Cloud lab progress and Ravello thoughts

Cloud lab progress

The cloud lab is progressing well.  It is taking longer than I would like.  However, it is providing me with valuable hands on time.

I had to rework the design of the lab, this wasn’t down to technical limitations, it was down to performance.  With the limitations in place on the Ravello hosts (4 CPU and 16 GB RAM) it just not was fast enough to run a vSphere embedded VCSA.Read More »Cloud lab progress and Ravello thoughts

Ravello Home-Lab build

Home-Lab build

Ravello responded! I have been granted a user account to create my home-lab build on the Ravello cloud service.  What makes this so very cool for me, is that I know I’m going to be travelling a lot over the coming weeks and months. So I can effortlessly take my lab with me.  I’ve also been working in an architecture role recently and have been itching to get back hands on with some of the technology. The home-lab build is the perfect place to scratch that itch.Read More »Ravello Home-Lab build

TOGAF Exams!

TOGAF Exam

I get really nervous taking exams.  I never feel prepared enough to sit the exam and unless I have a hard deadline I will always procrastinate and avoid revising. That was part of my strategy for booking TOGAF with just two weeks of revision time.  Nothing seems to focus my mind more than a tight dealing and a bit of pressure.

So drum roll please….Read More »TOGAF Exams!

TOGAF revision and waiting for Ravello

Waiting

I’m rubbish at waiting.  I got everything in place yesterday downloaded VMware ISOs. Drew up a rough plan for initial deployment.  But now I’m waiting.  So whilst I’m waiting for an account at Ravello.  I assume i’m waiting for an account.  Although I can’t be sure as I’ve had no notification emails or any indication that anybody is looking into it.  It might be that I have to make alternate plans for the home lab!Read More »TOGAF revision and waiting for Ravello

Cloudy Home-Lab and the desire to retain WAF!

I like playing with technology. My Home-Lab used to be the office and a small instance of ESX 3 that I got running under VMware workstation when I was bored.

When I worked for a large UK based hosting provider I got to work with interesting technology everyday.  there where boxes and boxes of blades, servers, storage, networking and racks to work with everyday.  Not to mention the several hundred hosts and VMs in production that needed a careful eye and the occasional prod.Read More »Cloudy Home-Lab and the desire to retain WAF!

TOGAF Training and Certification

TOGAF Training and revision

What Is TOGAF

TOGAF stands for ‘The Open Group Architecture Framework’ it is a proven Enterprise Architecture methodology and framework used by the world’s leading organizations to improve business efficiency and improve returns on investment. One of its goals is to ensure consistent standards, methods, and communication among Enterprise Architecture professionals.Read More »TOGAF Training and Certification