EMEA
#vBrownbag’s
VCAP5-CIA – Objectives 1.x
11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 1
Who am I
• My name is Andrew (Andrea in Italy) Mauro
• My blog: http://vinfrastructure.it/en/
• I’m a proud member of the ...
Certification paths
• New paths announced during VMworld US
o http://vinfrastructure.it/en/2012/09/report-from-vmworld-us-...
Certification Roadmap
11/06/2013 4
CloudIaaS
VCAP5-CIA Certification
VCAP5-CIA
• VMware Certification page
o http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=3762
9&ui=www_cert
• Resources
o Ex...
VCAP5-CIA Paths
• Direct and cross-path
11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 6
VCAP5-CIA Exam
• Authorization
o Before you can schedule your VCAP-CIA exam, you must request
authorization
• VUE code VCI...
VCAP5-CIA courses
• Nothing mandatory
• Nothing (officially) suggested
• Free Instructional Video
o vCloud Director Concep...
VCAP5-CIA Lab
• You need a lab or a good practical experience to
pass an admin role based exam!
• You need also good vSphe...
VCAP5-CIA Blueprint
• Filename still with v2.3
o 02 April 2013
• Several links are included
o Note that other material may...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 0
• General architecture and concepts
11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 11
VCAP5-CIA Objective 0
• Install vCloud Director
o http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/how-to-install-vcloud-
di...
VCAP5-CIA Section 1
• Configure and Maintain vCloud
Director
o Objective 1.1 - Configure centralized logging
o Objective 1...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.1
• Configure centralized logging
o Determine use cases for and configure local and syslog
options f...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.1
• Configure and administer logging options
for VMware vShield™ Manager
11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certifi...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.1
• Configure Log4j options for vCloud Director
o KB Configuring logging for VMware vCloud Director ...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.2
• Configure vCloud Director for scalability
o Generate vCloud Director response files
o Add vCloud...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.2
• Generate vCloud Director response files
o Generate vCloud Director response files – KB Installin...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.2
• Set up vCloud Director transfer storage space
o NFS share mounted in
• /opt/vmware/vcloud-direct...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3
• Maintain vCloud using command line tools
o Manage and maintain vCloud Director cells using the c...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3
• Manage and maintain vCloud Director cells using the
cell management tool
o Page 35 of the Instal...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3
• Install and manage a vCloud Director installation
using the configure script
• Before it you mus...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3
• Manage vCloud services using Red Hat command
line tools including service, chkconfig and netstat...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.4
• Configure Alarms and Notifications
o Configure SMTP and notification settings
o Configure warnin...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.4
• Configure SMTP and notification settings
o Page 30 of the Admin guide
o http://pubs.vmware.com/v...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.4
• Configure warning alerts
o Page 31 of the Admin guide
o Some alert are in vCenter Server
o Other...
VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.5
• Manage vCenter Chargeback reports
o Objective 1.5 - Generate and archive basic reports
o VMware ...
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  1. 1. EMEA #vBrownbag’s VCAP5-CIA – Objectives 1.x 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 1
  2. 2. Who am I • My name is Andrew (Andrea in Italy) Mauro • My blog: http://vinfrastructure.it/en/ • I’m a proud member of the Italian VMUG o Aka the Italian vMaffia :-0 • My certs: vExpert 2000,2001,2012,2013 VCDX 3/4/5, VCAP-DCA 4/5, VCAP-DCD 4/5, VCAP5-DTD, VCP 3/4/5, VCP-DT 4/5, VCP5-Cloud… …also some MCSA and MCSE and others… • You can find me on twitter as: @Andrea_Mauro • Currently I work for Assyrus Srl as an IT architect 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 2
  3. 3. Certification paths • New paths announced during VMworld US o http://vinfrastructure.it/en/2012/09/report-from-vmworld-us-2012- new-certifications/ • Different silos • Developers oriented o Cloud Application Platform • System Administrator oriented o Datacenter Virtualization (DCV) o End User Computing (DT) o Cloud 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 3
  4. 4. Certification Roadmap 11/06/2013 4 CloudIaaS VCAP5-CIA Certification
  5. 5. VCAP5-CIA • VMware Certification page o http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=3762 9&ui=www_cert • Resources o Exam Blueprint o vCloud Director Instructional Videos o No Mock or lab sample (yet)! o Links collection: • http://vinfrastructure.it/en/2013/06/vcap5-cia-study- guides/ • http://thesaffageek.co.uk/vsphere-5-x-cloud-study- resources/vcap5-cia-and-cid/ 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 5
  6. 6. VCAP5-CIA Paths • Direct and cross-path 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 6
  7. 7. VCAP5-CIA Exam • Authorization o Before you can schedule your VCAP-CIA exam, you must request authorization • VUE code VCIA510 o Same price as other VCAP exams o Same (limited!) testing centers • 32 live labs in 210 minutes o +30min in non English countries • Lab o lab environment is based on VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 and vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 7
  8. 8. VCAP5-CIA courses • Nothing mandatory • Nothing (officially) suggested • Free Instructional Video o vCloud Director Concepts and Architecture • http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=36740&ui=www _edu o Trainsignal free course • http://www.trainsignal.com/Course/147/VMware-vCloud-Director- Essentials o Check also in the VMware Partner area 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 8
  9. 9. VCAP5-CIA Lab • You need a lab or a good practical experience to pass an admin role based exam! • You need also good vSphere experience and moderated Linux experience too! • There is a VA for vCloud Director o Some issue if you plan to use with Workstation • http://vinfrastructure.it/en/2013/06/installing-vcloud-director-in-a-lab/ 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 9
  10. 10. VCAP5-CIA Blueprint • Filename still with v2.3 o 02 April 2013 • Several links are included o Note that other material may be needed • VMware KB • Whitepapers • Official reference o http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vmware -vcloud-suite-pubs.html • Part is available in the live lab 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 10
  11. 11. VCAP5-CIA Objective 0 • General architecture and concepts 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 11
  12. 12. VCAP5-CIA Objective 0 • Install vCloud Director o http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/how-to-install-vcloud- director-15-from-beginning-to-end.html http://kendrickcoleman.com/index.php/Tech-Blog/how-to-install-vcloud- director-on-rhel-62-no-gui.html • Building vCloud Suite POC o http://defaultreasoning.com/2013/03/12/building-vcloud-suite-poc-part- 1-introduction/ o http://defaultreasoning.com/2013/03/14/building-vcloud-suite-poc-part- 2-installing-vcloud-director-cell/ o http://defaultreasoning.com/2013/03/18/building-vcloud-suite-poc-part- 3-vcloud-director-configuration/ 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 12
  13. 13. VCAP5-CIA Section 1 • Configure and Maintain vCloud Director o Objective 1.1 - Configure centralized logging o Objective 1.2 - Configure vCloud Director for scalability o Objective 1.3 - Maintain vCloud using command line tools o Objective 1.4 - Configure Alarms and Notifications o Objective 1.5 - Manage vCenter Chargeback reports 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 13
  14. 14. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.1 • Configure centralized logging o Determine use cases for and configure local and syslog options for vCloud Director o Configure and administer logging options for VMware vShield™ Manager o Configure Log4j options for vCloud Director • Why centralized log? o Admin or Desing question? • Must read: o http://fojta.wordpress.com/2012/12/19/centralized-logging-in- vcloud-director-environments/ 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 14
  15. 15. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.1 • Configure and administer logging options for VMware vShield™ Manager 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 15
  16. 16. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.1 • Configure Log4j options for vCloud Director o KB Configuring logging for VMware vCloud Director cells (1026815) o File /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/etc/log4j.properties • log4j.rootLogger=ERROR, vcloud.system.debug, vcloud.system.info, vcloud.system.syslog • log4j.appender.vcloud.system.syslog=org.apache.log4j.net.SyslogAppender • log4j.appender.vcloud.system.syslog.syslogHost=SYSLOG:514 • log4j.appender.vcloud.system.syslog.facility=LOCAL1 • log4j.appender.vcloud.system.syslog.threshold=INFO • log4j.appender.vcloud.system.syslog.MaxFileSize=25000KB • log4j.appender.vcloud.system.syslog.MaxBackupIndex=5 o service vmware-vcd restart • You have to use a Linux editor! • No references in the official docs! 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 16
  17. 17. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.2 • Configure vCloud Director for scalability o Generate vCloud Director response files o Add vCloud cells to an existing installation using response files o Set up vCloud Director transfer storage space o Configure vCloud Director load balancing 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 17
  18. 18. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.2 • Generate vCloud Director response files o Generate vCloud Director response files – KB Installing VMware vCloud Director software on additional servers (1026382) o Page 35 of the Install Guide o /opt/vmware/cloud-director/etc/responses.properties o Note the existing example and study the syntax! • Add vCloud cells to an existing installation using response files o http://www.virtualizationteam.com/virtualization-vmware/vcloud- director/how-to-add-a-second-vcloud-director-cell.html o Installer with the –r option to specify the response file o Page 28 of the Install Guide 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 18
  19. 19. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.2 • Set up vCloud Director transfer storage space o NFS share mounted in • /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/data/transfer o http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2012/07/03/creating-vcloud- director-transfer-server-storage-on-nfs/ o http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/2011/12/05/expanding-vcloud- director-transfer-server-storage/ o http://www.gabesvirtualworld.com/how-to-move-vcloud-transfer- directory/ • Configure vCloud Director load balancing o http://download3.vmware.com/vcat/documentation- center/index.html#page/Architecting%20a%20vCloud/3a%20Architecting %20a%20VMware%20vCloud.2.168.html 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 19
  20. 20. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3 • Maintain vCloud using command line tools o Manage and maintain vCloud Director cells using the cell management tool o Install and manage a vCloud Director installation using the configure script o Manage vCloud services using Red Hat command line tools including service, chkconfig and netstat o Collect logs for troubleshooting using the support script 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 20
  21. 21. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3 • Manage and maintain vCloud Director cells using the cell management tool o Page 35 of the Install Guide o ./cell-management-tool -u administrator -p Password cell –status o ./cell-management-tool -u administrator -p Password cell --quiesce true o ./cell-management-tool -u administrator -p Password cell –shutdown • KB Using the Cell Management Tool to shut down a vCloud Director 1.5.x and below Cell (1033575) • Stopping, starting, or restarting the VMware vCloud Director service (1026310) 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 21
  22. 22. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3 • Install and manage a vCloud Director installation using the configure script • Before it you must have o A supported and working DB o SSL certificates in a keystore o Page 25 of the Install Guide 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 22
  23. 23. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.3 • Manage vCloud services using Red Hat command line tools including service, chkconfig and netstat o Minimum of Linux administration o service & chkconfig are RedHat tools • Collect logs for troubleshooting using the support script o vmware-vcd-support o Collecting diagnostic information for VMware vCloud Director 1.x / 5.1.x (1026312) 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 23
  24. 24. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.4 • Configure Alarms and Notifications o Configure SMTP and notification settings o Configure warning alerts o Create System maintenance message 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 24
  25. 25. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.4 • Configure SMTP and notification settings o Page 30 of the Admin guide o http://pubs.vmware.com/vcd- 51/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vcloud.admin.doc_51%2FGUID- 28EC50AE-03F9-4E34-AE05-BDC31BC5F507.html o Click the Administration tab and click Email in the left pane 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 25
  26. 26. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.4 • Configure warning alerts o Page 31 of the Admin guide o Some alert are in vCenter Server o Other (storage) in the provider vDC • Create System maintenance message o Page 35 of the Admin guide o Configuring the VMware vCloud Director cell maintenance message (1026337) o /opt/vmware/cloud-director/bin/vmware-vcd-cell maintenance 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 26
  27. 27. VCAP5-CIA Objective 1.5 • Manage vCenter Chargeback reports o Objective 1.5 - Generate and archive basic reports o VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager Fundamentals [V2.5] • http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=w ww_edu&a=one&id_subject=41586 11/06/2013VCAP5-CIA Certification 27

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