Category : VCAP

Connecting to an iSCSI SAN with Jumbo Frames enabled

The best way to add iSCSI storage is by utilizing dedicating NIC’s to iSCSI traffic, on dedicated VMkernel switches, with separate IP subnet address ranges and separate physical switches or VLAN’s. Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSwitch To enable Jumbo Frames on a vSwitch, change the MTU configuration for that vSwitch.  It is best to start with a new

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VMware vMA

The vMA, or vSphere management assistant is an ovf template which can be downloaded for free from the VMware website. The vMA has the following minimum system requirements ESX(i) 3.5 update 2 or later 512MB RAM 64 bit  Intel-VT or AMD-V compatible CPU as the vMA is a 64-bit virtual machine 5GB virtual disk size Access to the ESX(i) host management network An ESX(i) server or a vCenter Server

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VCAP-DCA resources

Here are some links to external resources and links to help pass the VCAP-DCA exam and to also learn as much as possible about VMWare virtualisation. First and foremost I would recommend going over all the PDFs on the VMWare website that I used to pass the VCP exam in the first place.  There is

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VCAP Exam Blueprint

VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration Here is a list of the topics covered on the VCAP-DCA exam. Full details can be found by reading the Exam blueprint. VDCA410 Section 1 – Implement and Manage Storage Objective 1.1 – Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions Knowledge • Identify RAID levels • Identify supported HBA

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