Achieved my VCP-DCV

This week there will not be a technical post as I am evaluating DSC (Desired State Configuration) for the production environment and I had my exam for the VCP-DCV.

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It was a long goal of mine to become a VMware Certified Professional and i will keep moving forward with that. For this year my goal is to finish with a new Microsoft exam the Implementing a SDDC. But for 2018 I am already looking into the VCP6.5 Delta Exam and afterwards the VCP-NV.

Again thank you for reading and have a great day

VCP-DCV Lab Rats

Hello, as I disclosed before I’m studying for the VCP6-DCV and wanted to share some parts of the process with you.

Taskmgr_2017-08-06_00-47-09So let us start with the LAB ,after spending many hours studying the material there is always a thirst to try them out. The lab setup involves my PC i7-4970k ,32GB of Ram, 1TB HDD and 2x250GB SSDs plus my old trustful Synology DS-211j.

Currently I am running an AD/DNS Windows 2016 Server, a Win2016 File Sever and 2 ESXi 6.5. The next step is to build my vCenter Appliance.

What I forgot to mention is that everything running on my VMware Workstation Tech Preview 2017 Pro. Which also makes redundant the configuration of the VMX file after importing the OVF of the vCenter appliance and before powering it on.

As for networking, I have a Host dedicated management network and there will be also a storage one too.

And with that I leave you as the long wait for my Tiny vCenter Appliance starts.

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