CKAD exam experience and some tips on how to prepare

I recently sat and passed the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. In this blogpost I will share my exam experiences, provide some tips and also explain how I prepared for this exam. First of all, CKAD is one of the four official Kubernetes certifications: The Kubernetes & Cloud Native Associate … [Read more...]

Get ready for the VMUGNL UserCon 2022! (And yes…it’s a live event!)

Mark your calendar: the VMUGNL UserCon 2022 will take place on June 14th! And…after two on-line VMUGs, it’s now time for a live event taking at place at “De Fabrique” in Utrecht. Available information about the event is limited at this time, but if you can already register for the event here. … [Read more...]

We’re back! Get ready for vBeers070 The Hague on April 21st

After being away for almost 2 years…it’s time for the one and only vBeers070 in the beautiful city of The Hague. Get ready for #vbeers070 on April 21st at our favourite restaurant in the center of The Hague: Restaurant Milu. vBeers is an informal social gathering with some good food & drinks. Last time … [Read more...]

VMUGNL session recording: From idea to production with VMware Tanzu /w interactive demo!

Back in December David Caron (Advisory Specialist Solution Engineer at VMware Tanzu) and I ran a session at the Dutch VMware Usergroup Usercon titled “From idea to production with VMware Tanzu”. In about 40 minutes we explored the Tanzu portfolio through a great interactive demo! We talked about how to get … [Read more...]

VMUGNL speaking engagement: From idea to production with VMware Tanzu

Join David Caron and myself on Tuesday December 16th at the virtual Dutch VMware Usergroup Usercon to learn more about application modernization with VMware Tanzu in our session “From idea to production with Tanzu“. This session will presented in Dutch. In 40 minutes we will explore the Tanzu portfolio … [Read more...]

A closer look at vSAN 7.0u3 Nested Fault Domains for 2-node vSAN clusters

I recently got some questions on a new feature that was introduced in vSAN 7.0u3: “Nested Fault Domains for 2-node vSAN clusters”. With this feature you’re able to provide additional availability on your 2-node clusters: a RAID-1 configuration across the available nodes combined with a RAID-1 … [Read more...]

A VMworld 2021 retroperspective with Jeffrey Kusters and Robert Kloosterhuis

VMworld 2021 is a wrap! Once again as on-line event VMworld offered more than 800 sessions. There were some great announcements including Tanzu Community Edition, the launch of vSphere /w Tanzu on VMware Cloud on AWS and a long list of “projects” – some already available as a tech preview. Together … [Read more...]

An overview of all projects discussed at VMworld 2021

At VMworld 2021, the premier multi-cloud event, a lot of new innovations are discussed. The latest innovations are wrapped into projects. Each project focusses on a future technology, sometimes available as a technology preview. I’ve created an overview of the projects that are discussed at VMworld, including … [Read more...]

News from (pre-)VMworld 2021: Tanzu Community Edition is here!

At DevOpsLoop at VMworld “Tanzu Community Edition” (TCE) was announced. Tanzu Community Edition is a full-featured, easy to manage Kubernetes platform for learners and users. It’s available for free (!) and community supported. You can run Tanzu CE on your local workstation or your cloud of … [Read more...]

Previewing VMworld 2021 with Jeffrey Kusters and Robert Kloosterhuis

With VMworld just around the corner, I had two conversations with Jeffrey Kusters and Robert Kloosterhuis of ITQ. In these ITQonversations I talked with Jeffrey about what to expect form VMworld 2021 in general (in Dutch). With Robert Kloosterhuis we focussed on what to expect on Modernize your Apps with VMware Tanzu … [Read more...]