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Tagged With: vsphere

My VCAP6-DCV Deploy Experience

I’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of VMware VCAP exams this month. The first of which was the VCAP6-DCV Deploy exam (the old DCA) in New Horizons in Dublin city center. A three hour experience that is only for those admins who enjoy pain and suffering the challenge of fixing very broken vSphere environments. The lab itself was well … 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I’ve been spending the last two months getting my certifications up to date as my old VCP 3 fell out of date when formal support finished for it earlier in the year.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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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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vSphere 5.5 – SSO Upgrade Gotya

I’ve just managed to up upgrade the SSO component of vSphere 5.5 in my lab after an hour of trying. The issue I kept getting was 1603 error when it got to the LookupService part of the install. The result of the error was a rollback. “Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: vCenter Single … Continue reading »

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