Browsing Posts published in September, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the new features of vSphere 5.1 was upgrade procedure of the VMware Tools on Windows VMs: when you upgrade them the first time to version 5.1 (the right version number it’s 9.x), other upgrade will not require any reboot of your Windows system. For Linux VMs there is no need to reboot the system (but I suggest in order to be sure that the kernel modules are loaded proprerly), and now also Windows VMs could have a zero downtime upgrade. But it’s really true?

Reading Time: 3 minutes The new VMware vSphere 5.5 increase all configuration maximums to new limits: maybe we can say with no limit, or at least, to be serious, with really huge numbers compared to the actual needs and the existing compunting power. Those new limits are both for scalability aspect, but also to fit with possible performance requirements, considering that a bigger number of business critical applications are going in the virtual environment.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) is the new name of the MCM program and actually include different paths (MCSM: Data Platform, MCSM: SharePoint, MCSM: Communication, MCSM: Messaging , MCSM: Active Directory). This certification is almost similar at the VCDX level from VMware, but it’s not the top one in the Microsoft path, where a Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) level also exist. Now, in the last days, there are some strange rumors about those certifications: seems that Microsoft communicated on Friday evening to existing and candidate MCM/MCSM/MCA community (exams will be retired on October 1, […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes The exam VCAP5-CID is the design part of the Cloud path and it’s mandatory (with the admin exam) to reach the VCDX-Cloud certification (actually there is already somebody with the double VCDX certifications). Also it could give the VCP-Cloud certification in some cross-path scenarios. I’ve take this exam some week after the VCAP5-CIA (see my related experience) and I suggest this strategies for two reasons: there are some admin related questions (more than one, so if you are really fresh from the CIA exam you will find them easy) and some concepts are really common […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VCAP5-CID certification is the design part of the VMware cloud path. The format is also the same of the other two design exams (VCAP-DTD and VCAP-DCD) with serveral questions (also with multiple choiches), drag-and-drop items and specialized design items. And it’s very long with a lot of time, but also a lot of questions! It’s also mandatory, as the VCAP5-CIA exam, for the VCDX-Cloud path. VUE Exam code is VCID510 (other code were used for beta), and (as other VCAP exams) it require an authorization (and also it’s listed in the VMware Advanced exams).

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting European IT events: DeepINTEL Conference  – Kärnten – Austria (Sep, 9 – 10) CloudOps Summit – Frankfurt (Sep, 25) Gartner Catalyst Technical Forum on Mobility & Cloud – London (Sep, 25) Managed Services & Hosting Summit – London (Sep, 26) RedHat Partner Conference – Madrid (Sep, 29 – Oct 2)

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