There's been some big news this week about VMware certification involving the release of the new Professional VMware vSphere 7.x exam. So, what does this mean and how does it affect someone wishing to become VCP certified? As there are a number of technology areas you can achieve a VCP certification in, this post is going to look at the 'VCP - Data Center Virtualisation' track. https://www.vmware.com/education-services/certification/vcp-dcv-7-exam.html To start with, back in Feb 2019 VMware changed the naming of the VCP certification to now include the year you passed the exam rather than specifying the version of vSphere that you had studied and were examined on. So last year we had the VCP-DCV 2019 and this year will be the VCP-DCV 2020. If you are already a VCP 2020 then passing this new exam won't gain you anything extra. If, however if you do not currently have a VCP then VMware have dropped the requirement that meant you had to take and pass the Foundations exam.
Want to become VMware VCP - DCV certified but not sure of the requirements? This is a question I am asked a lot on the Install Configure Manage course I teach so I thought I'd explain what the requirements and the steps are. There are several levels of certification from VMware, VCA, VCP, VCAP and VCDX and there are different certification tracks that you can study - Data Center, Network, Cloud Management & Automation and Desktop & Mobility. In this post, I am going write about the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualisation or VCP-DCV as it's written in short. The first thing that we need to know is that the certification you gain now carries the year you became certified rather than the product version, so if you fulfilled the requirements to be a VCP-DCV this year, you would become a VCP-DCV 2020. The steps to become a VCP-DCV 2020 are listed in the Certification section under Education Services on VMware's website... https://www.vmware.com/educat
I thought it would be useful to summarise a list of what's new with each new version of vSAN seeing as though it gets updated quite frequently... vSAN 7.0 U3 Cluster Shutdown Feature vLCM support for Witness Appliance Skyline Health Correlation IO Trip Analyzer Nested Fault Domains for 2-Node Clusters Enhanced Stretch Cluster durability Access Based Enumeration for SMB shares via vSAN Files Services See - https://core.vmware.com/blog/vsan-7-update-3-whats-new vSAN 7.0 U2 VMware vSAN HCI Mesh capabilities vSAN Stretched cluster Functionality and Scale Improvements vSAN File Services Interoperability and Scale Improvements vSphere Proactive HA Support vSphere Native Key Provider Health Check History Performance Top Contributors Network Diagnostics See - https://cormachogan.com/2021/03/30/vsan-7-0-u2-whats-new/ vSAN 7.0 U1 vSAN File Services now supports the SMB protocol vSAN File Services now supports Kerberos and Active Directory vSAN File Services Scale Increase Introducing Disaggr
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