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VCP7-CMA Exam Now Available

vmw-lgo-cert-pro-7-cld-mgmt-autoThe new VMware Certified Professional 7 – Cloud Management and Automation (VCP7-CMA) certification validates your skills in installing, configuring, and optimizing public, private, and hybrid clouds using the VMware vRealize Suite v7.x. This exam (#2V0-731) is now available for registration at Pearson Vue.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in the exam development process, including everyone who took the beta version of this exam. Those beta exam results should be released by the end of December.

Edited: 12/1/106 13:30

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 Courses on vSphere 6.5, Cloud, NSX & More

NEW CoursesLast month the Education Services team opened registration for several new instructor-led training courses covering a broad range of topics. For more information on these courses use the links below or contact your local Learning Specialist.

vSphere

VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.5] explores the new features and enhancements in VMware vCenter Server® 6.5 and VMware ESXi™ 6.5. Real-world use case deployment scenarios, hands-on lab exercises, and lectures will teach you the skills that you need to effectively implement and configure VMware vSphere® 6.5. Note: This course is based on beta software.

VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.5] features intensive hands-on training on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.5, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.5 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.5. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. Note: This course is based on beta software.

VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.5] teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you will configure and optimize the vSphere features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you will discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. Note: This course is based on beta software.

The intensive, extended-hours VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage plus Virtual SAN Fast Track [V6] combines the content of our best-selling VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with deploying and managing a software-defined storage solution with VMware Virtual SAN™ 6.2. You will learn how Virtual SAN functions as an important component in the VMware software-defined data center.

Cloud

VMware Cloud Automation: Design and Deploy [V7.1] focuses on designing and deploying an enterprise cloud by using a distributed architecture deployment of VMware vRealize® Automation™. The lecture and labs concentrate on designing an enterprise cloud architecture and the effective implementation of a vRealize Automation distributed deployment according to VMware recommended best practices.

Designed for service providers, VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.10] focuses on self-service provisioning, the creation of organizations, virtual data centers, and catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks as well as the integrated use of VMware Virtual SAN™. This course also covers interfacing vCloud Director with other systems through the use of various APIs.

VMware Cloud Orchestration and Extensibility [V7] explores the use of VMware vRealize™ Orchestrator™ 7.1 and VMware vRealize Automation 7.1 for the automation of VMware cloud infrastructure and IT processes. This course focuses on extensibility and advanced administration through the use of vRealize Orchestrator workflows in vRealize Automation.

Horizon 7

VMware Horizon 7: Install, Configure, Manage plus App Volumes Fast Track [V7] gives you the skills to deliver virtual desktops and applications through a single virtual desktop infrastructure platform. You will also learn how to use App Volumes to deliver applications and data to desktops and users in seconds and at scale, managing application lifecycles from installation to update and replacement.

VMware NSX

VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage plus Troubleshooting & Operations Fast Track [V6.2] focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware NSX®. In addition, you will be presented with various types of technical problems which you will learn how to identify and solve through a systematic process. You will learn how to use logical switching, gateway services, firewall configurations, and security services to secure and optimize your environment.

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.

New Horizon 7, AirWatch, NSX, and vRealize Suite Courses

NEW CoursesIn the last month VMware Education Services released several new courses designed to help you get the most value from your VMware investment. For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialist for your area.

Horizon 7 Troubleshooting and Performance Optimization [v7]

During this lab-intensive hands-on training course you will gain the advanced knowledge, skills, methodology, and abilities to troubleshoot the View component of VMware Horizon® 7 using VMware and third-party tools to analyze and solve problems associated.

VMware AirWatch: Software Development Kit (SDK)

This course focuses on the skills you need to effectively implement VMware AirWatch® Software Development Kit™ for internal application development. Hands-on labs will give you the opportunity to practice using Xcode and Android Studio with AirWatch Software Development Kit to build VMware AirWatch® functionality into internal applications.

VMware AirWatch: Rugged Device Management

This course focuses on the skills to effectively manage rugged devices and deploy rugged applications with VMware AirWatch®. Hands-on labs will give you the necessary skills to manage your fleet of rugged devices and execute critical application management initiatives.

NSX Troubleshooting and Operations [V6.2]

This hands-on training course provides you with the advanced knowledge, skills, and tools to  operate and troubleshoot the VMware NSX® 6.2 environment. You will learn how to identify the problems and solve them through a systematic process using operational, management, and troubleshooting tools.

VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [v7] On Demand

This course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and the creation of catalog services that include predefined virtual machines, software components, and on-demand VMware NSX® networks.

vRealize Business for Cloud Fundamentals

This free elearning course overviews VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Standard and VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Advanced. It also introduces the vRealize Business for Cloud architecture, deployment best practices and business use cases.

4 Ways to Save on Training and Certification at VMworld 2016 Europe

vmworld 2016 logoTake advantage of the training and certification programs at VMworld 2016 to gain experience, validate your skills, and learn to design, deploy, and operate the latest VMware technologies and solutions. Add any of these offers to your event registration and make the most of your VMworld 2016 experience.

1 – Save 25% off some of our best-selling classes, offered the week before VMworld:

  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2]
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Bootcamp

2 – Save 25% off our On Demand courses and complete your training when and where it’s convenient for you.

  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6] On Demand
  • Virtual SAN: Deploy and Manage [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6] On Demand
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] On Demand
  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] On Demand
  • vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.8] On Demand
  • VMware Mirage: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] On Demand
  • VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0] On Demand
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Manage On Demand
  • AirWatch Enterprise Mobility: Configure and Deploy Integrated Solutions On Demand

3 – Get a year’s access to the VMware Learning Zone video library for just € 300.

4 – Save 50% off VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) certification exams.

  • Bundle an exam voucher with your VMworld registration,
  • Register in advance at PearsonVue,
  • Or register onsite during the event.

3 Free eLearning Courses Released This Month

NEW Courses

In the last month VMware Education Services released three new eLearning courses:

Workforce Mobility Fundamentals [2016] – This free eLearning course starts by introducing end-user computing, then reviews the VMware Digital Workspace Portfolio components and the challenges they help resolve.

vRealize Automation Fundamentals [V7] – This free eLearning course demonstrates how you can use VMware vRealize® Automation™ to accelerate the delivery and ongoing management of business-relevant IT services.

Network Virtualization Fundamentals [2016] – This free eLearning course focuses on the technology area of network virtualization and security, and will target the VMware® NSX platform.

 

For more information about these or any of our other courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialist for your area.

Newest Additions to the Learning Zone Video Library

221x125_learningzoneVMware Learning Zone subscribers get one year of unlimited access to our cloud-based video training library taught by top VMware experts. Including all the latest  videos we release each month, like these:

    • In vRealize Operations: An Introduction and Overview, Ellis Paul guides you through an overview of vRealize Operations, including new functionality and upgraded UI features.
    • Mike Laverick goes Under the Hood of EVO:RAIL: Prerequisites, How EVO:RAIL Works in the first of this new series which includes guidance on helpful resources available to you, pre-requisites required by EVO:RAIL, and a thorough walk-through of how EVO:RAIL works..
    • Mike Laverick shares a technical deep-dive on EVO: RAIL in Under the Hood of EVO:RAIL: vSphere Environment, What’s Next For EVO:RAIL, including configuring EVO:RAIL, what changes to look for in vSphere once the EVO:RAIL configuration has been completed, and a sneak peek preview of features coming soon in EVO:RAIL.
  • Joerg Lew demonstrates advanced techniques you can use to customize input presentation and increase your workflow usability in vRealize Orchestrator Advance Techniques (Part 4 – Input Presentation).
  • Finishing up his series on advanced vRealize Orchestrator techniques with vRealize Orchestrator Advance Techniques (Part 5 – Dynamic Data Structures), Joerg Lew helps you understand advanced javascript techniques available in vRealize Orchestrator to create dynamic data structures, including: properties type, composite types, and the use of JSON.
  • In Integrating vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator (Part 1), Alistair Sutherland demonstrates how to integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation and key tasks that must be accomplished correctly – with a specific focus on Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) workflows built into vRealize Automation.
  • Integrating vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator (Part 2) by Alistair Sutherland shows you how to integrate vRealize Orchestrator with vRealize Automation focusing on using vRealize Orchestrator to achieve Anything As A Service (XaaS).
  • Ellis Paul focuses on concepts and configuration of custom views for most effective use in dashboards in his new video vRealize Operations: Using Views with Custom Dashboards.

These videos are available 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.

New vRealize and NSX Training Courses

NEW CoursesLast month VMware Education Services released three new courses covering VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™, VMware vRealize® Automation, and VMware NSX®.

  • VMware vRealize Operations Manager for Operators [V6.0] – Teaches you how to use vRealize Operations Manager as a forensic and predictive tool in the day-to-day operation of a VMware vSphere® environment.
  • VMware vRealize Automation: Install, Configure, Manage [V7.0] – Learn about configuring and using the vRealize Automation platform, including self-service provisioning and creating catalog services including predefined virtual machines, software components, and on-demand VMware NSX networks. You will also cover interfacing vRealize Automation with other systems, using VMware vRealize Orchestrator™ to leverage workflows, and creating approval cycles and managing machine lifecycles to conserve resources.
  • VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] Lab Connect – This cloud-based lab environment gives you access to all 22 exercise labs from the VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.2] course to practice and hone your skills on your own time.

For more information about these courses, or assistance developing a learning plan for yourself or your team, please contact the Education Specialist for your area.

vRealize Automation 7.0, Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters, and The Cloud Business Manager Role

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The VMware blogosphere is a wealth of knowledge covering everything from how-to content to put your skills to the test, to strategic concepts that can help you think differently about work. Check out a few of the latest posts from the Professional Services bloggers below!


VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 – Finally the most desirable features and capabilities in a VMware Private Cloud Automation Solution have arrived!
VMware’s Professional Services Engineering team extensively tests and researches the most effective and proven methodologies to implement vRealize Automation. Check out this blog post to learn why this team is excited about the new vRealize Automation 7.0.

Virtual SAN Stretch Clusters – Real World Design Practices (Part 1)
In this blog post, VMware Professional Services Technical Architect, Jonathan McDonald highlights important design decisions for Virtual SAN customer implementations.

The Cloud Business Manager Role
This blog post takes a deep dive into how the Cloud Business Manager role is driving a new business management discipline within IT to lead a comprehensive cloud business management practice.

vRealize Operations Python Adapter—A Hidden Treasure
This blog post delivers step by step instructions on how to enable the vRealize Operations Python Adapter to get more power out of VMware vRealize Operations.

Transforming IT into a Cloud Service Provider
Enjoy a quick animated whiteboard session describing the future IT operating model as IT departments transform into cloud service providers in this blog post.

Technology is not a Magic Wand for DevOps
Explore the core pillars of DevOps transformation and find out why jumping in with just technology is not a recipe for success in this detailed blog post.

Why and How to Overcome the CAPEX to OPEX Barrier
This blog post describes the CAPEX to OPEX barrier, why you would want overcome that barrier, and how to do it.