VCAP-DTA Section 1 Notes

By | February 11, 2014

Section 1 – Deploy View Installations and Upgrade Existing Deployments Objective 1.1 – Deploy Highly Available View Installations Configure highly available connectivity to the View environment To provide high availability and load balancing, you can install one or more additional instances of View Connection Server that replicate an existing View Connection Server instance.  These additional instances as installed… Read More »

VCAP-DTA Exam Experience

By | February 11, 2014

At the beginning of February, I sat the recently released VMware Advanced Desktop Administration exam (VCAP-DTA), and I’m happy to say I passed! The exam concentrates on the desktop administration around VMware Horizon View, and other supporting technologies that integrate with the overall solution, such as ThinApp, Active Directory and Group Policies. If you’ve sat other VCAP administration… Read More »

VCAP-DTD and VCAP-DTA Study Resources

By | February 11, 2014

VCAP-DTD           As usual, the VCAP-DTD Blueprint via VMware, is your primary ‘go to’ source for the Sections\Objectives, and supporting documentation for the exam. The official course for the exam is VMware View Design Design Best Practices v5.x. I would have preferred to attended the course, however sometimes you have to make choices and cannot attend all the courses… Read More »

McAfee Move 3.0 and vShield – Deployment and Tips

By | November 13, 2013

Over the last two months, I’ve been working on a VDI refresh engagement, involving technologies such as VMware Horizon View 5.2, vCNS (vShield) and McAfee Move, agentless solution.  The customer previously used a standard McAfee agent solution, with the agent installed in every Windows virtual desktop. However they own the license for the agentless solution, and thought this… Read More »

VCAP-DTD Exam Experience

By | November 1, 2013

Yesterday, I sat the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop Design exam, and I’m pleased to say I passed! I originally took a shot at this exam in San Francisco, with the 75% discount, it was too good an offer to refuse really. Admittedly, this approach gave me nowhere near the amount of time to study and prepare… Read More »

ESXi – Cannot run upgrade script on host

By | October 11, 2013

I’ve been upgrading all the various components in my lab from vSphere 5.1 to 5.5.  Everything had been going smoothly, I upgraded the vCenter Appliance to 5.5 without issue.  The first problem I’ve come across, was trying to perform an ESXi 5.1 host upgrade.  They are both virtual but this isn’t the root cause.  Funnily enough, the first… Read More »

VCAP-DCD 5 Exam Experience

By | October 1, 2013

In June 2013, I passed the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Data Center Design.  To date, this has clearly been the toughest certification I’ve achieved.  Why? My background since working with VMware technology in 2009, has been the implementation, administration and infrastructure support, rather than designing solutions from the ground up.  Whilst I’ve picked up many of the… Read More »

Welcome: My journey to blogging…

By | October 1, 2013

Welcome and thank you for visiting Back in 2009, I began to research Virtualization to solve business challenges for a company I previously worked for.  It was a tough period as many businesses in the UK had been affected by a recession.  My objectives as IT Infrastructure Manager were to provide ‘more for less’, cutting costs, enabling the… Read More »