Week 2 VMUG Challange

I am participating in the VMUG 5 week challange – http://www.vmug.com/sharevmug

Week 2 VMUG Challange is to explain how VMware Education/Certifications have helped you advance your career.

A few years ago I had to opportunity to take the VMware vSphere 4.1 Install, Configure and Manage Class.  After taking the class I passed the VCP for exam.  Passing the exam gave me the confidence to apply for a Systems Engineer position that was focused on virtualization.

After being in that position a few months I was able to take the vSphere 4 Advanced Fast track.  This gave me the knowledge and confidence to pass the VCAP5-DCA exam.

Every time I take a class and pass and exam I feel more comfortable and confident in the work that I perform.  I am constantly striving to learn more and studying for VCAP5-DCD.



Patch released for vSphere 5.5 U1 NFS APD problem!

Back in April VMware identified an issue when running ESXi 5.5 Update 1, the ESXi host intermittently loses connectivity to NFS storage and an All Paths Down (APD) condition to NFS volumes is observed.

You can read more details about the problem at http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076392

VMware announced today (11 June 2014) that the issue has been resolved.  Download and details are at : http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2076392

Top Virtualization Blogs for 2014 is now open

Every year Eric Siebert (Twitter: @ericsiebert) of vsphere-land.com hosts the runs the survey of the top virtualization blogs.

The survey to select the top virtualization blogs for 2014 is now open. You can vote here.

This will be the first year that this blog will be participating in the poll. If you like what you have seen so far, feel free to vote for my blog in the every category I am listed in.