about how to position VMware NSX by understanding the IT and Business problems of a customer’s physical network.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 12, 2017

This year I decided not to sit in the General Session but watch it from the hang space to see what that was like. I think I prefer the General Session Room as it is more of an immersive experience. However, the ability to use a table/desk to take notes does help lots! General Session The General Session, with Pat Gelsinger, was very similar to the one in Las Vegas - it was only 2 weeks ago after all .

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 11, 2017

I previously attempted the VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 - Network Virtualization and, unfortunately, I wasn’t successful. It was the same old story with most VCAP exams, time simple ran out. As I am at VMworld this week it seemed rude not to take a second attempt for 1⁄2 price. The exam center had a few issues, both with overbooking (it seems the PEX keynote is the ideal time for everyone to take exams!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 10, 2017

This is the first in a series of posts covering my time at VMworld 2017 in Barcelona. Flights I decided to fly in earlier this year, so after a 0700 start I got to London Heathrow and got on the 10:45 BA flight to Barcelona! The flight was relatively smooth but as I don’t fly as much anymore, I forgot those in cattle class don’t get fed for free anymore!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 7, 2017

Skills and Abilities Objective 4.2 - Configure and Manage Service Composer Create/configure Service Composer according to a deployment plan: Configure Security Groups Configure Security Policies Configure Activity Monitoring for a Security Policy Create/edit/delete Security Tags Create a Security Tag Edit a Security Tag Assign a Security Tag Detach a Security Tag Delete a Security Tag Configure Network Introspection Configure Guest Introspection Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 7, 2017

This post is a number of posts that make up a VCAP6-NV Study guide. In this post we will look at how to work with NSX Security Tags. What are NSX Security Tags? Security Tags are labels which can be associated with a Virtual Machine. Security Tags can then be used (amongst other things) to populate dynamically populate Security Groups with objects. Adding or removing Security Tags to a VM can be done dynamically in response to various criteria such as antivirus or vulnerability scans, and intrusion prevention systems.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on September 6, 2017

This post is a number of posts that make up a VCAP6-NV Study guide. In this post we will look at how to generate a Self Signed SSL Certificate on an existing VMware NSX Edge Service Gateway (ESG) or NSX Edge. Once generated, the SSL certificate could be used for SSL VPN or Load Balancing. Prerequisites A working deployment of VMware NSX. A deployed NSX Edge Services Gateway Generate Self Signed SSL Certificate Note: These steps assume you are not even logged into vCenter Server.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on August 29, 2017

With VMworld US started and VMworld EMEA just around the corner, I thought I would share my top tips for those people attending their first VMworld in Barcelona! Travel Getting to / from the Airport VMware put on air conditioned coaches to and from the airport. Check the VMworld pages for the times they run in between. Most people arriving Sunday or Monday and leaving Thursday should be covered.

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