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Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Course VMware vCloud Automation Center: Extensibility and Advanced Administration [V5.2]

For those having taken either VMware vCloud Automation Center: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] or VMware vCenter Orchestrator Develop Workflows [V5.1] (1), and are ready to extend your vCloud knowldege, this new course is for you.

VMware vCloud Automation Center: Extensibility and Advanced Administration [V5.2] focuses on extensibility and advanced administration for VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ 5.2.  You learn how to extend the vCloud Automation Center by using the administration portal and visual designer.

The course is currently offered Live Online, so you can attend from anywhere and Onsite (log in required) See pricing and course details and sign up today!

(1) Or if you have equivalent knowledge.

Free Book Excerpt: VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide

Our friends at VMware Press have released another excerpt from the VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide:

VCP-Cloud Cert Guide 

What Is a vCloud Resource?

VMware defines cloud resources in two sections, compute and network resources. vCenter Server clusters and vSphere hosts provide compute resources, while vCloud Networking and Security (in conjunction with vCenter Server) provides the network resources. We covered network resource configuration and allocation in Chapter 6, “Configure and Administer vCloud Networking.”

vCloud Director enables compute resources to be provisioned using a provider virtual datacenter (vDC), assigned to organizations through organization vDCs, and finally consumed by users through containers called vApps.

In this chapter, we discuss compute resources and how vCloud Director presents those resources to you, the cloud administrator. Then, we explain how to define the consumption model for those resources, and ultimately how the end user consumes the resources provided.

Read the rest…

Question of the Week: Site Recovery Manager

 

This week’s question comes from the Site Recovery Manager Instructional Video Series.

a) Storage replication appliance
b) Storage replication adapter
c) Storage replication array


Click through to the comments for the answer and watch Storage Replication Part 1 for more information.

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VMware Lab Connect Available for VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage

Getting extra hands on practice time with course labs is an excellent way to dive deeper into features of interest, apply newly learned skills in an operational environment, and is especially valuable when preparing for your certification.   VMware Lab Connect™ offers 30 days access to course labs or 30 hours of active lab time, whichever comes first.

Now VMware Lab Connect is available for VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2] offering access to the 18 course labs.  See the all the VMware Lab Connect offerings and get that valuable extra practice time for other courses too.

More VMware Lab Connect courses are planned, so you might want to sign up to be notified when the next offering becomes available.

Americas: 15% Off VMware Classes & Cool Gifts – Register Early!

When we ask for advice from VMware certification holders, they often point to the importance of making a plan and establishing deadlines. Whether or not your 2014 plans include a VMware certification, we’ve got a key deadline for your calendar.

Register early for any VMware direct-delivered class—at least 21 days before it begins—and you’ll get a 15 percent discount (offer only valid in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America).

When you complete your class (must be by March 31), you’ll also get to choose from one of three awesome gift packages, which include a Jawbone UP band, Bluetooth speaker, USB charger, Atlas Headphones, and DryTec jacket.

VMware training has a 94% customer satisfaction rating, one of the highest in the industry. Get started on the path to a career-building certification with these top-notch courses today. Discount details here.

New vSphere 5.5 Based Exam for VCP5-DCV Available

We have released a new exam to qualify candidates for the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP5-DCV) Certification.

This new exam (exam code VCP550) is based on vSphere v5.5, where the existing exam (exam code VCP510) is based on vSphere 5.0/5.1.

Passing either of these exams will earn VCP5-DCV certification if you have also taken an approved qualifying course.

Download the exam blueprint or request exam authorization here.

Question of the Week: vCloud Hybrid Service

This week’s question comes from the vCloud Hybrid Service Instructional Video Series.

 

a) 20Gb RAM and 5Ghz CPU
b) 40GB RAM and 10Ghz CPU
c) 120GB RAM & 30Ghz CPU


Click through to the comments for the answer and watch Introduction to vCloud Hybrid Service for more information.

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Asia Pacific: Get Free VMware Lab Connect

Feb 12 Update.  A VMware Lab Connect offer is available for Hong Kong .  Act now!

Jan 30 Update: A VMware Lab Connect offer is available for 中国 (China).   Act now!

Jan 24 Update: A VMware Lab Connect offer is available  for additional ASEAN countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.  See details for Indonesia, Maylasia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam

Get extra hands on practice time on VMware course labs, dive deeper into features of interest, and do it anytime from anywhere!

VMware is offering FREE access to VMware Lab Connect™  when you complete one of the following VMware-delivered, instructor-led class in Australia or New Zealand by March 20, 2014.

Visit our offer page for qualifying courses and offer code details for:  Australia and New Zealand.

 

FREE vCloud Hybrid Service Instructional Videos

Simon Momber, VMware Solution Architect

Simon Momber, VMware Solution Architect provides a technical tour of vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS).  The six Instructional videos are no more than 10 minutes on each topic covering:

Be sure to take the quiz at the end to verify your understanding!  Visit the learning site to see all the instructional videos available and sign up to be notified when new videos become available.

New Release – Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms

Enterprises no longer ask, “Can Java be virtualized?” Today they ask, “How large can we scale virtualized Java application platforms, and how efficiently can we tune them?” A new book from VMware Press answers these questions, offering detailed technical information you can apply in any production or QA/test environment.

Author Emad Benjamin has spent nine years virtualizing VMware’s own enterprise Java applications and working with nearly 300 leading VMware customers on projects of all types and sizes—from 100 JVMs to 10,000+, with heaps from 1GB to 360GB, and including massive big-data applications built on clustered JVMs.

Reflecting this experience, Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms provides a reference and performance “cookbook” identifying high-value optimization opportunities that apply to physical environments, virtual environments, or both.

Order your copy from the VMware Press bookstore today.