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. […]
Here is a breakdown of how it went and what I did, so if anyone else is considering doing it here ya go! At the time I worked for a Managed Services/DR/BC company so we had a lot of kit sat idle at times, which was free to use for labs! I had a lab setup at work as follows: 5x DL380 g7 in 2 clusters 14TB IBM DS4700 FC SAN 8TB IBM DS3300 iSCSI SAN Some local storage in each server Windows Server 2008 which ran vCenter and the client ( I installed teamviewer on this pc so I could login from anywhere on my laptop). No AD setup. I had vmotion and iSCSI traffic in one vlan and FT […]
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 […]
You have prepared a Client from a template to provision a new application, but when you try to deploy a new application in the client you notice that the App Volumes Manager shows Status in Use for the new VM. This cannot be right, but the same happens again when you create a new Client VM from scratch. So what is wrong here? Well the answer is a simple one, the user u are using to create App Volumes with, has an AppStack assigned to him. Remove the AppStack assignments for this user or use a different user.
Hi All During some readings, I remembered the eternal debatable Question when creating SMP VM (VM with many vCPUs): “Which is better: many Cores in a single socket or many Sockets each with single core..??” I remember how many times I debated for hours with my technical manager -while reviewing some designs- about the same question, but neither of us could prove a bit. To answer this question, we have to review some concepts: NUMA CPU Configuration: Non Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) is a CPUs configuration, in which each CPU has some Memory DIMMs local and connected to it. Each CPU can access both its local memory DIMMs with lowest latency and the remote DIMMs with higher latency using Interconnecting […]
"VMware Certified Design Expert – VCDX", the most difficult and most bright certificate in Virtualization field and only compared to Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr). Many Virtualization & Cloud experts try to acquire this certificate to prove their excellency and sharp skills and to add more and more to their personal value. Me and my friend "Jason Grierson"- for those who don't know Jason and his tool, check this blog post – decided to pursuit VCDX 2015, Oct. panel. And as we did before, we decided to join a VCDX Study Group. This should help us with our design paper, provide more and more eyes to review your design, more peers to question your design decisions to be hardened and help us exchanging […]