VMware View Linked Clone Pool Automation – Kelly J. Olivier @kjolivier

I work with several environments that are the same.  Actually, they are the same but different, with them all being direct copies of each other, but different domains, names, etc.  In an effort to automate lately, I have begun to experiment with powershell, PowerCLI, ViewCLI, etc.  I wanted to write a script that created an identical linked clone pool in …

Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance   **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Identify VMware Fault Tolerance requirements Figuring out VMware Fault Tolerance requirements can be a bit cumbersome, especially when browsing through all the different CPUs and their …

Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines   **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT**   Knowledge Identify patching requirements for ESXi hosts and virtual machine hardware/tools Patching requirements for ESXi hosts and virtual machine hardware/tools are usually separate, but depending …

Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines   **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT**   Knowledge   Identify snapshot requirements A snapshot is essentially a point-in-time image of a virtual machine.  I won’t get deep into how they are implemented within vSphere …

Objective 3.2 – Configure the Storage Virtual Appliance for vSphere

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.2 – Configure the Storage Virtual Appliance for vSphere **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Define Storage Virtual Appliance (VSA) architecture Below is how VMware describes their two node VSA Cluster Architecture from page 9 of the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance …

Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Knowledge Identify ESXi host and virtual machine requirements for vMotion and Storage vMotion There are multiple host and virtual machine requirements in order to perform vMotion and Storage vMotions on any given …