Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section VMware vSphere Clustering Technical Deepdive Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Describe DRS virtual machine entitlement DRS will calculate CPU and memory entitlements for virtual machines.  The host-local schedulers are actually responsible for supplying those …

Get-ConfiguredScratchLocation

Need to know which datastore your scratch partition is on?  Run this one-liner in PowerCLI to find out! $scratch = get-vmhostadvancedconfiguration -Name ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation | % { $_.values } ; $scratch = $scratch.substring(14,35); get-datastore | where { $_.uid -like “*$scratch*” } | select name (have not tested when scratch partition is located in-memory)

Objective 3.3 – Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.3 – Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Identify VMFS and NFS Datastore properties VMFS Datastore Properties Logical container that provides a uniformed model for storing virtual machines by hiding certain properties of the …

Objective 2.3 – Configure vSS and vDS Policies

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 2.3 – Configure vSS and vDS Policies **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Identify common vSS and vDS policies When looking at vSS and vDS policies there is some overlap.  Instead of breaking it down by each type, I will list …

Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches

For this objective I used the following documents: Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5 Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Identify vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) capabilities A vNetwork Distributed Switch has the same capabilities as a vNetwork Standard Switch and much more.  Keep …

Objective 2.1 – Configure vNetwork Standard Switches

For this objective I used the following documents: Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5 Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 2.1 – Configure vNetwork Standard Switches Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify vNetwork Standard Switch (vSS) capabilities A lot of the capabilities you find in a virtual switch are the same as a physical …

Host Profiles–Not quite there yet

Today I was setting up a host profile and found them to be extremely lacking in two areas (probably more); distributed environments and vNetworking. Distributed Environments:  I currently work in a large distributed enterprise with multiple vDatacenters.  Some items are standard across the enterprise, but there are site specific details that need to be configured.  I thought, “hey, I can …