Wednesday, October 30, 2013

VMware Certified Associate certification ! 50% free voucher till 31 January 2014 ! Hurry UP !

VMware Certified Associate certification is available now for all the who have attended VMware vSphere Training program, or even who have the vmware product knowledge and want to have some recognition to that, You can go for the VCA certification.


·         VCA-DCV - vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.1] supported by Fundamentals e-Learning - VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals &VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals (Japanese)
·         VCA-WM - Horizon View: ICM AND Horizon Mirage, each supported by Fundamentals e-Learning - VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals&VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals (Japanese)  
·         VCA-Cloud - vCloud Automation Center: ICM, supported by Fundamentals e-Learning - VMware Cloud Fundamentals & VMware Cloud Fundamentals (Japanese)


So hurry up add some more certification to profile.

Good Luck !

50% free voucher till 31 January 2014

 Promotion Code:-   VMRT9A9E506C

Monday, October 28, 2013

What’s New with VMware vCloud Director 5.5

vCloud Director 5.5 is a significant milestone for vCloud Director. The following are among the many new
features and capabilities provided in this release:

• Enhancements to the catalog, including the ability to limit access to shared catalogs, automated versioning of catalog content, and the ability to upload any type of file to the catalog

• Usability improvements for VMware vSphere® vApp™ provisioning and life-cycle management, including the ability to customize virtual machine hardware settings when deploying vApps from templates, support for
hot-add and hot-remove of hard disk and NICs, and vApp clone support for running and suspended vApps
including capturing memory state

• The ability to import and export vApps directly to and from the virtual datacenter (VDC), together with
support for the Open Virtual Appliance (OVA) file format

• Support for the CentOS operating system to host the vCloud Director cell

• Google Chrome Web browser support and the ability to access virtual machine consoles on Mac OS

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Which VMware Course or Certification is Suitable for you, as per your job role ??

VMware have a learning path tool on website, where you can find the suitable course as per you job profile and interest. You can use the link below and explore after that decide the course suitable for your job role.


http://vmwarelearningpaths.com/#sthash.fiR5w8CI.apJ9hVCY.dpbs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How to become VCP-Cloud Certified !

Become VCP-Cloud Certified


There are two paths to earning your VCP-Cloud certification.
Path 1
  1. Be a VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV)
  2. Pass the IaaS Exam
Path 2
  1. Attend a qualifying course
  2. Pass the VCP-Cloud Exam



How to become VCP5-DCV Certified !

Get VCP5-DCV Certified

There are different paths to VCP5-DCV certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:
  1. Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.
  2. Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 5.x.
  3. Pass the VCP5-DCV Exam. Exam Code VCP510




Thursday, October 10, 2013

Free Learning for VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals (vSphere) !


There is really a great tool made available by VMware for the professionals, who want to explore their skills in the VMware Data Center Virtualization (vSphere). There is free e-learning (2.5 Hours) available, you just need to create an account on vmware portal (if don't have one). You can use the link below and then click on add to my enrollment button,  after that login using your account on vmware portal.

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=det&id_course=189018

The Free VMware Certified Associate course on Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will provide you with a fundamental understanding of VMware's Data Center Virtualization products, including the business challenges those products are intended to solve.


After going through this e-learning session, you can take test for VCA-DCV by sitting on your own system only. 

As a promotion if you take this exam before 31 Jan 2014, you will get 50% discount on the VCA-DCV certification. You need to use promotion code VMRT9A9E506C while booking the exam...

After this if you want to go for Professional level (VCP-DCV) then you can go for classroom training for VMware vSphere 


Free Learning for VMware vCloud Fundamentals !

There is really a great tool made available by VMware for the professionals, who want to explore their skills in the Cloud Computing. There is free e-learning (3 Hours) available, you just need to create an account on vmware portal (if don't have one). You can use the link below and then click on add to my enrollment button,  after that login using your account on vmware portal.

http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=det&id_course=189017

The Free VMware Certified Associate course on Cloud Fundamentals will provide you with a fundamental understanding of VMware’s Cloud products, including the business challenges those products are intended to solve.

After going through this e-learning session, you can take test for VCA-Cloud by sitting on your own system only. 

As a promotion if you take this exam before 31 Jan 2014, you will get 50% discount on the VCA-Cloud certification. You need to use promotion code VMRT9A9E506C while booking the exam....

After this if you want to go for Professional level (VCP-Cloud) then you can go for classroom training for VMware vCloud Director.

http://www.koenig-solutions.com/vmware-vcloud-director.aspx


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FREE 2ND Attempt at VMware Certification Exams !

Dear All, Good time to go, those who are preparing the certification and have some doubt in mind you can get benefit of this promotion, at the time of booking exam at 1st time  you need to apply the below mentioned promotion code, so in case you are not able to manage at first time. You can take the exam 2nd time free........ So hurry up offer valid till 31 March 2014.   
Good Luck ! hope you'll clear in first attempt...




Thursday, October 3, 2013

VMware Certified Associate certification ! 50% free voucher till 31 Jan 2014 ! Hurry UP !

VMware Certified Associate certification is available now for all the who have attended VMware vSphere Training program, or even who have the vmware product knowledge and want to have some recognition to that, You can go for the VCA certification.


·         VCA-DCV - vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [5.1] supported by Fundamentals e-Learning - VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals &VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals (Japanese)
·         VCA-WM - Horizon View: ICM AND Horizon Mirage, each supported by Fundamentals e-Learning - VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals&VMware Workforce Mobility Fundamentals (Japanese)  
·         VCA-Cloud - vCloud Automation Center: ICM, supported by Fundamentals e-Learning - VMware Cloud Fundamentals & VMware Cloud Fundamentals (Japanese)


So hurry up add some more certification to profile.

Good Luck !

50% free voucher till 31 Jan 2014

 Promotion Code:-   VMRT9A9E506C



Monday, September 16, 2013

vCloud Director 5.1 Configuration Maximums (2036392)

Category
Maximum
Total Virtual Machines
30,000
Powered-on Virtual Machines
10,000
Total vApps
30,000
Virtual Machines per vApp
128
ESX/i Hosts
2,000
vCenter Servers
25
vCloud Director Cells
10
Total Users
10,000
Concurrent Users
1,500
Logged-in Users
5,000
Total Organizations
10,000
Users per Organization
1,000
vApps per Organization
3,000
Virtual Datacenters (VDCs)
10,000
Resource Pools per VDC
32
Datastores
1,000
Concurrent Virtual Machine Consoles
500
Logical Networks
10,000
vApp Networks
1,000
External Networks
512
Isolated VDC Networks
2,000
Direct VDC Networks
10,000
Routed VDC Networks
2,000
Gateways
1,000
Network Pools
40
Catalogs
10,000
Media
1,000
Independent Disks
1,000
Storage Classes
50
Storage Pods
100

Friday, September 6, 2013

VMware View 5.x Components

You can use VMware View with VMware vCenter Server to create desktops from virtual machines that are running on VMware ESX® or VMware ESXi™ hosts and deploy these desktops to end users. In addition, VMware View uses your existing Active Directory infrastructure for user authentication and management.
After you create a desktop, authorized end users can use Web-based or locally installed client software to securely connect to centralized virtual desktops, back-end physical systems, or terminal servers.
View Connection Server – a software service that acts as a broker for client connections by authenticating and then directing incoming user requests to the appropriate virtual desktop, physical desktop, or terminal server.
View Agent – a software service that is installed on all guest virtual machines, physical systems, or terminal servers in order to allow them to be managed by VMware View. The agent provides features such as connection monitoring, Virtual Printing, USB support, and single sign-on.
View Client – a software application that communicates with View Connection Server to allow users to connect to their desktops.
View Client with Local Mode – a version of View Client that is extended to support the local desktop feature, which allows users to download virtual machines and use them on their local systems.
View Administrator – a Web application that allows View administrators to configure View Connection Server, deploy and manage desktops, control user authentication, initiate and examine system events, and carry out analytical activities.
vCenter Server – a server that acts as a central administrator for ESX/ESXi hosts that are connected on a network. A vCenter Server provides the central point for configuring, provisioning, and managing virtual machines in the datacenter.
View Composer – a software service that is installed on a vCenter server to allow VMware View to rapidly deploy multiple linked-clone desktops from a single centralized base image.
View Transfer Server – a software service that manages and streamlines data transfers between the datacenter and View desktops that are checked out for use on end users' local systems. View Transfer Server is required to support desktops that run View Client with Local Mode.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

vSphere 5.5 New Features

Few elements introduced with 5.5 are the following:
           
·         Support for VMDK files of max. 62 TB (was 2TB) filesize for VMFS5 and NFS
·         No change in the pricing of vSphere editions.
·         4 new features: AppHA, Reliable Memory, Flash Read Cache and Big Data Extensions
·         Latency-sensitivity feature for applications like very high performance computing and stock trading apps
·         vSphere Hypervisor (free) has no physical memory limit anymore (was 32 GB)
·         Max. RAM per host 4 TB (was 2 TB)
·         Virtual CPUs per host 4096 (was 2048)
·         NUMA Nodes per host 16 (was 8)
·         Logical CPUs per host 320 (was 160)
·         PCI hotplug support for SSD
·         VMFS heap size improvements
·         16 GB End to end Fibre channel. So 16 GB from host to switch and 16 GB from switch to SAN
·         Support for 40 Gpbs NICs
·         Enhanced IPv6 support
·         Enhancements for CPU C-states. This reduces power consumption.
·         Expanded vGPU support: In vSphere 5.1 VMware only supports NVIDIA GPU. In vSphere 5.5 support for AMD and Intel GPU’s is added.
·         Three rendering modes are supported: automatic, hardware and software.
·         The ability to vMotion a virtual machine between different GPU vendors is also supported.
·         If hardware mode is enabled in the source host and GPU does not exist in the destination host, vMotion will fail and will not attempt a vMotion.
·         Added Microsoft Windows Server 2012 guest clustering support
·         AHCI Controller Support which enables Mac OS guests to use IDE CDROM drives. AHCI is an operating mode for SATA.
·         App HA is one of the most interesting features introduced within this release, allows to monitor specific applications inside guest OS and restart automatically first the service then the whole VM if the monitored service fails.
·         For now App HA supports the following applications:
      Microsoft SQL 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012
      Tomcat 6.0, 7.0
      TC Server Runtime 6.0, 7.0
      Microsoft IIS 6.0, 7.0, 8.0
      Apache HTTP Server 1.3, 2.0, 2.2
·         The SSO component has been also rewritten due to the well known problems in the RSA component embedded in version 5.1 and the vSphere Web Client has been improved, supports all the new features and seems much more responsive

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Commands to monitor snapshot deletion in ESX 2.5/3.x/4.x and ESXi 3.x/4.x/5.x (1007566)

ESX 3.5/4.x and ESXi 4.1/5.x

To monitor directories during snapshot deletion in ESX 3.5/4.x and ESXi 4.1/5.x: 

  1. Log in as root to the ESX host using SSH. For more information, see Connecting to an ESX host using a SSH client (1019852) or Using Tech Support Mode in ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5.0 (1017910)
  2. Navigate to the virtual machine directory containing vmdk virtual disk files.
  3. List files in the directory by executing:

    # ls -al
     
  4. Determine any VM_NAME-00000#.vmdk or VM_NAME-00000#-delta.vmdk snapshot files. Look for numbered files following the hyphen(-) in the name.
  5. To monitor the VMDK snapshot and base disks which are currently being updated use the following watch command:

    # watch -d 'ls -luth | grep -E "delta|flat"'
    where:

    -d  highlights the differences between successive updates
    t   sorts by modification time
    l   shows a long listing which displays additional file information    sorts by and shows access time
    h   prints sizes in a readable format like 1K 234M 2G
    You can also run the following command to monitor the time stamp update of the base disks to confirm if the process is working or not.

    ls -lrt |grep -E "flat|delta"

    This command monitors the contents of a directory and displays files by their modification date.

    Note: In ESX 3.5 and 4.0 (pre Update 2) the snapshot delta files will be written to the previous snapshot delta file and so on and are finally written to the base disk (flat). In ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 2 and later the process works differently in that the data in snapshots (deltas) are written directly to the base disk (flat). For more information on the snapshot process, see Understanding virtual machine snapshots in VMware ESXi and ESX (1015180) and Consolidating snapshots (1007849).

    If there are more than 10 snapshots, use this command to monitor the snapshot commit process and to prevent the screen from filling with too many files:

    # while true;do date;ls -lht *vmdk|head -10;echo ________;sleep 3;done

    Note: You can quit the consolidation process monitoring by pressing Ctrl + C. 
     

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Object Type in vCenter Operation Manager

vCenter Operations Manager uses specific icons so that you can distinguish between virtual machines, ESX hosts, and other objects in the inventory. All these objects will be monitored via inventory pane in vCOPS