Category: VMware Certifications

View Replica Disk – some thoughts

While preparing for my VCAP5-DTA, I made the following notes about the replica disk. The replica disk is the master image that Composer will use for provisioning linked clone desktops. To reduce space consumption, replica disks are thin provisioned. To arrive at the recommendations for the OS disks (keeping calculations simple and assuming the entire […]

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My VCAP5-DTA exam experience

Some folks know I had set myself the challenge of preparing for and passing the VCAP5-DTA exam in 60 days. That’s right, from Zero to VCAP5-DTA in 60 days. Highly improbable, yeah? Nearly! I didnt pass the first time, but 2nd time’s the charm! I PASSED! Yep, in 80 days. Did I try to wing it? […]

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Setup Event Logging for VMware View

Most information is included in VMware documentation (specifically, the Installation Guide for View, Chapter 10), they are missing the following information: The user account needed needs to be a non-domain account. So just create a SQL login account, and make it the owner of the database you create. SQL authentication is needed, not Integrated Windows […]

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Dump View Composer database data to file

Tiny little gotcha as I was preparing for the VCAp5-DTA, figured it might help someone out and hence the post. There are two ways of backing up your View Composer database: One, using the View Administrator Console you go to your Connection Server instance, right-click on the server and click on Backup Now. You’ll get […]

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50% discount voucher for VCP and VCAP during VMworld USA

As expected, VMware have a discount voucher for the lucky folks that are attending VMworld US 2014. Discount vouchers: Promotion code 2014VW50 to take these exams: VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) VCP550 or VCP510 VMware Certified Professional – Cloud (VCP-Cloud) VCPC550 or VCPC510 VMware Certified Professional – Desktop (VCP-DT) VCPD510 VMware Infrastructure as a […]

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