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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 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 Read the full story on: http://www.vladan.fr/vmware-vcenter-converter-standalone-5-0-final-available/ The VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0 includes the following new functionality: Full supporto of vSphere 5. Optimized disk and partition alignment and cluster size change. Preserving the LVM configuration on the source machine during Linux conversions. Enhanced synchronization including options for scheduling synchronization tasks and performing multiple synchronization tasks in a conversion job. Conversion data is encrypted between the source and the server. Restoring VCB images.

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.

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page. Objective 4.4 – Administer Virtual Machines and vApps See also: VCP 5 Objective 4.4 – Administer Virtual Machines and vApps. Identify files used by virtual machines (same as vSphere 4.x) See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 9). Identify locations for virtual machine configuration files and virtual disks (same as vSphere 4.x) By default all related VM’s files are in a folder (and the name of this folder is usually the initial VM name). But vmdk can simple created or relocated (with a Storage Migration) […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes For 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 minute For 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 minutes For 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 minutes For 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: 9 minutes Note 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 minute Finally 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

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