Automated Workload Balance

Automated Workload Balance

Welcome to your lights-out datacenter! With vRealize Operation 6.6 automated workload balance is easier and more controllable than ever. This latest release of vRealize Operation gives you the ability to balance workloads across clusters and datastores, simple controls to govern how much balance you want based on your business needs, three ways to activate it The post Automated Workload Balance appeared first on VMware Cloud Management .


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Resources for Getting Started with VMware NSX

Resources for VMware NSX

NSX can be a beast to take in at once.  However, as someone trying to get a handle on all that it has to offer, the article below has some great resources to get you started.  No matter what level you are coming into this information at, you will no doubt be able to use these resources to get you started.  And as with anything, practice makes perfect.  So if you’re like me and learn by doing, then hop on over to VMware’s Hands On Labs site and get started with NSX.

Resources for Getting Started with VMware NSX

VMware’s NSX, their Network Virtualization and Security platform is one of their hottest technology platforms. NSX is all about micro segmentation, a policy based method for ensuring resourc…


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PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough

PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough

PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough

We released PowerCLI 6.5.1 two weeks ago and the response has been incredible! The VMware.PowerCLI module is closing in on 4,000 downloads from the PowerShell Gallery and we’ve received a ton of good feedback. There seems to be quite a few questions and comments over this new installation method so I created a walkthrough video […] The post PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough appeared first on VMware PowerCLI Blog .


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Free e-learning course – VMware vSphere: What’s…

Free e-learning course – VMware vSphere: What’s New Fundamentals [V6.0 to V6.5]

Free e-learning course – VMware vSphere: What’s…

This course highlights the new features and enhancements in vSphere 6.5. It also presents use cases that describe how the new features align with customer needs.


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What’s new for vSAN 6.6?

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What’s new for vSAN 6.6?

Yes this may confuse you a bit, a new vSAN release namely vSAN 6.6 but it doesn’t coincide with a vSphere release. That is right, this is a “patch” release for vSphere but a major version for vSAN! It seems like yesterday that we announced 6.2 with Stretched Clustering and 6.5 with iSCSI and 2-Node Direct Connect. vSAN 6.6 brings some exciting new functionality and a whole bunch of improvements. Note that there were already various performance enhancements introduced in vSphere 6.0 Update 3 for vSAN 6.2. Anyway, what’s new for vSAN 6.6?


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What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert

What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert [rubrik.com]

What It Means to Be a VMware vExpert

Being a technical professional often results in no one knowing about the work being done–if things go according to plan. Our focus is on being invisible. We set up complicated servers, hook them all together, and offer up resources for virtual machines and data repositories. And in the end, an application is given a home, where visibility of the world is often abstracted from view.


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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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