Tuesday, July 31, 2012

VCP5-Infrastructure as a Service certification

The VMware Certified Professional 5 – Infrastructure as a Service (VCP5-IaaS) validates your ability to install, configure and administer a Cloud environment using vCloud Director and related components. Achieving this certification demonstrates your understanding of basic cloud concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy and cloud security, as well as your skills in using vCloud Director to create and manage vApps, service catalogs, and organization/provider VDCs, as well as administering cloud enabled networking and storage.

Achieving a VCP5-IaaS certification validates your ability to:

    Install and Configure vCloud Director
    Administer Users, Roles, and Privileges in a vCloud
    Configure and Administer vCenter Chargeback, vCloud Networking, and vCloud   Organizations
    Allocate and Manage vCloud Resources
    Create and Administer vCloud Catalogs
    Monitor a vCloud Implementation

Become a VCP5-IaaS

    Be a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5)
    Pass the VCP5-IaaS exam


How to rollback update 1 package from ESXi5

 Access over remote console cards such as IMM, iLO, DRAC or direct attached screen:

1.    Reboot server
2.    Press Shift+r when the screen displays Loading VMware Hypervisor

ESXi5 recovery mode screen

•  Confirm selection – Y
•  Server restarts with an old build

ESXi5 build number before upgrade

Access to server via SSH

1.    Edit the files /bootbank/boot.cfg and /altbootbank/boot.cfg.
2.    In the bootbank copy of the file you should find updated=2.   It will be updated=1 in the altbootbank copy.
3.    Swap the values for updated, save the files and reboot.
Note:  the first way I mentioned using Shift+r is supported, the second method is not.

Upgrading your vSphere Site Recovery Manager

vSphere 5.5 going end of life in September 2018, we have been traveling all over doing workshops for upgrading to vSphere 6.x. However, wi...