VMware CloudCred Program

The VMware Communities Team recently launched a new way for the vCommunity to a have a little fun with the technologies they use on a regular basis as well as to to increase our overall understanding of VMware solutions:  The CloudCred Program.

The program is open to anyone, and you can sign-up with either a social media account or your My VMware account.  Opening a My VMware account is free, and I recommend signing up this way so that you can interact with other VMware vSphere Users on the VMware Communities site.

Standard gamification items such as badges, stickers, etc. are part of the program, but there are some pretty cool prizes too like a chance to win a trip, with airfare, lodging, and expenses covered, to VMworld Barcelona.  See more details here: http://www.cloudcredibility.com/rewards

My CCIE Data Center Lab Exam Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I took the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam.  As prepared as I thought I was (hey, I can configure OTV in my sleep: both Inline and OTV-on-a-Stick variants), I still failed.  This is an exam that will really test not just the advanced Cisco Data Center technologies, but your knowledge of the fundamentals as well.  More details after the jump… Continue reading “My CCIE Data Center Lab Exam Experience”