VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plug-ins

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plugin-ins Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Explain the Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) layout The Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) is a framework that is use for handling multipathing in a VMware environment. …

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify storage provisioning methods There are two types of storage that can be provisioned through vSphere; block storage and NAS. Block Storage Local – any local …

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.1 – Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions

For this objective I used the following documents: Best Practices for NFS on vSphere White Paper Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 1.1 – Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify RAID Levels If you are looking at this blueprint and contemplating taking this exam I’m going to assume …

Query/Start vCenter Service – PowerShell Goodness

The following powershell script will allow you to QUERY and START the vCenter service for one or more servers. The script accepts multiple arguments, or an array “vcenter_servers” defined in the script. First, the script attempts to resolve/ping the vCenter server. If successfull, it performs a WMI call to determine the service status. Download here: vcenter_server_status.ps1 Enjoy! Martin

Modifying Maximum Virtual Machine Console Sessions (Per Host or VM)

Some time ago, JC ran into a problem. Some of our security folks were concerned that multiple users could interact with a virtual machine’s console session (MKS). Their concern was that any user that had privileges to access the console of a VM could leverage the privileges of any user currently using the virtual machine. Understandably, this could be a …