Browsing Posts published in August, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutesFor a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates See also: Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates. Identify the vCenter Server managed ESXi hosts and Virtual Machine maximums (new in vSphere 5) See also: Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5.0. Main differences from vSphere 4.1: Virtual Machine Maximums: 32 vCPU (instead of 8 ) and 1 TB vRAM (instead of 255 GB) ESXi Host Maximums: 512 VM per host (instead of 320), 2048 vCPU per host (instead of 512), 2 TB RAM […]

Reading Time: 1 minuteVMware has announced that VMworld 2012 US will be back again at the Moscone Conference Center in San Francisco. The VMworld 2012 conference will run 27th August through to the 30th August 2012.

Reading Time: 1 minuteVMware are announcing this week that there is now a new option (time limited) available for a VCP3 holder to update their certification to VCP5: until the end of Feb, 2012 it’s possible attend at the vSphere 5: What’s New and then simple pass the VCP5 exam. For more info see the VCP5 official page.

Reading Time: 1 minuteFor more info: http://vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-end-user-vmworld-083011.html http://www.vmware.com/products/view/overview.html What’s New in VMware View 5.0 (beyond Marketing) VMware View 5.0 User Experience Enhancements View 5.0 Media Services for Unified Communications

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps See also this similar post: Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps. Identify vApp settings (same as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 179 and 183). Common settings are: vApp Resources for CPU and memory capacity (Share, Reservation, Reservation type, Limit). vApp Startup and Shutdown Options for the order of the VMs inside the vApp. vApp Properties (in the Advanced Property Configuration) IP Allocation Policy (see later) Create/Clone/Export a vApp (same as vSphere 4.x) […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 4.1 – Create and Deploy Virtual Machines See also this similar post: Objective 4.1 – Create and Deploy Virtual Machines. Identify capabilities of virtual machine hardware versions (new in vSphere 5) See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 81) and Virtual Machine Hardware Version 8 Identify VMware Tools device drivers (similar as vSphere 4.x) See VMware KB: Overview of VMware Tools Identify methods to access and use a virtual machine console (same as vSphere 4.x) As usual there is the console in the vSphere […]

Reading Time: 1 minuteRecently, has been released the VCP5 blueprint 1.1 (although in the download is number 1.15?) that cover the official exam (note that the v1.4 was related to the beta exam). The new blueprint does not include changes on the objectives, just more tools, link to to the documents and some changes in the exam description (the official exam has 85 questions in 90 minutes). Note that there are also new version of the VCA4-DT (v1.3) and VCP4-DT (v1.2) blueprints.

Reading Time: 1 minuteThis is a list of some practice tests for the VCP5 exam: VCP5 Official Mock Exam – This time the mock exam seems good enough (some questions are still too easy, but some are similar to the VCP5 beta exam). http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/vcp5-practice-exams/ – The exam is just in a beta phase, a little simple yet, but with some good question. http://www.kalenarndt.com/vcp-510-quiz/ – Actually with few questions, but just started. vSphere 5 Configuration Maximums Practice Tests Series – Some tests about the configuration maximums. http://twitter.com/#!/VCP5_QOTD – One question each day (but seems blocked on Aug, 9).

Reading Time: 9 minutesNote This product has been discountined with the release 5.1 and replaced by the new VDP. Disclaimer I do not work for VMware and I’m not writing that VDR is the best backup product! First versions were affected by some bugs and issues… But now (from 1.2 release) could be one possible backup solution (of course with its limits). VMware Data Recovery (VDR) Official VMware site: http://www.vmware.com/products/data-recovery/ See also: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11443 For VDR2 see also: Things to know before implementing VMware Data Recovery (vDR) 2.0 Note that this product works quite like the old esXpress (similar […]

Reading Time: 1 minuteFinally the vSphere 5 download is now available on VMware site: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0 VMware ESXi 5.0 (Build 469512) VMware vCenter 5.0 (Build 456005) Also the official documents is now available: http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

Reading Time: 1 minuteAfter the recent announce of  new Equallogic storage I’ve notice some tweets that need more  clarifications. To take advantage of new vStorage API for vSphere you do not need the new storage, but only the firmware that support the required feature: VAAI can be used also in vSphere 4.1 (only in the Enterprise and Enterprise+ editions)  both with firmware 5.0.x or 5.1.x. With the new 5.1 firmware a new version of VAAI is implemented with a new feature for thin provisioning (but in this case it’s also required vSphere 5). VASA can be used only […]

Reading Time: 2 minutesDell announce the new Equallogic array with the introduction of 2.5-inch drive support, providing greater density that enables users to store more in less space. New storage arrays include: EqualLogic PS4100 Series — ideal for small-to-medium businesses or remote office locations with growing storage needs. The SANs, supporting up to 36TB in a single array and 72TB in a single group, can scale as storage demands increase by seamlessly adding additional PS4100 or PS6100 arrays into an EqualLogic group. EqualLogic PS6100 Series — designed to provide mid-sized customers with a scalable storage environment, up to […]

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