Category Archives: Cloud

VMware on AWS Quick Hits

vSphere plus SDDC Manager (VMware Cloud Foundation) plus NSX-V hosted on bare-metal at   AWS. VMware manages hardware account and bills you (separate from any AWS account you have) 4 nodes to start – each 2 socket/36 core, 512GB RAM, … Continue reading

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VMware Cloud Foundation Quick Hits

VMware Cloud Foundation consists of VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and “SDDC Manager”. SDDC Manager will manage the lifecycle of the different components of VCF and can also manage the lifecycle of “add-ons” like VMware Horizon, VMware vRealize Suite, vRealize Operations … Continue reading

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TestTrack Unplugged (Storage 1)

Back in 2012 I created TestTrack as a practice tool for the DCA510 (VCAP5-DCA on vSphere 5.0) exam. When the updated DCA550 exam launched I updated TT to match. With the decommissioning of the VCAP5-DCA exams the current TestTrack is … Continue reading

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vCloud Director – retain IP/Mac

I found myself in need of changing a network setting on a bunch of vCD vApps.  The setting in question (“Retain IP/MAC Resources” in the GUI, “RetainNetInfoAcrossDeployments” from the API) causes the vApp to retain it’s assigned IP (apparently by retaining … Continue reading

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VCP6-NV, VCP6-DTM, VCP6-CMA are released

The rest of the VCP-level exams updated for Version 6 have released. VCP6-CMA (Cloud) VCP6-NV (Networking) VCP6-DTM (Desktop) The exams for the most part are just the latest version of their corresponding existing exam minus most of the vSphere content. … Continue reading

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VCP6-DCV launched (new framework and three new exams incl Delta and Foundation)

[Note: I expect to update this document several times as info is released and updated, check back or follow for the latest] Today the new VMware VCP certification framework launches along with $50 beta versions of three new exams: vSphere … Continue reading

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vRA 6.2 with Identity Appliance authentication logs

More interesting than watching paint dry! No, really! From your vRA appliance, you can see the request go out from /var/log/vcac/catalina.out Look for com.vmware.identity.websso.client.endpoint.SsoRequestSender.getRequestUrl On the vRA Identity appliance, look in /var/log/vmware/sso for a localhost_access_log.––.txt file then search that for … Continue reading

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