The Start of a VCDX Design

By | February 9, 2015

VCDX Design

I have done a hand full of designs over the last six years.  I currently have my VCAP-DCD and I am studying for my VCAP-DCA. I do not see in any issues with me being able to pass the VCAP-DCA on the first attempt. So I want to push to try my VCDX defense before the end of the year.

Sunday I put out the SOS on how do I write my VCDX design. I got an overwhelming response. So here is the recognition they deserve.

@vmiss33

@Fred_vBrain

@PaulPMeehan

@jeremiahfelt

@vDerekS

@MannySidhu2

@mehfisto

Any of these people gave great advise. They all pointed me to three different sources.

The first document was the vCloud Architect Toolkit. You can find that document here. The recommendation is to look at Version 2.0 PDF version.

The second document was the Could Infrastructure Architect Case Study. You can find that document here.

The third and final document I really like. It is a blog entitled: Sample VCDX-DCV Architecture Outline. You can find the blog here.

After reading through all three documents I have decided to use pieces of all three documents. There is not a single way to make a great VCDX Design. I bet the panelist have never seen a VCDX design that was exactly the same.  If they did they would be asking more questions.  I know I would start to question the candidate.

So I have now officially began my road to the VCDX. I hope that I can be one of the lucky ones that make it out of the lion’s den a live. 🙂

One thought on “The Start of a VCDX Design

  1. apollokre1d

    Good luck James, I am in a similar situation to you, passed DCD and busy with DCA(scheduled for next month). Where about’s are you based?

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