Category : VCAP

Written by Christopher Lewis on September 15, 2017

I am working away a lot at the moment in Paris, so this week was going to be one of the only opportunities I’m going to get to take exams before Christmas (scary fact - there is only 100 days left!) . So, after a jam packed 4 days at VMworld, I decided to end my week by taking the newly released VMware Certified Advanced Professional 7 - Cloud Management and Automation Design (3V0-732) exam.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on July 21, 2017

Today marks another “Milestone” in my personal certification journey. Following the successful completion of the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam (post), I can now call myself a VMware Certified Implementation Expert 6 - Cloud Management and Automation. Note: I’m still waiting for VMware Cert Manager and Acclaim to catch up!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on July 21, 2017

Today marks the end of another certification journey. After taking the exam Wednesday afternoon, I received notification this morning that I passed the 3V0-633 VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 - Cloud Management and Automation - Deploy Exam. Note: I am still waiting for Cert Manager to be updated but that should happen in the next 24hrs! It has been a long and trying road getting this exam in the bag, and I have blogged about my experiences:

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Written by Christopher Lewis on July 18, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 5.3 - Create/Modify/Execute a vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Create/modify/troubleshoot actions Create/modify/execute vRO workflows Install/launch/use the vRO client Configure variable binding in a vRO workflow Perform logging from a vRO workflow Add schema elements to a vRO workflow Run workflow(s) in the vRO HTTP-REST plug-in to invoke a REST operation Modify a workflow to display a non-default icon Create a configuration element Modify a workflow to use to a configuration element Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

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Written by Christopher Lewis on March 20, 2017

It was not an unsurprising email I got last week from VMware certification services confirming what I expected but sincerely hoped wouldn’t happen. I had narrowly failed at my first attempt at the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam (see my original post here). As I had complained/registered with the exam center after the exam, they raised a case with Pearson Vue for me. I took to twitter to vent my frustration at PearsonVue and with VMware Education about the quality of the exam (hardly a “world class service” that I’m now expected to pay more money for!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on March 15, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 8.2 - Configure vRealize Business Standard Costing and Reporting Knowledge: Configure cost drivers according to a deployment plan: Assign cost for operating system licensing Edit cost for server hardware, storage, and network Create a monthly cost for facilities and maintenance Configure CPU and memory utilization costs Configure Consumption Analysis: Edit consumer hierarchy Edit price value according to a deployment plan Edit/Import budget to estimate your cost Generate vRealize Business vCenter Server report Generate a vRealize Automation Report Select and export the appropriate report Filter and Search for specific reports based on customer requirements IMPORTANT NOTE: The steps in this guide utilise vRealize Business for Cloud.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on March 13, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 7.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRealize Application Services Appliance Knowledge: Assign a user the necessary permissions to gain access to Application Services. Install and set up the Application Services virtual appliance. Configure Application Services to use a proxy. Register a cloud provider with Application Services. Map a Cloud Template to a Logical Template. Map Application Services to a vRA reservation policy Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

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Written by Christopher Lewis on March 12, 2017

This post is a part of a series of posts for preparation for the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam. For the full exam prep resources check here. In this post we are covering the deployment of vRealize Application Services. Prerequisite Steps A fully deployed vRealize Automation implementation. Overview Deploy VMware vRealize Application Services Appliance. Configure VMware vRealize Application Services. Navigate to the Application Services Portal Step by Step Instructions Note: For anyone who has deployed an OVF/OVA before (such as the vRealize Automation Identity Appliance or the vRealize Automation Appliance) the steps will look very familiar!

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 13, 2017

This morning I “sat” the VCAP6-CMA Deploy exam. As you may have noticed I have been posting a lot of study materials recently on this. (see here for my Study Resources). I turned up 10 minutes early like a good candidate, after being booked in and led into the exam room, the adjudicator attempted to log me in. That’s when the first problem hit. We were prompted with an unexplained error message that took ~1 hour to sort and it seems it was a problem between the PearsonVue software and my VMware Education account (something about not having the right entitlement).

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 11, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 8.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRealize Business Standard Appliance Deploy vRealize Business Standard appliance Integrate vRealize Business Standard with vRealize Automation: Add vRealize Automation Hostname Configure SSO Default Tenant Configure SSO Admin User Configure SSO Admin Password Set Time Sync Mode Create a Tenant in vRealize Automation that leverages vRealize Business Standard: Specify an Identity Source Specify a tenant admin Assign vRealize Business roles: Business Management Administrator Business Management Read only Business Management Controller Add one or more virtual environments to vRealize Business Standard Add one or more vCenter Server instances to vRealize Business Standard Update the Reference Database Information in this post uses vRealize Business for Cloud (7.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 11, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 3.1 - Configure and Manage NSX Integration with vRealize Automation Implement machine blueprints that use: External network profiles Routed network profiles NAT network profiles Private network profiles Deploy applications using a pre-configured networking model Deploy applications using a fully automated networking model Configure static and dynamic routing Deploy an application that uses an automatically provisioned load balancer Apply a security policy to elements of a multi-machine blueprint Automate the application of a security policy to new machines provisioned from a blueprint Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective: * VMware vRealize Automation is fully deployed.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on February 11, 2017

NOTE: I’M IGNORING THE BLUEPRINT HERE AS THE CRITERIA DOESN’T MATCH THE OBJECTIVE. Objective Overview Objective 4.4 - Import existing workloads Set Global Properties according to a deployment plan Locate log files for the appropriate user Generate a log support bundle for all vRealize Automation components View and export log data for further analysis Configure database log file rollover Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

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