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VMware NSX-T 3.x Advanced Deploy (3V0-41.22) Exam Review

I successfully ended 2023 by passing the VMware advanced exam based on NSX-T 3.x, which made me become a new VCAP-NV Deploy certified, but also a VCIX-NV as I previously passed the advanced design exam.

It’s actually been a while since I thought of taking that exam and I’m glad I finally did it 😃.

As I usually publish exam review posts after passing an exam, this time is no exception and I’m happy to share with you my experience.

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Getting ready for the exam

First Step First

Well, as usual, the first thing to do is to review the exam guide or blueprint. You’ll find there some exam details you need to know as well as all the different sections that will be covered during the exam. Continue reading

What is NSX Application Platform and how to proceed for deployment?

NSX Application Platform

VMware released starting NSX-T Data Center v3.2 a new feature named “NSX Application Platform“. But what is this new functionality about, and what value does it bring to a NSX environment?

Well, to provide more security services in a more efficient way, VMware has decided to create NSX Application Platform (NAP) which is a container-based environment running on a Kubernetes cluster.

Talking about new security capabilities, what are exactly those features.

There are four features in total that can be added to an existing NSX setup, and it’s up to you to decide which ones you’d like to install after the deployment of NSX Application Platform.

  • VMware NSX® Network Detection and Response™
  • VMware NSX® Malware Prevention
  • VMware NSX®  Intelligence
  • VMware NSX® Metrics

Let’s jump back to NSX-T v3.0 or even v2.5 for a moment to better explain and understand what has changed and why hosting now these features on Kubernetes.

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Farewell NSX-T! Now Welcome VMware NSX!

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.

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VMware Certified Master Specialist – HCI 2022 (5V0-21.21) Exam Review

A few weeks ago, I successfully passed the 5V0-21.21 exam which is mainly based on vSAN 7, which awarded me the title of Master Specialist HCI for the first time 😃.

And I thought it would be nice to share my experience and provide some tips to anyone willing to take this exam.

VMware Certified Master Specialist – HCI 2022 Digital Badge

Before I give you some advices to prepare for the exam, let’s first review the prerequisites.

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What is HCI Mesh in vSAN 7 Update 2?

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.

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VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts is finally available!

VMC on AWS Outposts was announced a few years back to offer customers the benefits of VMC on AWS but on-premises. (For those who don’t about VMC on AWS Outposts, please check my older article here.)

Then in 2019 at re:Invent, VMware and AWS revealed the launch of a beta program in which some lucky customers were able to participate.

After a long wait and some delays, VMware finally announced at VMworld 2021 the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts. The service is only available in the US at the moment

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How to provision workloads to AWS with vRealize Automation

Hello the vCommunity,

I’d like to share with you a demo that I’ve been preparing these last couple of days, and in which I explain the whole procedure in order to deploy an AWS EC2 instance from vRealize Automation 7.6.

I wish you a happy watching and don’t hesitate to subscribe and like if you enjoyed the demo.

Stay safe and have all a nice holiday! See you soon 😉

[VMWorld 2020] VMware Cloud on AWS New Features

VMware Cloud on AWS New Features

VMware Cloud on AWS has been around for a couple of years now and has improved over time by providing new services and expanding regularly to more regions across the world.

VMware’s cloud solutions is now getting better and we’ll go through some of the new features and capabilities announced at VMWorld 2020 that will be available soon.

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Recap

Before going any further and see what’s waiting for with on VMC on AWS, let’s quickly review the different use cases of that solution.

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