VCAP5 - DCD resources

EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
To give back to the community that helped me greatly in preparing for this exam, here's a thread containing links I found useful. Please note that due to the open-ended nature of the blueprint, this is not an exhaustive list of resources you may need. Read, read, keep reading and then read some more - that's how you prepare for this.Feel free to post your own links into this thread and I'll add them to the list. So without much further ado, here you go.

Storage Networking DR/BC (SRM, MetroClusters included - you must know where you should use what solution) Design decisions HA/DRS/SDRS/Host Profiles/Linked Mode (all the good stuff!) Study guides Books (all these books were very, very useful) Videos Others I'll post my handwritten notes when I've been able to scan and convert them to a pdf. (cannot do this, because the notes contain things from my first 2 attempts and I've clearly marked them so I could work on them harder - probably means contravening the NDA if I did put them on here - sorry!)
NSX, NSX, more NSX..

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  • dave330idave330i Posts: 2,087Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Essendon wrote: »
    I'll post my handwritten notes when I've been able to scan and convert them to a pdf.

    Your handwritten notes are legible to other people? icon_eek.gif:D
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  • kj0kj0 Posts: 767Member
    Excellent work.
    2017 Goals: VCP6-DCV | VCIX
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    @Dave - I write in cursive, so it aint too bad! Only problem is, they are about 50 pages of my chicken scratch...
    @kj0 - Cheers mate
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  • tstrip007tstrip007 Posts: 306Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Mod can we STICKY this? Thanks Essendon.
  • stevetsstevets Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Is the DCD still based on 5.0 or have they upgraded to 5.1/5.5?
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    They just say 5.x in the exam, no question is about 5.0 or 5.1 specifically. But they will upgrade in Feb/March, this info is from the VMware forums.
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  • stevetsstevets Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Excellent, thanks! I'll be sitting that exam on Friday. I'm not sure why I hadn't thought about the versioning a lot sooner. Thanks for the list of resources, too!
  • TheProfTheProf Posts: 331Users Awaiting Email Confirmation ■■■■□□□□□□
    Dude you're helping me out big time with this thread! Thanks for posting! I started collecting resources as well but most of them you've already mentioned here.
  • QHaloQHalo Posts: 1,488Member
    baller thread
  • tbgree00tbgree00 Posts: 553Member
    Thanks a lot! I want this exam. I took the design workshop and feel like it was really helpful.
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  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Added some more links.
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  • alxxalxx Posts: 755Member
    Awesome thanks for the links!
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  • KonfliktKonflikt Posts: 41Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    nice post. i will check soon, all of them
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  • nellaivijaynellaivijay Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for sharing.
  • tomtom1tomtom1 Posts: 375Member
    Stumbled across this on the VMware forums, which is a good read for both the logical and physical network design, if it involves DMZ related traffic and security is of the essence:
    The vSwitch ILLUSION and DMZ virtualization : BRAD HEDLUND
  • piedthepiperpiedthepiper Posts: 19Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    join the google+ group for the DCD !
  • NidzNidz Posts: 13Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    where from i can download vsphere 5.5?
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Posts: 4,317Member
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    tomtom1 wrote: »
    Stumbled across this on the VMware forums, which is a good read for both the logical and physical network design, if it involves DMZ related traffic and security is of the essence:
    The vSwitch ILLUSION and DMZ virtualization : BRAD HEDLUND

    Really liked this article. Doing networking myself right now I fully understand the concepts and practises. I see that me going to at-least CCNA currently and with CCNP someday will be very useful for VMware land. :)
  • mu5ic92mu5ic92 Posts: 27Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    What resource is recommend to use as a lab environment? I know a laptop with a good CPU and ram is recommend but what if I dont have one?
  • TacoRocketTacoRocket Posts: 497Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    You're trying to go for VCAP? You might want to look at the 6 version.
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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT Posts: 1,150Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Version 6 for the VCAP/VCIX DCD isn't out yet. Believe me, I am waiting for it icon_wink.gif
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    where is this mysterious VCIX study group...
  • EssendonEssendon Posts: 4,548Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Sometimes you need to look around a bit harder ;) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/vcix-6-study-group
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Essendon wrote: »
    Sometimes you need to look around a bit harder ;) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/vcix-6-study-group

    that would require me to think...gosh those are scary words... icon_wink.gif
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    Loving the article(s) Manny. Posted some questons for you and the group. Who else is in the group?
  • DeathmageDeathmage Posts: 2,496Banned
    love the VCIX 6 content Manny in the Study Group, keep it up!!!! icon_cheers.gif
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