Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate

Today I passed my first Azure exam for this year, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate. My goal is to achieve two other certificates in the coming two months, Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert and Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert. For the first certification this is one of the required exams. Next will be AZ-400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions In preparation for this exam I read the blueprint and the modules offered on Microsoft Learn.

KubeCon / CloudNativeCon Europe Virtual

This is the first day of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe Virtual. Originally this event was planned for the end of March/ beginning of April in Amsterdam. I was really looking forward to it because Amsterdam is very near where I live. Because of covid-19 is wast decided to postpone the event and finally they made it a virtual event. Despite of the fact that it is now a virtual event I’m still happy that Kubecon + CloudNativeCon is being held.

Fling: Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes grid

If you want to try out Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on your VMware environment, you can use the Demo Appliance for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid from William Lam. Version 1.1.3 just has been released. This is a Virtual Appliance that pre-bundles all required dependencies to help customers in learning and deploying standalone Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) clusters running on either VMware Cloud on AWS and/or vSphere 6.7 Update 3 environment for Proof of Concept, Demo and Dev/Test purposes.

Certified Rancher Operator

Last week I completed Certified Rancher Operator: Level 1. I already had some experience with the products of Rancher Labs. I wrote some posts about the K3S product and I have implemented a Rancher based solution at a customer. Next to that I was part of team tht build a Rancher based platform to host different teams in a muli tenant setup. I already heard that Rancher was thinking about certifications for their products.

Blog updated and migrated

In 2015 I started with a personal blog which was called This blog was based on Wordpress and up until now my blog was running there.Last year I talked with some colleagues about which platform they were using and some of them mentioned Hugo. I really like Hugo and also the fact that when you can check your post local before publishing, push it to a git repository and have it automatically being hosted online.

Fling: Kubewise

The engineers from VMware created a new cool fling, Kubewise. If you want to get in contact with the engineers who created it or download it, go to You can run this tool on Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Apple Macbook. Summary Kubewise is a simple multi-platform desktop client for Kubernetes®. In the same way the kubectl command requires only a valid kubeconfig file to run commands against a Kubernetes cluster, Kubewise requires you just to configure one or more valid kubeconfig files to interact with the corresponding Kubernetes clusters.