VCAP5 - DCD resources

EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
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!)
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  • dave330idave330i Member Posts: 2,091 ■■■■■■■■■■
    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 Member Posts: 767
    Excellent work.
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    @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 Member Posts: 308 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Mod can we STICKY this? Thanks Essendon.
  • stevetsstevets Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Is the DCD still based on 5.0 or have they upgraded to 5.1/5.5?
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    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 Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    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 Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 331 ■■■■□□□□□□
    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.
  • tbgree00tbgree00 Member Posts: 553 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks a lot! I want this exam. I took the design workshop and feel like it was really helpful.
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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Added some more links.
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  • alxxalxx Member Posts: 755
    Awesome thanks for the links!
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  • KonfliktKonflikt Member Posts: 43 ■■■□□□□□□□
    nice post. i will check soon, all of them
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  • nellaivijaynellaivijay Registered Users Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for sharing.
  • tomtom1tomtom1 Member Posts: 375
    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 Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    join the google+ group for the DCD !
  • NidzNidz Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    where from i can download vsphere 5.5?
  • jibbajabbajibbajabba Member Posts: 4,317 ■■■■■■■■□□
    My own knowledge base made public: http://open902.com :p
  • DeathmageDeathmage Banned Posts: 2,496
    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 Member Posts: 27 ■□□□□□□□□□
    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 Member Posts: 497 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You're trying to go for VCAP? You might want to look at the 6 version.
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    Version 6 for the VCAP/VCIX DCD isn't out yet. Believe me, I am waiting for it icon_wink.gif
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Banned Posts: 2,496
    where is this mysterious VCIX study group...
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,548 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Sometimes you need to look around a bit harder ;)https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/vcix-6-study-group
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Banned Posts: 2,496
    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 Banned Posts: 2,496
    Loving the article(s) Manny. Posted some questons for you and the group. Who else is in the group?
  • DeathmageDeathmage Banned Posts: 2,496
    love the VCIX 6 content Manny in the Study Group, keep it up!!!! icon_cheers.gif
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