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Paul Dezzutto

About Paul Dezzutto

Program Manager with 15+ years experience in certification and test development. My keen areas of focus lie in certification program and test development, specifically in the IT sector, supporting operations, working with channel sales and product marketing.

Troubleshooting Videos for vRealize Operations Manager, Workspace ONE, and NSX Now Available in the Learning Zone!

This month the Learning Zone was focused on troubleshooting for vRealize, Workspace ONE, and NSX. The following videos can now be accessed by Standard and Premium subscribers:

  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks
  • Learn Best Practices and Troubleshooting of Workspace One
  • Advanced Troubleshooting for VMware NSX

In addition to these videos, the following is available for Premium subscribers:

  • VMware Certification Exam Prep: VMware Certified Professional 6 – Network Virtualization (VCP6-NV) Exam v6.2 (2V0-642)

For more information on this course, click here.

To watch these videos, make sure to subscribe to the Learning Zone here. Want to keep up with new releases in the Learning Zone in real time? Follow #NewintheZone on Twitter.

NSX, vSphere, and Virtual SAN Troubleshooting Videos Now in the Learning Zone

This month in the Learning Zone was mainly focused on troubleshooting. From vSphere to NSX to Virtual SAN, a lot of ground was covered. Standard and Premium subscribers are able to access these cloud-based videos on demand, anytime.

  • Troubleshooting vSphere 6: Tips & Tricks
  • vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis: An Overview
  • Troubleshooting Virtual SAN 6.2
  • Advanced NSX Troubleshooting
  • VMware Enterprise Learning Subscription: A Complete Cloud-based Training Solution
  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource

Subscribe to the Learning Zone today and follow the hashtag #NewInTheZone on Twitter to get instant updates on the latest videos!

Over 20 Videos Have Arrived in the VMware Learning Zone!

The VMware Learning Zone has rung in the new year with tons of new video trainings taught by our top VMware experts. These include but aren’t limited to the vAdmin Primer Series as well as vSphere Troubleshooting Concepts. They are all available for Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone.

VMware vSAN 6.2 – A vAdmin Primer Series

  • Introduction (released in December)
  • Overview and Use Case (released in December)
  • VSAN Primer for the Infrastructure Person (released in December)
  • Applying Business Policy at the VM Level
  • VSAN Troubleshooting Thoughts (Part 1 of 2)
  • Demo: Monitoring Health in VSAN
  • VSAN – Design Thoughts
  • VSAN Troubleshooting Thoughts (Part 2 of 2)

Real Life vSphere Troubleshooting Concepts and vROPS Processes

  • Introduction
  • What is Troubleshooting?
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Log Areas
  • Mindmap Checklists
  • Manual Troubleshooting Ideas
  • vROPS Overview
  • vROPS Terminology
  • Using vROPS in the Real World

VMWorld 2016 – EMEA

  • 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Horizon
  • An Introduction to AirWatch and VMware Identity Manager
  • Preparing for you VCDX Defense: Things You Need to Know
  • VMware Certification: Overview and Update
  • VMware Enterprise and Learning Subscription: A Complete Cloud-based Training Solution
  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource

Make sure to keep track of when new videos are released by following #NewintheZone on Twitter

Videos on Storage and Compute SLAs and more now in the Learning Zone

221x125_learningzoneThe VMware Learning Zone video library added several new videos last month, including a new series on meeting the compute SLA. These videos are now fully available to all Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone.

Meeting the vStorage SLA Series by Paul McSharry

  • Walkthrough: vStorage CLI and Demonstration: explains vStorage CLI and demonstrates the process to configure VAAI.
  • vStorage Troubleshooting Overview: shares tips and tricks on vStorage troubleshooting.

Meeting the Compute SLA Series by Paul McSharry

  • Workload Introduction: demonstrates SLA adherence at the compute level and its architecture.
  • Compute Layer Initial Principles: explains the first principle of a compute layer along with the different data center levels and the importance of each level.
  • Resource Pools: explains why a resource pool is used.

VMworld 2016 Recordings

  • An Overview for vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting: Jon Loux provides an overview on vSphere core 4 troubleshooting and the performance troubleshooting tool ESXi.
  • Transforming Day 2 Operations with vRealize Automation 7.0 Event Broker: Carl Paterik covers vRealize Automation 7.0 Event Broker concepts and explains the vRealize Automation extensibility history.
  • 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Horizon: Joe Cooper shares tips and tricks for Troubleshooting Horizon.
  • Troubleshooting Tips for Virtual SAN 6.2: Javier Menendez demonstrates troubleshooting Virtual SAN 6.2.
  • VMware NSX: Life After Deployment: Deploying NSX is the first step toward achieving the benefits it can offer. What comes next? This video covers role-based access control, organizational changes that will happen, and discuss operational and troubleshooting topics.

Show off Your Certification with a Digital Badge

vmware-digiad-v2-305x130If you’re involved with the VMware IT Academy, you may already be familiar with our newest way to share the word about your VMware skills: VMware Digital Badges.

Today, VMware is announcing that digital badges are now available for all version 6 certification holders too! Plus, in the new year we’ll be releasing badges related to other activities: participating in the exam development process, competing in an IT Academy challenge, and more!

Common Questions about Badges

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are graphics that link back to a secure site with verified, personalized information on when and how you earned your skills.

Where would I use a digital badge?

You can share digital badges anywhere online: social media profiles, your email signature, embedded in your résumé, or on your personal web site. The unique link authenticates your skills and knowledge for employers, colleagues and your peers.

How does it work?

This week, everyone with a version 6 certification will receive an email from Acclaim asking them to claim their version 6 certification badge. Once you click on the link in the email and claim your badge, you can start sharing it everywhere. It’s that easy.

 

Learn more about VMware Digital Badging, including a badge breakdown, the different badge types, and more answered questions.

 

30+ Videos Added to VMware Learning Zone this Month!

SEM_Banner_LearningZone_440x230_V1The VMware Learning Zone video library added over 30 new videos last month, including an extensive collection on vSAN Troubleshooting. These videos are now fully available to all Premium and Standard subscribers to the VMware Learning Zone.

VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Series

  • Introduction: Introduces the series of bite sized videos that cover troubleshooting, design, requirements, compatibility, and upgrades.
  • Summary

VMware vSAN Compatibility Series

  • Introduction: introduces VMware vSAN Compatibility and overviews how the customer can be sure that the VMware vSAN environment is supportive.
  • VMware vSAN Hardware & Software Requirements: talks about the Hardware and Software requirements for the VMware vSAN 6.2 requirements
  • VMware vSAN Architectural Best Practices: focuses on best practices, including a whiteboard discussion on architecture, and key hardware and software affecting VMware vSAN performance
  • Is My SSD Supported in VMware vSAN?: discusses the process to check if a customer’s SSD is supported in a VMware vSAN cluster
  • Is My RAID Controller Supported?: discusses the process to check if a customer’s storage controller is supported with VMware vSAN

Storage Policies Series

  • Introduction: introduces Storage Policies for VMware vSAN
  • VMware vSAN Storage Policies In-Depth: explains how VMware vSAN Storage Policies will influence how a VMware vSAN cluster will perform
  • What Are Witnesses?: explains witnesses for VMware vSAN Storage Policies and its importance
  • Component States: explains component states for VMware vSAN Storage Policies and how failures are handled
  • Policy & Object States: explains Policy and Object states and what this means for customers that are running a VMware vSAN environment
  • Component Layout FTT1 SW1: explains how to draw out a Storage policy so you can understand what policies look like under the covers
  • Component Layout FTT1 SW2: shows how to draw a VMDK that has failures to tolerate of 1 and Stripe Width of 2
  • Component Layout FTT1 SW1 VMDK 400: looks at VMDK of 400gb in size that has FTT1 and SW1
  • FTT2 SW2 VMDK100: draws a VMDK of 100gb in size that has FTT2 and SW2
  • Summary

VMware vSAN Common Issues Series

  • The Upgrade Process: talks about the importance of the VMware vSAN upgrade process
  • Upgrade Best Practices: talks about best practices when performing upgrades in a VMware vSAN environment
  • Inaccessible Objects: talks about inaccessible objects in a VMware vSAN environment and what this means for customers
  • Creation, Modification of Disk Groups: talks about creation and modification of disk groups and the process to follow before removing the disk/disk groups
  • Capacity: talks about Capacity and how much free space is recommended in a VMware vSAN disk group
  • Summary

VMware vSAN Troubleshooting Tools Series

  • Part 1: covers VMware’s most useful troubleshooting tools for VMware vSAN-vSphere web client, esxcli and more.
  • Part 2: covers Ruby vSphere Console (RVC) and the commands to run to get output using RVC and more.

VMworld 2016 Series

  • Advanced Troubleshooting for NSX: walks you through the NSX Infrastructure communication, NSX Central CLI, Validating and Populating NSX Controller Tables
  • VMware Identity Manager: Application Management and Business Use Cases: walks you through the process to identify and define iAM and iDaas, IT outcomes and complimentary solutions provided by VMware as part of Identity Manager, the Saas and on-premises offerings of Identity Manager and discusses business use cases.
  • vRealize Automation: Abstracting the vSphere Endpoint as a Cloud Resource: covers the Cloud layers and Roles in vRealize Automation and different types of Reservation and Business groups.
  • Automating your Network Services Deployments with VMware NSX and vRealize Automation: discusses building your vRealize Automation blueprints with automated network services deployments from VMware NSX.

Meeting a vStorage SLA Series

  • Introduction: learn about the different modules of storage that will be covered in the vStorage SLA series.
  • Storage Concepts: learn about the importance of storage concepts and shared storage. The video talks about connections to storage from VMware’s perspective with Fibre channel, iSCSi and NFS.
  • vToolkit – VAAI: learn about VTOOLKIT- VAAI and the (vStorage API for Array Integration) API from VMware that offloads or enhances processes to the storage array.

Deploying a Multi-Tenant vRealize Automation 7 Solution Series

  • Part 2 of 13 – Technical Introduction, Lab Environment: introduces the lab environment, and discusses the purpose and functionality of the various roles.

VMware vSAN Software Components

  • This video talks about the importance of the VMware vSAN software components and what happens under the covers in a VMware vSAN cluster.

New vRealize Automation Video Series in the VMware Learning Zone

sacha-milicTaught by top VMware experts, VMware Learning Zone can improve your abilities and your organization’s overall VMware proficiency, adoption rate, and ROI. This month we released a new video series, vRealize Automation 7 Multi-Tenancy and Roles, by VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Sascha Milic.

  • Overview, History
  • Creating a Tenant, Defining the Tenant Administrator
  • Adding a Directory Source (AD)
  • Defining a Infrastructure Administrator (IA), IA Capabilities
  • Creating Systemwide Objects as Fabric Administrator

These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Be the first to know when new videos are released by following #NewInTheZone on Twitter.

Learn to Troubleshoot and Configure Syslogs for NSX

SEM_Banner_LearningZone_440x230_V1We recently added eight new NSX videos to the VMware Learning Zone:

  1. The final chapter in our popular seven-part VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series
  2. All seven parts of a new series called VMware NSX Logs:
  • Part #1: Overview of NSX Architecture and Logs
  • Part #2: NSX-Specific Syslog Areas
  • Part #3: Demo: NSX Manager
  • Part #4: NSX Controller Syslog
  • Part #5: Distributed Firewall Syslog
  • Part #6: NSX Edge Syslog
  • Part #7: Summary

Taught by top VMware experts, VMware Learning Zone can improve your abilities and your organization’s overall VMware proficiency, adoption rate, and ROI. These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Be the first to know when new videos are released by following #NewInTheZone on Twitter.

New NSX Troubleshooting Video Series Added to VMware Learning Zone

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get unlimited access to our cloud-based video training SEM_Banner_LearningZone_440x230_V1library taught by top VMware experts, including our weekly new releases, like these from the Paul McSharry’s VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series last month:

  • The NSX Troubleshooting Process
  • NSX Architecture
  • Troubleshooting VMware ESXi hosts for NSX
  • Troubleshooting NSX Edge
  • Troubleshooting NSX Manager
  • Troubleshooting NSX Controllers

These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Want to be the first to know when new videos are released? Follow our #NewintheZone hashtag on Twitter.

NSX Backup & Restore + vRealize Log Insight Videos Added to Learning Zone

SEM_Banner_LearningZone_440x230_V1VMware Learning Zone subscribers get a year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts, including all our new releases, like these from the past month:

VMware NSX Backup and Restore Series

  • Summary
  • Tips
  • What to Back Up
  • Architecture
  • Backup Approaches
  • Demo: Backup Configuration

VMware vRealize Log Insight Series

  • Deploying
  • Upgrading
  • Installing and Configuring Agents
  • Configuring Log Insight Agents Client-Side

These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Want to be the first to know when new videos are released? Follow our #NewintheZone hashtag on Twitter.