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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Keyboard Shortcuts - vSphere Web Client

The following table lists the shortcuts that vSphere Web Client supplies. Because it is browser-based and runs within multiple operating environments, vSphere Web Client defines few keyboard shortcuts.
Keyboard OperationAction
Ctrl+Alt+SNavigates to the Search field control
Ctrl+Alt+HDisplays global help
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+HDisplays context-sensitive help
Ctrl+Alt+1Navigates to the vSphere Web Client home
Ctrl+Alt+2Navigates to the vCenter inventory
Ctrl+Alt+3Navigates to the Hosts and Clusters tree in the vCenter inventory 
Ctrl+Alt+4Navigates to the VMs and Templates tree in the vCenter inventory
Ctrl+Alt+5Navigates to the Storage tree in the vCenter inventory
Ctrl+Alt+6Navigates to the Networking tree in the vCenter inventory 
 
On Mac OS, you can substitute the Command key for the Control key.
By default, the standard UI controls include keyboard navigation inherited from Adobe Flex, and developers are encouraged to use them to ensure both compliance and consistency. Creating a keyboard shortcut can hinder accessibility if you nullify an existing shortcut.
Reference Link is here
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 28 September 2014

VCP5-DCV Exam Info


VCP550

Number of Questions = 135
Time Limit = The time limit for the exam is 120 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes to complete the survey questions and agreements. Candidates who take the VCP550 Exam and have a home address in a country where English is not a primary language will have an additional 30 minutes added to the exam time. This time extension is automatic, no additional action is required from the candidate.
Passing Score = The passing score for this exam is 300 out of 500
Questions Types = Objectives summarize what the test is designed to measure. Objectives are developed by Exam Developers and Subject Matter Experts based on identified tasks that relate to the job of implementing and administering a vSphere environment. Once the initial development process is complete, these objectives are verified using an external group of individuals in the actual job role. The external survey determines the number of questions for each objective, which relates directly to the criticality of the task in the job role.
For more info:-
https://mylearn.vmware.com/lcms/web/portals/certification/VCP_Blueprints/VCP5-DCV-VCP550-Exam-Blueprint-v3_5.pdf

VCP510

Number of Questions = 85
Time Limit = The time limit for the exam is 90 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes to complete the survey questions and agreements. Candidates who take the VCP510 Exam and have a home address in a country where English is not a primary language will have an additional 30 minutes added to the exam time. This time extension is automatic, no additional action is required from the candidate.
Passing Score = The passing score for this exam is 300 out of 500
Questions Types = Objectives summarize what the test is designed to measure. Objectives are developed by Exam Developers and Subject Matter Experts based on identified tasks that relate to the job of administering a vSphere environment. Once the initial development process is complete, these objectives are verified using an external group of individuals in the actual job role. The external survey determines the number of questions for each objective, which relates directly to the criticality of the task in the job role.

For more info:-
https://mylearn.vmware.com/lcms/web/portals/certification/VCP_Blueprints/VCP5-DCV-VCP510-Exam-Blueprint-v3_2.pdf

Using Service Catalog to Deploy Machines - Part7

After creating and configuring all the required configurations and settings now final step is to deploy vm's
1. Deploy a Linux VM
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
Username = bg-user@vclass.local
Password = as assigned




Once the status is changed to Successful you can check the VM by connecting with vCenter Server through vSphere Client/vSphere Web Client.
2. In the same manner i deployed Windows VM & Multimachine Service.

Adding Published Items to the Service Catalog - Part6

1. Add a Published Linux blueprint to the Service Catalog
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
Username = tenant-admin@vclass.local
Password = as assigned









2. In the Same manner i added two more published blueprint's to service catalog one is Windows Blueprint and another one is Multi Machine Blueprint.

Creating Blueprints - Part5

1. Create and Publish a Linked Clone Blueprint for a Linux Virtual Machine name CentOS Basic
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
Username = tenant-admin@vclass.local
Password = as assigned



2. In the same manner i created and published one more blueprint for windows machine named Windwos 2003 Basic

3. Create and Publish a Multimachine Blueprint named Multi Machine App


Once Created then Publish the Blueprint.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Fabric Configuration in vCAC - Part4

Procedure to do the Fabric Configuration is given below:-
1. Create Machine Prefix
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
Username = fabric-admin@vclass.local
Password = as assigned
Once Machine Prefix is configured then whatever the machine you will create with vCAC those will use this naming convention. For example:- QA001, QA002........so on.

2. Create Reservation Policies

3. Create a Network Policy
 
 
4. Create a Business Group
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
Username = tenant-admin@vclass.local
Password = as assigned

5. Create a Reservation
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
Username = fabric-admin@vclass.local
Password = as assigned


After setting up all the values Click on OK
 

Infrastructure Configuration in vCAC 6.0 - Part3


After Installing vCAC next task is to configure Infrastructure so here is the procedure to configure the infrastructure
Procedure:-
1. Assign Tenant and Infrastructure Administrator to default Tenant
a. Login to your vCAC server as system administrator
https://vCACFQDN/shell-ui-app
username = administrator@vsphere.local
password = as assigned by you
and then edit the default tenant settings

 
b. Open the Identity Stores Tab and then verify default identity store is listed here
 
c. Open the Administrators tab and add appropriate Users/Groups as Infrastructure and Tenant Admin and then Click on Update Button

d. Click on Goal Navigator Icon
 
e. Click on Configure the System link and check the Options available here and then logout from here

2.  Now login with Infrastructure Administrator user and then only you will get the option to configure the license key of vCloud Suite Enterprise


3. Create a vSphere Endpoint and Credentials and Verify some errors these errors are because of endpoint not yet found
a.


b. Now create the credentials to connect with vCenter Server for this whatever the account you will use that should have administrator role on vCenter Server

c.  Now add the New Endpoint

4. Create Fabric Group and Assign Fabric Administrator. Once Configured Logout from here
 

Install Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for vCAC 6.0 - Part2

With Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), you can rapidly model and provision servers and desktops across
virtual and physical, private and public, or hybrid cloud infrastructures.

Now that we have installed and configured the vCAC 6.0 Identity Appliance and the vCAC 6.0 Virtual Appliance we now need to install the vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server. The IaaS server is all the former vCAC 5.x and earlier components. The vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server includes the following components:
  • IaaS Reopsitory
  • IaaS Server Service
  • IaaS DEM’s – Orchestrator and Worker
  • IaaS Proxy Agents
If you are familiar with vCAC 5.2 and earlier you will notice the architecture for the IaaS server is the same. There are some important changes to functionality that this component provides however. The IaaS server no longer handles the following:
  • vCAC Admin Portal – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • vCAC Self Service Portal – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • Cost Profiles – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • Approvals – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
  • Authentication – Now in the vCAC 6.0 VA
From an integration perspective the vCAC IaaS server still supports state transition workflows and the same Windows Workflow Foundation workflow system as well as the custom machine menu operation workflows. You however won’t be using the custom machine menu operation workflows much with the new day two operations that leverage vCO. No longer are you limited to 4 custom actions and they are completely vCO driven.

Installing the vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server


Ok so on to installing the vCAC 6.0 IaaS Server. You will need a Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 VM to perform the installation on. The Server should have the following:
  • IIS Server
  • .Net Framework 4.5
  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2 or 2012 – Can be local or remote if remote need to install connectivity tools
There is configuration above what I listed above, but the new installer has the pre-req checker built in and will let you know all that needs to be configured with step-by-step Instructions.

Procedure:-

1. Verify you are logged in that user or not that has permission on database server




2. Then Connect with the vCAC Appliance with this URL https://vCACFQDN  > Click on vCAC Installation Page Link

3. Then Click on .Net Framework 4.5 to download this
4. Once downloaded click on this to execute it
5. Click on Run to start the installation .Net Framework 4.5

6. Put the checkmark in the Checkbox I have read and accept the license terms and click on install

7. Installation started now

9. You can download this vCAC-Pre-Req-Automation Script from here
10. Click on Windows PowerShell icon to launch it
 
11. Run this Command in PowerShell
 
12. Then execute this vCAC-Pre-Req-Automation script

13. Then this will start the installation of required components. Once completed close the powershell

14. Click on Setup.exe. Once installer downloaded click on installer to execute it and then click on Run


15. Click on Next

16. Accept the License Agreement and then click on Next

17. Type the Username and Password to connect this with vCAC Appliance

18. Select Complete Install and then click on Next

19. Once verification of prerequisites is completed successfully click on Next

20. Provide the Username and Password of that account who have permission on database

21. Install Agents to integrate with your provisioning infrastructure

 
22. Specify the details to register the IaaS components with vCAC

23. Click on Install

24. Now installation is in progress
 
25. Click on Next
 
 26. Click on Finish

27. Verify the installation by checking the Services Status of following services if any of these service is not running start it
- VMware DEM-Orchestrator - DEO
- VMware DEM-Worker - DEM
-  VMware vCloud Automation Center Agent - vSphereAgent
- VMware vCloud Automation Center Service

28. Connect with vCAC Appliance with this URL https://vCACFQDN:5480 with username = root and password = as configured by you and then On the Services Tab verify following services are registered
• authorization
• authentication
• eventlog-service
• shell-ui-app
• branding-service
• plugin-service