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This week’s question comes from the Horizon Mirage Installation video.


















a) Dual-Instance Storage
b) Single-Instance Storage
c) Local Cache
d) Remote Cache

Click through to the comments for the answer and watch Horizon Mirage Installation video for more information.

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Question of the Week: vCloud

This week’s question comes from the vCloud Concepts and Architecture module.


a. Consolidating the workload onto individual hosts.
b. Specifying the layer at which VMs run.
c. Providing datacenter resources without binding them to a specific piece of hardware.
d. Removing the dependency on vCenter.


Click through to the comments for the answer.

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New Course Available: VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]

New Course VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] is now available for experienced system administrators, cloud administrators, system integrators, and operational developers. The course covers the configuration and use of the vCloud Automation Center platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of multivendor cloud services. This 5 day course is currently available in two cities as an instructor-led workshop or globally, as a live online class where you can attend remotely from anywhere that’s most convenient for you. Check course prerequisite requirements, choose your delivery method, and sign up here.

Train at your pace and Save 15% off On Demand Classroom

VMware’s On Demand Classroom is a robust self-paced learning solution that delivers modular training combined with hands-on practice lab. You gain access to the course and labs immediately after purchase and you have 90 days to complete the course. For a limited time, you can save on VMware’s On Demand Classroom and take advantage of its

  • Flexible training schedule
  • Powerful alternative to the traditional instructor-led classroom training
  • Interactive design that lets you stop, rewind, pause, or view content multiple times

Purchase your class by June 20, 2014 to save:

  • 15% off VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manager [V5.5]
  • 15% off VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]
  • 15% off VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]
  • 50% off VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

Learn more

Save 15% on VMware vSphere v5.5 Training

VMware vSphere is the industry-leading infrastructure platform for building cloud infrastructures. VMware training has one of the highest course satisfaction ratings in the industry* and can help you get the most from your vSphere solution.

We recently added several new courses to our vSphere v5.5 lineup:

  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

And if you register and complete your class by June 20th you can:

  • Save 15% off the course price, and
  • Get a free VCP certification exam voucher

See offer details and available dates depending on your location:


*VMware training has a 94% customer satisfaction rating based on course surveys.

New vCloud Director and vSphere Offerings Added to VMware Lab Connect

It’s no secret that hands on experience is better for retention. With VMware Lab Connect™, you can take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world scenarios that replicate on the job training and allow you to better prepare for certification.

Two new VMware Lab Connect offerings have released:

This VMware cloud-based, self-paced, technical lab environment extends the classroom experience for 30 days or 30 hours active time, whichever comes first. Access the labs from anywhere, anytime, on your preferred device. It’s a perfect way to extend your hands-on practice time to solidify your knowledge. Check out the full list of VMware Lab Connect™ offerings.

Welcome Two New VCDXs

VCDX merch

We are happy to welcome two new members to the VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert) community: Rene Van Den Bedem (VCDX 133) and Alessandro Bruno (VCDX 134).

Both were awarded the exclusive VCDX-DCV certification after successfully presenting and defending a production-ready VMware solution before a panel of veteran VCDX-DCV holders.

VCDX is the highest level of VMware certification. This elite group is comprised of design architects highly-skilled in VMware enterprise deployments and the program is designed for veteran professionals who want to validate and demonstrate their expertise in VMware technology.

Congratulations Rene and Alessandro!

First Time for Non-VMware Employees: SDDC Intensive Workshop

Now you can immerse yourself in a week-long product integration solutions-based course previously reserved only for VMware employees. If you’re an experienced administrator, architect, or engineer, consider attending the SDDC Intensive Workshop – a five-day workshop including architectural discussions, best practice sharing, workshops, and rich demonstrations.

This isn’t a traditional instructor-led course. Instead, it’s an expert-to-expert training with more than 525 pages of lab exercises. Expect to be called upon to participate, build proof of concepts, share best practices, and deliver solutions.

Hear more about the SDDC Intensive Workshop.

Completing this workshop accelerates your skills in becoming a Solutions Expert.

Currently only available in the United States. Prerequisites are required including extensive real-world product knowledge with VMware vCloud Suite, and specific training courses. For more information on prerequisites, locations, and dates, visit this SDDC Workshop page, then speak to a Learning Specialist if you are ready to sign up for this powerful workshop.

New Webinar Series! First stop: Troubleshooting VMware vSphere [v5.5]

Troubleshooting is an art that requires patience, understanding, and sometimes a little luck. The first webinar of our new free training series connects you directly to an expert who helps you master that process and save a little time.

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 4.21.12 PMLinus Bourque, a Senior Technical Instructor for the VMware Education Americas Tech Team, will lead a troubleshooting webcast for VMware vSphere [V5.5] on April 29, 2014, covering:

  • SSL certificates
  • Networking
  • Storage
  • VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • VMware ESXi host
  • VMware vSphere Cluster
  • VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Virtual Machine

His presentation is ideal for anyone wanting to learn best practices around VMware® ESXi™ 5.5, VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.5, and vCloud Director.

This new free webinar series is the latest addition to VMware’s free training library that aims to help you get the most out of VMware’s products, including data center virtualization, hybrid cloud, the software defined data center, and in this case, vSphere 5.5.

Linus has more than 12 years of technical training experience, and has been with VMware for over 8 years. His certifications include CISSP, VCI, VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DTD and VCP-DT. Learn vSphere troubleshooting from an expert and register today!

New vSphere 5.5 Version of VCAP5-DCA Exam Available


VCAP-DCAToday we released a new exam to qualify candidates for the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration (VCAP5-DCA) Certification.

This new exam (exam code VDCA550) is based on vSphere v5.5, where the existing exam (exam code VDCA510) is based on vSphere v5.0.

Passing either of these exams will earn VCAP5-DCA certification if you meet the other pre-requisites.

Download the exam blueprint or request exam authorization here.