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Solving All Paths Down (APD) when usi...

Solving All Paths Down (APD) when using EMC VPLEX

Let me preface this with a few facts: I’m not a software engineer! This article is merely a series of logical steps I’ve come up with that may, or may not, be technically possible to implement I’ve discussed none of this with the VPLEX product management team or VPLEX engineers, so some of my assumptions […]

And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

First I would like to thank everyone for participating. When I got the idea to run the contest I anticipated <10 people entering, but my expectation has been greatly exceeded. Secondly, I would like to give a big THANK YOU to David Davis (blog / twitter) and the wonderful people at Trainsignal for sponsoring part […]

VCAP5-DCA–Objective 3.3 –...

VCAP5-DCA–Objective 3.3 – Implement and Maintain Complex DRS Solutions

For this objective I used the following documents: VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive by Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.3– Implement and Maintain Complex DRS Solutions Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Explain DRS / storage DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules DRS affinity […]

VCAP5-DCA-Objective 3.2–Optimiz...

VCAP5-DCA-Objective 3.2–Optimize Virtual Machine Resources

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.2 – Optimize Virtual Machine Resources Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Compare and contrast virtual and physical hardware resources At its most basic form, virtual resources allow you to overcommit your virtual machines. Virtual resources […]

The ValCo Labs VCP5 Prep Kit Giveaway

The ValCo Labs VCP5 Prep Kit Giveaway

  Welcome to the first ever ValCo Labs giveaway event! Since this is my contest/giveaway cherry, I don’t want to go too CRAZY because any subsequent contests/giveaways have the potential for being subpar, and nobody wants that! How to Enter: Leave a comment in the comments section and include the following: If you could change […]

VCAP5-DCA-Objective 3.1–Tune an...

VCAP5-DCA-Objective 3.1–Tune and Optimize vSphere Performance

For this objective I used the following documents: Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0 vSphere Resource Management Guide Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.1 – Tune and Optimize vSphere Performance Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify appropriate BIOS and firmware setting requirements for optimal ESXi host performance […]

VCAP5-DCA Objective 4.2-Deploy and Te...

VCAP5-DCA Objective 4.2-Deploy and Test VMware FT

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 4.2 – Deploy and Test VMware FT Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify VMware FT Hardware Requirements There are some pretty strict hardware requirements when it comes to VMware Fault Tolerance (FT). Only certain processors […]

VCAP5-DCA Objective 4.1–Impleme...

VCAP5-DCA Objective 4.1–Implement and Maintain Complex VMware HA Solutions

For this objective I used the following documents: VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive by Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 4.1 – Implement and Maintain Complex VMware HA Solutions Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify the three admission control policies for HA There […]

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.3 – Confi...

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 […]

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.2 – Manag...

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 […]

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