VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 1.1 – part 2

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In this post we will continue to discuss objective 1.1 from the blueprint Objectives: Configure Kernel Boot Parameters for scripted install according to a deployment plan: Modify scripted weasel install (ks.cfg) Create / Modify scripted installation Configure Advanced System Settings according to a deployment plan: Edit System Swap / Scratch Configuration Configure ESXi host to use a central Syslog Server Manage/Edit the Core Dump configuration of an ESXi host Using VMware workstation: Single ESXi Host Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services VMware vMA Documents used: VMware vSphere Installation and Setup   Scripted ESXi Installation: We can use scripts to deploy multiple ESXi hosts to automate our deployment. The script includes the hosts configuration settings , In the following locations you can store your script: HTTP/HTTPS FTP NFS CDROM USB In addition you…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 1.1 – part 1

autodeploy, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In this post we will discuss again VMware Auto Deploy feature but for the VCAP Deploy exam , i already have a post regrading host profile and auto deploy on this site so if you like you can refresh your memory on these subjects in the VCP study guide notes This post will discuss the following from the blueprint : Configure and Manage Auto Deploy configurations: Determine use case for Stateless vs Stateful installs Create / Modify rules and rule sets Create and associate Host Profiles for an Auto Deploy reference host Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Single ESXi Host Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services VMware vMA VMware PowerCLI Documents used: VMware vSphere Installation and Setup Determine use case for Stateless vs Stateful installs: Stateless caching: Save the image and…
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Installing vSphere Management Assistant (vMA6)

VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vMA
In preparation for my VCAP6-DCV Deploy study I decided to install vSphere Management Assistant (vMA6) , and i thought its a good idea to write a post on the subject. You will need to download the zip file from VMware website : https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VMA600&productId=490 and also its a good idea to download the vSphere Management Assistant Guide. Here are the steps to install and configure vMA: (At this point I am installing it on my Virtual VMware workstation lab but will change it later to my physical lab) After deploying the OVF power On the VM and look at the console  you will be able to configure the followings: Default Gateway Hostname DNS Proxy Server IP address for eth0   When done configuring the networking you will be prompt to enter password for vi-admin…
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