Tag Archive: VCP

Oct 19

New to Virtualization – Getting Started Resources

There are a ton of fantastic resources available but a majority of these are again focused on folks who currently have some level of knowledge and experience working in virtualized environments. The purpose of this page is to provide some links to “Getting Started” type resources for people who are new to virtualization. Since the ICM class is a VMware class, most of these links will be related to VMware products. The concepts are generally the same across virtual infrastructure vendors.

Jul 18

VMware ICM Class (ITN 254) at TCC Fall 2014

Enrollment is open for ITN 254 for the Fall 2014 semester at Tidewater Community College. Tidewater Community College is a participant in the VMware IT Academy (vITA) program. The Fall ITN 254 class will cover the VMware vSphere 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage curriculum. Completing the class meets the training requirements necessary to obtain the VMware …

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May 19

AutoLab Video Series Part 4 – vCenter Build

In this video the vCenter Server AutoLab VM is built using the AutoLab automation and the ESXi hosts are added to vCenter inventory. Networking and storage is also configured on the ESXi hosts using AutoLab automation.

Mar 09

Changes to the VCP – Recertification

If you have not already heard VMware has made some changes to the VCP certification effective March 10, 2014 (but already showing up in Mylearn). The new policy is that the VCP certification will now expire after 2 years unless you either re-certify or certify on a newer version.

Jun 05

What should I study for the VCP?

Students of the Virtualization Program at TCC frequently ask for resources or tips on how to prepare for the VMware Certified Professional exam so I decided to put together a quick post.

Dec 09

vSphere 5 High Availability (HA) Configuration and Demonstration Video

Back in 2006 VMware HA was the technology that really sold me on virtualizing production workloads. I thought virtualization was a pretty neat technology that was well suited for testing and development but in a production environment it still seemed like you were putting all your eggs in one basket. A pre-sales VMware Engineer did a demo of HA by shutting down a running host to simulate a failure. Within a minute or so the VMs running on the host rebooted on another host and I have been hooked ever since.

Dec 08

My Home VMware Lab

Several people have asked me about what I am using for a lab so I put together this post about the lab I used to study for the VCP 5 exam. I also used this lab set up when studying for my VCAP4-DCA exam.

Dec 05

My VCP 5 Exam Experience

This morning I sat for and PASSED the VMware Certified Professional Exam on vSphere 5 (VCP510). If I had to sum up the VCP 5 Exam in a single word that word would be tough.

Oct 21

VMware Training at a School Near You – VITA

If you are looking to fulfill the training requirements necessary to obtain your VCP but you don’t have the time (or cash) to dedicate to a straight week of VMware instructor led training check with your local community college or technical school they may participate in the VMware IT Academy Program. The VMware IT Academy Program or VITA allows qualified schools to offer VMware training.