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Friday, 31 October 2014

VCP5-Desktop Certification Exams Info


VMware Certified Professional 5 - Desktop (VCP5-DT) certification qualifying exams:
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 VCP-Desktop 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. For the purposes of this exam, countries where English is considered one of the primary languages are Australia, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Ireland, Jersey, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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 (SMEs) based on identified tasks that relate to the job of implementing, installing, and configuring a VMware View 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/VCP-Desktop-Exam-Blueprint-v1_8.pdf

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-DT 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. For the purposes of this exam, countries where English is considered one of the primary languages are Australia, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Ireland, Jersey, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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 (SMEs) based on identified tasks that relate to the job of implementing, installing, and configuring a VMware View 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-DT-Exam-Blueprint-v3_4.pdf


There are two paths to earning your VCP5-DT certification.
Path 1: Just starting with VMware desktop technology.
1 No Prerequisites. Completion of one of the following courses is required.
VMware Horizon (with View): Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
Please note, this course covers a different version of View than the exam.
Classroom 
Live Online
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VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]Classroom 
Live Online
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VMware View: Desktop Fast Track [V5.1]Classroom 
Live Online
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2 Pass the exam and get certified
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT)ExamRequest VCPD510 Exam Authorization
Path 2: Already holding a valid VCP level certification
1 Required Prerequisites: Valid VCP level certification. Completion of one of the following courses is recommended.
VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.0]
Please note, this course covers a different version of View than the exam.
Classroom 
Live Online
View Schedule
VMware Horizon View: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.2]Classroom 
Live Online
View Schedule
VMware View: Desktop Fast Track [V5.1]Classroom 
Live Online
View Schedule
2 Choose and pass one of the following exams:

VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT)
ExamRequest VCP510-DT Exam Authorization
ExamRequest VCPD510 Exam Authorization


* As of July 19, 2013, all certification exams will require authorization. VMware certification exams are delivered by a third-party testing vendor, Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE will require prior authorization from VMware before exams can be scheduled. VMware will authorize candidates upon validating email address and mailing address. Please note, you will still be able to gain VCP authorization even if the course requirement is not completed, however, a certification will not be granted until all certification requirements have been met.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Update, roll back, and remove an application - Part 23

1. Create an Update
You create an update to change the default port number that the Web server listens on. You apply
this update.
Go to the VMware vCloud® Application Director™ Web interface. > In the upper-right portion of the page, select Deployment View > Updates View. The Updates View page appears. > Click the + New icon next to Update Profiles. The New Update Profile dialog box appears. > Leave Update type as Configuration. > In the Update Profile Name text box, type HTTP Port Change. > In the Description text box, type changing the HTTP Port to 2600. > Click OK. The HTTP Port Change update page appears. > Click the Actions tab near the middle of the left side of the page. > Select Update > Script and click the script that is shown for Update.
This bash script controls the update process. > Scroll through the bash script to become familiar with it. > Click OK. The script closes. > Click Properties next to the Actions tab. > Under Property Name, locate http_port. > Type 2600 as the new value for http_port. > Click Next. The Execution Plan page appears. > Become familiar with the execution plan. > Click Next. The Review page appears. > Verify that next to http_port the previous value is 80 and that under New Value it is 2600.
Click Update. The Deployment view appears. > Wait for the update to finish. Update Success appears.







2.  Verify Update Changes
You refresh the page of the original deployment to verify the success of the update.
Open the Web browser where the application Web page was displayed earlier. > Click Refresh.
A Google Chrome connection failure message is displayed. > In the Web browser’s address bar, add port 2600 to the address shown by appending :2600 to the address. Example: http://172.20.15.65:2600 > Press Enter to confirm the change. The VMware vFabric® Web Server home page is displayed. The update was successful.


3: Roll Back an Application
You initiate the rollback process from the Application Director interface.
Go to the Application Director interface. > Click Operations. > Click Rollback.
The Rollback Http Port Change page appears. > Under Properties, locate http_port. > Verify that port 2600 appears under Deployment Value. > Verify that port 80 appears under Value. > Click Next.
The Execution Plan page appears. Become familiar with the execution plan. > Click Next.The Review page appears. > Verify that all the information is correct. > Click Rollback. > Wait for the rollback to finish. Rollback Success appears.




4. Verify the Rollback
You go to the Web page of the deployed application and remove the port number from the address.
You refresh the page to verify that the original settings were rolled back.
Go to the Web page that displays the vFabric Web Server. > Refresh the Web page. The Unable to Connect page should appear. > In the Web browser’s address bar, delete the port number, leaving only the address. > Press Enter to confirm the change. The Web page appears. The rollback succeeded.

5. Tear Down an Application
You use the Application Director interface to tear down an application.
Go to the Application Director interface. > Click Operations. > Click Teardown. The Teardown Deployment dialog box appears. > Select Quick Teardown.Use Assisted Teardown whenever you have deployed more complex or multitier applications. > Click Teardown. The teardown process begins. Teardown Scheduled appears. Click Refresh that the upper-right corner until the teardown is complete. Teardown Success appears. VM will be deleted from vCenter Inventory

6. Delete a Deployment
You use the UI to delete a deployment.
Click Operations. > Click Delete. The Delete Deployment dialog box is displayed. > Read the contents of the dialog box and click Delete Deployment.

7. Delete an Application
You delete the deployment profiles associated with the version of the application. You delete the
version of the application. And you delete the application.
From the main menu, click Applications. > Click vFabric Web Server. The vFabric Web Server application overview appears. > Under Application Versions, click the 1.0.0 title bar. The vFabric Web Server application version overview appears. > Click the X icon on the banner of the Testing Deployment Profile under Deployment Profiles. The Delete Deployment Profile dialog box appears. > Click OK. > Click the x Delete icon in the upper-right corner. The Delete Application Version dialog box is displayed. > Click OK. The vFabric Web Server overview appears. The application version is deleted and the blueprint view is deleted. > Click the x Delete icon in the upper-right corner. The Delete Application dialog box appears. > Click OK. A message verifies that the application was deleted. > In the main menu, click Applications. > Verify that the application no longer appears among the other applications.


 8. Publish a Deployment to the vCloud Automation Center Catalog
You publish a deployment profile of an application so that it can be requested in the VMware
vCloud® Automation Center™ catalog.From the Application Director Web interface, you select the
application to publish and publish it. You then log in to vCloud Automation Center and configure
the Catalog item for use.
Click the jPetStoreapplication. > Click the banner of version 1.0.0 of jPetStore under Application Versions. > Click the green up-arrow icon on the banner of the jPetStoreDeployment deployment profile, under Deployment Profiles. The Publish dialog box appears. > Append Publish_vCAC to the end of the jPetStoreDeployment name. > In the Description text box, type jPetStore Deployment for vCloud Automation Center catalog use. > Click OK. > Open a new Web browser tab. > Go to the vCloud Automation Center default tenant UR. > Log in as user tenant-admin@vclass.local. > Click the Administration tab. > Select Catalog Management > Services. > Click the green plus sign icon next to Services. The new Service page appears. Name the service Application.
In the Description text box, type Application Service for use with Application Director. > Leave Icon as is. > From the Status drop-down menu, select Active. > Click Add. > Click Catalog Items.  > Point to the Action icon next to jPetStoreDeployment Publish_vCAC and select Configure from the context menu.The Configure Catalog Item page is displayed. > If Status is not Active, select Active from the drop-down menu. You might have to scroll down to find Status. It is under the preview for icons. > Select Application from the Service drop-down menu. > Click Update. > Click Entitlements. > Click the green plus sign icon next to Entitlements. The New Entitlements page appears. > Name the new entitlement AppD Entitlement. > From the Status drop-down menu, select Active. > From the Business Group drop-down menu, select Default. > In the Users & Groups text box, type tenant-admin@vclass.local and press Enter. > Click Next. The Items & Approvals tab appears. > Click the green plus sign icon next to Entitled Services. The Add Services to Entitlement dialog box appears. > Select Application. > Click OK. > Click the green plus sign icon next to Entitled Catalog Items. The Add Catalog Items to Entitlement dialog box appears. > Select jPetStore Deployment Publish_vCAC. > Click OK. > Click the green plus sign icon next to Entitled Actions.
The Add Actions to Entitlement page appears. > From the Type drop-down menu, select Application Deployment. > Select Application Deployment Details. > Click OK. > Click Add. > Click the Catalog tab. > Verify that the jPetStore item appears in the catalog. > Close your browser tab.














9. Delete the Remaining Deployed Applications
You tear down the remaining deployed applications.
Go to the Application Director browser tab that was left open earlier. > Click Deployments. > Click the Gear icon on the banner of the jPetStore application. > From the Operations drop-down menu, select Teardown. The Teardown Deployment dialog box appears. > Click Teardown. > Wait for Successful Teardown, indicated by a gray down arrow icon on the banner after the application has finished tearing down. > Close your browser.


Deploy a predefined application and scan it for compliance against the policy created, create an application, and deploy the application - Part 22

1: Deploy a Predefined Application
You navigate to applications and select jPetStore. You then deploy the application.
On your student desktop system, click the Google Chrome browser icon.
In Google Chrome, go to Darwin_user_login_URL. > Click Proceed Anyway. You might have to click Proceed Anyway twice. > Log in as user tenant-admin@vclass.local with the password as assigned The Application Director home page appears. From the main menu, select Applications. > Click jPetStore. > Click the Blueprint view on the right side of the page. > In the upper-right corner, click Deploy.  The Deployment Profile dialog box appears. > Type jPetStoreDeployment. > Click Deploy.
Step 1: Deployment Environment appears.
Click Map Details. The VM Templates table appears. > Verify that Cent_OS_63_AppD appears under Cloud and click Next.
Step 2: Application Properties appears.
In New Value for Memory (MB) text box, type 512 and press Enter. > Click Next.
Step 3: Execution Plan appears.
Review the execution plan. > Click Next.
Step 4: Review appears.
Verify that all the information is correct. > Click Deploy.
The Deployment view appears.
The deployment of applications can take a long time, depending on the complexity of the
applications. Although deployment time varies with your environment, this application should
take up to 10 minutes to deploy.
Watch the status of the deployment by expanding the execution plan.
After successful deployment, the deployment status is Deployment Success







2. Verify That the Application Deployed Successfully
You go to the IP address of the deployed application and verify that the jPetStore application
deployed successfully.
Record the IP address of the deployed machine that appears in the Deployment view in the VM
Details pane. __________ > Open a new tab in your Web browser and go to http://IP_address:8080/jpetstore-1.0.0/. You recorded IP_addressin step 1. > Verify that the jPetstore Web site is displayed. > Close the JPetStore Web site tab.

3. Scan for Application Compliance
You verify that the jPetStore application is compliant with the policy that you created. You start a
manual scan of the application.
Return to the Application Director. The Deployment view is displayed. > Select scan from the Operations drop-down menu. The Scan Deployment dialog box appears. > Click OK and wait for the scan to finish.
Q1.  Is the application compliant with the memory allotment policy that you
created?
1. Yes.
The green check mark indicates that this instance of the application is compliant.

4. Create an Application
You create a custom application, deploy it, and verify that it deployed successfully. You name the
application and structure the application with drag functionality in the blueprint view. You deploy
the application and go to the Web address of the newly deployed application.
From the main menu, select Applications. > Click the +New icon next to Applications. > Click Create New Application. > Name the application vFabric Webserver. > In the Description text box, type CentOS 6.3 machine running vFabric Webserver. > Click Save.
The Application Versions pane becomes available. > Click the +New icon next to Application Versions. > Leave the version as 1.0.0. > In the Description text box, type Version 1.0 of vFabric Web Server. > Click Save. The Blueprint pane becomes available. > Click Create Blueprint.
Under Logical Templates, click OS Templates and drag CentOS63 32bit v1.0.0 to the
Blueprint area. The CentOS6_3 blueprint representation appears. > Under Details, change memory from 2048 to 512. > Under Services, locate vFabric Web Server v.5.1.1. > Drag the vFabric Web Server icon to the CentOS6_3 blueprint representation. The Details, Properties, and Actions tabs appear for configuring VMware vFabric® Web
Server. > Click Save. A message verifies that you saved successfully. Click Deploy. The Deployment Profile dialog box appears. > Name the deployment profile Testing. > Click Deploy.
The four-step deployment page appears. > Click Map Details. The Map Details pane appears. > Verify that Node Name is CentOS63_32 bit_v1.0. > Verify that the Logical Template name is CentOS63 32 bit. > Verify that the Cloud name is CentOS_63_AppD. > Click Next.
Step 2: Application Properties appears.
Verify that the Memory value is 512. > Click the Service tab next to the Node tab. > From the Property Name list, select deployment_archive. > In the New value text box, type http://www.webstandards.org/files/acid2/test.html and press Enter. > Click Next.
Step 3: Execution Plan appears.
Scroll from left to right to see the entire execution plan. > Click Next.
Step 4: Review appears.
Scroll through the Review page to see the information provided regarding the application, the
blueprint, the execution plan, the virtual machine templates, disk mappings, and so on. > Click Deploy. > Depending on the complexity of the application blueprint, deployment can take at least an hour. This application might take up to 10 minutes to deploy. > Wait until the status changes to Deployment Success. > Record the IP address of the deployed machine. __________ > Open a new tab in your Web browser. > Go to the IP address that you recorded in step 3
The Web page that you navigated to is the vFabric Web Server successful installation landing
page.