VMware vRAM Licensing Changes

Following lots of correspondance from users affected by the vRAM licensing model announced with vSphere 5 (including an 87 page communities posting), VMware have listened and responded by changing the model to make the licensing a more realistic proposition for licensed users. Highlights of the changes are:

  • vRAM has been capped at 96GB per VM, so VMs with the new 1TB maximum would no longer be mega-bucks!
  • vRAM entitlements have been increased across all licensing tiers.
  • Usage now calculated on 12 month average allocated vRAM, not high tide allocation mark, protecting users from short term usage spikes.
  • vRAM for the free ESXi hypervizor has been increased to 32GB, up from the previous 8GB.
Eric Siebert of vSphere-Land fame has an excellent detailed post on this: http://vsphere-land.com/news/vmware-has-a-change-of-heart-on-licensing.html

VCDX4 Defense Tips

Chris Colotti has posted some great tips on a successful VCDX defense, including advice and post to other resources. It includes session tips, where to focus design points, information for the panel defence and where to use existing information and preparation workshops.

Read his full post here: http://www.chriscolotti.us/vmware/vcdx/vcdx-defense-tip/

VCP4 Practice Exam on Android

Simon Long has posted on his blog about the introduction of his now famous VCP resources by releasing an (as yet limited beta of) an Android App with practice questions.

Read the full article here: http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/2011/07/25/vcp4-practice-exam-android-app/

Taking the VCAP-DCD Exam….

In this post, I wanted to post about my experiences of taking the VCAP-DCD exam.

Simply – like the VCAP-DCA exam, there are 3 given certainties for this exam:

  1. You will need to have taken and passed the VCP4 exam, in order to qualify for this exam.
  2. You will need to study the VMware VCAP-DCD exam blueprint (published by VMware here: Exam Blueprint).
  3. You will run out of time when taking this exam! Read more of this post

Install Mac OSX 10.7 Lion on Unsupported Processors

Having waited with baited breath over the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, I was disappointed to find out that my particular brand of MacBook Black (Intel Core Duo 2.0GHz from 2006 – EveryMac.com spec here) was officially not supported. Read more of this post

Taking the VCAP-DCA Exam….

In this post, I wanted to post about my experiences of taking the VCAP-DCA exam.

Simply – there are 3 given certainties for this exam:

  1. You will need to have taken and passed the VCP4 exam, in order to qualify for this exam.
  2. You will need to study the VMware VCAP-DCA exam blueprint (published by VMware here: Exam Blueprint).
  3. You will run out of time when taking this exam! Read more of this post

Welcome….

Welcome to the first post of my new blog. Here, I hope to post little snippets, gems and pearls of wisdom and my thoughts as I go on my journey through the world of virtualization!

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Hope you stop by often.

Thanks. Jeremy. :0)