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Reading Time: 3 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines See also: Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines. Identify patching requirements for ESXi hosts and virtual machine hardware/tools (similar as vSphere 4.x) Each piece of software need to be patched for different reasons… but the most important are usually the security reasons. For ESXi a patch need that the host is put in maintenance mode and require a host reboot after the patch operation. All those operations can be orchestrated by […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Veeam has start a free community educational resource site:  Backup Academy. This site provides training on basic principles of virtualization and data protection. These basic principles are presented in a product-neutral fashion, meaning that there are no specific backup products mentioned. The only time specific products are mentioned is when the hypervisors (VMware ESXi, Hyper-V) are mentioned, as well as specific guest operating systems and applications that we need to protect as IT professionals. See the official announce: Backup Academy: Free data protection training & certification for virtualization. I’ve not tried yet the course part […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines See also: Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines and Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines. Identify snapshot requirements (similar as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 208) and VMware KB: Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware. Note that snapshots provide a point-in-time image of the disk that backup solutions can use, but Snapshots are not meant to be a robust method of backup and recovery. If the files containing a […]

Reading Time: 5 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines See also: Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines and Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines. Identify ESXi host and virtual machine requirements for vMotion and Storage vMotion (same as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide (page 219) and vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 119 and 122). Some basic requiments: for vMotion a specific vmkernel interface (enabled for vMotion) is required, as the CPU compatibility (or EVC). For Storage vMotion the host must see both […]

Reading Time: 1 minute Recently, has been released the VCP5 blueprint 1.2 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, and is the as the 1.1 version (just a little changes in the graphics).

Reading Time: 2 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools See also the similar post: Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools and Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools. Describe the Resource Pool hierarchy (same as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Resource Management Guide (page 43). Note that a DRS license is required, in order to use resource pools in a VMware cluster. Define the Expandable Reservation parameter (same as vSphere 4.x) With this option, if you power on a virtual machine in this […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Finally, after a lot of weeks of waiting, is arrived (at 22.25) the results of the VCP5 beta exam: Congratulations!  You have passed the new VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5) certification exam. Thank you for your participation in the beta exam.  Your input and participation were invaluable to this process. We will be adding this certification to your transcript within the next three weeks.  You will receive an email notification with additional instructions once your education transcript has been updated.  Physical certificates will be sent after your shipping address has been confirmed.  Please […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance See also this similar post: VCP 5 – Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance Note that VMware FT is quite still the 1.0 version with the same constraints of a vSphere 4.1 version. Identify VMware Fault Tolerance requirements (same as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Availability guide (page 38) and VMware KB: Processors and guest operating systems that support VMware FT. To check the requirements, there is also a specific tool: VMware SiteSurvey utility. Configure […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters See also this similar post: Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters and Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters. Describe DRS virtual machine entitlement (similar as vSphere 4.x) The word entitlement is now usually referred to the vRAM entitlement, but in this context seems to be related on how work the DRS, for more info see the vSphere Resource Management Guide. Create/Delete a DRS/HA Cluster (similar as vSphere 4.x) See the vCenter Server and Host […]

Reading Time: 1 minute After the recent change in the certification path for VCP4-DT I’ve got some doubts about the future of the VCA-DT certification (if is no more required for other *-DT certifications, why take it?). But seems that this kind of certification will remain also in new 5 release (based on View 5 and vSphere 5), because some rumors give the possible release date of new DT certifications: VCA5-DT (estimated availability late 2011) VCP5-DT (estimated availability early 2012) About the VCAP-DT certification, still there isn’t any official news, both for the v4 and, of course, the v5.

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