Browsing Posts published in July, 2011

Reading Time: 1 minute On the VMware site there are new version of the VCP blueprint, both for VCP4 and VCP5: VCP410 Exam Blueprint Guide 1.9.2 VCP511 Exam Blueprint Guide 1.4 About the VCP5 document, still i cover the beta exam and it does not make any changes in the covered objectives. My version with study notes is still a work in progress.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi See also this similar post: Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi and Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi. Identify upgrade requirements for ESXi hosts (similar as vSphere 4.x) See: vSphere Upgrade Guide (page 11) and vSphere Upgrade Guide (page 69). ESXi 5 system requirements are the same for a clean installation: 64 bit CPU, one or more supported NIC, 2098 MB RAM (note that are more than 2 GB), supported storage, […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes See on: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/323082 As most people reading this know, VMware recently announced its vSphere 5 product release.  Although certifications based on vSphere 4 retain their value, we must march onwards; for instance, VCP5 has already been announced.  To this end, today there is the announce of the final opportunity to attempt the VCDX certification based on vSphere 4 designs (this would mean that the VCDX5 certification could be near the corner? maybe in middle 2012?). The city will be Frankfurt, Germany, and the dates will be February 6-10, 2012.  Applications for this session will open on November 14, […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi See also this similar post: Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi and Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi. Perform an interactive installation of ESXi (similar as vSphere 4.x) Interactive installation is quite simple and similar to a generic ESXi 4.x. Seems strange but there is no mention on scripted installation (introduced first time, for ESXi, in version 4.1) in the blueprint, but IMHO you must know them, at least how you can boot from (you can PXE boot the ESXi installer or boot […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Some hours ago I have received an e-mail from VMware Technical Certification Team to add the VCP4-DT certification in my official transcript. The VMware education transcripts will now include your VMware technical certifications. Your online transcripts will reflect your VMware Certified Professional 4 – Desktop status as soon as you: –  Confirm your shipping address –  Consent to transcript release –  Accept the VMware Certification Agreement After complete the task, I notice that my ID is #20… Really curios, because I’ve not take the exam during the beta period (due to no available date in […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 […]

Reading Time: 1 minute 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.

Reading Time: 1 minute 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.

Reading Time: 1 minute 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 […]

Reading Time: 1 minute A new blog about virtualization has been started… For more info see also the why page.

Reading Time: 1 minute 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.

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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 […]

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