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My VCP-NV Experience

As most VMware Pros will have heard the VCP-NV (Network Virtualisation) exam is out and is primarily all about NSX. Since the announcement I’ve been doing some reading up on it and took a hands on lab to get a better understanding about how it all works. Today I sat the exam and thankfully had done … Continue reading »

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My VCAP5-DCA Experience

Last month I sat the VCAP-CIA exam which I previously blogged about. This month it was the Datacenter track which took centre stage with the VMWare Certified Advanced Professional 5 – DataCenter Administration exam. Again I took the exam in the only exam centre in Dublin, Sure Skills and spent the next 3.5hrs in a fierce battle … Continue reading »

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My VCAP-CIA Experiance

I’ve been spending the last two months getting my certifications up to date as my old VCP 3 fell out of date when formal support finished for it earlier in the year. I’ve been working with VMWare’s ESX/vSphere stack since 2007 so my motivation was to make sure I wasn’t going to miss out on … Continue reading »

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Completing the Clean Sweep of VCA exams

This week I took my third VCA (VMWare Certified Associate) exam, VCA-WM, and passed. The exam itself is 100% based on the Workforce Mobility self paced online course on the VMWare training site. I sat the exam straight after the course and since it was fresh in the memory I got 460 out of 500. … Continue reading »

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VMWare offering a second shot at VCPs and VCAPs in Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan & Korea

VMWare are very kindly offering a free second chance at their VCP and VCAP exams until 31st March 2014 for VMWare pro’s in Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan & Korea. Click on this link to access the codes. Here’s a list of the exams they’re allowing you to retake for FREE if you don’t pass first time: … Continue reading »

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New VMWare Hands On Labs (HOL) Announced

There has been new Hands-on Labs announced By VMWare. Log into the Online Portal at http://labs.hol.vmware.com. There are now 16 lab topics available, free to everyone. Labs are listed below along with a direct link to enroll in the lab. Labs Currently Available HOL-SDC-1301 – Applied Cloud Operations – Enroll in HOL-SDC-1301 HOL-SDC-1302 – vSphere Distributed Switch … Continue reading »

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VMWare VM Hardware Version 10 Warning!

Just a quick shoutout to tell any of my readers to avoid upgrading critical infrastructural VMs to Hardware Version 10. In the event the web-client isn’t functional you won’t have the fat client in Windows to help rescue the day. Personally I’m avoiding the upgrade of my vCenter server and one of my Domain Controllers. … Continue reading »

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NIC label issue when deploying CentOS 6.x VMs with vCloud Director

I came across a small issue relating to the the labelling of the primary NIC (eth0) inside a deployed VM. It seems that due to the templating and then deployment of the VM the Linux hardware detection process sets the new NIC as eth1. This is due to the new MAC generated at instantiation, normal … Continue reading »

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vCloud Director 5.1: Install, Configure & Manage

This week I finally took a bit of time off work and sat the vCD 5.1: ICM course hosted by New Horizons. Unusually for courses I’ve taken in the past it was an Online ‘Live’ Course with the instructor running the course from the US (Nebraska). The course ran from 2pm-10pm BST which meant I … Continue reading »

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vSphere 5.5 – Web Client Upgrade Error

During the web client installation I received an error during the SSO registration section towards the end stating that the solution was already registered with the LookupService. A second run of the web client installation completed successfully without intervention. Sounds like a buggy installation!

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