Archive for November, 2012

vSphere Storage Appliance – Offline Demo

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment

When revising for the VCP510-DV exam, it is recommended to look at the vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) as this is a new technology in vSphere 5.x and is included in the subjects covered in the exam as stated in the exam blueprint.

To help individuals get a better understanding of this feature, VMware have resources dedicated on VSA, which can be found here.

There is also an offline demo (based on Flash) which can be downloaded from here.

The demo expires on 30th November 2013.



vSphere 5.0 to vSphere 5.1 What’s New?

November 5, 2012 Leave a comment

For anyone who has previously attended one of the qualifying courses towards VCP certification in vSphere 5.0, VMware have now updated the exam to included 5.1 content.

To help with preperation for the exam, VMware have released a FREE self paced eLearning course covering the main differences between 5.0 and 5.1 which lasts just under an hour.

To enrol on the FREE eLearning course, look here.

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View 5.1 Now supports vSphere 5.1

November 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Having taught vSphere for some years now, and more recently View 5.1, I was delighted that VMware have announced that View 5.1 now supports vSphere 5.1, so we can now take advantage of some of the exciting new features.

In the past View linked clones provided us with issues when using VMFS datastores, as only 8 hosts could access the same file stored on VMFS. Now we can support up to 32 hosts accessing the same file with vSphere 5.1, and also reclaim unused space in vm thin provisioned disks.

For more info, check out the Knowledgebase Article 2035268

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