Dave's VCDX journey

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  • Deáthmáge85Deáthmáge85 Posts: 16Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    Man I wish - I am using that avatar for the last, don't know - 20 years ? More than that ? I wished I had a larger version of it.

    And right now it is wannabe-vcdx - if anything ...

    Edit: funny, google picture search found one.

    Rooting you on man! - Someday, like in 5 years I'll get the VCDX too. icon_smile.gif

    I'll need you guys for moral support then too. icon_razz.gif
  • piedthepiperpiedthepiper Posts: 19Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    You guys! so crazy!
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Working on crazy amount of documentations (800+ pages). Guess I can use it for vcdx.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    dave330i wrote: »
    Working on crazy amount of documentations (800+ pages). Guess I can use it for vcdx.

    Yepp - split it for about 4 different submissions :p ....
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Unless you're Niran, than you are 200 pages short for 1 submission.
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Completed:
    Initial draft of planning documents (42 pages).
    Initial draft of the install doc (only 228 pages).
    Architecture diagrams (30 figures).

    To do:
    Architecture doc
    Configuration workbook
    Validation workbook
    Ops guide
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    ONLY 228 pages for install doc ?

    wow ... my submission (CMA) :

    Architecture Design : 167 Pages (17 Figures, 62 Tables)
    Implementation Plan : 16 Pages
    Installation Guide : 101 Pages (Could half that if I'd remove screenshots)
    Standard Operating Procedures : 27 Pages
    Test and Validation Plan : 38 Pages

    I got no Configuration Workbook.
    a. It is a bit of a partner thing from a SET - and I believe they don't really like SETs
    b. I had to highly anonymize it due to NDA - I figured no point in adding IPs just for the sake of it.

    Anyway - 69 hours until my defense - not that I am counting ...
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I think I have 2 screenshots in my install doc.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    And 228 pages ? Holy crap ...
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    jibbajabba wrote: »
    And 228 pages ? Holy crap ...

    It's for a customer. They are using everything VMware owns. I'm covering everything but Horizon (someone else is doing it). Attempting a VCDX with it is just an added bonus.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Architecture document done. ~150 pages.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Operational guide complete. ~120 pages.

    Still need to complete:
    config workbook
    validation workbook
    requirements workbook
    presentation slides
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Hit submit yesterday. It's SDDC design, not vSphere, so we'll see if they accept or not.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    What track are you doing this time Dave? Still the DCV?
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Essendon wrote: »
    What track are you doing this time Dave? Still the DCV?

    DCV. I did do an interesting thing with NSX, but NSX overall is pretty simple.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Good luck Dave!
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
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  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Defenses are ..... fun ..... in my case it's 'Better luck next time' - at least it doesn't cost me anything ... that's the best thing about it ...
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Too bad jibba. Better luck next time?

    They accepted my package. We'll see how the review goes.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    My technical review result is past due. Sent an email to the cert team.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Took them a few extra days to notify me that my application passed technical review. I get to defend in December.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Congrats Dave, excellent work!
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Thanks. Now I need to figure out how to cover 22 slide presentation in 15 minutes.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    December 12th is the big date. Haven't had a real chance to prep due to work. Maybe after overeating some turkey.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Lemme know if you want to do a mock or two before the big date Dave.
    NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Essendon said:
    Lemme know if you want to do a mock or two before the big date Dave.
    Thanks for the offer. As stated before, I'm pretty busy due to work atm, so not sure when my schedule will open up.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • KonfliktKonflikt Posts: 43Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    hey, all the best:)
    (I did not login to this site in the last 2 years, it has completely new design)
    for 2013: [x] 3x VCA, [x] VCAP5-DCA, [-] VCAP-DCD - failed. PASSED in 2014
    for 2014: [x] BACP, [x] SCP, [x] 70-409, [x] VCAP-DCD
    for 2015: [x] VCP6-DCV,
    for 2016: [x] upgrade VCAPs to VCIX6-DCV, [x] CCNA [-]
    2019: NEW job, back to again to the datacenter area:)
    My Virtual blog: vthing.wordpress.com
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I should be focusing on my defense next week, but brain is filled new project I'm supporting.    :(  Did manage to update the presentation deck and finish the talking points. Just need to practice some more.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • slinuxuzerslinuxuzer Posts: 665Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    dave330i said:
    I should be focusing on my defense next week, but brain is filled new project I'm supporting.    :(  Did manage to update the presentation deck and finish the talking points. Just need to practice some more.
    Good luck Dave, my VCDX partner is defending in Palo Alto on Tuesday in the Network track, you can reach him on Twitter @vScripter or ping me on Twitter if you guys want to link up, he'll be in PA and free tomorrow.
  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,091Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    dave330i said:
    I should be focusing on my defense next week, but brain is filled new project I'm supporting.    :(  Did manage to update the presentation deck and finish the talking points. Just need to practice some more.
    Good luck Dave, my VCDX partner is defending in Palo Alto on Tuesday in the Network track, you can reach him on Twitter @vScripter or ping me on Twitter if you guys want to link up, he'll be in PA and free tomorrow.

    Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately I'm not flying in until Tuesday morning.
    2018 Certification Goals: Maybe VMware Sales Cert
    "Simplify, then add lightness" -Colin Chapman
  • slinuxuzerslinuxuzer Posts: 665Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    dave330i said:
    dave330i said:
    I should be focusing on my defense next week, but brain is filled new project I'm supporting.    :(  Did manage to update the presentation deck and finish the talking points. Just need to practice some more.
    Good luck Dave, my VCDX partner is defending in Palo Alto on Tuesday in the Network track, you can reach him on Twitter @vScripter or ping me on Twitter if you guys want to link up, he'll be in PA and free tomorrow.

    Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately I'm not flying in until Tuesday morning.
    Well best of luck to you then mate, I assume you are defending the NV track? I'm VCDX:NV - ping me on Twitter DM if you need me.
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