My VCAP5-DCA exam experience

After passing the VCAP5-DCD exam a while ago, the obvious step for me was to prepare and take the VCAP5-DCA exam. So I scheduled the test on January 29 and here are some of my thoughts. As you all know the VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Data Center Administration exam tests certification candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering large and/or more complex virtualized environments. This said, I will not bore […]

Auto Deploy

vSphere Auto Deploy – Quick start guide

At the time of this writing, I am preparing for my VCAP5-DCA exam. I saw the “Objective 9.2 – Install ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy” in the exam blueprint and decided to write a quick steps guide for future reference. In my lab, I have a vCenter Server installed with all components including a TFTP server running on Windows Server 2012. My domain controller with DNS and DHCP enabled is also running on Windows Server […]