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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

<Edi 2t> PASS! After almost 10 weeks of waiting I finally got my score back.</Edit 2> <Edit> Apparently I was the first to publicly take the exam! Hope the tips help out future candidates! Drop me a line if you … Continue reading

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vSphere 6.x Observed IP range

Way back when I wrote about the “Observed IP Range” information reported for physical NICs in v5 hosts. I noted among other things that the field seems to be populated by a process that runs at boot time or when … Continue reading

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Migrate VMs between portgroups/virtual switches/vSS/vDS

I wrote this to help a client migrate to VXLAN from portgroups. It pulls from a CSV file named c:\scripts\ImportPortGroups.csv which is structured: VLAN,PortGroup,wire 123,dVLAN 123,192.168.123.0/24 and accepts the initial number (VLAN) as a commandline parameter such as: changeportgroups 123 … 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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VCAP6-DCV Deploy Sample Question 1

Sample Question Intro HOL: HOL-1810-01-SDC – Virtualization 101: Introduction to vSphere Prerequisites: None Lab: Module 1 : Introduction to Management With vCenter : Cloning Virtual Machines and Using Templates Question 1 The help desk team has requested the ability to list … 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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72% overlap: VCP550 (5.5 VCP5-DCV) exam and vSphere ICM 5.5 class

I’ve heard a few numbers get thrown around for how much of the VCP5-DCV exam is covered during the vSphere 5.5 ICM class.  This post only concerns those two products. Mapping the course to the exam There are 27 objectives … Continue reading

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vCenter Replication 5.5 appliance configure

After the Replication appliance is deployed and powered on, (see my other post) it should automatically register itself with the vCenter Web Client.  If you don’t see it in the Home tab, log out and back in. If you still … Continue reading

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Nested ESXi 5.5 – Configure Virtual Flash?

VirtuallyGhetto has a great post on configuring VSAN on a nested ESXi box by getting a VMDK to report itself as an SSD disk.  However this doesn’t seem to work for Virtual Flash. Here is my nested host showing an … 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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