November 8, 2022

Updated Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0 lab design requires that the course be updated in the course manager to Release: 2.
    • Lab Document Revisions
      Lab 02, 03, 08, 10, & 13: minor grammar and screenshot modifications
      Lab 07: instructions updated to include PID change #106
VM Revisions
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0 pod design also requires the deployment of updated OVAs/OVFs listed below.
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 4, Build: 2022102704)
      MD5: E5481A2432DDBD13117E5C712256C6B5
      Reconfigured and synchronized storage provider info #106.
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 4, Build: 2022102704)
      MD5: BA489AC9BEBF53FB1F51FF52C9AEA1A0
      Reconfigured and synchronized storage provider info #106.
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 4, Build: 2022102704)
      MD5: 2BCB5C9614F30A1BBE7BC5C5DE6E270E
      Reconfigured and synchronized storage provider info #106.

August 29, 2022

VM Revisions
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization - Core Technical Skills
    The updated release of the VMware Data Center Virtualization - Core Technical Skills pod design requires the deployment of updated OVAs/OVFs listed below.
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 3, Build: 2022082603)
      MD5: A8B0252BD21DF66D2BE22D94F14E82DB
      Renewed certificates.
      License renewal.
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 3, Build: 2022082603)
      MD5: 93088356D5B92C5322C40B2A0CADC349
      Renewed certificates.
      License renewal.
    • sa-student (Version: 3, Build: 2022082603)
      MD5: B9DAE42EE94568A9391B2E496CCF6FC8
      Modified Firefox to include update certificates, disable browser reset.
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 3, Build: 2022082603)
      MD5: 111644A22BF11D2A8BB8D0D649285A5D
      Renewed certificates.
      Removed old certificates from backup_stores.
      License renewal.
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0 pod design requires the deployment of updated OVAs/OVFs listed below.
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 3, Build: 2022082303)
      MD5: E2FDE0C838F912B56555C69DB4EDEBC7
      Renewed certificates.
      License renewal.
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 3, Build: 2022082303)
      MD5: 5853CDB160DB491C9DEC10C047056484
      Renewed certificates.
      License renewal.
    • sa-student (Version: 3, Build: 2022082303)
      MD5: 11306C9C9D10178B86CAA271E4010424
      Modified Firefox to include update certificates, disable browser reset.
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 3, Build: 2022082303)
      MD5: 00920B6D0DD1F45BA71E3A603AF5418F
      Renewed certificates.
      Removed old certificates from backup_stores.
      License renewal.
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0 pod design requires the deployment of updated OVAs/OVFs listed below.
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 3, Build: 2022082403)
      MD5: 0CD478A4B44E0DA41A959226C45003F1
      Renewed certificates.
      License renewal.
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 3, Build: 2022082403)
      MD5: DC4A04775B799671AD43CCEB7B11EE4D
      Renewed certificates.
      License renewal.
    • sa-student (Version: 3, Build: 2022082403)
      MD5: 7A505077A7A7774E81868E9A5290A78C
      Modified Firefox to include update certificates, disable browser reset.
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 3, Build: 2022082403)
      MD5: 18F32C1A0E1C8B90FAD1BA56C40D0F55
      Renewed certificates.
      Removed old certificates from backup_stores.
      License renewal.

December 27, 2021

Updated Lab Designs
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization - Core Technical Skills
    This update will change the name of the VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualization 2021 lab series to the new name of VMware Data Center Virtualization - Core Technical Skills (Release: 2).
    • Lab Document Revisions
      All labs received updates to reflect the new name change as well as to include grammar corrections.
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0 lab design requires that the course be updated in the course manager to Release: 3.
    • Lab Document Revisions
      Lab 20: minor grammar corrections #83
      Lab 22: modified instructions to show CPU contention

VM Revisions
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization - Core Technical Skills
    The updated release of the VMware Data Center Virtualization - Core Technical Skills pod and lab designs requires that the course be updated in the course manager to Release: 2 and the redeployment of the updated OVAs/OVFs for the following VMs.
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 2 Build: 2021091002)
      MD5: 4F183E3F4F42F07F10797B6E1D03174A
      Added to distributed switch.
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 2 Build: 2021091002)
      MD5: 98E0BE1DC546310FFA2C14F4794EA96B
      Sync with sa-esxi-01 and sa-vcsa.
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 2 Build: 2021091002)
      MD5: 2C9818D00E1E11F31682987A16D6998A
      Added datastore usage alarm for datastore1.
      Added cpu usage alarm for linux-01.
  • VMware vSphere ICM v6.7
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere ICM v6.7 pod VMs requires the redeployment of the updated OVAs/OVFs for the following VMs.
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 6 Build: 2021121706)
      MD5: 366966031E7AD571C31FECE8E4A613E5
      Reconfigured DNS suffix.
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 6 Build: 2021121706)
      MD5: 2F9F15949ADD4619EB73EF97FBCCCDEA
      Eeconfigured DNS suffix.
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 6 Build: 2021121706)
      MD5: B24672B253F424CBD1DC62E6801A539C
      Reconfigured DNS suffix.

July 13, 2021

VM Revisions
  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0 pod VMs requires the deployment of updated OVAs/OVFs (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202). Revisions made for the following VMs:
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202) double DNS suffix issue resolved #73
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202) double DNS suffix issue resolved #73
    • sa-student (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202)
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202)
  • VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0
    The initial release of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0 pod VMs requires the deployment of updated OVAs/OVFs (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202). Revisions made for the following VMs:
    • sa-esxi-01 (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202) double DNS suffix issue resolved #73
    • sa-esxi-02 (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202) double DNS suffix issue resolved #73
    • sa-vcsa (Version: 2, Build: 2021071202)

June 10, 2021

New Lab Design
  • VMware VCTA-DCV 2021
    Initial Release.

New Pod Design
  • VMware VCTA-DCV 2021
    The initial release of the VMware Certified Technical Associate - Data Center Virtualization 2021 pod design requires its own exclusive set of OVAs (Version: 1, Build: 2021052701).
    • sa-aio
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-student
    • sa-vcsa

March 4, 2021

Updated Lab Designs
  • VMware vSphere ICM v7.0
    The updated release of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0 lab design requires that the course be updated in the course manager to Release: 2.
    • Lab Document Revisions
      Revisions made for the following labs: Labs 2 and 8

February 23, 2021

Updated Lab Designs
  • VMware vSphere ICM v6.7
    An updated release of the sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student, and sa-vcsa virtual machines in the VMware vSphere ICM v6.7 pod as well as an updated release of the lab design for the pod design (Release: 3).
    • Lab Document Revisions
      Revisions made for the following labs: 5, 9, and 21
  • VMware vSphere O&S v6.7
    An updated release of the sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02,and sa-vcsa virtual machines in the VMware vSphere O&S v6.7 pod as well as an updated release of the lab design for the pod design (Release: 2).
    • Lab Document Revisions
      Revisions made for the following labs: 8, 9, 13, and 14

VM Revisions
  • VMware vSphere ICM v6.7
    The VMware vSphere ICM v6.7 pod requires new OVA/OVF(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 5, Build: 2021012705):
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-student
    • sa-vcsa
  • VMware vSphere O&S v6.7
    The VMware vSphere O&S v6.7 pod requires new OVA/OVF(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 2, Build: 2021012802):
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-vcsa

January 14, 2021

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere O&S 7.0
    Initial Release.

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere O&S 7.0
    The initial release of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v7.0 pod design requires its own exclusive set of OVA/OVFs (Version: 1, Build: 2021010801).
    • sa-aio
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-esxi-03
    • sa-student
    • sa-vcsa

November 13, 2020

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 7.0
    Initial Release.

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 7.0
    The initial release of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v7.0 pod design requires its own exclusive set of OVA/OVFs (Version: 1, Build: 2020102101).
    • sa-aio
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-esxi-03
    • sa-student
    • sa-vcsa

January 13, 2020

VM REVISIONS

VMware vSphere ICM 6.7
The VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v6.7 Pod requires new OVA(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 4, Build: 2020010804): sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student, and sa-vcsa.

  • Revisions for sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student, sa-vcsa:
    Virtual machines licensing have been updated.

VMware vSphere ICM 6.5
The VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v6.5 Pod requires new OVA(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 3, Build: 2020010803): sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student-01, and sa-vcsa-01.

  • Revisions for sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student-01, sa-vcsa-01:
    Virtual machines licensing have been updated.

VMware vSphere O&S v6.0
The VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v6.0 Pod requires new OVA(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 2, Build: 2020010802): esxi-1, esxi-2, and vcenter-1.

  • Revisions for esxi-1, esxi-2, vcenter-1:
    Virtual machines licensing have been updated.

January 6, 2020

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere O&S 6.7
    Initial Release.

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere O&S 6.7
    The initial release of the VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale v6.7 pod design requires its own exclusive set of OVA/OVFs (Version: 1, Build: 2019123001).
    • sa-aio
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-esxi-03
    • sa-student
    • sa-vcsa

October 30, 2019

Updated Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM v6.7
    Lab revisions noted in details below (Version: 3, Build: 2019101603, Release 2).

LAB REVISIONS
  • Revisions for Lab 16:
    Changed instructions for launching of remote console only..
  • Revisions for Lab 19:
    Typos Addressed.

October 24, 2019

VM REVISIONS

VMware vSphere ICM 6.7
The VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v6.7 Pod requires new OVA(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 3, Build: 2019101603): sa-aio, sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student, and sa-vcsa.

  • Revisions for sa-aio, sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-student, sa-vcsa:
    Modified advanced configuration parameters to exclude “RemoteDisplay.vnc.key” and “RemoteDisplay.vnc.key”.

July 16, 2019

VM REVISIONS

VMware vSphere ICM 6.7
The VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v6.7 Pod requires new OVA(s). The upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (Version: 2, Build: 2019070102): sa-aio, sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, and sa-vcsa.

  • Revisions for sa-aio, sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-vcsa:
    Environment was updated to address a password policy issue which had affected the local root account for the nested sa-vcsa-02 system.

Content Version VMITA-2.19 - April 26, 2019

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6.7
    Initial Release.

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6.7
    The initial release of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, and Manage v6.7 pod design requires its own exclusive set of OVA/OVFs (Version: 1, Build: 2019042201).
    • sa-aio
    • sa-esxi-01
    • sa-esxi-02
    • sa-student
    • sa-vcsa

March 18, 2019

VM REVISIONS

VMware vSphere ICM v6.5 Pod upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (version:2 build:2019021802): sa-student-01, sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, sa-vcsa-01, and sa-san-01.

  • Revisions for sa-student-01:
    Virtual machine has been updated to contain the latest ISO attached with new VMware license keys.
  • Revisions for sa-esxi-01, sa-esxi-02, and sa-vcsa-01:
    Virtual machines licensing have been updated.

VMware vSphere ICM v6.0 Pod upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (version:3 build:2019021805): vclient, esxi-1, esxi-2, san, and vcenter-1.

  • Revisions for vclient:
    Virtual machine has been updated to contain the latest ISO attached with new VMware license keys.
  • Revisions for esxi-1, esxi-2, and vcenter-1:
    Virtual machines licensing have been updated.

VMware vSphere O&S v6.0 Pod upgraded VM(s) list includes the following (version:1 build:2019030401): winsrv, esxi-1, esxi-2, vcenter-1, and san.

  • Revisions for esxi-1, esxi-2, vcenter-1:
    Virtual machines licensing have been updated.

Content Version VMITA-2.18 - January 3, 2018

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6.5
    Beta Release.

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6.5
    Beta Release.

Content Version VMITA-2.17 - March 24, 2016

Updated Lab Designs
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    Lab revisions noted in details below.
  • VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 6
    Lab revisions noted in details below.

Virtual Machine Updates
  • VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 6
    The VMware O&Sv6 Pod design requires new OVAs. See VM revisions below.

Installation and Upgrade Details for VMware vSphere ICM 6
LAB REVISIONS
  • Revisions for Lab 2:
    Minor language adjustments.
  • Revisions for Lab 7:
    Minor language adjustments.
  • Revisions for Lab 12:
    Added step(s).
  • Revisions for Lab 20:
    Adjustments were made to properly exhibit the troubleshooting of VMware HA concepts.

Installation and Upgrade Details for VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 6
LAB REVISIONS
  • Revisions for Lab 2:
    Minor language adjustments.
  • Revisions for Lab 3:
    Minor language adjustments.
  • Revisions for Lab 7:
    Added step(s).
  • Revisions for Lab 8:
    Modified screenshot.
  • Revisions for Lab 9:
    Minor language adjustments.
  • Revisions for Lab 10:
    Syntax modifications.
  • Revisions for Lab 11:
    Syntax modifications.
  • Revisions for Lab 12:
    Modified steps to reflect proper HA issues..
  • Revisions for Lab 15:
    Minor language adjustments, BIOS configurations made on VM to reflect lab accurately.

VM REVISIONS

The VMware O&Sv6 Pod design requires new OVAs. The upgraded VMs list includes the following.(release:20160314v2):

  • Revisions for WINSRV:
    Disabled IPv6 due to dynamic routes being learned and added to the route table causing connectivity issues.
  • Revisions for ESXi01:
    Modified vmx file so that the BIOS boot order stays intact during exportation/deployment.

Content Version VMITA-2.16 - January 18, 2016

New Lab Designs
  • VMware VCA DCV 6
    Initial Release.
  • VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 6
    Initial Release.

New Pod Designs
  • VMware VCA DCV 6
    Initial Release.
  • VMware vSphere Optimize and Scale 6
    Initial Release.

Updated Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    Made changes to advanced settings for setting persist uuid.action and vhv.enable settings on nested hypervisors.

Content Version VMITA-2.15 - November 11, 2015

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    Release of VMware ICM 6 Final. Revisions made to Labs 2 & 19-21.

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    Release of VMware ICM 6 Final. Updated VMs to support revised labs.

Updated Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6 Beta 1
    Updated design name.

Updated Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6 Beta 1
    Updated design name and scheduler graphic.

Installation and Upgrade Details for This Release:
LAB REVISIONS
  • Revisions for Labs 1-21:
    A warning dialog has been added in the beginning of each lab to inform the learner about the patience that is needed for the vCenter Server Appliance to fully boot before continuing in the lab.
  • Revisions for Lab 2:
    The deployment of vcenter-2 has been modified with a new JSON script. With the new deployment, indication of a 90-minute window to complete the lab has been introduced in the beginning. A new task involving how to manage license keys is now included. An ISO file is now attached to the vClient for student use.
  • Revisions for Lab 19:
    VMware HA has been fully modified to include management network redundancy and vSphere HA heartbeat datastores to include 2 datastores. Best practices are now presented with how HA clusters should be configured while having ESXi hosts already associated with the cluster.
  • Revisions for Lab 20:
    Best practices are now presented with having both ESXi hosts properly configured for vMotion and for sharing 2 datastores so that they can then be moved into the cluster to be set up for vSphere DRS. Proper power on recommendations are now accurately described and followed.
  • Added New Lab 21:
    Configuring Fault Tolerance was not initially included in the lab library due to VMware not producing it in their official lab documentation. Since FT is introduced in Objective 5.2 from the VMware ICM 6 curriculum, a lab is now made available to introduce FT concepts.

VM REVISIONS

The final release of the vSphere ICM 6 Pod design requires new OVAs. The upgraded VMs list includes the following:

  • Revisions for vClient:
    Slightly tweaked for performance optimization along with tool/script revisions.
  • Revisions for vCenter:
    Advanced settings have been modified to support new lab revisions.
  • Revisions for ESXi01:
    Includes increased RAM and a few advanced settings modifications.
  • Revisions for ESXi02:
    Includes increased RAM and a few advanced settings modifications.
  • Revisions for SAN:
    Storage adjustments are made to support deployment of vcenter-2.

Content Version VMITA-2.14 (Beta) - September 21, 2015

Updated Pod Designs
  • VMware VCA DCV
    The following commands were added to the Advanced Settings for the appropriate virtual machine:
    • vmx_uuid_action = Suppresses the moved or copied alert
    • vmx_vhv_enable = Automatically enables "Hardware Assisted Virtualization"
  • VMware vSphere ICM 5.5
    The following commands were added to the Advanced Settings for the appropriate virtual machine:
    • vmx_uuid_action = Suppresses the moved or copied alert
    • vmx_vhv_enable = Automatically enables "Hardware Assisted Virtualization"
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    The following commands were added to the Advanced Settings for the appropriate virtual machine:
    • vmx_uuid_action = Suppresses the moved or copied alert
    • vmx_vhv_enable = Automatically enables "Hardware Assisted Virtualization"

Content Version VMITA-2.13 (Limited Beta) - August 21, 2015

New Lab Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    Initial Release

New Pod Design
  • VMware vSphere ICM 6
    Initial Release

Content Version VMITA-2.12 - February 16, 2015

New Lab Design
  • VMware VCA DCV
    Initial Release

New Pod Design
  • VMware VCA DCV
    Initial Release.

Content Version VMITA-2.11 - August 8, 2014

Updated Pod Design
  • VMVSISM55
    Topology update

Content Version VMITA-2.10 - July 9, 2014

New Lab Design
  • VMVSISM55
    Release of VMware ICM 5.5 Final

New Pod Design
  • VMVSISM55
    Release of VMware ICM 5.5 Final.

Content Version VMITA-2.9 - February 13, 2014

Updated Pod Design
  • VMVSICM55
    vcenter-1 and san were reversed

Content Version VMITA-2.8 - February 10, 2014

Updated Pod Design
  • VMVSICM55
    Fixed hotspots

Content Version VMITA-2.7 - February 7, 2014

New Lab Design
  • VMVSICM55
    Release of VMware ICM 5.5 Beta

New Pod Design
  • VMVSICM55
    Release of VMware ICM 5.5 Beta

Content Version VMITA-2.6 - September 6, 2013

New Lab Design
  • NDGVMV
    Released VMware View ICM 5.1

New Pod Design
  • NDGVMV
    Released VMware View ICM 5.1

Content Version VMITA-2.5 - April 22, 2013

Content Version VMITA-2.4 - April 11, 2013

Content Version VMITA-2.3 - February 28, 2012

Content Version VMITA-2.2 - February 7, 2012

Content Version VMITA-2.1 - January 25, 2012

  • Corrections and clarifications for VMware vSphere ICM v5.0 Labs: 0,1,3,7,11,12,13,17,18
  • Revisions to the VMware ICM v5.0 Pod Installation Guide

Content Version VMITA-2.0 - December 19, 2011

Content Version VMITA-1.0 - September 26, 2011

Updated Lab Design
  • ICM 4.1 Self Paced - English
    Various syntax changes. Improved clarity of lab tasks. Grammar and spelling corrections.