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my VCAP-DCA Experience

The morning

I’ll start by saying I love sleep and I didn’t have as much sleep as I would have liked before this exam but that’s ok. 860 more words


VCAP Ramblings - Final days (vscsiStats, Password Policies & Flash Read Cache)

Brushing over some of the following topics a couple of days out from VCAP-DCA.


vscsiStats is a tool with allows you to capture scsi performance counters per VM at the vmkernel level. 523 more words


VCAP Ramblings - Touching some final topics

I’m basically three days out from sitting the VCAP DCA and just covering some of the stuff I have found a tad harder to remember. This is more a memorization exercise for me but will be useful info for anyone who may need to just quickly reference it. 254 more words


VCAP Ramblings - vSphere Security

vSphere Security

SSL Certificates

  • Location on ESXi host: /etc/vmware/ssl
  • Back them up before generating or replacing
  • maintenance mode then generate new certs / replace
  • /sbin/generate-certificates…
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Let's try this again

Attempt #2 for my VCP6-DCV certification is now scheduled for December 16th. My first attempt was on the first day of VMworld US where I didn’t do too terribly, but I didn’t make a passing grade. 172 more words


☁ EMC #Hybrid #Cloud Acquisitions

During 2014 EMC announced a three-acquisition convoy to accelerate EMC Customer adoption for the hybrid cloud.

Unless you’ve been buried in datacenter SAN archives for the last few years, you know of the excitement surrounding the emergence of… 267 more words


vSphere ESXi6.0 CBT (VADP) bug that affects incremental backups / snapshots.

VMware recently posted a new KB article 2136854 to advertise a new issue that has been found with their Changed Block Tracking (CBT) code.

It’s important to note that this is not the same one as posted recently also for ESXi 6.0 (KB… 497 more words