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Written by Christopher Lewis on January 11, 2017

Objective Overview Objective 1.1 - Deploy and Manage a vRA Appliance and IaaS Server as single nodes Acquire IaaS installation media from the virtual appliance Perform initial configuration of appliance and IaaS Configure NTP server for vRealize Appliances Assign appropriate IP address to vRealize Appliance Enable Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) to communicate between all servers in deployment. Configure Windows Firewall to allow vRA components to communicate Objective Prerequisites The following prerequisites are assumed for this Objective:

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 10, 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. Prerequisites Deploy the VMware vRealize Automation Appliance from OVA. Power On the vRealize Automation Appliance. Configuration Overview The high level configuration steps for this appliance are: Connect to the Automation Appliance VAMI Configure the Time/NTP settings Confirm the Network Settings Configure the Host Settings Configure the SSO Settings Configure Licensing Confirm vRealize Automation Services Status Logon to the vRealize Automation Portal Step by Step Instructions Connect to the Identity Appliance VAMI Using a web browser, navigate to** VAMI** of the Automation Appliance (https://automation-appliance.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 10, 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. Step by Step Instructions Within the VMware vSphere Web Client, right click and select Deploy OVF Template. Click Browse, navigate to the location of the Identity Appliance OVA, select it and then click Open. Click Next. Enter the Identity Appliance name into the the Name text field and then select the Datacentre or folder location to deploy the Identity Appliance.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 10, 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. Prerequisites Deploy the VMware vRealize Identity Appliance from OVA Configuration Overview The high level configuration steps for this appliance are: Connect to the Identity Appliance VAMI Configure the Time/NTP settings Confirm the Network Settings Configure the SSO Administrator Password Configure the SSO Hostname Configure the SSL Certificate Join the Identity Appliance to Active Directory Step by Step Instructions Connect to the Identity Appliance VAMI Using a web browser, navigate to VAMI of the Identity Appliance https://identity-appliance.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on January 9, 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. Step by Step Instructions Deploying the VMware vRealize Automation Appliance Within the VMware vSphere Web Client, right click and select Deploy OVF Template. Click Browse, navigate to the location of the vRealize Automation OVA, select it and then click Open. Click Next.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 22, 2016

Objective Overview Objective 3.2 - Deploy and Manage Certificates and Access Control Create/add/modify users and groups for specific roles. Assign new administrative users to different Business Groups. Create custom groups that grant users/groups multiple roles. Assign a user to specific Custom Groups and Business Groups. Configure user access to Identity Store Groups, Custom Groups, Business Groups, and Entitled Items according to a deployment plan. Generate new certificate requests. Deploy and Update certificates for multiple vRealize appliances.

VMware vRealize Automation VCAP6 VCAP6-CMA

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 5, 2016

Great news this morning, having passed my VCAP6-Deploy (second attempt) and VCAP6-Design (re-marked) I am now proud to be able to call myself a VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) 6 : Data Center Virtualization (DCV). That is just one step away from the coveted VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Certification which is an aim for next year!

VMware VCAP6 VCAP6-DCV VCIX6-DCV

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 5, 2016

I took the VCAP6-DCV Design exam in March as part of the BETA program. It was a nice exam but made frustrating by the fact it kept locking up and out of the 4 hours allocated, I lost an hour and moved machines 3 times. When the results came out, I wasn’t surprised when I was told i didn’t make the grade. Afterall, I didn’t actually answer all the questions.

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Written by Christopher Lewis on November 28, 2016

For those of you who read my VMworld EMEA Blog posts, you will know I took my first VCAP Deploy style exam during my visit. This was my first experience of the Deploy style exam and unfortunately I didn’t pass. I’m pleased to announce that after a little bit more study and a lot more exam technique, I passed my resit this morning, so once everything has been updated in VMware’s new Certificate Manager tool, I’ll have my second VCAP6 under my belt in 2016 (having already obtained the VCAP6-CMA Design), and this will mean I’ll be 50% completed on VMware Certified Implementation Expert (VCIX) on both the DCV and CMA track!

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