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in VCAP6-DCV Deploy - 17 Jul, 2016
by mordi - 2 comments

So i decided to take the beta exam and give it a try. This is my first VCAP exam so I wanted to find out the cheap way what is all about. The interface is similar to VMware HOL so make sure you practice at least one lab so you get familiar with it.  You’ve […]

in VCAP6-DCV Deploy - 02 Jul, 2016
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In this section we are going to cover “Harden a vSphere 6.x Deployment” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Enable and configure ESXi Lockdown mode (Strict / Normal) Configure a user on the Lockdown Mode Exception Users list Customize SSH settings for increased security Enable strong passwords and configure password policies Configure vSphere hardening […]

in SSL Certificate - 02 Jul, 2016
by mordi - 5 comments

In this section we will continue  to cover “Manage SSL certificates” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Configure and manage VMware Endpoint Certificate Store Replace default certificate with CA-signed certificate Generate ESXi host certificates Enable / Disable certificate checking Configure SSL timeouts according to a deployment plan Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 […]

in SSL Certificate - 02 Jul, 2016
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In this section we are going to cover “Manage SSL certificates” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Configure and manage VMware Certificate Authority Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (ADCS,DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere Security Guide VMware KB 2112016 Configure and manage VMware Certificate […]

in Permissions - 02 Jul, 2016
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We are now in the eighth and last section of the blueprint ,In this section we are going to cover “Manage authentication and end-user security” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Add/Edit Remove users on an ESXi host Configure vCenter Roles and Permissions according to a deployment plan Configure and manage Active Directory integration […]

in Active Directory - 01 Jul, 2016
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In this post i will install Microsoft Certificate Authority Services on my domain controller in preparation for Objective 8.2 Here are the steps: In server manager add the Active Directory Certificate tools Choose the Certificate Authority and Certificate Authority Web Enrollment Follow the wizard and click install (you can close the installation window) Click on the yellow […]

in backup and restore - 26 Jun, 2016
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In this section we are going to cover “Backup and Recover vSphere Configurations” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Backup and restore distributed switch configurations Backup and restore resource pool configurations Export Virtual Machines to OVA/OVF format Use a Host profile to recover an ESXi host configuration Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers […]

in VCAP6-DCV Deploy - 25 Jun, 2016
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In this section we are going to cover “Deploy and Manage vSphere Data Protection” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Create, edit and clone a vSphere Data Protection backup job Modify a pre-configured backup job. Backup and restore a Virtual Machine (file level restore, full VM backup) Configure a Backup Verification job to ensure […]

in Replication - 25 Jun, 2016
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We are now in the seventh section of the blueprint ,In this section we are going to cover “Deploy and manage vSphere Replication” Here are the objective from the blueprint : Configure and manage a vSphere Replication infrastructure: Isolate vSphere Replication network traffic Enable data compression of vSphere Replication traffic Configure and manage vSphere Replication of virtual […]

in Advanced VM Settings - 21 Jun, 2016
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In the following post we are going to discuss “Optimize Virtual Machine resources” The following are objectives from the blueprint : Adjust Virtual Machine properties according to a deployment plan: Network configurations CPU configurations Storage configurations Configure Flash Read Cache reservations Modify Transparent Page Sharing and large memory page settings Optimize a Virtual Machine for […]