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in Home-Lab - 30 Jan, 2017
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Since vSphere 6.5 is now GA, i decided to update my lab and provide a step by step guide for the upgrade. In this post i will discuss the vCenter appliance upgrade first and then i will create another post for upgrading the hosts in the lab. Prerequisites : Before you start the upgrade please read […]

in VCAP6-DCV Deploy - 06 Apr, 2016
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In this post we will continue to discuss VMware core management infrastructure components. here are the objectives from the blueprint: Configure Global Permissions for vCenter services Configure Dump Collector service Configure the Syslog Collector / Syslog service Managing vCenter Server advanced configurations Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, […]

in blueprint - 05 Apr, 2016
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In this post we will continue to discuss VMware core management infrastructure components. here are the objectives from the blueprint: Deploy and Configure Identity Sources for Single Sign-On: Configure Single Sign-On users and groups Change Default domain for Single Sign-On List services registered with Single Sign-on Deploy and configure vCenter Server Deploy / Configure Enhanced […]

in blueprint - 31 Mar, 2016
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In this post we will discuss VMware core management infrastructure components. we going to look at installing PSC first and then do some repointing. here are the objectives from the blueprint: Deploy and Configure a Platform Services Controller (PSC): Determine use case for embedded vs external PSC Re-point a vCenter Server Appliance to another External […]

in blueprint - 13 Feb, 2016
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In this post i will continue to cover the troubleshooting objective and now its time for troubleshoot and Monitor vSphere Performance The following are the objective from the blueprint: Monitor CPU and memory usage Identify and isolate CPU and memory contention issues Describe and differentiate common metrics, including: Memory CPU Network Storage Monitor performance through esxtop […]

in blueprint - 10 Feb, 2016
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In this post i will cover the last subject in before I take the course and then the two VCP 6 exams. The following are the objective from the blueprint: Monitor status of the vCenter Server service Perform basic maintenance of a vCenter Server database Monitor status of ESXi management agents Determine ESXi Host stability […]

in blueprint - 02 Feb, 2016
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As i mention in the previous update post , i will not be able to blog about vCloud Air since i dont have the subscription for it (i wish VMware had some demo account that we can use for study) In this post i will only provide a links to VMware website – they did […]

in blueprint - 02 Feb, 2016
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In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for Create and Manage a Multi-site Content Library The following are objectives from the blueprint: Add/remove Content Libraries Configure Content Library authentication Configure Content Library to work across sites Compare the functionality of Automatic sync and On-Demand sync Determine which privileges […]

in blueprint - 01 Feb, 2016
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In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for Configure Advanced vSphere DRS Features. The following are objectives from the blueprint: Configure the proper Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) automation level based on a set of business requirements Explain how DRS affinity rules effect virtual machine placement Add/remove virtual machine DRS […]

in blueprint - 31 Jan, 2016
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In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for the Consolidate Physical Workloads using VMware Converter The following are the blueprint objective: Install vCenter Converter standalone instance Convert physical workloads using vCenter Converter Modify server resources during conversion Resize partitions during the conversion process Interpret and correct errors during […]