Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment

Knowledge Identify storage provisioning methods Identify available storage monitoring tools, metrics and alarms Skills and Abilities Apply space utilization data to manage storage resources Managing space utilization is easy with the data provided through vCenter, This data is located under Continue reading Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment

vCenter Operations v5 Purge old data

Recently came across an issue with vCOPS 5, where I had stale adapters and data within my vCOPS database, and it would not allow me to re register a vCenter server, even tho I unregistered it previously. The error you receive is: Exception occurred Continue reading vCenter Operations v5 Purge old data

vCenter Server 5.1 and inventory service resourcing issues

Well this past week ive been working on upgrading one of my smaller systems or 2000 VM’s and 60 hosts from vSphere 5.0 to 5.1. Lets just say ive had a crap load of issues as most may have experienced themselves. Due Continue reading vCenter Server 5.1 and inventory service resourcing issues

VMware vCloud Director Sockets and Cores

I have been doing quiet allot of work with vCD recently, In the last environment I setup for a government agency I came accoss something I really had not thought off while using vCD. That is how vCPUs are allocated Continue reading VMware vCloud Director Sockets and Cores

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.1 : Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions

Knowledge Identify RAID levels Identify supported HBA types Identify virtual disk format types Skills and Abilities Determine use cases for and configure VMware DirectPath I/O Use case VMware DirectPath I/O is a feature that takes advantages intels VT-d and AMDs AMDIOMMU Continue reading VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.1 : Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions