About Me

Hello, I’m Stellios. I work for VMware as a Technical Account Manager from Brisbane, Australia. This is my personal tech related blog for anything private and public cloud related. I love (almost) anything virtual and cloud.

I love designing and building out private cloud infrastructure and have a blast helping businesses use private and public clouds to create something awesome.

Any fixes or workarounds that I’ve detailed on this site are provided as is. Your environment will probably differ to the ones I’ve worked in so please don’t hunt me down if it doesn’t work ;)

Disclaimer: My postings are my own and don’t necessarily represent VMware’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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Badges and Certifications

In this industry, every vendor and service has their own accreditations, certificates, widgets and collectables. I'll display mine here instead of increasing the width of the header indefinitely to fit them all in.

VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualisation (VCP-NV 2020)
The VCP-NV 2020 certification proves you can transform the economics of network and security operations for your company. VCP-NV 2020 certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.
Double VCP – Data Center Virtualization & Cloud Management
The Double VCP for DCV and CMA validates that a badge earner can administer and troubleshoot vSphere V6 compute infrastructures. This also proves that a badge earner can install and configure a vRealize Automation solution and can monitor, manage, troubleshoot, and administer the solution and related components, including vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Business Standard, and vRealize Application Services.
VMware Certified Professional - Cloud Management and Automation 2020 (VCP-CMA 2020)
The VCP – CMA 2020 certification validates your ability to install, configure and administer a VMware vRealize environment, used to automate key processes within your Data Center in a repeatable and scalable way that leads to efficiency and improved productivity. These skills enable you to simplify and standardize the more complex day to day activities, increasing your credibility and value within the organization.
VMware vExpert 2020
The VMware vExpert program is VMware's global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware's marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware's roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year as well as the current year's (only for 2nd half applications) activities in determining who gets awards.
VMware Cloud on AWS – Software Defined Data Center 2019
The VMware Cloud on AWS – Software Defined Data Center badge validates skills for deploying and managing a VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure. These skills are essential for anyone planning to migrate, build, or hybridize with VMware Cloud on AWS.
VMware vExpert 2019
The VMware vExpert program is VMware's global evangelism and advocacy program. The program is designed to put VMware's marketing resources towards your advocacy efforts. Promotion of your articles, exposure at our global events, co-op advertising, traffic analysis, and early access to beta programs and VMware's roadmap. The awards are for individuals, not companies, and last for one year. Employees of both customers and partners can receive the awards. In the application, we consider various community activities from the previous year as well as the current year's (only for 2nd half applications) activities in determining who gets awards.
VMware Cloud Provider Specialist - 2019
This badge for currently VCP-certified professionals validates expertise in deploying and managing VMware vCloud Director and demonstrates knowledge of the overall Cloud Provider Platform.
MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure — Certified 2017
Earners of the MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification have demonstrated the skills required to run a highly efficient and modern data center, with expertise in cloud technologies, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage and networking. Earning this certification qualifies an individual for such jobs as cloud administrator, cloud architect, computer support specialist, and information security analyst.
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Design
The VCAP6-DCV Design certification validates a candidate's skills and abilities in developing a conceptual design given a set of customer requirements, determining the functional requirements needed to create a logical design, and architecting a physical design using these elements.
VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) 6 - Data Center Virtualization
VCIX6-DCV special designation validates your expert level skills in designing and deploying VMware V6 infrastructure solutions in multi-site, large enterprise, virtualized environments. This new special designation is earned when you complete both VCAP6 level certifications for the Data Center Virtualization track.
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA)
The industry-recognized certification validates that you know how to deploy and optimize VMware vSphere infrastructures. It proves that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage best practices that provide a scalable and reliable virtualization platform for your organization.
VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
The VCP-DCV certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere environment, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing.
MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Earners of the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification have demonstrated the skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business. They are qualified for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist.