Category Archives: Cloud

TestTrack Unplugged (Storage 1)

This post was last updated on May 11th, 2017 at 08:40 pmBack 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. … 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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VCP/VCAP/VCIX upgrade to version 6 – no class needed.

Subtitled for VCAPs: Have both? Take either. Have one? Take the other. Announced today, existing VCAP5 (VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP-CIA, VCAP-CID, VCAP-DTA, VCAP-DTD) holders will be able to take one test to upgrade to the current VCIX in their chosen silo. … Continue reading

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Discontinued VCAPs! as of 3/2/15

This post was last updated on March 6th, 2015 at 10:28 pmPer the VMware announcement today you can no longer sign up for the VCAP exams in the Cloud or Desktop tracks. No more CIA, CID, DTA or DTD exams. … Continue reading

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