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How to become a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5

VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5

Become a VCP5

There are different paths to VCP5 certification based on your background. Choose your path and complete the three core validation components:

  1. Attend a qualifying VMware authorized course.Already a VCP4? There is no course requirement until February 29, 2012.
  2. Gain hands-on experience with VMware vSphere 5.
  3. Pass the VCP5 Exam.

SOURCE: http://vmware.com

 

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VMworld 2011 Las Vegas – Show highlights

Begin the Journey to Cloud Computing with Datacenter Virtualization

VMware veröffentlicht vSphere 5 als „Cloud-Betriebssystem“

Endlich ist es soweit.

Mit vSphere 5 hat VMware eine neue Version seines „Cloud-Betriebssystems“ vorgestellt. Sie unterstützt virtuelle Maschinen (VM) mit bis zu 32 virtuellen Prozessoren und 1 TByte RAM. Das ist vier Mal so viel wie beim zwei Jahre alten vSphere 4. Die neue vSphere-Ausgabe erledigt 1 Million I/O-Operationen pro Sekunde – etwa 630.000 mehr als ihr Vorgänger.

Das jetzt eingeführte „Auto-Deploy“ beschleunigt das Einrichten neuer physischer Host-Systeme. Deren Profile lagern auf einem vCenter-Server und werden auf die Zielsysteme überspielt. Nach Angaben von VMware dauere die Einrichtung von 40 Servern dank Auto Deploy nur zehn Minuten statt wie zuvor 20 Stunden.

Mit „Profile Driven Storage“ lässt sich virtuellen Maschinen die passende Speicherkapazität leichter zuzuweisen. Dazu teilt man Storage-Ressourcen im Vorfeld in Leistungsklassen ein. Jede virtuelle Maschine lässt sich anschließend dem Storage-Pool zuweisen, der die geforderten Kriterien erfüllt, beispielsweise kurze Zugriffszeiten. Die Lastverteilungsfunktionen (Load Balancing) wurden um einen „Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler“ erweitert. Er verlagert virtuelle Maschinen automatisch auf Speichersysteme mit geringerer Auslastung, bevor es zu Leistungsengpässen kommt.

vSphere soll im dritten Quartal 2011 auf den Markt kommen. Drastische Änderungen gab es beim Lizenzmodell: Statt den Preis anhand der Server-CPUs und des physischen Arbeitsspeichers zu berechnen, wird er nun auf Basis von „vRAM“ bestimmt. Dies ist der den virtuellen Maschinen zugeordnete Arbeitsspeicher. Dem Anwender steht es frei, ihn nach Belieben auf einzelne VMs zu verteilen. Die Vorteile laut Hersteller: eine höhere Flexibilität und größere Unabhängigkeit von der Server-Hardware.

VMWare sieht vSphere als „Cloud-Betriebssystem“. De facto handelt es sich um eine Kombination diverser Software-Pakete, mit denen Anwender Server, Speicherkapazität und Applikationen virtualisieren und verwalten können.

 

via heise online – VMware veröffentlicht vSphere 5 als „Cloud-Betriebssystem“.

 

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Unable to connect from the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server after installing the patch in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2482017 or 2467023

If you have some problems with Windows 7 and VMware View Client here is the solution!!!!

Source: VMware KB

Symptoms

* Unable to connect from the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server
* Connecting the View Client on Windows 7 to the View Connection Server fails
* You have installed one or both these Microsoft patches 2482017 or 2467023

Resolution
This issue occurs when you have installed one of these Microsoft patches, 2482017 or 2467023.

If you have already installed these patches, you can install VMware View Client (build 353760) or uninstall the Microsoft patches.

If you have not installed these patches, delay the installation of the Microsoft patches until you have installed VMware View Client (build 353760).

VMware View Client build 353760 has been tested on:

* Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit + Internet Explorer 8
* Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit + Internet Explorer 8
* Windows 7 Home 32 bit + Internet Explorer 8

The View Client patch can be downloaded from here. Enter your credentials, accept the EULA and download the appropriate file:

* If you are using Windows 7 32-bit, use VMware-viewclient-4.5.0-353760.exe.
* If you are using Windows 7 64-bit, use VMware-viewclient-x86_64-4.5.0-353760.exe.

Note: If you are using View Client 4.0.x and are experiencing this issue, you can install the appropriate View Client 4.5 for your environment.
Disclaimer: Using Windows 7 with a View Client 4.0.x is not supported, so this information is provided as is, and without testing.

To apply this patch

1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
2. Choose the previously installed VMware View Client and click Remove.
3. Navigate to where you downloaded VMware-viewclient-xxx-4.5.0-353760.exe and run the executable file.
4. Follow the installation installation wizard to complete installation.
5. Reboot the computer.

Note: VMware View Clients with build number 353760 or later are not affected by this issue.

Hello vmworld 2010 – Pre-Registration Available

VMware: VMTN Blog: Introducing the VMware Express: hands-on virtual desktops coming to your town

SOURCE >>VMware: VMTN Blog: Introducing the VMware Express: hands-on virtual desktops coming to your town.

It´s  only in US and Canada. Too bad.

Introducing the VMware Express: hands-on virtual desktops coming to your town Today VMware is proud to unveil the VMware Express during its inaugural stop at the 2010 VMware Partner Exchange in Las Vegas, NV.  This state of the art mobile datacenter, demo environment and briefing center has been built to bring VMware solutions directly to our customers across the USA and Canada during the 2010 Virtualization Tour. The VMware Express is sponsored by Cisco, EMC, Dell, MDS, NetApp, Xsigo, ChipPC, Amulet Hotkey and Teradici.

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There are 5 demo stations covering both VMware desktop and server virtualization solutions. Customers will have the unique opportunity to get hands on and dig deep into solutions with VMware Experts. There are demos highlighting the following products and solutions:

VMware View

  • Best User Experience – Highlighting the power of the PCoIP display protocol to deliver a rich user experience, perfectly adapted for the network connection and end-point device.
  • Follow-Me Desktop – Enabling immediate access to desktops, applications and data while ensuring a consistent user experience across sessions and endpoint devices.
  • Access Across Boundaries – Providing access to desktops, applications and data anytime, anywhere regardless of network availability.
  • Windows 7 Migration – Reducing the costs and complexity associated with desktop and application migration.

VMware vSphere

  • The industry’s most reliable platform for datacenter virtualization offering the highest levels of availability and responsiveness for all applications and services.  Optimize IT services and deliver the highest levels of application service agreements with the lowest total cost per application workload by decoupling your business-critical applications from the underlying hardware for unprecedented flexibility and reliability.

vCenter Server

  • Learn about this scalable and extensible platform that forms the foundation for virtualization management with the family of vCenter products including CapacityIQ, AppSpeed, Chargeback and many more focused on providing advanced operational controls.

Customers will not only benefit from being able to see and interact with multiple VMware products in one place but can also take advantage of the conference room where they can have deep dive conversations with VMware solution experts. Leaving the VMware Express, visitors will have an improved understanding of the VMware Desktop partner eco-system, VMware solutions, and how they are positioned to address today’s technical and business requirements.

The VMware Express is letting us reach customers like never before and is ready to roll to industry and partner events as well as customer sites bringing VMware solutions directly to the customer.  Don’t miss your opportunity to catch the VMware Express on the 2010 Virtualization Tour as it crosses the U.S. and Canada coming to a location near you.  Learn more and keep up to date by going to http://www.vmware.com/tour

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VMware Technical Sales Professional Program (VTSP) – Resolved


VMware Technical Sales Professional Program (VTSP) provides foundational technical knowledge for pre-sales individuals to help them successfully engage in a VMware sales cycle. VTSP is recommended before you obtain Technical Pre-Sales Competency Accreditations.  Source: VMware Partner University

Now I´m a VMware Technical Sales Professional  :-)

VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 (VCP4) – Passed

Since today 2pm i passed the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 (VCP4) exam.
Thanks to Simon Long and his blog. The online exams are very very helpful. Thanks

Find more information @ VMware

Source: VMware Education Services

The VMware Certified Professional Program is designed for individuals who want to demonstrate their expertise in virtual infrastructure and increase the potential for career advancement.

The high standards expected of a VCP means it’s one of the most sought after certifications in the industry. Become a VCP to:

  • Demonstrate your VMware software technical expertise to your customers
  • Increase customer confidence levels
  • Display the VMware Certified Professional logo on your business card or website

The following are the paths to the VCP4 certification: