Goals for 2018

First of all, you may wonder why I’m setting my goals for 2018 in October. I get it, but now that the Jewish holiday season is over, include Rosh Hashanah (Jewish new year) it’s make sense to look at 2018 and set some goals. Also, attending VMworld Barcelona really made me thinking…

When I look back at 2017 it was a great year, my goals for 2017 was earning VCP7-CMA (Check!), be more involved in the VMware community (Check!) and become a vExpert (Check!), I also wanted to be more familiarize with Azure and maybe get a certificate but I didn’t had time (lame…). For me, Attending VMworld is one of the highlight of the year, meeting so many familiar faces and meet new friends is very energizing and I’m proud to be part of that great community around VMware.

But it also makes me think where I’m, how can I improve myself and what I want to do.

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Professional Goals –

  • More blogposts –There is so many good blogs out there that its hard do find something new to write about. I will try to expand my boundaries and blog about things that are less technical.
  • To be more involved in the VMware community – last year I started to be more involved as a reference customer, I received many calls and met with potential customers that had questions about vSAN, VDI and vRA. This year I plan to be more involved in the local VMUG community.
  • Certification – there is lots of talk if certification is needed or not, well for me certification is a way to learn new technology and validate my knowledge. I’m interesting in AWS associate, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or a VMware VCAP certificate. Need to choose one soon.
  • Read more – I’m reading “IT ARCHITECT SERIES: THE JOURNEY” and I’m loving it, it reminds me how much I like to read a real book. Next I have “IT ARCHITECT SERIES: Foundation in the Art of Infrastructure Design: A Practical Guide for IT Architects” and “VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive”.

Personal Goals –

  • Get fit! – Well this is self-explanatory. Losing some weight and get fit is a lifelong goal.
  • More quality time with my family.

Well that’s it, I will write a follow-up and update on my progress.

Shana Tova!!! (“Happy New Year” in Hebrew)

VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM)

VMware vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vRSLCM) is the latest addition to the vRealize Suite and is now part of vCloud/vRealize Suite 2017.

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vRealize Suite is a collection of products that cater different needs from Self-Service (vRealize Automation), orchestration and automation (vRealize Orchestrator) to operation and analytics (vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight). All of these products are tightly integrated and delivers a comprehensive cloud management platform.

This extensive compatibility’s come at a cost, deploying and operating a vRealize Suite environment is time consuming and error prone due to the large number of servers and manual configuration needed.

In the last few versions there was a huge improvement, but in my opinion – vRSLCM is the solution for all of this problem (VMware Gods and Product Managers – please don’t prove me wrong).

For more information please read the official VMware Blog post –

vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager – Simplified Management for Your vRealize Investment.

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I’m very excited to test vRSLCM in my lab and hopefully will blog about the product soon. Stay tuned!