Tuesday, October 28, 2014

VMware product name change Q4 2014

Golden chance to renew your VCP certification

VCP5-DCV Delta Recertification Exam

On October 1st, VMware released a new delta exam to qualify recertification candidates for the VCP5-DCV Certification.
The exam is offered to current VCP5-DCVs who need to renew their VCP5-DCV credential. The exam will be available through November 30, 2014 and offers some key advantages:
  • Based only on new material between the vSphere 5.0/5.1 and vSphere 5.5 exams – you save hours of prep time
  • Available online – you can take it from any location
  • Far less expensive – you save money
If you hold a VCP5-DCV certification, this is the quickest route to recertification.
This limited time opportunity – the exam will only be offered until November 30, 2014.

VCP5-DCV Delta Recertification Exam – Exam Code VCP550D

Ready to register? Click Associate and Professional Level Exams onhttp://pearsonvue.com/vmware/exams/ and select exam VCP550D.
Take advantage of the FREE 1-hr online course VMware vSphere: What’s New Fundamentals of V5.5 to help you prepare for the exam.

*Terms & Conditions
  • Only current VCP5-DCV candidates who passed the exam series VCP510, VCP510PSE or VCI510 are eligible.
  • Exam must be passed by November 30, 2014.
  • Exam is not eligible for discounts. Training and Learning Credits cannot be used to purchase.
  • The exam must be completed within 2 days of your registration with PearsonVUE.
More details:- https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=51919&ui=www_cert

Monday, October 27, 2014

Free Learning for VMware Network Virtualization Fundamentals(NSX)

There is really a great tool made available by VMware for the professionals, who want to explore their skills in VMware Network Virtualization (NSX). 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,


To start further for VMware Professional level (VCP-NV) visit below page for details:-


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Save 50% off All VMware exams (50% discount)

Discount is good for multiple use per person

How to Enjoy Savings of 50% off VMware exams
Step 1:
Choose the exam of your choice
You can choose more than one exam as the discount is good for multiple use.
Step 2:
Begin the exam registration process atwww.vmware.com/certification
NB. All VMware certification exams require prior VMware authorization
Step 3:
Schedule your exam between Oct 27 and Dec 19, 2014
Once you have gained VMware authorization, you are ready to schedule your exam. Upon payment, please select the referral code accordingly.
VCP Exams: VFVCP1450
Advanced (VCAP) Exams: VFADV1450

Offer is only valid from Oct 27 and Dec 19, 2014
For more details:-

Using the ESXi 5.x esxcli command to power off a virtual machine

The esxcli command can be used locally or remotely to power off a virtual machine running on ESXi 5.x. For more information, see the esxcli vm Commands section of the vSphere Command-Line Interface Reference.
  1. Open a console session where the esxcli tool is available, either in the ESXi Shell, the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA), or the location where the vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) is installed.
  2. Get a list of running virtual machines, identified by World ID, UUID, Display Name, and path to the .vmx configuration file, using this command:

    esxcli vm process list
  3. Power off one of the virtual machines from the list using this command:

    esxcli vm process kill --type=[soft,hard,force] --world-id=WorldNumber

    Three power-off methods are available. Soft is the most graceful, hard performs an immediate shutdown, and force should be used as a last resort.
    Alternate power off command syntax is: esxcli vm process kill -t [soft,hard,force] -w WorldNumber
  4. Repeat Step 2 and validate that the virtual machine is no longer running.
For ESXi 4.1:
  1. Get a list of running virtual machines, identified by World ID, UUID, Display Name, and path to the .vmx configuration file, using this command:

    esxcli vms vm list
  2. Power off one of the virtual machines from the list using this command:

    esxcli vms vm kill --type=[soft,hard,force] --world-id=WorldNumber

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Current VCPs can save 25% off their next VCP exam!

Current VCPs – Recertify for Less

If you are a current VMware Certified Professional (VCP), you can save 25% off any VCP exam when you test before January 1, 2015.
This is a great opportunity to save money and get recertified before the March 10, 2015 deadline. (For the recertification policy details visit vmwarerecertification.com.)
This 25% discount is good towards any of these exams:
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization
      Exam Code: VCP550Request Authorization Now!
      Exam Code: VCP510Request Authorization Now!
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop
      Exam code: VCP510-DTRequest Authorization Now!
      Exam code: VCPD510Request Authorization Now!
VMware Certified Professional – Cloud
      Exam Code: VCPC550Request Authorization Now!
      Exam Code: VCPC510Request Authorization Now!
      Exam Code: VCPVCD510Request Authorization Now!
VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization
      Exam Code: VCPN610Request Authorization Now!

To claim your 25% exam discount, just enter discount code VCPRECERT25 when you complete your registration and check out on the PearsonVue site.
But act fast! This discount is only good on exams taken before January 1, 2015.
PS – Don’t worry, if by some chance you don’t pass the first time, you can use the discount a second time on your retake as long as you take it before January 1, 2015. What do you have to lose? Act now! 
Details:- https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=51574&ui=www_cert

Cloning VM failed in vCenter 5.x at 27% (unable to connect host)

Seen this issue couple of times, specially while you have multiple vmkernel port with same subnet. All ping test works fine with vCenter to esxi and even esxi to esxi. Still while start then clone or deploy VM from template one host to another stuck on 27% and then finally failed with error unable to connect host.

To verify the cause of the issue:
  1. Log in as root to the ESX host using an SSH client.
  2. In the /etc/vmware/vpxa/vpxa.cfg file, locate the Host IP address. In ESXi 5.x, the vpxa.cfg configuration file is located at /etc/vmware/vpxa/ . The entry looks similar to:
Check on both the hosts in vpxa.cfg host IP listed must be same vmk ip as per your planned management network.

Then restart vpxa agent service or disconnect and reconnect host. then try to do the clone. This works for me.

For more details KB: 1010837:-


Thursday, August 7, 2014

New VCAP5-DCD Exam on vSphere 5.5 Available

On August 1, VMware released a new exam to qualify candidates for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD) Certification.

This new exam (exam code VDCD550) is based on vSphere v5.5, where the existing exam (exam code VDCD510) is based on vSphere 5.0/5.1.

For more details:-


Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Looking for VMware Training.....

If you are looking for VMware Product training like vSphere, View, vCloud etc.  You can write to me, and get trained with experts....

Friday, May 2, 2014

What is VSAN ? VMware Virtual SAN Fundamentals [V5.5]

Free E-Learning course on vSAN Fundamentas.

VMware vSAN is another hot technology in the market and this is time to start exploring about this. How in the datacenter we can get benefit of local storage and still utilize the functionally of VMware vSphere HA/DRS/vMotion and many more.

There is an free elearning fundamental program and start exploring with:-


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What is the process for registering for a VMware certification exam?

  • Step 1: Go to certification landing page such as “vmware.com/go/vcp” and click “Register.”
  • Step 2: Sign-in to myLearn or create myLearn account. (New account creation includes authentication code mailed to email address.)
  • Step 3: Complete the request to register by confirming First and Last Name is the same as on your government issued ID.
  • Step 4: Create a new Pearson VUE (VMware testing) web account by providing First Name, Last Name, and Candidate ID as it was displayed during Step 3.
    For returning VMware test takers, go to pearsonvue.com/vmware and sign-in using your existing Pearson VUE (VMware testing) web account username and password.
  • Step 5: Proceed with the selection of the location, date and time of your exam, as well as the payment process as directed by Pearson VUE.

One of Common question I had so far from the people planning for VMware Certifications.

More details:-  http://mylearn.vmware.com/portals/certification/?menu=faq

Friday, February 28, 2014

VMware Certifications Path

VMware Certifications
Solution Track
Advanced Professional


Data Center Virtualization
End User Computing
Network Virtualization
Coming Soon

For more details:- http://www.vmwarelearningpaths.com/

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

VMware vSphere 5.1 Training Comparison

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] vs. VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.1]

http://www.koenig-solutions.com/vmware-training.aspx            (vSphere:Install Configure Manage [V5.1]


http://www.koenig-solutions.com/vmware-fast-track.aspx        (vSphere:Fast Track [V5.1])
Which course is right for me?
When choosing which VMware vSphere® 5.1 training course is right for you, consider your learning objectives, level of familiarity with VMware technologies, the vSphere features you are most interested in and the amount of time you have available for training.
VMware Education Services provides several options that allow you to cost-effectively train a few professionals or a large, geographically diverse audience. Our expert instructors bring real-world experiences and best practices to our classrooms – real or virtual.
Course Content Comparison
course content comparison chart

More details:-  http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=35920&ui=www_edu