VCP vSphere 4 Practice Exam

I have produced this practice exam to help me learn the latest features and configuration maximums available VMware vSphere 4.

Please feel free to use it as much as you like. If you think an answer to a question is incorrect or you would like to contribute some questions to the exam please feel free to Contact Me. If you want to be notified whenever questions are added to the practice exam Follow Me on Twitter.

Please be aware that this exam is still in Beta, many questions are under review.

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vSphere Update Manager – Scan for Updates Error

Not long after installing vSphere Update Manager i decided to run a “Scan for Updates” on one of ESX3.5 Hosts. The night before i had received a VUM Download Alert email with a list of new updates which indicated to me that VUM seemed to be running as fine, but no sooner had i started the scan it Failed showing the following Error;

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ESXCFG Command not Found

I’ve come across this little issue whilst trying to make some changes to my ESX firewall.

I connected to my ESX Host using Putty and logged in using my non-privileged account (Called login) and then to run the ESXCFG commands i needed to change to my Root user.

So i entered su and put in the root password when prompted. I could see that my user account had been changed to root so i tried to run the esxcfg-firewall command.

This is what i found;

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Saving Event Logs Using PoSH – My First Ever Script!

Finally after months and months of thinking about it,  I have finally been able to play with Powershell and make it do something useful.

My task was to save the Event Logs Errors off of all of our production servers on a daily basis. I was handed a piece of paper with a list of servers and told to get on with it. I could have easily done it manually, but I would have had to have changed my job title to “Event Log Saver Guy” as that would be all I would have time to do.

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I have 200 Twitter Followers!

I’m not really sure why as most of the time i run on a load of old tosh! but i now have 200 followers on Twitter.

I’d be interested to know actually how many of them are real people and how many of them are young girls trying to have webcam action with me..

If you don’t already, feel free to Follow Me.

Thanks anyway guys, i will continue to talk twaddle as you all seem to enjoy it.

My Top 5 Twitter Users – May 09

My Top 5 Twitters Users for May 09 based on tweets being Useful, Interesting or Funny are…*Drum Roll*

1st – Stevie Chambers
2nd – Kiwi Si
3rd – Rob Upham
4th – Duncan Epping
5th – Cody Bunch

Well done and thank you to you guys for sharing all of your information and occasionally brightening up my day.

For further information checkout my previous post – My Top 5 Monthly Twitter Users – It could be you!

VMware Infrastructure Client 2.5 Console Error

I’ve just witnessed a Infrastructure Client error that i hadn’t seen before. It happen when a single user was trying to view a Virtual Machine using the Console. The error happened when they used either the Console tab or “Open Console” from the menu.

Other client users were not getting the same errors.

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Unofficial Online VMware User Group

Based on your feedback Alan Renouf has announced the first Unofficial Online VMware User Group.

The Agenda at the moment is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Presentation and Demonstration of The Virtualization EcoShell Initiative by Scott Herold
  • Virtual Coffee break (bring your own coffee)
  • Overview and Demonstration of vSphere new features by a VMware Employee
  • Finish and details of next Unofficial Online VMUG

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Deploying ESX3.5 using EDA v0.87 inside VMware Workstation 6.5

As a follow-on to my post Deploying ESX3.5 using EDA v0.85 inside VMware Workstation 6.5 i have decided to document the steps i took to deploy an ESX 3.5 host using the new version of EDA, v0.87.

The actual software versions i used are;

  • VMware Workstation 6.5.2 build-156735
  • EDA v0.87 Note: Not the patched version
  • VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3 build-123630

There is quite a big difference in how the EDA v0.87 VM is created to how it was created using EDA v0.85, so I have documented my steps below.

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My Top 5 Twitter Users – April 09

My apologies for the slight delay in producing the results..blame it on the good weather at the weekend.

Anyway, i will make you wait no longer… My Top 5 Twitters Users for April 09 based on tweets being Useful, Interesting or Funny are;

1st – Jason Boche
2nd – Duncan Epping
3rd – Kiwi Si
4th – John Troyer
5th – Eric Sloof

Well done and thank you to you guys for sharing all of your information and occasionally brightening up my day.

For further information checkout my previous post – My Top 5 Monthly Twitter Users – It could be you!

 
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