VMware Cloud Foundation 4 has served well many customers across the globe helping them to build new infrastructure. It is now time for an upgrade. Welcome to VMware Cloud Foundation 5!
The VMware Cloud Foundation team has raised the bar once more, with a lot of new features as well as enhancements to help customers build and scale efficiently their SDDCs, while also bringing the security their infrastructure deserves.
But what’s new in that new release? Well, let’s find out!
VMware released NSX 4.0 a few days ago, and took that opportunity to rename the product “VMware NSX“, replacing the well-known NSX-T Data Center.
As many of you know by now, NSX-V (NSX for vSphere) is no longer supported since earlier this year and many customers have already started the transition to migrate from NSX-V to NSX-T. There is then no reason to keep the name NSX-T Data Center and it makes more sense to simply keep “NSX”.
What’s new in NSX 4.0
NSX 4.0 is a major release with new networking and security features as well as some enhancements.
VMware released with vSAN 7 Update 2 a new feature called HCI Mesh to provide better scaling capabilities in a vSAN environment.
Before vSAN 7 Update 2, there’s always been a very tight integration between vSphere and vSAN that made both products dependent from each other, and it wasn’t possible either to consume storage from one vSAN cluster to another.
Now things have changed with HCI Mesh as a non-vSAN Cluster can now take advantage of a remote vSAN cluster to start provisioning VMs to a remote vSAN datastore.
On January 22 2021, I successfully passed the 2V0-41.20 exam based on NSX-T 3.0 which made me a new happy VCP-NV. I thought it would be nice to share with you my experience with this exam.
How to prepare for the exam
For the record, I was initially going for the NSX-T 2.4 exam before it expires but I found myself pretty busy so I preferred to wait a little bit and get prepared for version 3.0.
I sat a while back for the NSX-T 2.4 ICM class that helped me a lot to understand the product. I have to say that this was one of the best course I ever had and I’d like to thank again the instructor Christian Regent who became later on my VCI mentor 🙂