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Now I’m a VCP!

19 Jun 2010 Leave a comment

This is just a little autocelebrative post :)

I’ve passed my exam some day ago, so now I’m a VCP!!!

I’m really happy and proud about that, so I want to share this feeling with all the world!

A special thanks goes to my wife, that has supported me all the time.

And a big thanks to all the blogger: all your posts has been useful in the preparation.

I will do a future post about the sources that I’ve used for studying. I want to just mention one here:
http://www.simonlong.co.uk/blog/vcp-vsphere-upgrade-study-notes/

This study notes and the practice exams are really useful. Thanks Simon!

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VMware vSphere 4.0u2, VMware vCenter 4.0u2, Update Manager 4.0u2 and VMware Data Recovery 1.2 released

11 Jun 2010 Leave a comment

Yesterday VMware released update 2 for it’s vSphere 4.0 platform.

This releaseĀ  includes:

  • ESX/ESXi 4.0 update 2
  • vCenter Server 4.0 update 2
  • vCenter Update Manager 4 Update 2
  • VMWare Data Recovery 1.2

There are no new features in ESX/ESXi and vCenter.

The update for ESX/ESXi primarily introduces additional hardware support, in particular FT support for Intel Xeon 34xx, Xeon56xx and Core i3/i5 CPUs.

The update for vCenter introduces environment customization for additional guest operating systems: the most notable for me are SLES 11, RedHat 4.8, 5.4, 5.5 and Debian 5.0

The update for Update Manager improve reliability of operations on hosts in low bandwitdh/lossy networks.

The most interesting update is VDR 1.2. Here there are new features:

  • File Level Restore now available to use in linux
  • Up to 10 Data Recovery backup appliance for each vCenter
  • Support for fast switching among Data Recovery backup appliances.
  • Miscellaneous vSphere Client Plug-In user interface enhancements

The major enhancement (for my use) is the support for FRL in linux!

For details here are links to release notes:

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc40_u2_rel_notes.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_esx40_u2_rel_notes.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vum_40u2_rel_notes.html

http://www.vmware.com/support/vdr/doc/vdr_120_releasenotes.html

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