Category Archives: Computing

VCAP6-NV Deploy public beta launched

[Update 6/16 with desktop screenshot] The successor to the popular NSX610 exam went into public beta last week with with a staggered roll out starting in the US. More info at the VMware pages Key changes from the current VCIX6-NV: … 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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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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Retrieve identifying information for an NSX Cluster IP Pool

As a follow up to the thoroughly engrossing post on accessing the NSX API from Powershell, here is another example ripped from the pages of Twitter. While the API lists “Add an IP Pool” and “Query IP Pool Details” and … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA Practice environment – Test Track v.550 – Lab on a Laptop II

Test Track has finally been updated to cover DCA550. I’ve been dragging my feet a little because the DCA510 exam has until recently been more popular, and the existing Test Track environment isn’t radically different from the DCA550. That said, … Continue reading

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Accessing NSX API from Powershell

While pounding my head over trying to figure out the proper authentication and header settings to configure when calling the NSX REST API from Powershell I came across a post on Chris Wahl’s blog that included a function that already … Continue reading

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VCAP-DTA environment

The other day I posted up the environment for VCAP5-DCA (DCA550), here’s the same for DTA If only one last-octet is listed for a machine with several nics, all have that last octet (if the interface is configured). Note that … Continue reading

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VMware Certification for vSphere 6

VMware posted up a new Certification Roadmap for 2015 that has a slew of changes. VCP The VCP-level certification will now have two exams: “Foundation” exam that is online and covers the basics of vSphere/virtualization. This will not grant you … Continue reading

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VCAP5-DCA (DCA550) environment

It’s late on Jan 31, the DCA510 exam is now dead – long live VCAP5-DCA! In celebration (because, trust me if you are interested in becoming VCAP5-DCA certified you are much better off taking DCA550) I’m posting some DCA550 goodness. … Continue reading

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