Tag Archive: vsphere

Sep 25

Some VCAP 6.5 DCV Design Exam Study Notes

A couple weeks ago I sat and passed the VCAP 6.5 Datacenter Design Exam. It was a good but tough exam. The VCAP 6.5 Design exam is a bit different from past VCAP Design Exams – there are no Visio type questions. Just multiple choice and “drag and drop” questions.

Sep 24

VMware Free Self-paced eLearning

Some free elearning resources for my ITN classes (and for everyone) – here are some great free self-paced elearning for vSphere 6 and vSphere 6.5.

Jun 20

New Book – VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive

Just ordered a copy of Host Resources Deep Dive. The VMware vSphere 6.5 Host Resources Deep Dive is a guide to building consistent high-performing ESXi hosts.

Mar 23

Checking VMs for SimpliVity Storage HA

When performing maintenance, upgrades, etc, on a SimpliVity host it is important to verify SimpliVity VMs are in a safe Storage HA state. A safe Storage HA state, or Storage HA equal to Yes, means the virtual machine’s data is fully synchronized and protected in the SimpliVity cluster.

Jan 16

Target the vMA for VCSA Backups

One handy new feature available with vSphere 6.5 is the ability to take a supported backup of the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) configuration and database. VCSA backups can be transferred to a target using HTTP/S, FTP/S, and SCP. This post walks through backing up the VCSA using SCP to target the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) to store the backup.

Jul 08

VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook 2nd Edition Review

Thanks to @Kim_Bottu for the great review of VMware vSphere 6.x Datacenter Design Cookbook 2nd Edition.

Feb 14

The vSphere 5.x Datacenter Cookbook eBook is Free Today!!!

PacktPub is offering an eBook copy of my book, VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook, for FREE!!! Today only!!!

Feb 10

PEX Session Notes: VVOLs Technical Overview

My notes from the STO4278 vSphere Virtual Volumes Technical Overview Session at VMware PEX 2015

Jan 13

EMC VSI 6.4 Web Client Plugin and the VNXe3200

EMC has released version 6.4 of the VSI plugin for the vSphere Web Client. This release fixes an issue with registering a VNXe3200 as storage system.

Jan 10

vSphere Software iSCSI Basics

In this post I am going to take a look at two common network configurations used when deploying iSCSI connectivity in a vSphere environment along with how to correctly configure vSphere networking and the software iSCSI adapter when using iSCSI storage.

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