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May 11th, 2009
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Backup & Data Recovery Links

May 6th, 2009
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Certification Links

May 6th, 2009
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General

Navigating VMware certifications: VCP, VCDX, VCAP (SearchVMware.com)
VMware certification options: VCP, VCDX (SearchVMware.com)
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (VMware)
The VMware vSphere 4: What’s New Course
(NT Pro.nl)
VMware vSphere 4: Install, Configure, Manage (Musings of Rodos)
VMware vSphere Certification Program (Punching Clouds)
New VMware Education Roadmap for vSphere 4 (Punching Clouds)
Professional VMware BrownBags (Professional VMware)
vChat - Episode 13 - VMware Certifications - VCP, VCAP, VCDX (VMware Videos)

VCP

VCP4 Beta Exam - Complete! (VMware Tips)
VCP vSphere 4 Practice Exam (The SLOG)
VCP4 vSphere Study Notes (The SLOG)
VCP on vSphere 4 Blueprint (VMware)
VCP4 Exam (Virtualization Evangelist)
Useful study material for VCP-410 Exam (Going Virtual)
VCP on vSphere 4 (VMware Training)
VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 Blueprint (VMware)
VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 (NT Pro.nl)

VCAP

A few notes about the new VCAP certifications (VMware Training)
vExpert David Davis: My VCAP-DCA Exam Experience (Train Signal)
VMware VCAP-DCA Exam Section 6: vSphere Troubleshooting (Train Signal)
VMware VCAP-DCA Exam Experience (Virtual VCP)
My VCAP-DCA Exam Experience (NTPro.nl)
Looking for VCAP practice questions? Here they are… (NTPro.nl)
VCAP-DCA & DCD Resources (The Saffa Geek)
VCAP-DCA Index (Sean Crookston)
VCAP-DCD Index (Sean Crookston)
Another VCAP-DCA Post (Sean Crookston)
VCAP Datacenter Administration Exam Landing Page VDCA410 (Kendrick Coleman)
VCAP DCA Study Notes (vExperienced)
VCAP-DCA Beta Experience (J.F.V.I.)
VCAP-DCA UI demo (VMware)
VCAP-DCD UI demo (VMware)
VMware VCAP-DCA Study Guide MindMap (Chris Dadswell)
VCAP-DCA4 Study Guide (vmDK)
VCAP-DCA Exam Blueprint Guide (VMTN)
VCAP-DCD Exam Blueprint Guide (VMTN)
VCAP Study Guide (VMTN)

VCDX

VMware VCDX Qualification Review (VMware)
vChat - Episode 12 - Jason Boche on the VCDX, Interviewed by David Davis (VMware Videos)
Bad News My VCDX Design Defense Experience (Vinf.net)
VCDX: VMware Certified Design Expert forum on VMTN (VMware)
Are you studying for the VCDX Enterprise Admin Exam? (Virtual Insanity)
VCDX Admin Exam Notes - Section 1.1 (Virtual Insanity)
VCDX Admin Exam Notes - Section 1.2 (Virtual Insanity)
VCDX Admin Exam Notes - Section 1.3 (Virtual Insanity)
VCDX Admin Exam Notes - Section 1.4 (Virtual Insanity)
VCDX Enterprise Exam prep material (Yellow Bricks)
VCDX Tips from VCDX 001 John Arrasjid (Yellow Bricks)
VCDX Application Form (Yellow Bricks)
VCDX Design Exam, how to prepare? (Yellow Bricks)
VCDX Defense, the blog article! (Yellow Bricks)
VCDX Defense Panels (Yellow Bricks)
On the VCDX Defense (Scott Lowe)
My VCDX Defense Experience (Virtualization Evangelist)
My VMware VCDX Defense Experience (VMware Tips)
My VCDX Defend Experience (Virtual Kenneth)
On Becoming a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) (InformIT)
VMware VCDX Design Exam Preparation Resources (Virtual Lifestyle)
VCDX Enterprise Administration Exam (Virtualization Evangelist)
VMware Enterprise Administration Exam study guide 3.5 (Peter van den Bosch)
VMware Enterprise Administration Exam Blueprint v3.5 (VMware)
Enterprise Admin Exam (3.5): study notes (VMTN)
Another VCDX Study Guide - Part 1 Storage (VMTN)
Another VCDX Study Guide - Part 2 Networking (VMTN)
Another VCDX Study Guide - Part 6 Logging (VMTN)
Another VCDX Study Guide - Part 7 Security (VMTN)

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CPU Links

August 13th, 2009
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Distributed Power Management

November 30th, 2009

Documentation Links

May 11th, 2009
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Main and Documentation sets:

Main doc link
Download the complete ESXi 4.0 Embedded and vCenter Server 4.0 Documentation Set
Download the complete ESXi 4.0 Installable and vCenter Server 4.0 Documentation Set
Download the complete ESX 4.0 and vCenter Server 4.0 Documentation Set

Individual Docs:

Documentation Roadmap
What’s New in vSphere 4.0
Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 4.0
VMware vSphere Compatibility Matrixes
Introduction to VMware vSphere
Getting Started with ESX
ESX and vCenter Server Installation Guide
Upgrade Guide
Basic System Administration
vSphere Web Access Administrator’s Guide
ESX Configuration Guide
Resource Management Guide
Availability Guide
Fibre Channel SAN Configuration Guide
iSCSI SAN Configuration Guide

ESXi:

Getting Started with ESXi Installable
Getting Started with ESXi Embedded
ESXi Installable and vCenter Server Setup Guide
ESXi Embedded and vCenter Server Setup Guide
ESXi Configuration Guide

Other:

Setup for Failover Clustering and Microsoft Cluster Service
vSphere Command-Line Interface Installation and Reference Guide
License Server Configuration for vCenter Server 4.0
ESX 4 Patch Management Guide
Guest Operating System Installation Guide

Update Manager:

vCenter Update Manager Release Notes
vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide
vCenter Update Manager Sizing Estimator

Converter:

vCenter Converter Release Notes
vCenter Converter Administration Guide

Orchestrator:

VMware vCenter Orchestrator Release Notes
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Installation and Configuration Guide
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Administration Guide
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Developer’s Guide
VMware vCenter Orchestrator Example Applications

Consolidated Backup:

VMware Consolidated Backup Release Notes
Virtual Machine Backup Guide

Administration Automation:

vSphere Management Assistant Guide
vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) 4.0 Release Notes
vSphere Command-Line Interface manual
vSphere Command-Line Interface 4.0 Release Notes
vSphere SDK for Perl Installation Guide
vSphere SDK for Perl Programming Guide
vSphere SDK for Perl Release Notes
vSphere PowerCLI Installation Guide
vSphere PowerCLI Administration Guide
vSphere SDK for .NET Developer’s Guide
VMware vSphere PowerCLI 4.0 Release Notes
VMware vCenter Update Manager - PowerShell Library 1.0

vShield Zones:

vShield Zones 1.0 Release Notes
vShield Zones 1.0 FAQ
Introduction to vShield Zones
vShield Zones Quick Start Guide
vShield Zones Administration Guide

Data Recovery:

Data Recovery 1.0 Release Notes
Data Recovery Administration Guide

vCenter Server Heartbeat:

vCenter Server Heartbeat 5.5 Update 1 Release Notes
vCenter Server Heartbeat Quick Start
vCenter Server Heartbeat Reference Guide

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Download Links

May 11th, 2009
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ESX

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
4.02009/05/21164009DownloadRelease Notes

ESXi

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
4.02009/05/21164009DownloadRelease Notes

vCenter Server

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
4.02009/05/21162902DownloadRelease Notes

Consolidated Backup

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
1.5 Update 12009/05/21150805DownloadRelease Notes

Data Recovery

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
1.02009/05/21164675DownloadRelease Notes

vShield Zones

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
1.02009/05/21R1.0G68DownloadRelease Notes

Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Ethernet Module

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
1.02009/05/2127-0.4.2DownloadRelease Notes

vCenter Converter Standalone

VersionRelease DateBuild #Download LinkRelease Notes Link
4.0.12009/05/21161434DownloadRelease Notes

Administrator Tools

NameVersionRelease DateBuild #Download Link
Management Assistant (vMA)4.02009/05/21161993Download
Command Line Interface (vSphere CLI)4.02009/05/21161974Download
PowerCLI (PowerShell)4.02009/05/21162509Download
Open Virtualization Format (OVF) Tool1.02009/05/21166674Download

Utilities

NameVersionRelease DateBuild #Download Link
SiteSurvey1.02009/05/20N/AWindows Download
SiteSurvey1.02009/05/20N/ALinux Download
CPU IdentificationN/A2009/04/16160658Download

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ESX Links

May 11th, 2009
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ESXi Links

May 11th, 2009
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Fault Tolerance Links

May 11th, 2009

VMware Fault Tolerance Recommendations and Considerations on VMware vSphere 4 (VMware)
Protecting Mission-Critical Workloads with VMware Fault Tolerance (VMware)
VMware vSphere 4 Fault Tolerance: Architecture and Performance (VMware)
Fault Tolerance Datasheet (VMware)
Master’s guide to VMware Fault Tolerance (Virtualization Pro)
VMware Fault Tolerance: What it is and how it works (Virtualization Pro)
More details on VMwares Fault Tolerance Feature (Virtualization Pro)
New SiteSurvey utility from VMware checks for Fault Tolerance compatibility (Virtualization Pro)
VMware engineers caution IT pros: Use Fault Tolerance sparingly (SearchServerVirtualization)
FT Problem Decoder Chart (Virtualization Evangelist)
Not All FT Compatible CPUs Are Created Equal (Virtualization Evangelist)
After enabling FT on a VM - subtleties to expect (Virtualization Evangelist)
vSphere FT disk format (Musings of Rodos)
How does Fault Tolerance prevent a split brain scenario? (The VM Guy)
vSphere 4.0 Fault Tolerance (Architecture Diagram, Video and Use Cases) (HyperVizor)
Video: vSphere4 Unleashed: 04 - Fault Tolerance (HyperVizor)
List of VMware FT (Fault Tolerant) compatible CPUs (Gabes Virtual World)
Fault Tolerance Checklist (NTPro)
CPU compatibility with VMware Fault Tolerance (NTPro)
VMware Fault Tolerance at your home-lab (NTPro)
VMware Fault Tolerance, Determinism, and SMP (The Lone Sysadmin)
Disaster Recovery and vSphere 4.0 Fault Tolerance (Xtravirt)
Comparing Performance of 1vCPU Nehalem VM with 2vCPU Harpertown VM (VMware VROOM!)
Performance of Exchange Server 2007 in a Fault Tolerant Virtual Machine (VMware VROOM!)
Scheduling VMware’s FT (Professional VMware)
VMware FT (Virtualised Reality)
Demo of Fault Tolerance (video)
Meet the Engineer - VMware Fault Tolerance (video)
Fault Tolerance discussion on VMware Communities Roundtable (podcast)
Fault Tolerant VMs in VMware Infrastructure: Operation and Best Practices (VMworld 2008)
VMware Fault Tolerance Architecture and Performance (BC2961) (VMworld 2009)
VMware Fault Tolerance Real-World Use Cases (BC3369) (VMworld 2009)
VMware Fault Tolerance - Overview and Best Practices (BC3370) (VMworld 2009)
VMware Fault Tolerance - vSphere Workflows and API Considerations (BC3602) (VMworld 2009)
VMware Fault Tolerance FAQ (KB Article)
Reducing FT logging traffic for disk read intensive workloads (KB Article)
Processors and guest operating systems that support VMware Fault Tolerance (KB Article)
VMware Fault Tolerance migration transition states (KB Article)
Understanding VMware Fault Tolerance (KB Article)
The turn on Fault Tolerance option is disabled (KB Article)

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Feature Links

May 11th, 2009
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General Links

May 11th, 2009
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HA/DRS/Storage DRS

March 4th, 2012
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Hardware Compatibility List Links

May 11th, 2009
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Hardware Links

May 11th, 2009
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General

VMware vSphere: Got 64-bit hardware? (SearchVMware)
Hardware Virtualization: the Nuts and Bolts (Anandtech)
ESX Monitor Modes (VMware)
Ensuring Virtualization Technology is enabled on your VMware host (KB Article)
Determining if Intel Virtualization Technology or AMD Virtualization is enabled in the BIOS without rebooting (KB Article)

CPU

The Intel processor roadmap for industry-standard servers, 11th edition (HP white paper)
The AMD processor roadmap for industry-standard servers, 7th edition (HP white paper)
AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon x86 processors in industry-standard servers (HP white paper)
Inside the Intel Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture (Hardware Secrets)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) Explained (Hardware Secrets)
Intel Virtualization Technology FlexMigration Enablement (Intel)

I/O

HP local I/O technology for ProLiant servers (HP white paper)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel)

Memory

DDR3 memory technology (HP white paper)
Memory technology evolution: an overview of system memory technologies (HP white paper)
Everything You Need To Know About DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 Memories (Hardware Secrets)
DIMMs And The Intel Nehalem Memory Architecture Connection (Deinos Cloud)

Network

Virtual Machine Device Queues (Intel)
Simplify VMware vSphere 4 Networking with Intel Ethernet 10 Gigabit Server Adapters (Intel)
Virtual Switches Demand Rethinking Connectivity for Servers (Intel)

Power

Power Regulator for ProLiant servers (HP white paper)
HP Power Capping and HP Dynamic Power Capping for ProLiant servers (HP white paper)
Everything You Need to Know About the CPU C-States Power Saving Modes (Hardware Secrets)
C-states and P-states are very different (Intel)
C-states, C-states and even more C-states (Intel)

SSD

SSDs In RAID: A Performance Scaling Analysis (Tom’s Hardware)
SSD Performance: TRIM And Firmware Updates Tested (Tom’s Hardware)
How Do SSDs Redefine Storage Performance? (Tom’s Hardware)
SSD 102: The Ins And Outs Of Solid State Storage (Tom’s Hardware)
Q&A: Tom’s Hardware And Kingston On SSD Technology (Tom’s Hardware)
What is the TRIM function for solid state disks (SSDs) and why is it important? (Windows IT Pro)
I heard solid state disks (SSDs) suffer from a decline in write performance as they’re used. Why? (Windows IT Pro)
SSD security: the worst of all worlds (ZDNet)
How do you make an SSD even faster? (ZDNet)

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