Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server See also this similar post: Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server and Objective 1.1 — Install and Configure vCenter Server. Identify available vCenter Server editions (new in vSphere 5.x) As in vSphere 4.x, the vCenter Server 5 editions are: vCenter Server Foundation: same limits of 4.x (max 3 hosts, no Orchestrator, no Linked mode) vCenter Server Essential: basically a Foundation edition to be used in the Essential and Essential+ bundles vCenter Server Standard: the full edition (with some limits only in the appliance version) For […]
With vSphere 5 now there are two diffent clients GUI oriented to manage vSphere: the traditional vSphere Client (to be installed on a Windows OS) the new client web-oriented: vSphere Web Client. To work correctly this client require a server part (that is already included in the vCSA and must be installed in the Windows version of vCenter). In this page let’s talk about the pros, cons and limits of the vSphere Web Client.
With vSphere 5 there is a new version of vCenter Server: VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance. In this page we will see pros and cons of the VA compared to the installable version.
With this first post, I will start a collection of link and notes about the VCP5 exam prep. I will use the official blueprint (the actual version is 1.2, and is still related to the beta exam, but probably it will remain the same). Let’s start from the part that is not included in the blueprint (something is in objective 1.5): the VMware products and solutions overview and some concepts about cloud computing. Section 0 – VMware Vision (not included in the blueprint, but required) Objective 0.1 – VMware Products VMware vSphere VMware View VMware vCloud Director VMware SRM […]
Official news are still missing, but something is moving for the new exam VCAP5-DCA. There are works in progress for the blueprint (whit also the feedback from a restricted survery that will close on Jul, 26). Seems confirmed that the exam will be 100% lab based. So could be possible that VCAP5-DCA certification will be announce during the VMworld USA at the end of august. Maybe in the same period will start the beta? What I quite sure is that the beta cannot run before… most VUE testing centers are closed in August.
After two year I’m again on the VCP beta exam… (on July, 14 2009 I’ve take the VCP4 beta exam, that was the first beta exam from VMware). The story is available on: http://communities.vmware.com/people/AndreTheGiant/blog/2011/07/21/my-vmware-vcp5-beta-exam-experience The beta exam As written in the official blueprint (v1.2) the beta exam (code VCP511) consist of 180 questions (with a short pre-exam survey of 8 questions). Beta exam period will finish on July, 24 (I never though that some VUE testing center were open also on other day than Mon-Fri) and can be schedules in any VUE center (depending on […]
With the official announce of VMware vSphere 5 an historical era has ended: vSphere 5 will be based only on ESXi… ESX in no more available. VMware ESX Server was probably the first bare metal hypervisor for x86 architecture and its first release was in 2001… Now, after 10 years, it has been retired. But this does not mean that there isn’t any support of existing ESX… support will be available still for several years, as reported in the official document:
After the launch of vSphere 5 on July 12th, also the new VCP5 has been launched! The VMware Certification portal has already been updated with the VCP5 exam blueprint and even a VCP5 mock exam, and there is a substantial amount of information about the training requirements on the VCP5 homepage. The final exam will be available to take after August 29th 2011, but there was also be the usual beta period until Jul 24.
At a live event today, VMware CEO Paul Maritz unveiled VMware vSphere® 5 and a comprehensive suite of cloud infrastructure technologies built to help customers transform IT to drive greater efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility. See the official announce: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-cloud-infrastructure-071211.html
What is vExpert? From the vExpert Landing Page: The VMware vExpert Award is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. vExperts are book authors, bloggers, VMUG leaders, tool builders, and other IT professionals who share their knowledge and passion with others. These vExperts have gone above and beyond their day jobs to share their technical expertise and communicate the value of VMware and virtualization to their colleagues and community. You can notice that it isn’t a new type of certitication but a award (quite similar […]
The story is also available on: http://communities.vmware.com/people/AndreTheGiant/blog/2011/06/07/my-thoughts-on-vcp-dt-certification About VCP-DT The VMware Certified Professional 4 – Desktop Certification is the second step of the Desktop Technologies Certifications paths. To become a VCP4-DT: http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=21427&ui=www_cert. Basically the two requirements are: VCP4 and VCA4-DT certifications… no course is mandatory, but some courses are recommended. Sound strange, but I’ve not found the offical price of this exam. In the web site there is only this sentece “Register for the VCP4-DT exam before September 1, 2011 and take advantage of the $50 discount”. So I have to assume that the price that […]