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A VMware Administrator's Guide to Setting Up a DevOps Configuration Management Test Environment
By Trevor A. Roberts, Josh Atwell, Egle Sigler, Yvo van Doorn
Apr 13, 2015
Learn about the foundational tools that you will need to build your test environments. This chapter from DevOps for VMware Administrators covers environment provisioning with AutoLab and Vagrant, creating images with Packer, managing source code, and Git source code control.
Performing Basic Troubleshooting on ESXi Hosts, vSphere Virtual Networks, and vSphere Storage
By Bill Ferguson
Aug 27, 2014
In this chapter from VCP5-DCV Official Certification Guide (Covering the VCP550 Exam): VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization, 2nd Edition, Bill Ferguson discusses performing basic troubleshooting on your ESXi hosts, virtual networks, and storage.
Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Architecting for Performance: Storage
By Michael Corey, Jeff Szastak, Michael Webster
Aug 14, 2014
This chapter from Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right first covers the key aspects of storage architecture relevant to both physical and virtual environments as well as the differences you need to understand when architecting storage, specifically for virtualized SQL Server Databases.
Administrator's Guide to VMware Virtual SAN: Introduction to VSAN
By Cormac Hogan, Duncan Epping
Aug 11, 2014
This chapter introduces you to the world of the software-defined datacenter, but with a focus on the storage aspect.
VCAP5-DCA Official Cert Guide: Network Administration
By John B. Davis, Steve Baca
Jul 16, 2014
This chapter provides the knowledge and skills needed to successfully configure and administer an enterprise network that includes virtual networks built using vSphere.
VMware Horizon Suite: How View, Mirage, and Workspace Form the New End-User Model
By Paul O'Doherty, Stephane Asselin
Jul 8, 2014
This chapter introduces the core pieces of the VMware Horizon Suite, View, Mirage, and Workspace, while additionally covering some high-level predeployment considerations and the base-level components of each solution.
Ranking Certifications (2014 Edition)
By Ed Tittel
May 12, 2014
Employers look for and seek out certified IT professionals, but generally prefer candidates who possess both college degrees and specific certification credentials. Aspiring or active IT professionals can benefit from an informed evaluation of certifications in terms of the time commitment, cost, and other factors involved in earning such a credential vis-a-vis the ultimate financial or career advancement that such an investment can return. In this article, Ed Tittel looks at one method for rating and ranking IT certifications.
Exam profile: VMware Certified Associate – Cloud Exam VCAC510
By Matt Vandenbeld
Nov 25, 2013
This article profiles VMware's VCA-Cloud Certification. This certification profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect for this certification and how to best prepare for it.
VCP-Cloud Official Cert Guide: Allocating and Managing vCloud Resources
By Nathan Raper, Tom Ralph
Nov 4, 2013
To help you prepare for the VCP5-Cloud Exam, this chapter covers not only how to configure new enduser resource allocation models, but also their proper usage. It explores the relationship between allocation models and vCenter Server configuration changes.
My VCAP-DCD Experience
By Rebecca Fitzhugh
Oct 31, 2013
VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant Rebecca Fitzhugh details her experience and takeaways after sitting for VMware’s VCAP-DCD exam.
What You Should Know about VMware's New VCA Certifications
By Rebecca Fitzhugh
Oct 30, 2013
VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Rebecca Fitzhugh provides some relevant and practical facts about the new VCA certifications from VMware.
Exam Profile: VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization Exam VCAD510
By Matt Vandenbeld
Oct 28, 2013
This article profiles VMware's VCA-DVC Certification. This certification profile describes question forms, trouble spots, hints for exam preparation, and recommendations for additional study resources. Find out what you can expect for this certification and how to best prepare for it.
Why I am Pursuing the VCDX
By Rebecca Fitzhugh
Oct 25, 2013
Rebecca Fitzhugh, VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant, explains her personal and professional motivations to pursue the VMware's VCDX certification.
VCP5-DT Official Cert Guide: Optimizing the Operating System
By Linus Bourque
Aug 21, 2013
Optimizing storage resources when virtualizing a desktop is a critical step in ensuring proper performance. This chapter explains several optimization methods covered on the VMware VCP5-DT exam.
VCAP5-DCD Official Cert Guide: Introduction to Technical Design
By Paul McSharry
Aug 20, 2013
To help you prepare for the VCAP5-DCD exam, this section explains what a technical design is and why it is important to the end solution, what happens at each stage of the technical design process, and what should be produced as part of a technical design.
Exam Profile: VMware Certified Advanced Professional - Cloud Infrastructure Administration Exam VCAP-CIA
By Prasenjit Sarkar
Jul 29, 2013
This article profiles VMware's VCAP-CIA Certification. Find out what you can expect for this certification and how to best prepare for it.
Preparing for the VCDX Panel Defense: The Design
By Ben Lin, John Arrasjid, Mostafa Khalil
May 31, 2013
This chapter illustrates the steps to developing an architectural design document submission to help prepare for your VCDX panel defense.
Certification Profile: VMware Certified Design Expert for Datacenter Virtualization (VCDX-DCV)
By John Arrasjid
May 21, 2013
This article profiles VMware's VCDX-DCV Certification. Find out what you can expect for this certification and how to best prepare for it.
Certification Profile: VMware Certified Design Expert for Cloud (VCDX-Cloud)
By Ben Lin
May 15, 2013
This article profiles VMware's VCDX-Cloud Certification. Find out what you can expect for this certification and how to best prepare for it.
Exam Profile: VMware Certified Professional - Cloud, VCPC510
By Tom Ralph
May 8, 2013
This article profiles the VMware Certified Professional – Cloud Exam. Find out what you can expect to see on the exam and how you can better prepare for it.

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