Deploy and Manage Dell Management Suite InfrastructurePosted: December 12, 2013 Filed under: Dell, VMware, Windows | Tags: dell, dell management plug-in, dell management plugin, dell ome, esxi snmp, ome, open manage, open manage essentials, plug-in, plugin, repository manager, rm, snmp, ws-man 5 Comments
By request, this post is a reproduction of an internal operational document I handed over for the environment in which I installed it.
The Dell Management Infrastructure consists of two dedicated VMs in addition to relying on vCenter and a database. The two dedicated VMs run three separate Dell applications in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM and a Linux Virtual Appliance. The three applications are Dell OpenManage (OME), Dell Repository Manager (RM), and the Dell Management Plug-in (DMP) Virtual Appliance itself. An overview of the infrastructure is below.
Thoughts on Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Exam (DCUCI v5.0) 642-999Posted: December 10, 2013 Filed under: Certifications | Tags: 642-999, dcuci, exam, implementing cisco data center unified computing Leave a comment
Working for a Cisco VAR, I recently had the opportunity to take the DCUCI exam to meet our Partner requirements. As noted in the title, I took version 5.0 of the exam. I thought I might take a moment and record my thoughts on the exam. As always, I have to stay within the limits set by Cisco’s non-disclosure agreement about test questions and content, but I hope to give someone an idea of what to expect and how best to prepare.
I haven’t recorded my test prep materials before, so here goes my first attempt. It includes a Data Center background in VMware vSphere, Cisco Nexus, and storage, on-the-job experience, lab time and training videos.