Have you ever watched a video course, had your doubts about the instructors or felt a pang of regret that you didn’t have the test environment to test the new solution people were explaining in a video? This course is different and in the next few lines I will tell you why! The instructors Andreas la Quiante, Ron Fuller, Anthony Burke are highly skilled VMware employees and have proven their value in their respective field. I really like the fact that the course builds up gradually, taking you on a small excursion about networking followed by showing how datacenter networking is being setup and what the future of datacenter networking is all about. From there it takes you on a trip and shows […]
Finally VMware Education has released some statistics about the VCAP certified people.
Download and Install the appliance. It is time to set the initial configuration. To do this you have to connect tohttps://IPOfYourAppliance:5480 and log on with the credentials you have configured. If you have already configured a DNS entry, you can also type : HTTPS://FQDN:5480. Official Information page: Product Information Link Official Documentation page: Documentation Link Download vRealize Orchestrator 7: Download Here! Set the Timezone. Make sure the time is set identical to the time settings on vCenter server. Make sure the network settings are correcty configured. If you want a static DNS, configure an A record for the Orchestrator server in the DNS and add the FQDN to the Hostname. Once you are finished with the innitial configuration of the […]
If you have followed all the steps I have described in the previous post, vRealize Orchestrator 7 should be available from the vSphere webclient. Official Information page: Product Information Link Official Documentation page: Documentation Link Download vRealize Orchestrator 7: Download Here! Click on the vRO logo in the webclient and open the Manage tab. You will see all connected vCenter servers and all vcenter servers available through Enhanced LinkedMode. Click on Context Actions. All the actions (workflows) you can find over here are the workflows which are standard available in the vSphere webclient. You can see that some actions (workflows) are enabled for Multi selection. To enable the other ones, click on an Action which has not been enabled yet, and then […]
I always assumed that I would have to take the official VMware NSX: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x] course or be a current holder of at least 1 valid CISCO CCNA certificate. Today a buddy told me I actually don’t need either prerequisites as I meet another prerequisite: I am a current VCP holder!. Say that again: Current VCP holders qualify for the VCP-NV exam and all the other VCP exams as well! I am a current VCP-DCV and VCP6-DCV holder, I just booked my exam, so here is the proof:
Please also have a look at my VIEW 6.2 and RDSH Integration post. We will go over the installation steps of both parts and at the same time trying to highlight some common mistakes when setting up App volumes. Official HORIZON page: Product Information Link Official HORIZON Documentation: Documentation Link Official HORIZON download page: Download here! App Volumes mainly exists out of 4 parts: The App volumes Manager The App volumes Agent (installed on an client OS), Together with the App volumes manager responsible for creating the software vmdk’s. The database (Because this is a test, i will use a SQL Express installation. In the Production version, the SQL Express installation will be replaced with a SQL Server database). Broker integration with Horizon View. In our case, Horizon […]
Please also have a look at my VIEW 6.2 and AppVolumes 2.9 post! 1. SETUP AND CONFIGURE THE RDS HOST A. Things to do straight away: – make sure you run and install all Windows updates you need. – add the server to the domain. – login as a domain user with elevated rights (I am using a domain admin). – Make sure Windows Firewall is enabled ( so ports can be opened automatically). This is a test so I don;t really care too much with the final Windows Firewall configuration for now. I am just making sure that all traffic is allowed. Official HORIZON page: Product Information Link Official HORIZON Documentation: Documentation Link Official HORIZON download page: Download here! B. […]
Once you have deployed the vRealize Operations Manager, you have to browse to the vROPS Web interface. I did create my DNS entry for vROPS.vsphere6.local before I deployed the appliance. Because this is a demo, I will select the New Installation. Official VROPS page: Product Information Link Official VROPS Documentation: Documentation Link Official download page: Download here! Click Next and set your password Choose your certificates (I am using the default for the test) and click Next Set the Cluster MasterNode Name and NTP and click Next. Click Finish The Node will now prepare for first time use Start the vRealize Operations Manager for the first time If you have a big environment you might want to add more Node (Operation Managers) to your vROPS […]