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VCAP DCV 6.5 Deploy a.k.a VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2018 a.k.a 3V0-21.18

<Edit> Apparently I was the first to publicly take the exam! Hope the tips help out future candidates! Drop me a line if you have questions. I’ll be updating the Study Exam linked below for 6.5 in the coming weeks. … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Monday

Today kicked off with the main keynote featuring Pat Gelsinger.  There were several new announcements including: Amazon RDS database service will now run on your local VMware servers VMware ESXi now fully supports ARM processors VSAN now supports S3 storage … Continue reading

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VMWorld 2018: Sunday Funday!

Another year another VMworld! I got registered early this morning and headed to the HandOnLabs.  Lots of 19xx labs, but nothing groundbreaking that I noticed – mostly updates.  Hopefully any big announcements will release cool labs. I tried challenge labs … Continue reading

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VMC on AWS – Sign up for a paid trial

VMware announced sometime back the availability to rent bare-metal vSphere hosts in an AWS data center, with such perks as the (included) ability to stretch from your existing data center and “local” no-egress-charge access to AWS features like S3. They … Continue reading

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Day 1: VMware Center for Advanced Learning – Advanced Architecture Course

Every wish there was a 9-day/81-hour course to propel you down the road to being a VMware Architect?   Wish no more. The VMware Center for Advanced Learning has gone live with a course intended to: Strengthen architectural & solution outcome skills in … Continue reading

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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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How to write a certification exam question

On piece of advice I always give about studying for certification exams is to write your own questions for any exam you are studying for. It’s a great exercise to put yourself in the mindset of the SMEs writing the … Continue reading

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Moving VMs from ESX to Workstation (pt2)

Back in 2011 I posted screen shots for using the fat client to download a VM from an ESX/ESXI host to use in VMware Workstation. I never updated that post when Workstation added a download feature, so here is the … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines 1 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Virtual Machines 1 Things to note: “Another administrator has already started by creating the VM” = Don’t make a new one and don’t delete the existing one. “using any means … Continue reading

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Networking 3 (TestTrack Unplugged Series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Networking 3 Things to notice: “Storage and vSphere management traffic will co-exist for the test.” = Enable Management traffic. This question was written before VSAN, that traffic type is not … Continue reading

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