The best news a guy could get…
Congratulations! We have completed a preliminary technical review of your VCDX Application, and you have been accepted to advance to the next and final step: the VCDX Defense.
The VCDX Defense will be conducted at the VMware headquarters:
3401 Hillview Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
XXX has been reserved for your defense. Please confirm that this date works for you, an a specific timeslot will be communicated to you at a later time.
Again, congratulations on your progress thus far in the VCDX Program.
The VMware Technical Certification Team
And now the worry…
Since the vCenter now requires a 64 bit operating system to install, the DSN must be upgraded as well to support the 64bit application. Currently vCenter 4.0 and older all required a 32 bit DSN. To change to the proper DSN you will need to remove the old one from the 32-bit DSN application and create a new DSN.
1) Remove the old DSN if it exists from: %windir%SysWoW64ODBCAD32.exe
2) Install the 64 bit SQL native client from: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=123718&clcid=0x409
3) Create a new DSN from the utility in Administrative Tools or here: %windir%system32ODBCAD32.exe (this is the 64 bit version)
4) Install vCenter and get rocking and rolling.