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NotepadAutomating the Management of the Management Portal Part 1:  Tips on Using vRealize CloudClient 3.0

In part 1 of the Automating the Management of the Management Portal series, you’ll learn how to interact with your Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) without a mouse using vRealize CloudClient.

NotepadAutomating the Management of the Management Portal Part 2:  Tips on Using vRealize CloudClient 3.0

Part 2 of the Automating the Management of the Management Portal series takes a deeper look into using vRealize CloudClient and its benefits. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a brand new tenant and service catalog and entitle them to administrators
  • Import an existing blueprint into the brand new CloudClient-made tenant
  • Deploy blueprints from the catalog of services

NotepadvCAC 6 Custom Properties, Build Profiles and Property Dictionary Simplified

Get an overview of the most commonly missed and misunderstood features of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC): property dictionary, build profiles, and custom properties.

NotepadVDI Current Capacity Details

Get a better understanding of your VDI current capacity. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a custom dashboard that includes a holistic view of the vSphere HA clusters that run your VDI workloads.

NotepadApp Volumes AppStack Creations

Learn how to easily create a VMware App Volumes AppStack and how to deploy it to hundreds of users.

NotepadApp Volumes AppStacks vs Writeable Volumes

Know your AppStacks from your Writable Volumes? Find out the difference and how to design both before you start deploying the new VMware App Volumes.

NotepadMaking IT Go Faster – Forrester Research Sheds Light on How

Read the latest findings from Forrester Research on how to increase IT agility and deploy more automation without losing control.

NotepadHow to Avoid 5 Common Mistakes When Implementing an SDDC Solution

Get a list of five common mistakes that you might come across when implementing SDDC solutions and get practical tips on how to avoid them.

Question of the Week (VSA)

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This week’s question comes from the VMware VSA video series.

With which of the following does the vSphere Storage Appliance work?
A. vSphere Fault Tolerance
B. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
C. Storage vMotion and Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
D. All of the above


Click through to the comments for the answer.

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5 Questions I’m Asked about the VCDX Program All the Time

With the roll out of the new VCP recertification requirement, I have been getting some common questions about VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification.  Simply stated people are curious if the VCDX expires.  The answer is in fact simple, but there are some other things to think about that some folks may not be aware of.

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VMware_ProfessionalServices_Blog_RoundUp_R2_NotepadIcon_90x90You Asked & It’s Back – VCP5-DCV Delta Exam Returns

Need more time to take the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Delta recertification exam? Due to popular demand, this streamlined, online exam will be offered until March 10, 2015. Don’t risk losing your certification; learn more about the VCP5-DCV Delta recertification exam

VMware_ProfessionalServices_Blog_RoundUp_R2_NotepadIcon_90x90New VCP6-DT Certification Available

Calling all System Engineers and Desktop Virtualization Specialists! If you have a foundation in vSphere implementation and administration, then the new VMware Certified Professional 6 – Desktop (VCP6-DT) certification was designed for you! Learn more about how you can validate your skills with the VCP6-DT certification.

VMware_ProfessionalServices_Blog_RoundUp_R2_NotepadIcon_90x90Two New Certifications Released on Cloud and Network Virtualization

Check out the two new certifications we recently released for Cloud professionals and Network Virtualization Associates.

VMware Certified Professional 6 – Cloud (VCP6-Cloud)
Think you have the necessary skills and experience to effectively install, configure, and administer a cloud environment using VMware vCloud® Automation Center? The new VCP6-Cloud certification shows that you have a solid foundation in managing successful vSphere environments and that you understand cloud infrastructure concepts.

Show off your skills with the new VCP6-Cloud certification.

VMware Certified Associate – Network Virtualization (VCA-NV)
With the new VCA-NV certification, you’ll be a recognized virtualization expert and gain greater credibility in your network virtualization discussions.

Learn more about the VCA-NV exam and certification requirements.

Question of the Week (View)

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This week’s question comes from the VMware View video series.

The Connection Server comes with:
A. a CA-signed certificate
B. a self-signed certificate
C. a gift certificate
D. no certificate


Click through to the comments for the answer.

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Question of the Week (vCNS+)

This week’s question comes from the vCNS+ video series.

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Why is Network Virtualization so important for realizing the software-defined data center?
A. Decouples the virtual from the physical
B. Takes a long time to deploy and is very complex
C. Creates an imbalance of compute and memory capacity across clusters
D. Hinders visibility and monitoring across virtual and physical networks


Click through to the comments for the answer.

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New VMware vRealize Courses and VMware NSX Beta Class

NEW CoursesVMware Education Services has released several new courses to help you get the most out of your VMware solutions.

Classroom and Live Online 

Free eLearning

Beta Classes 

VCP-Cloud Certification Exam Retirement

VCP-CloudTwo of the exams that qualify candidates to earn VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud) certification will be retired as of March 30, 2015:

  • Exam Code VCPC510 - Based on vCloud Director 5.1
  • Exam code VCPVCD510 – Based on vCloud Director 1.5 (also known as the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Exam)

After March 30, these two exams will no longer be offered. If you wish to earn VCP-Cloud certification after that date you will need to pass the vCloud Automation Center 5.2 and vCloud Director 5.5 based exam (exam Code VCPC550). Or you could pursue the new VCP6-Cloud certification.

Question of the Week (vSphere [5.0])

This week’s question comes from the vSphere [5.0] video series.

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A. Host failures
B. Guest OS failures
C. Application failures
D. All of the above


Click through to the comments for the answer.

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Free Webinar: Demystifying the Software-Defined Data Center

To meet the changing demands of business, organizations need to implement a flexible infrastructure that can deliver applications and services quickly and at scale. The software-defined data center does exactly that. But what does software-defined mean for your organization? By understanding the architecture of the software-defined enterprise, you can create the ideal environment to run and manage all of your applications.

Join us on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9am PT for a free webinar on demystifying the software-defined data center.

You’ll hear from Jerry Davis, an experienced VMware Certified Instructor and technology professional, with valuable information for moving to a software-defined enterprise.

You’ll learn about:

  • Software-defined compute solutions
  • Network virtualization solutions
  • Software-defined storage solutions
  • Cloud management platforms

Register for this free webinar to fully understand how a software-defined architecture helps you better support the business.

Webinar details:
Demystifying the Software-Defined Data Center
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
9:00 AM PT

Featured speaker:
Jerry Davis
Senior VMware Certified Instructor

Register today