New NSX Troubleshooting Video Series Added to VMware Learning Zone

VMware Learning Zone subscribers get unlimited access to our cloud-based video training SEM_Banner_LearningZone_440x230_V1library taught by top VMware experts, including our weekly new releases, like these from the Paul McSharry’s VMware NSX Architecture and Troubleshooting series last month:

  • The NSX Troubleshooting Process
  • NSX Architecture
  • Troubleshooting VMware ESXi hosts for NSX
  • Troubleshooting NSX Edge
  • Troubleshooting NSX Manager
  • Troubleshooting NSX Controllers

These videos are available right now to anyone with an active VMware Learning Zone Standard or Premium subscription.

Want to be the first to know when new videos are released? Follow our #NewintheZone hashtag on Twitter.

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3 New Certification Exams for VCAPs and VCAs

The VMware Certification program has been working hard all summer on new exams. We’ve announced several over the past few weeks, and that streak continues with three more today!

Two VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 Exams

You can now schedule these exams at participating PearsonVue testing centers, and they will also be offered for 50% off at the onsite Certification Exam Center at VMworld 2016 (US and Europe).

We are currently working through the beta exam rescore process now for the VCAP exam, and expect to have test scores out in the next week.

One VMware Certified Associate 6 Exam

This online exam can be taken at your convenience from your own laptop. The current exam will be retired on 30 September 2016.

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How to Select an HCI

A hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) offers your organization several benefits by collapsing storage, compute, networking and management. But like any new technology, picking the best solution involves comparing vendors across a standard set of criteria. VMware recommends focusing on five key characteristics:

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By ranking and evaluating HCI solutions against each of these criteria, you can choose the option that meets your needs but still allows for future growth. Our free buyers guide PDF goes into more detail on each of these five areas – and even provides a worksheet you can use during your research phase. Check it out today.

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VCAP6-CMA Deploy Beta Exam Closing Soon

VCAPWe still need a few more people to take the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Cloud Management and Automation Deployment (3V0-633) Beta Exam.This exam will be available at the $100 beta discount rate only through September 3, 2016.

More information on how to prepare for this exam is available here and you should also review the VMware Certification Platform Interface User Interface Guide. This guide reviews the new interface and delivery platform and will help you optimize the GUI layout when you take the exam. There are some security-related keystroke limitations that you need to be aware of so be sure to review at this guide before you take the test.

REGISTER NOW!

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VMCE v9 Study Guide Module 4 – Initial Configuration Adding Windows/Linux servers and Backup Proxies

Finally we are moving on to Module 4 of the Veeam VMCE v9 Study Guide.  In Module 3 we took a look at all of the core components that are required in order to make Veeam Backup & Replication work – in this module we will go one step further and discuss some of the

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Veeam announces new Availability Platform; moves into SaaS space with Office 365 Backup!

Today during Veeam’s “Next Big Thing” event they announced a new all-encompassing Availability Platform; by leveraging and adding new features already existing products (Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Cloud Connect and Veeam ONE) along with tying in some newly announced products (Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Availability Console), and adding in some new feature-packed versions

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VMCE v9 Study Guide Module 3 – Veeam ONE Components, Prerequisites, and Deployment Scenarios

As we continue along the Veeam v9 VMCE Study Guide its time to finish off Module 3 and have a look at Veeam ONE.  For me I don’t have a lot of experience with Veeam ONE so this will be a session I try to focus on throughout this guide!  Just an update, I’ve written

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Going to VMworld? Reserve Your Seat for Education Breakout Sessions.

8/22 Update: Repeat Sessions Added for our Hottest Topics

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 1: CPU & RAM – INF8780
Repeat Session: Tuesday, August 30th at 4:00pm – 5:00pm

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 2: Disk & Network – INF8701
Repeat Session: Tuesday, August 30th at 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Troubleshooting 101 for Horizon – EUC8243
Repeat Session: Thursday, September 1st at 10:30am – 11:30am

Troubleshooting vSphere 6: Tips & Tricks for the Real World – INF8755
Repeat Session: Thursday, September 1st at 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Advanced NSX Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks for Experienced Users – NET8680
Repeat Session: Tuesday, August 30th at 12:30pm – 1:30pm


We are just one month from kicking off VMworld 2016 US! If you are registered to attend, the VMworld 2016 US Schedule Builder is your pass for getting a seat at the hottest sessions, labs, demos and discussions. It’s very easy to get started:

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  1. Go to Content Catalog and browse for sessions of interest
  2. When you spot a session you’d like to pre-register for, click +
  3. If you’re not already logged in, you’ll be prompted for your VMworld account credentials

You can see all your reserved sessions by clicking the calendar icon in Content Catalog. You can also click the star to save a session as a favorite and come back later.

Be sure to check out these sessions delivered by the VMware training and certification team.

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 1: CPU & RAM – INF8780
Presenters: Jon Loux and Carl Paterik
Monday, August 29th at 11:00am – 12:00pm

vSphere Core 4 Performance Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Part 2: Disk & Network – INF8701
Presenters: Jon Loux and Brett Guarino
Monday, August 29th at 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Troubleshooting 101 for Horizon – EUC8243
Presenters: Linus Bourque and Joe Cooper
Tuesday, August 30th at 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Troubleshooting vSphere 6: Tips & Tricks for the Real World – INF8755
Presenter: Javier Menendez
Wednesday, August 31st at 8:30am – 9:30am

 Advanced NSX Troubleshooting: Tips & Tricks for Experienced Users – NET8680
Presenters: Tim Burkard & Stephen DeBarros
Wednesday, August 31st at 8:30am – 9:30am

Day 2 Automated Operations with vRealize Automation 7 and the Event Broker Services, A Deep Dive – MGT9184
Presenters: Carl Paterik and Brett Guarino
Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30am – 12:30pm

Troubleshooting VSAN 6.2: Tips & Tricks for the Real World – STO8750
Presenter: Javier Menendez
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Taking Back the Desktop – EUC8853
Presenter: Linus Bourque
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:00pm – 3:00pm PST

 Architecting VSAN for Horizon – the VCDX Way! – EUC8648
Presenters: Ray Heffer and Simon Long
Tuesday, August 30th at 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST

An Architects Guide to Designing Risk: The VDCX Methodology – INF9048
Presenters: Daemon Behr
Wednesday, August 31st at 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST

On the Front Line: A VCDX Perspective Working in VMware Global Support Services – SDDC7502
Presenters: Panel Discussion
Wednesday, August 31st at 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST

Learning in the Cloud: VMware Education’s New Enterprise Learning Subscription – SDDC8945-QT
Presenters: Steve Haft & Damian Wraa
Sunday, August 28th at 2:00pm – 2:30pm

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Thank you DiscoPosse Readers for 1 Million Views!

Nothing can express how grateful and humbled I am that my little writing project has turned into something that has become a daily read for many folks out on in the community.  To paraphrase the Rifleman’s Creed:

This is my blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

There are lots of blogs out there who have hit this milestone and far beyond, but it means a lot to me as it confirms that sharing through this means is valuable to some.  This is what community is all about.  Today a very exciting landmark has been crossed as DiscoPosse.com reached 1 Million recorded page views!  I actually haven’t had Google Analytics up 100% of the time, but it was still neat to see this in the window 🙂one-million-viewsI don’t have much more to say other than to say that this is only the beginning.  A view highlights of the recent weeks include these:

There is also some very cool stuff about to happen at VMworld with my TechForward series, and much more that I can bring back to the blog once we come back from Las Vegas.  If you are at the event, I will be in the Turbonomic booth quite a bit as I have some presentations during the week from Monday to Wednesday.  My presentation schedule, including TechForward, is here.

It’s a small milestone for many websites, but it was a big one for me.

Thank you for all that you do to help support all of my community efforts.  I couldn’t do it without you.

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VMCE v9 Study Guide Module 3 – VBR Prerequisites, Deployment Scenarios & Upgrades

As we continue on Module 3 of the Veeam VMCE v9 Study Guide its time to look at VBR prerequisites, the many deployment scenarios available for VBR and finally what upgrade options we have when upgrading Veeam Backup & Replication to version 9.   One of the benefits of deploying Veeam Backup & Replication is

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