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Welcome to the vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation VIDEO Guide. This is a collection of all the videos making up the full vRealize Automation 7.2 Detailed Implementation Guide.


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VCP6-DCV Delta Exam Experience

VCP6-DCVI recently took and passed the VCP6-DCV Delta Exam (2V0-621D), so I thought I’d share my test and study experience.  I also hold a VCP5-DCV but this test was different.  The VCP5 test had a lot more situational knowledge questions where I felt the VCP6 exam was more book knowledge questions.

Questions

A good portion of the questions on the exam are around permissions.  Things like how they are applied, what permissions allow what as well as how permissions flow by level (global, local).  There are also questions regarding limits and reservations on VMs.  An image was shown with VMs given a set memory allocation but some had a high share value and others a normal value.  You are asked which VM is given priority.

Study

My study suggestion would be to make sure you’re comfortable with permissions, new features in 6 and limits in 6, as well as shares.  As always, the VCP is best taken after you’ve worked in an environment previously.  If you are unable to play in an environment at work, build up a quick lab at home.  There are dozens of articles out there that show you how to create a small lab with very minimal hardware. Finally, make sure to go over the blueprint that VMware has for the exam.  Make sure you are comfortable with everything in it and if you’re not, then you know what you need to study.  Blueprint can be found here.

VMware also provides a practice test for you to take.  You can take it up to 100 times.  I found that several of the questions on the practice test were very close to questions on the actual test.  The wording may have been different but the format and complexity of the question were very similar.  The practice test can be found here.

Best of luck on your exam!

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

Honored to be selected for my 3rd year in the vExpert program.

vExpert 2017 Award Announcement

First we would like to say thank you to everyone who applied for the 2017 vExpert program. I’m pleased to announce the list 2017 vExperts. Each of these vExperts have demonstrated significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are many public speakers, book authors, CloudCred task writing, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.


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vSphere 6.5 takes the VCSA deployment experience to the next level. The VCSA 6.5 installer no longer requires a plugin, making it browser agnostic. If that wasn’t enough, the VCSA installer now supports use on macOS, Linux, and Window. The VMware Feature Walkthrough site has two new VCSA 6.5 deployment walkthroughs. These two step-by-step guides cover the VCSA 6.5 embedded and external deployments.


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New vCenter Server Appliance File-Based Backup / Restore Walkthroughs

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The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 is full of new and exclusive features. One of which is the native file-based backup and restore. I’m happy to announce two new guided walkthroughs on the VMware Feature Walkthrough site.


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VMware Security Advisory for ESXi 6.0 and 5.5

Vmware released a new security advisory today advising that ESXi versions 6.0 and 5.5 are vulnerable to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS).  The details of the advisory can be found below as well as the current solution.

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0023

Severity:    Important

Synopsis:    VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site

scripting issue

Issue date:  2016-12-20

Updated on:  2016-12-20 (Initial Advisory)

CVE number:  CVE-2016-7463

  1. Summary

VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue.

 

  1. Relevant Releases

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)

 

  1. Problem Description
  1. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue

 

The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for

stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by

an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through

ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import

a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system

from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted

VM.

VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.

VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting

this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has

assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 to this issue.

 

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to

remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is

available.

VMware  Product Running             Replace with/

Product Version on       Severity    Apply Patch*        Workaround

======= ======= =======  ========   =============        ==========

ESXi     6.5    ESXi

N/A        not affected           N/A

ESXi     6.0    ESXi

Important  ESXi600-201611102-SG   None

ESXi     5.5    ESXi

Important  ESXi550-201612102-SG   None

*The fling version which resolves this issue is 1.13.0.

 

  1. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and

version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

 

ESXi 6.0

————-

Downloads:

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

Documentation:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145815

 

ESXi 5.5

————

Downloads:

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

Documentation:

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2148194

 

  1. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-7463

Source: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0023.html

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There have been so many documents, white papers, videos and blog posts about the vSphere 6.5 release that it’s hard to keep up with them all. Fortunately you don’t have to as I have over 300 links gathered in my vSphere 6.5 Link-O-Rama and it is still growing. With so many links it’s easy to … Continue reading » [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]


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VMware Hands-on Labs demonstrate the value of VMware solutions in real-time. Get up and running with the latest HOL’s in your browser in mere minutes, via hands-on labs – no installation required.


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