There are many great guides out there to study for the the VCA and VCP exam, but many of us don’t have access to a proper lab setup to train on. Especially now with VCP6, often times it’s tough to meet the vSphere 6 requirements in the home lab. I’m not as far along in the certification process just yet, but I already have my own ESXi lab. Instead of purchasing hardware or using a hosting provider, I used set up my ESXi lab on AWS. I put together this quick outline hoping to help fellow exam takers.
If you’ve read my previous posts in this series, first of all thanks! Second of all, as many of you are going through the VCP certification process, you’re sending some great questions about running ESXi on AWS using Ravello. To answer some of these questions, I wanted to share some of the Ravello ESXi Smart Lab basics, so that you can have your lab setup up and running and be on your faster way to the VCP certification.
We recently held a webinar discussing how to build ESXi labs on AWS/ Google Cloud. Enjoy the webcast and slides...
So, to the basics:
I think this almost covers the getting started part. Now just for the outline to get your ESXi lab into shape (the links include easy to follow step-by-step guides, including screenshots and all):
If there are some other basics I haven’t covered - please feel free to add your comment to the post and we’ll keep the conversation going. Check it out, and don’t hesitate to comment here or in our support forum, or even send us a guest post describing your experience studying for the VCP exam using Ravello.
Good luck to all of us!