The Network Virtualization Certification: A…

The Network Virtualization Certification: A Career-Building Essential! [Infographic]

The Network Virtualization Certification: A…

There’s no question about it: Network Virtualization is the future. As virtualization moves in to replace the hardware-centric networks of yesterday and today, the most sought after IT practitioners will be those who know Network Virtualization inside and out. Staying competitive in IT means growing your knowledge, building marketable skills, and developing virtual savvy


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Attention IT Recruiters – VCDX | VCIX | VCAP |…

Attention IT Recruiters – VCDX | VCIX | VCAP | VCP – Letters That Add Value!

Attention IT Recruiters – VCDX | VCIX | VCAP |…

There has been some discussion in the vExpert Slack channel over the last couple of days discussing how the vExpert Program which is an advocacy program that VMware awards to engaged members of the community was more recognized than actual VMware based certifications including the coveted VCDX. Without diminishing the value of the vExpert Program, this has been discussed in many circles for a while now and generally revolves around the fact the the VCAP exams are almost non existent when it comes to desirable certifications on resumes. Even the VCDX seems to be generally relegated to a “Explain what a VCDX is and aren’t vExperts the Virtulization Experts of choice?” conversation.


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Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with…

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with #vRealize Operations – Part 2

Monitoring vCenter Health Remotely with…

In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed how you can monitor vCenter’s vPostgres database remotely using Blue Medora’s Management Pack for PostgreSQL. For those of you with larger environments with Oracle or MS SQL databases supporting vCenter, you’ll want to monitor those as well. In this blog I’ll step through how one can monitor a Microsoft SQL server remotely using vRealize Operations Manager. Similar steps can be taken to monitor an Oracle database remotely with Blue Medora’s Management Pack for Oracle. This includes setting up the requisite credentials on the SQL server, creating relationships to vCenter, and a custom dashboard that shows SQL performance for vCenter.


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