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VCAP6-DCV Design Exam Preparation

For those pursuing the VCAP6-DCV Design exam  / 3V0-622 I'm creating a series of blog posts to help with your learning. The notes are all based on the official GA blueprint, my personal experience with the live exam, books and blog posts by other community members all of which I have acknowledged below. If...
vSphere

Choosing the right CPU for your ESXi servers

When designing your Virtualization infrastructure, one very important consideration is to the processors that you spec your ESXi hypervisors with. I find that reviewing following points help with this challenge: Determine cost vs performance? What compatibility do you need? Are there any specific features that you require? Cost vs Performance You...
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When does VMware support end? (EOL for VMware Products)

Ever wondered when VMware stop supporting certain versions of vCenter Server / ESXi or in fact, any VMware product? Check out the VMware product lifecycle matrix here. Also review this page or the excerpt below for terminology General Support Phase The General Support phase begins on the date of general...
SRMvSphere

No VRM Server registered with vCenter Server for site (SRM 6.1)

When creating a protection group within SRM 6.1 for vSphere Replication 6.1  you get the following error: Resolution: Ensure you have at least 1 VM configured for vSphere Replication then make sure to check the date & times across all (Live and remote/DR) vSphere infrastructure components including: All vCenter servers / appliances All SRM...
Dell EMCvSphere

HP, DELL and CISCO custom ESXi images

I see many questions on the VMTN regarding the use of custom ESXi ISO images released by the major server vendors. In short, always use the ESXi image supplied by the vendor. They contain supported drivers and management VIBs (Such as ILO management for HP) which VMware do not provide...
vSANvSphere

VMware vSphere 6.0 Update 2 – Key features

It doesn’t seem long since update 1 was released for vSphere 6.0, however we now have update 2 and here are the key features in this upgrade: vSphere Web Client RSA SecurID and smart card support for authentication to the Web Client Official support for Windows 10 vCenter Server Microsoft SQL server...
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