VCP-CMA 7 – Section 4 – Configure and Manage the vRealize Automation Catalog

​Read:

  1. ​vRealize Automation Documentation:
  • Page and sub—pages: Managing the Catalog here (30 mins)
  • Page and sub—pages: Working with Approval Policies –here (20 mins)
  • Page and sub—pages: Reclaim Resources – here (10 mins)

​Watch:

  1. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide  – 10 (9 mins)
  2. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide – 11 (15 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
    • HOL-1921-01-CMP: Module 1 – Using the Catalog (Exam section 4.3); Module 3 – Manage the   Catalog (Exam section 4.1); Module 4 – Approval Policies (Exam section 4.2)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about Installing and Configuring vRA this week

Return: VCP-CMA 7 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-CMA 7 – Section 5 – Configure and Administer Fabric Groups and Endpoints (Coming soon) …

VCP-CMA 7 – Section 3 – Install and Configure vRealize Automation and Related Components

​Read:

​Watch:

  1. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide  – 03 (10 mins) – Jad El-Zein
  2. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide – 04 (6 mins) – Jad El-Zein
  3. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide – 05 (40 mins) – Jad El-Zein

Do:

  1. Install vRealize Automation in your own lab OR
  2. Walkthrough the installation here
  3. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about Installing and Configuring vRA this week

Return: VCP-CMA 7 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-CMA 7 – Section 4 – Configure and Manage the vRealize Automation Catalog (Coming soon) …

VCP-CMA 7- Section 1 – Create and Modify vRealize Automation Blueprints

​Read:

  1. ​Resources: Elevate your Geek: Jump to “Start reading here”  (2 hours)

​Watch:

  1. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide  – 09 (11 mins) – Jad El-Zein
  2. vRA Detailed Implementation Guide – 12.1 (16 mins) – Jad El-Zein

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
    • HOL-1921-01 – Module 3 – (30 mins)
    • HOL-1921-03 – Module 5 – (45 mins)
  2.  Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vRA Blueprints this week

Return: VCP-CMA 7 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-CMA 7 – Section 2 – Configure and Manage Tenants and Business Groups 

VCP-CMA 7 – Day Zero – Before your Study Group – Kick-Off

Read

  1. VCP7-CMA Exam Blueprint (30 mins)

Watch:

  1. From VMworld 2018: How to Prepare for the VCP Certification (45 mins)
    • Search for session VIN1370BU – By John Davis, Product Architect , Rackspace AND Steven Baca, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware
    • Note: While focussed on VCP-DCV, general exam prep tips apply for any VCP exam

Do:

  1. Sign up for VMware Hands on Labs (HOL) Online (5 mins)
    • Note: this is a separate account from your MyVMware Account, Partner Central account and any other VMware accounts you may have
  2. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete this lab:
    • HOL-1921-01-CMP – vRealize Automation 7 – Getting Started (2 hours 30 mins)
  3. You can track your process using the VCP-CMA Study Tracker. This was inspired by Travis Wood who wrote the VCP-DT Study Tracker and Chris Porter who wrote the VCP-DCV Study Tracker.

Return: VCP7-CMA Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-CMA 7- Section 1 – Create and Modify vRealize Automation

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 10 – Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hr 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 74-80 (1 hr 30 mins)

Watch:

  1. VM Cloning and Templates (4 mins)
  2. vSphere Content Library – Create (3 mins) and Subscribe (4 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete this lab:
  • HOL-1910-01-SDC (Module 1 – Cloning VMs, Templates and Tagging) (15 mins)
  • HOL-1911-03-SDC (Module 4 -Content library) (30 mins)
  • HOL-1911-05-SDC (Module 4 – Automating Virtual Machine Management) – (30mins)
  1. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere Virtual Machine Management this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 9 – Configure and Administer vSphere and vCenter Availability Solutions

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (45 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 68-74 (45 mins)
  3. HOL 1811-01 Manual pp 23-28 (15 mins)

Watch:

  1. vSphere High Availability (4 mins), How vSphere HA Works (3 mins),
  2. vCenter Server High Availability (14 mins), vCenter Server HA – Advanced (4 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (12 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere and vCenter High Availability this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 10 – Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 8 – Deploy and Customize ESXi Hosts

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hour 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 63-67 (1 hour 30 mins)

Watch:

  1. Host Profiles 6.5 (3 mins), Autodeploy overview (7 mins), Autodeploy 6.5 (3 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
  • HOL-1911-05-SDC – (Power CLI – Modules 1-3) – (1 hour 15 mins)
  • HOL-1911-03-SDC – (Host Profiles and Auto Deploy – Module 5) – (30 mins)
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (12 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere ESXi Hosts this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 9 – Configure and Administer vSphere and vCenter Availability Solutions (Coming soon)