VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.3 – Troubleshoot Network Performance and Connectivity

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.3 – Troubleshoot Network Performance and Connectivity Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify vCLI commands and tools used to troubleshoot vSphere networking configurations There are a good amount of vCLI commands that you can use to troubleshoot your networking configurations. …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.2 – Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Performance

For this objective I used the following documents: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11812 – Everything ESXTOP http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/ – Good rollup from Duncan Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.2 – Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Performance Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify resxtop / esxtop metrics related to memory and CPU Here are a list of some of the …

Book Review – Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments (VMware Press)

I recently received a copy of Managing and Optimizing VMware vSphere Deployments by Sean Crookston and Harley Stanger (find it here on Amazon) and I wanted to share my thoughts. Chapter 1: Laying the Groundwork What a great start. This chapter covers the core competencies of vSphere 5. Not only is the functionality of these competencies discussed, but the design …

VMware vCenter 5.1 SSO Installation Error 29133: Administrator login Error

Earlier this week I decided to go ahead and upgrade the vCenter in my lab from 5.0 –> 5.1. The first step of doing that is to install the new vCenter Single Sign On (SSO) component, which allows single sign on for the vCloud Suite. Before starting with the install I glanced over the vCenter 5.1 Release Notes as well …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.1 – Configure, Manage, and Analyze vSphere Log Files

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.1 – Configure, Manage, and Analyze vSphere Log Files Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify vCenter Server log file names and locations Below are a list of the log file names and their locations  (I used VMware KB1021804 to help …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 3.4 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.4 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify hot key fields used with resxtop / esxtop There are some different hot keys that will get you to different views within resxtop / esxtop and …