vReference card for vSphere 4.1

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that vSphere 4.1 arrived last week.  To be honest, I had presumed we wouldn’t see its appearance until VMworld this year.

Normally by now I would be in overdrive, feverishly squeezing out every little change I could find to blog about.  However, unlike my productive blogging comrades I’m extremely busy with a couple of other projects, which is eating up all my spare time.  And its going to be like this for a few months.

I’d like to update my vReference Card for vSphere 4.1 as soon as possible, but with the extra workload I probably won’t have the time for a few weeks (don’t worry, I definitely will be doing this – its only a short interlude).  Fortunately, as Simon Long discovered, the VCP is going to based on vSphere 4.0 for the foreseeable future so no panics yet.

In the meantime, if you’d like to lend a hand and help get the updated vReference card our the door as soon as possible, I’d love the support.  Just leave a note in the comments below, with the section title and the update.  Or if its a new feature, try to summarize it in as short and pithy a way as possible.

I let you know about one of my extra curricular projects as soon as I’m comfortable sharing, but trust me its a doozey and one that I hope you agree will benefit the VMware community 🙂

Oh, and for those always looking for some new bit of information, I couldn’t help myself.  I haven’t see this 4.1 addition mentioned anywhere else:

Failed Boot Recovery in Boot Options on VM’s settings.

9 thoughts on “vReference card for vSphere 4.1

  1. Ut oh spaggettios! I just confirmed with Scott Long himself that the configuration maximums you should now study are the 4.1 max configs. Is there anywhere we can get the original quick reference card in visio form so we can update it? I love the thing, but there is now out of date material on it.

  2. Looks like the VCP testing is going to be moving to 4.1 with the inclusion of the new ICM 4.1 course coming out at the end of August.

  3. I’ve just finished it, but not yet uploaded it. Joel/Jim, check your inboxes as I’ve just emailed it to you. Will stick it online this weekend for everyone else.

    1. Could you please email the 4.1 reference card to me I have scheduled my VCP exam for 29th Sept 2010. I’ve been told by EMEA education I’ll be tested on 4.1…

  4. is information about esx server(s) really on the vcp 4.1 exam? I took the ICM 4.1 class in december, taking test next week..we learned nothing about the esx servers, certainly not the
    esxcfg-firewall questions you see on some exam prep guides..
    in fact, the instructor was quick to point out that esx 4 is the last version of esx, it will be or has been discontinued..

    thanks for this great site!

    1. Hi Rob,
      My reference cards aren’t specifically for VCP study, they are really for on-the-job help. The sort of things that are difficult to commit to memory and are handy to have on hand. Obviously a lot of people use them to brush up on stuff for their exams. As far as I know, you will never get asked CLI type questions on the VCP exam. I think you will find most questions will be hypervisor agnostic, i.e. they could just as easily apply to ESX or ESXi. Check out this post for some good exam resources http://www.vreference.com/2009/11/07/vmware-exam-resources/
      Hope that helps.

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