Intro to Converged Blueprints in vRA 7

Intro to Converged Blueprints in vRA 7

Intro to Converged Blueprints in vRA 7

vRealize Automation 7 delivers a new unified graphical canvas for designing machines, software components and application stacks with an underlying single unified model for both machine and application blueprints for Private and Public Cloud. vRealize Automation 7 also gives you the ability to extend or define external integrations in the canvas through XaaS. In this video we are going to focus on building several types of blueprints to demonstrate this functionality.


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VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 2 of 3…

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 2 of 3 (Updates to Certification Structure and Paths)

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 2 of 3…

Since we first started rolling out the first v6 certifications we’ve been asking a lot of questions about the new structure. Based upon the feedback that we have received from you we have decided to update the structure of our advanced credentials. These updates are as follows: We had originally planned to retire the VMware […] The post VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 2 of 3 (Updates to Certification Structure and Paths) appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog.


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PCoIP connections suddenly failing?

PCoIP connections suddenly failing?

PCoIP connections suddenly failing?

There is an issue which may occur when you install or upgrade your VMware Tools after having installed your View Agent. The set of VGA drivers shipped with VMware Tools might sometimes be incompatible with VMware View and PCoIP, whereas the VMware View Agent software contains a supported VGA driver. For this reason, today we’re […] The post PCoIP connections suddenly failing? appeared first on Support Insider.


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Demystifying The ESXi Upgrade Process

A common question which gets asked allot is; Should I upgrade my ESXi hosts or do a fresh install ?

Most people when asked that question would be inclined to say “Fresh Install” when challenged some of the excuses I hear are ” It will carry over a load of crap from the previous release”. This seems to be a mindset we have gotten ourselves in from managing other vendor OS’s (not pointing the finger).

In fact if we were to look at the process in a bit more detail, an upgraded ESXi host is almost identical to a freshly installed ESXi host as..

  • Boot disk is not repartitioned
  • Overwrites boot bank contents
  • Configuration and VMFS volume preserved

Upgrade Process Walkthrough

Step 1: Save the config (state.tgz)

Step 2: Replace VIBs (overwrite)

Step 3: Reboot

Step 4: Config re-applied on reboot

ESXi

Note. The partition layout is the same now for 6 as it was for 5.x

 

Don’t be afraid to upgrade!

 

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 1 of 3…

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 1 of 3 (New Certifications Coming Soon!)

VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 1 of 3…

Many of you have been awaiting the announcement of the availability of our advanced v6 certifications. Over the next few days we will have three posts (including this one) that will give you all of the information that you need to get started with your preparation and planning. We have been working very hard on […] The post VCIX6 Certification Announcement: Part 1 of 3 (New Certifications Coming Soon!) appeared first on VMware Education and Certification Blog.


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