It’s a pass – Thoughts on the VCAP DCV deploy exam

Late last week I finally got my results from the VCAP DCV deploy exam which I sat mid-December.

I was of course extremely pleased to learn I had passed the exam.

In this post I will share some of my thoughts on the exam.

Exam guide / blueprint

There’s lots of preparation resources available and lots of guides already written so I won’t go in to specifics on the different exam objectives, but I’ll list the resources I’ve used.

First, one of the most important preparation steps is of course to read the Exam blueprint closely. This includes the exam objectives in detail, the prerequisites and a lot of resources.… continue reading

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Installing iLO Amplifier Pack

HPE recently announced that their HPE InfoSight service now supports servers. This is something we have been waiting for and we’re eager to check out the new functionality.

The server integration in InfoSight requires iLO Amplifier Pack to be installed and integrated with InfoSight.

In our environment we are using HPE OneView to manage our servers so the Amplifier Pack isn’t something we have tested as some of the functionality is overlapped in OneView. When the Amplifier pack came out I seem to recall that you couldn’t add in a server which was also managed by OneView. This makes sense since both products can make changes to the servers.… continue reading

HPE PDU Powershell module

As a follow-up of my exploration of the HPE PDU REST API I wanted to create a Powershell module as a wrapper for the API.

I’ve previously written a post on how to create a Powershell module as a wrapper for an API here. The PDU module will be built in the same way where there will be a private function that handles the actual API requests.

This time I also wanted to go a bit further and split out the functions into individual script files that the module root file will load.
With individual files the maintenance of the functions as well as the split between private and public functions would be easier.… continue reading