Archive for November, 2011

Building the Ultimate vSphere Lab – Part 1: The Story

November 30, 2011 59 comments

In my search of the ‘ultimate affordable’ Lab setup for VMware VCAP/VCP/… exams, i went through a lot of possible set ups.

In the end, i started to build a powerful desktop pc in which i intend to virtualize my vSphere environment.  The reasons that made me chose a desktop PC running Windows 7 with VMware Workstation 8 to do this:

– Everybody has a pc.  So why not buy a lightning fast pc which makes your daily application work at light speed (email/surfing/office tasks) and gives you a perfect lab!

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Categories: Ultimate vSphere Lab

My VMware VCAP-DCA Exam Experience

November 30, 2011 7 comments

Yesterday was the day i took my VCAP-DCA410 exam… and i will probably remember that day for quite some time 🙂


I arrived at the Exam Center in time.  I had it scheduled at 11:00.  After the usual autographing and picture-taking, i was ready to take the exam.  You’re not allowed to take any drinks into the classroom so make sure to drink in advance… but don’t drink too much, since you can’t go to the bathroom either 🙂

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Categories: VMware, vSphere