Category Archives: Storage

vSphere 6.5 iSCSI port binding

I was goofing around with my home lab and ran into an interesting tidbit regarding iSCSI port binding in 6.5. The documentation from VMware says: Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator. Click the Configure tab. Under Networking, click Virtual switches, and select … Continue reading

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VCAP6-DCV Deploy Sample Question 9

Sample Question Intro HOL: HOL-1810-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to vSphere Prerequisites: None Lab: Module 3 :Introduction to vSphere Storage : Creating and Configuring vSphere Datastores Question 9 New hosts have been provisioned to the environment and existing storage needs … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous 1 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series or saw the list of all of the scenarios. Miscellaneous 1 Things to note: “Create a file . to set up the new . hosts . configuration matches . existing … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines 2 (TestTrack Unplugged)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series or saw the list of all of the scenarios. Virtual Machines 2 Things to note: “Ensure RAM can be added to the App virtual machine without downtime.” = Hot Plug. … Continue reading

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Storage 3 (TestTrack unplugged series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Storage 3 Things to note: “created on the array in the future” = Don’t change PSP on any current LUN, just change the default for the array so new ones … Continue reading

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Storage 2 (TestTrack Unplugged series)

I’ll assume you read the first post in the series. Storage 2 The initial note to delete Payroll is only seen on TestTrack – you won’t want to undo anything on the real exam as no scoring is done until … 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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VCAP5-DCA update for vSphere 5.5

Released today, the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam (VDCA550) has been updated for vSphere 5.5 and per the new blueprint has a slew of changes since it was released covering vSphere 5.0 two years ago. Among … Continue reading

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Removing virtual flash partition

If you change your mind about using a local SSD drive in your 5.5 ESXi host for virtual flash, but find that it won’t seem to let it go take a look at VMware KB article 1036609 I configured virtual … Continue reading

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vCenter Replication 5.5 appliance install

Time to play with a tool that was updated for 5.5 – vSphere Replication.  It comes (as is quickly becoming the norm) as a downloaded appliance that hooks into the vSphere Web Client for management and lets you schedule block-level … Continue reading

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