Go to the VCP5-Infrastructure as a Service - Mock Exam
Sunday, July 29. 2012
Go to the VCP5-Infrastructure as a Service - Mock Exam
Friday, July 27. 2012
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
- VMware Certified Professional – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP-IaaS)
- VMware Certified Associate – Desktop (VCA-DT)
- VMware Certified Professional – Desktop (VCP-DT)
Register HERE with promotion code ADV50 to take the:
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design (VCAP-DCD)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration (VCAP-DCA)
- Improved Home Page
- Improved Server Page
- Big Honkin’ Power Button
- Better Touch Input
- Mouse Wheels
- Better Retina Support
- SSL Support
- Easier Installation
- Smarter Defaults
- Performance Tweaks
- Bug Fixes
Thursday, July 26. 2012
Wednesday, July 25. 2012
VMware's new vCloud Director 1.5 training course has recently been released! This intensive four-day, instructor-led course demonstrates to technical personnel how to deploy VMware vCloud for a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment and manage the ongoing operation of the deployment. The course focuses on the private and public vCloud solutions but also includes information on how this approach supports a hybrid solution.
- Deploy vCloud Director
- Manage vCloud Director to satisfy private, public, and hybrid cloud business needs
- Configure VMware vSphere® storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual datacenters
- Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs
- Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs
- Configure networking for organizations and vApps
- Connect organizations with VPN tunnels and static routes
- Interface vCloud Director to OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory servers
- Configure network security between vCloud Director vApps and organizations with VMware vShield Edge™ firewalls
- Use VMware vCenter Chargeback™ to meter vCloud Director resources
- Understand the interactions between VMware vSphere Distributed Resources Scheduler clusters and vCloud Director.
An extra edition of this training course will be delivered (in Dutch) by VMware Certified Instructor Eric Sloof at the 13th of August till the 16th of August, please ping me for more information.
More information about the course can be found here: VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud [V1.5]
Tuesday, July 24. 2012
Veeam Explorer for Exchange works directly with your Exchange VM backups—even compressed, deduplicated and incremental backups. There’s no need to provision storage or restore entire mailbox stores—just choose the Exchange Servers and restore points you’re interested in, and Veeam Explorer will present the contents of those mailbox stores for browsing, searching and export.
Veeam Explorer for Exchange is a new feature of Veeam Backup & Replication. Currently available as a beta, Veeam Explorer will be included in all editions of Veeam Backup—even Free Edition. You no longer need expensive standalone tools for Exchange item recovery that are licensed per mailbox.
Use Veeam Explorer for Exchange to find and retrieve information for internal or external investigations. The Advanced Find feature lets you zero in on exactly the items you need.
When users accidentally delete emails or scripts corrupt calendar items, you can save the day with Veeam Explorer for Exchange. Simply export a good version from a previous Veeam backup and transfer it to the affected user.
- VXLAN, NVGRE and STT (Stateless Tunnel Transport - an IETF Draft) discussing advantages and disadvantages of each and when to use them
- Network architectures to support scalable cloud deployments
- How to integrate network virtualization and provisioning into a common framework and service catalog
Sunday, July 22. 2012
Kirk Munro, Product Manager, Architect, and PowerShell MVP for hire
Thursday, July 19. 2012
Wednesday, July 18. 2012
Tuesday, July 17. 2012
Update: Fellow VCI Frank Brix Pedersen from Denmark was awarded with employed VCI of the Quarter. Frank is running a weblog over at vfrank.org
Monday, July 16. 2012
Speaker – Rory Clements, Reference Architect Engineer, Desktop Virtualization; VMware
In this session we will take a deep dive into the Mobile Secure Desktop solution and cover the separate elements of the design, the respective configuration, and the reasons for implementing them in this way. We will walk through the end to end validation processes we have used in constructing the solution and after this session you will understand the technical elements necessary to enable security and mobility in a virtual desktop deployment.
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (Site Recovery Manager) is the premier tool to enable you to build, manage and execute reliable disaster recovery plans for your virtual environment. Taking full advantage of the encapsulation and isolation of virtual machines, Site Recovery Manager enables simplified automation of disaster recovery.
It helps meet recovery time objectives, reduces costs traditionally associated with business continuance plans and achieves low-risk and predictable results for recovery of a virtual environment.
With the new version 5.0 release, VMware has expanded the capabilities of Site Recovery Manager to provide unprecedented levels of protection. New use cases have been made possible through the addition of the following capabilities:
- vSphere Replication
- Increased scalability
- Planned migration
- Enhanced dependency definition
Friday, July 13. 2012
- VMware vCloud Director Overview: In this module, you will learn about cloud and cloud implementations.
- VMware vCloud Director Architecture and Components: This module provides an overview of vCloud Director components, illustrates the vCloud Director architecture, defines vCloud Director component functions, and describes how VMware vShield Edge and VMware vCenter Chargeback are integrated with vCloud Director.
- VMware vCloud Director Installation and Configuration: In this module, you will review vCloud Director components and learn about the prerequisites for vCloud Director installation. You will also learn about the procedure to install and configure vCloud Director. Additionally, you will learn about the post-installation steps.
- VMware vCloud Director Administration: This module covers vCloud Director administration tasks, which include how to create and manage organizations, catalogs, cells, users, roles, and compute resources.
- Network Administration in VMware vCloud Director: In this module, you will learn about vCloud Director network administration tasks such as creating and managing different types of networks. You will also learn about the requirements and constraints of different types of network pools.
- VMware vCloud Director User: In this module, you will learn about deployment and maintenance of vCloud Director that includes understanding how organizations and roles give access to different functions, how to work within the catalogs, and how to use vApp templates.
Thursday, July 12. 2012
Wednesday, July 11. 2012
VMware vCenter Operations Manager is an automated operations management solution that provides integrated performance, capacity, and configuration management for highly virtualized and cloud infrastructure. Deep VMware vSphere integration provides the most comprehensive management of VMware environments. VMware vCenter Operations Manager is purpose-built for VMware administrators to more effectively manage the performance of their VMware environments as they move to the private cloud.
The course consists of five modules:
- Technical Overview of vCenter Operations Manager covers the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp architecture and resource requirements, the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 vApp installation considerations, and introduces you to the major and minor badges.
- Installing and Configuring vCenter Operations Manager discusses how to install and configure vCenter Operations Manager.
- Using the Dashboards and Badges explains the main function of the major and minor badges, how to interpret the badge results, and how to configure thresholds and notifications.
- Operations and Planning describes how to use the Operations tab and the Planning tab.
- Working with Smart Alerts and Reports covers how to configure and use smart alerts, how heat maps are used, and how to work with reports.
Monday, July 9. 2012
The VDCA510 VMware Certified Advanced Professional on vSphere 5 – Datacenter Administration exam tests potential VCAP5-DCA candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering large and/or more complex virtualized environments.
The VDCA510 exam consists of approximately 26 live lab activities and a short pre-exam survey consisting of 9 questions. Live lab activities consist of multiple tasks, where each task is scored. The total number of activities provided is based on the total number of tasks. Because of this, the actual number of lab activities may vary slightly between exams.
The passing score for this exam is 300. The scale is from 100-500. Scaled scores are calculated using a mathematical formula that considers a variety of factors, including the number and type of exam questions included in a specific version of the exam. Because this combination may vary in different versions of the same examination, scaled scores provide a fair score for each individual based on the version of the exam taken.
Points are awarded for the successful completion of each lab task. Most items on the exam are composed of several tasks, and partial credit is awarded for those tasks that are completed successfully. Candidates can choose to complete a task using different methods, as points are awarded based on successful completion, not on the steps used to complete the task.
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If you want to prepare for this exam, I can highly recommend attending the vSphere 5 - Optimize and Scale training course training. This course, for experienced VMware vSphere personnel, teaches advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server 5.0.
Friday, July 6. 2012
Wednesday, July 4. 2012
The Raspberry Pi is a 25$ credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. Now the VMware View Client 5.0 is working on RaspberryPi, SSL security options is ok also auth via RSA. PCoIP protocol seem not working at the moment, just the RDP.
Monday, July 2. 2012
- Reclaim space from Simple FAT/NTFS volumes
- Works on WindowsXP to Windows7
- Can reclaim space from flat partitions and flat disks
- Can work in virtual as well as physical machines
- A storage array that supports thin provisioning can repurpose the reclaimed space to satisfy allocation requests for some other thin provisioned LUN within the same array.
- A hypervisor file system can repurpose the reclaimed freed space from one virtual disk for satisfyingallocation needs of some other virtual disk within the same data store.
- GuestReclaim allows transparent reclamation of dead space from NTFS volumes.
Sunday, July 1. 2012
This video will give you an introduction to the View Storage Accelerator, a caching feature that can reduce storage costs and improve performance in VMware View.
The Storage Accelerator is made up of two components. The first is a per VMDK digest file and the second is a global cache. The per VMDK digest file has a mapping for disk block number to hash value and the global cache has a mapping for hash value to actual data. The global cache is a reserved area of memory on the ESXi hosts.
It is an in-memory dedupe cache that caches data based on the content hash of a disk block. When the VM issues a read request, we first use the digest file to get the hash value for a block and then consult the global cache to see if the block is in cached. Metadata for the digest file is maintained in memory. If there is hit, we go fetch the data from cache; if there is a miss, we go fetch the data from disk.