Logical Design components and the Logical Compute Design

On September 12, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

So this is the part where we need to create Logical Designs. A typical virtual infrastructure has three main components. Compute, Network and Storage. For all these three components a Logical design needs to be created. All three of these logical design components will have to be described in the overall architectural design document. The […]

 

The Logical Design vs The Physical Design and mapping services and infrastructure to understand impact

On September 6, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

A logical design is a high level design that does not provide a great level of detail. The focus will be to show that the design factors are satisfied, but without the detail of how this satisfaction is exactly happening. It does not explain any solutions, vendors, protocols, technologies or products. The logical design can […]

 

VCDX Design Factors – Gathering Information, Defining Requirements and Identify Risks, Constraints and Assumptions

On September 5, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, Infrastructure, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In my previous blog post I have been talking about the different design factors that influence the design decisions made throughout an architectural design. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that can be found here. In this article I am going to talk about how to determine these design factor elements […]

 

VCDX Design Terminology

On September 4, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

It is very important to know the terminology when you create a VCDX Design and also know what the meaning is of this. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that can be found here. Some of the “key terms” used in design terminology are: 1) Requirements 2) Constraints 3) Assumptions 4) […]

 

Components of a VCDX design

On September 4, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In order to create a VCDX design it is good to know what components are needed to create one. A VCDX design is more then just one diagram. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that can be found here. From my point of view the following components are needed as a […]

 

Designers vs Administrators

On September 4, 2016, in Certification, Design & Architecture, VCDX, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Designers have a different set of skills as the administrators. VMware reflects this in the type of certifications it is offering. VCAP-Design is a certification track that focusses on the design architecture. VCAP-Deploy is a certification track that focusses on the implementation and administration. This article is part of my VCDX blog article series that […]

 

Getting started with vSphere PowerShell PowerCLI and PowerNSX – PowerShell extensions for NSX

Last week figured out how to script vSphere related stuff with Python. This week it is time for something new… how can we “script” vSphere stuff using PowerShell and how can we script NSX related stuff in particular. So this is a list of steps (if you are really getting started) that you need to […]

 

Starting my VCDX-NV journey

On July 22, 2016, in Design & Architecture, VCDX-NV, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

As most of you know for the last couple of years I have been a “networking guy”. Three years ago I suddenly got interested in Virtualization technology and mainly Network Virtualization. One of the commercial products for Network Virtualization is VMware NSX. In my journey learning about NSX I have created a very useful Video […]

 

CCIE Wireless equipment

On October 13, 2010, in Certification, Design & Architecture, Personal, Switching, Wireless & Radio, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

In this blog post I am going to explain the equipment that is used for the CCIE Wireless Lab. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT topic of the complete lab … because if you don’t know your equipment and its capabillities then you don’t know what can do what in order to configure what Cisco is […]

My job profile and the Cisco Datacenters

As many people ask my (including my dad) what I am actually doing (work related) I decided to write a blog post about this. I am currently working for Cisco Systems in The Netherlands for the NDCS organisation in the DCNI departement. NDCS stands for “Network Data Center Services” and DCNI stands for “Data Center […]

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IPv6 with dynamic routing and redistribution – RIPng and OSPFv3

On October 3, 2010, in Certification, Design & Architecture, Routing, Service Provider, Virtualisation, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

Last year I did a project for school about IPv6 and the IPv6 dynamic routing protocols and redistributing these. Before you read this article or going to try the stuff on dynamips later on it is wise to know a little bit about IPv6 and it’s background. Maybe a wise thing is to read THIS […]

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Diagram for CCIE Voice 3.0 preperation with Vmware and Dynamips/GNS3

On October 2, 2010, in Certification, Design & Architecture, Virtualisation, Voice Over IP, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

This is my first step in preparation of the CCIE Voice 3.0 Lab Exam. I’ve created a diagram for the lab that I am building based on Vmware and Dynamips/GNS3. This setup is based on the tutorial of the various blog posts that the guys behind BLINDHOG has been writing. I will write more in […]

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Cisco’s new “Cisco Certified Architect” certification

On October 2, 2010, in Certification, Design & Architecture, by Iwan Hoogendoorn

I just received word about a new Cisco Certification that is comming … It’s all about the new Cisco Certified Architect certification. It’s strange but I think my unnatural thirst for knowledge and never ending hornyness of highest level cercification sensors are running on 100%. My brain is heating up right now and my heart […]

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