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in VCAP6 - Design - 01 Aug, 2016
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Until i get my VCAP6 – Deploy beta exam results, I decided to create a plan for my next step. The next step will be to take the VCAP6 – Design exam which is now GA My plan is use the following resources: Designing VMware Infrastructure Pluralsight course by Scott Lowe ,This is a 2012 course […]

in blueprint - 22 May, 2016
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In this post we will continue to discuss Implementing Complex Storage Solutions here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Deploy and configure VMware Virtual SAN Upgrade VMware storage infrastructure Configure / View VMFS locking mechanisms ATS-Only mechanism ATS_SCSI mechanism Configure Storage I/O Control to allow I/O prioritization Lab Setup:(not […]

in Storage - 21 May, 2016
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In this post we will continue to discuss Implementing Complex Storage Solutions here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Configure / Manage vSphere Flash Read Cache Create / Configure Datastore Clusters Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esxi0 and esxi1 […]

in iSCSI Datastore - 18 May, 2016
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In this post we will continue to discuss Implementing Complex Storage Solutions here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Create / Configure multiple VMkernels for use with iSCSI port binding LUN masking using PSA-related commands Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) […]

in blueprint - 12 May, 2016
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We are now in the second section of the blueprint , this section is the storage part (my favorite) and in the following posts we are going to discuss how we deploy and manage a vSphere 6.x storage infrastructure We are going to discuss the following objective from the blueprint : Determine use cases for […]

in Advanced VM Settings - 28 Apr, 2016
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In this post we will discuss the last objective in the first section which is to perform advanced virtual machine configurations here are the objectives from the blueprint: Tune Virtual Machine disk controller configurations according to a deployment plan Configure .vmx file for advanced configuration scenarios Configure a virtual machine for Hot Add features Upgrade […]

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 - 13 Feb, 2016
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In this post i will continue to cover the troubleshooting objective and now its time for troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades The following are the objective from the blueprint: Collect upgrade diagnostic information Recognize common upgrade issues with vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance Create/Locate/Analyze VMware log bundles Determine alternative methods to upgrade ESXi Hosts in event of […]

in study guide - 12 Feb, 2016
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In this post i will continue to cover the troubleshooting objective and now its time for Storage and networking. The following are the objective from the blueprint: Verify network and storage configuration Recognize a connectivity issue caused by a VLAN/PVLAN Identify and isolate network and storage resource contention and latency issues Verify a given virtual […]

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 […]