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VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) #2V0-621 exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


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  • Securing vSphere environments
  • Implementing advanced network virtualization policies, features, and Network I/O control (NIOC)
  • Configuring and using VMware storage protocols, VSAN and VVOL software-defined storage, ESXi host interactions, and Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  • Upgrading vSphere deployments to 6.x, including vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts
  • Planning and using resource pools
  • Implementing backup/recovery with VMware Data Protection and vSphere Replication
  • Troubleshooting performance, storage, networks, upgrades, clusters, and more
  • Successfully configuring Auto Deploy environments with host profiles and virtualized workloads
  • Configuring and administering vSphere high availability
  • Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors

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VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV #2VO-621) exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP6-DCV exam, including

  • Securing vSphere environments
  • Implementing advanced network virtualization policies, features, and Network I/O control (NIOC)
  • Configuring and using VMware storage protocols, VSAN and VVOL software-defined storage, ESXi host interactions, and Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  • Upgrading vSphere deployments to 6.x, including vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts
  • Planning and using resource pools
  • Implementing backup/recovery with VMware Data Protection and vSphere Replication
  • Troubleshooting performance, storage, networks, upgrades, clusters, and more
  • Successfully configuring Auto Deploy environments with host profiles and virtualized workloads
  • Configuring and administering vSphere high availability
  • Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors

VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxviii

Chapter 1 Security 3

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3

    Foundation Topics 6

    Objective 1.1–Confi gure and Administer Role-based Access Control 6

        Compare and Contrast Propagated and Explicit Permission Assignments 6

        View/Sort/Export User and Group Lists 6

        Add/Modify/Remove Permissions for Users and Groups on vCenter Server Inventory Objects 7

        Determine How Permissions Are Applied and Inherited in vCenter Server 10

        Create/Clone/Edit vCenter Server Roles 14

        Confi gure VMware Directory Service 15

        Apply a Role to a User/Group and to an Object or a Group of Objects 16

        Change Permission Validation Settings 17

        Determine the Appropriate Set of Privileges for Common Tasks in vCenter Server 18

        Compare and Contrast Default System/Sample Roles 20

        Determine the Correct Permissions Needed to Integrate vCenter Server with Other VMware Products 21

    Objective 1.2–Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Virtual Machines 23

        Harden Virtual Machine Access 23

            Control VMware Tools Installation 24

            Control VM Data Access 27

            Configure Virtual Machine Security Policies 28

        Harden a Virtual Machine Against Denial-of-Service Attacks 29

            Control VM—VM Communications 29

        Control VM Device Connections 29

        Configure Network Security Policies 29

        Harden ESXi Hosts 30

            Enable/Configure/Disable Services in the ESXi Firewall 31

            Change Default Account Access 34

            Add an ESXi Host to a Directory Service 35

            Apply Permissions to ESXi Hosts Using Host Profiles 36

            Enable Lockdown Mode 37

            Control Access to Hosts (DCUI/Shell/SSH/MOB) 38

        Harden vCenter Server 39

        Control Datastore Browser Access 39

        Create/Manage vCenter Server Security Certificates 39

        Control MOB Access 40

            Change Default Account Access 40

            Restrict Administrative Privileges 40

        Understand the Implications of Securing a vSphere Environment 40

    Objective 1.3–Enable SSO and Active Directory Integration 41

        Describe SSO Architecture and Components 41

        Differentiate Available Authentication Methods with VMware vCenter 42

        Perform a Multi-site SSO Installation 42

        Confi gure/Manage Active Directory Authentication 45

        Confi gure/Manage Platform Services Controller (PSC) 48

        Confi gure/Manage VMware Certifi cate Authority (VMCA) 50

        Enable/Disable Single Sign-On (SSO) Users 51

        Upgrade a Single/Multi-site SSO Installation 53

        Confi gure SSO Policies 54

        Add/Edit/Remove SSO Identity Sources 55

        Add an ESXi Host to an AD Domain 55

    Summary 56

    Exam Preparation Tasks 56

    Review All the Key Topics 56

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 56

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 56

    Answer Review Questions 57

Chapter 2 Networking, Part 1 61

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 61

    Foundation Topics 65

    Objective 2.1–Confi gure Advanced Policies/Features and Verify Network Virtualization Implementation 65

        Compare and Contrast vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) Capabilities 65

        Create/Delete a vSphere Distributed Switch 68

        Add/Remove ESXi Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch 72

        Add/Confi gure/Remove dvPort Groups 82

        Add/Remove Uplink Adapters to dvUplink Groups 86

        Confi gure vSphere Distributed Switch General and dvPort Group Settings 90

        Create/Confi gure/Remove Virtual Adapters 93

        Migrate Virtual Machines to/from a vSphere Distributed Switch 98

            Migrating Virtual Machines Individually 98

            Migrating Multiple Virtual Machines 100

        Confi gure LACP on dvUplink and dvPort Groups 101

        Describe vDS Security Policies/Settings 109

        Confi gure dvPort Group Blocking Policies 111

        Confi gure Load Balancing and Failover Policies 113

        Confi gure VLAN/PVLAN Settings for VMs Given Communication Requirements 114

            Confi gure Traffi c Shaping Policies 119

            Enable TCP Segmentation Offl oad Support for a Virtual Machine 122

            Enable Jumbo Frames Support on Appropriate Components 123

            Determine Appropriate VLAN Confi guration for a vSphere Implementation 127

            Recognize Behavior of vDS Auto-Rollback 127

            Confi gure vDS Across Multiple vCenter Servers to Support Long-Distance vMotion 129

    Summary 131

    Exam Preparation Tasks 131

    Review All the Key Topics 131

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 131

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 132

    Answer Review Questions 132

Chapter 3 Networking, Part 2 135

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 135

    Foundation Topics 138

    Objective 2.2–Confi gure Network I/O Control (NIOC) 138

        Defi ne Network I/O Control 138

        Explain Network I/O Control Capabilities 138

        Confi gure NIOC Shares/Limits Based on VM Requirements 142

        Explain the Behavior of a Given Network I/O Control Setting 146

        Determine Network I/O Control Requirements 148

        Differentiate Network I/O Control Capabilities 148

        Enable/Disable Network I/O Control 148

        Monitor Network I/O Control 151

    Summary 153

    Exam Preparation Tasks 154

    Review All the Key Topics 154

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 154

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 154

    Answer Review Questions 155

Chapter 4 Storage, Part 1 159

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 159

    Foundation Topics 163

    Objective 3.1–Manage vSphere Storage Virtualization 163

        Storage Protocols 163

            Identify Storage Adapters and Devices 163

            Display Storage Adapters for a Host 164

            Storage Devices for an Adapter 164

            Fibre Channel Protocol 166

            Fibre Channel over Ethernet Protocol 166

            iSCSI Protocol 166

            NFS Protocol 167

            Authentication NFSv4.1 with Kerberos Authentication 167

            Native Multipathing and Session Trunking 167

            In-band, Mandatory, and Stateful Server-Side File Locking 167

            Identify Storage Naming Conventions 168

            Identify Hardware/Dependent Hardware/Software iSCSI Initiator Requirements 170

        Discover New Storage LUNs 171

        Confi gure FC/iSCSI/FCoE LUNs as ESXi Boot Devices 172

            FC 172

            iSCSI 172

            FCoE 173

        Create an NFS Share for Use with vSphere 173

        Enable/Confi gure/Disable vCenter Server Storage Filters 173

        iSCSI 175

            Configure/Edit Hardware/Dependent Hardware Initiators 175

            Enable/Disable Software iSCSI Initiator 176

            Configure/Edit Software iSCSI Initiator Settings 177

            Determine Use Case for Hardware/Dependent Hardware/Software iSCSI Initiator 177

            Configure iSCSI Port Binding 178

            Enable/Configure/Disable iSCSI CHAP 180

        Determine Use Cases for Fibre Channel Zoning 183

        Compare and Contrast Array and Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning 183

            Array Thin Provisioning 183

            Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning 184

            Determine Use Case for and Configure Array Thin Provisioning 184

    Summary 185

    Exam Preparation Tasks 185

    Review All the Key Topics 185

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 186

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 186

    Answer Review Questions 186

Chapter 5 Storage, Part 2 189

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 189

    Foundation Topics 193

    Objective 3.2–Confi gure Software-defi ned Storage 193

        Explain VSAN and VVOL Architectural Components 193

            VSAN 193

            VVOL 194

        Determine the Role of Storage Providers in VSAN 195

        Determine the Role of Storage Providers in VVOLs 196

        Explain VSAN Failure Domains Functionality 197

        Confi gure/Manage VMware Virtual SAN 197

        Create/Modify VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) 201

        Confi gure Storage Policies 202

        Enable/Disable Virtual SAN Fault Domains 203

        Create Virtual Volumes Given the Workload and Availability Requirements 204

        Collect VSAN Observer Output 204

        Create Storage Policies Appropriate for Given Workloads and Availability

        Requirements 206

        Confi gure VVOLs Protocol Endpoints 206

    Objective 3.3–Confi gure vSphere Storage Multipathing and Failover 207

        Explain Common Multipathing Components 207

        Differentiate APD and PDL States 207

        Compare and Contrast Active Optimized vs. Active non-Optimized Port Group States 208

        Explain Features of Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) 209

            MPP 209

            NMP 210

            SATP 210

            PSP 210

        Understand the Effects of a Given Claim Rule on Multipathing and Failover 210

        Explain the Function of Claim Rule Elements 211

        Change the Path Selection Policy Using the UI 213

        Determine the Effect of Changing PSP on Multipathing and Failover 214

        Determine the Effect of Changing SATP on Multipathing and Failover 215

        Confi gure/Manage Storage Load Balancing 215

        Differentiate Available Storage Load Balancing Options 216

        Differentiate Available Storage Multipathing Policies 216

        Confi gure Storage Policies 217

        Locate Failover Events in the UI 218

    Summary 218

    Exam Preparation Tasks 219

    Review All the Key Topics 219

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 220

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 220

    Answer Review Questions 221

Chapter 6 Storage, Part 3 225

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 225

    Foundation Topics 229

    Objective 3.4–Perform Advanced VMFS and NFS Confi gurations and Upgrades 229

        Describe VAAI Primitives for Block Devices and NAS 229

        Enable/Disable vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) 230

        Differentiate VMware File System Technologies 231

        Compare and Contrast VMFS and NFS Datastore Properties 232

        Upgrade VMFS3 to VMFS5 232

        Compare Functionality of New and Upgraded VMFS5 Datastores 233

        Differentiate Physical Mode and Virtual Mode RDMs 233

        Create a Virtual/Physical Mode RDM 234

        Differentiate NFS 3.x and 4.1 Capabilities 235

        Confi gure Bus Sharing 236

        Confi gure Multi-writer Locking 237

        Connect an NFS 4.1 Datastore Using Kerberos 238

        Create/Rename/Delete/Unmount VMFS Datastores 239

            Create a VMFS Datastore 239

            Rename a VMFS Datastore 240

            Delete a VMFS Datastore 240

            Unmount a VMFS Datastore 240

        Mount/Unmount an NFS Datastore 241

            Mount an NFS Datastore 241

            Unmount an NFS Datastore 242

        Extend/Expand VMFS Datastores 242

            Expandable 242

            Extending 242

        Place a VMFS Datastore in Maintenance Mode 243

        Select the Preferred Path/Disable a Path to a VMFS Datastore 244

        Given a Scenario, Determine a Proper Use Case for Multiple VMFS/NFS Datastores 245

    Objective 3.5–Set Up and Confi gure Storage I/O Control 246

        Describe the Benefi ts of SIOC 246

        Enable and Confi gure SIOC 247

        Confi gure/Manage SIOC 249

        Monitor SIOC 250

        Differentiate Between SIOC and Dynamic Queue Depth Throttling Features 252

        Given a Scenario, Determine a Proper Use Case for SIOC 252

        Compare and Contrast the Effects of I/O Contention in Environments With and Without

        SIOC 253

    Summary 253

    Exam Preparation Tasks 254

    Review All the Key Topics 254

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 255

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 255

    Answer Review Questions 255

Chapter 7 Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x 259

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 259

    Foundation Topics 263

    Objective 4.1–Perform ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Upgrades 263

        Update Manager 263

        Confi gure Download Source(s) 264

        Set Up UMDS to Set Up Download Repository 265

        Import ESXi Images 265

        Create Baselines and/or Baseline Groups 267

        Attach Baselines to vSphere Objects 267

        Scan vSphere Objects 269

        Stage Patches and Extensions 269

        Remediate an Object 269

        Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch 270

        Upgrade VMware Tools 271

        Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware 272

        Upgrade an ESXi Host Using vCenter Update Manager 273

        Stage Multiple ESXi Host Upgrades 274

    Objective 4.2–Perform vCenter Server Upgrades 276

        Compare the Methods of Upgrading vCenter Server 276

            Embedded Architecture Deployment 278

            External Architecture Deployment 278

        Back Up vCenter Server Database and Certifi cates 279

            Embedded Windows vCenter Server 279

            Embedded Linux vCenter Server Appliance Database 279

            Certificates 280

        Perform Update as Prescribed for Appliance or Installable 280

            Pre-Upgrade Updates for Linux vCenter Appliance 280

            Pre-Upgrade Updates for Windows Installer 281

        Upgrade vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) 281

        Given a Scenario, Determine the Upgrade Compatibility of an Environment 283

            Scenario Conclusion 284

        Determine Correct Order of Steps to Upgrade a vSphere Implementation 284

    Summary 285

    Exam Preparation Tasks 285

    Review All the Key Topics 285

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 286

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 287

    Answer Review Questions 287

Chapter 8 Resource Pools 289

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 289

    Foundation Topics 293

    Objective 5.1–Confi gure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools 293

        Understand/Apply 293

        Determine the Effect of the Expandable Reservation Parameter on

        Resource Allocation 295

        Create a Resource Pool Hierarchical Structure 296

        Confi gure Custom Resource Pool Attributes 301

        Determine How Resource Pools Apply to vApps 301

        Describe vFlash Architecture 301

        Create/Remove a Resource Pool 306

        Add/Remove Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool 308

        Create/Delete vFlash Resource Pool 309

        Assign vFlash Resources to VMDKs 309

        Given a Scenario, Determine Appropriate Shares, Reservations, and Limits for

        Hierarchical Resource Pools 311

    Summary 312

    Exam Preparation Tasks 312

    Review All the Key Topics 312

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 313

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 313

    Answer Review Questions 313

Chapter 9 Backup and Recovery 317

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 317

    Foundation Topics 321

    Objective 6.1–Confi gure and Administer a vSphere Backups/Restore/Replication Solution 321

        Compare and Contrast vSphere Replication Compression Methods 321

        Differentiate VMware Data Protection Capabilities 322

        Confi gure Recovery Point Objective (RPO) for a Protected Virtual Machine 323

        Explain VMware Data Protection Sizing Guidelines 324

        Create/Delete/Consolidate Virtual Machine Snapshots 325

        Install and Confi gure VMware Data Protection 327

        Create a Backup Job with VMware Data Protection 334

        Backup/Restore a Virtual Machine with VMware Data Protection 335

        Install/Confi gure/Upgrade vSphere Replication 340

        Confi gure VMware Certifi cate Authority (VMCA) integration with vSphere Replication 341

        Confi gure vSphere Replication for Single/Multiple VMs 342

        Recover a VM Using vSphere Replication 345

        Perform a Failback Operation Using vSphere Replication 346

        Deploy a Pair of vSphere Replication Virtual Appliances 347

    Summary 347

    Exam Preparation Tasks 347

    Review All the Key Topics 347

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 348

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 348

    Answer Review Questions 348

Chapter 10 Troubleshoot Common Issues 351

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 351

    Foundation Topics 354

    Objective 7.1–Troubleshoot vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machines 354

        Monitor Status of the vCenter Server Service 354

        Perform Basic Maintenance of a vCenter Server Database 357

        Monitor Status of ESXi Management Agents 359

        Determine ESXi Host Stability Issues and Gather Diagnostics Information 361

        Monitor ESXi System Health 368

        Locate and Analyze vCenter Server and ESXi Logs 369

        Determine the Appropriate Command-Line Interface (CLI) Command for a Given Troubleshooting Task 372

        Troubleshoot Common Issues 376

            vCenter Server Service 377

            Single Sign-On (SSO) 378

            vCenter Server Connectivity 380

            Virtual Machine Resource Contention, Configuration, and Operation 383

            Platform Services Controller (PSC) 386

            Problems with Installation 387

            VMware Tools Installation 388

            Fault Tolerant Network Latency 389

    Summary 391

    Exam Preparation Tasks 391

    Review All the Key Topics 391

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 391

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 392

    Answer Review Questions 392

Chapter 11 Troubleshoot Storage, Networks, and Upgrades 395

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 395

    Foundation Topics 399

    Objective 7.2–Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Network Issues 399

        Identify and Isolate Network and Storage Resource Contention and Latency Issues 399

        Monitor Networking and Storage Resources Using vROps Alerts and All Badges 399

        Verify Network and Storage Confi guration 404

        Verify a Given Virtual Machine Is Confi gured with the Correct Network Resources 410

        Monitor/Troubleshoot Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) Issues 414

        Recognize the Impact of Network and Storage I/O Control Confi gurations 418

        Recognize a Connectivity Issue Caused by a VLAN/PVLAN 422

        Troubleshoot Common Issues 423

            Storage and Network 423

            Virtual Switch and Port Group Configuration 426

            Physical Network Adapter Configuration 427

            VMFS Metadata Consistency 428

    Objective 7.3–Troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades 430

        Collect Upgrade Diagnostic Information 431

        Recognize Common Upgrade Issues with vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 431

        Create/Locate/Analyze VMware Log Bundles 432

        Determine Alternative Methods to Upgrade ESXi Hosts in the Event of Failure 434

            VMware Update Manager 434

            Interactively Using the ESXi Installer 434

            Scripted Upgrades 435

            vSphere Auto Deploy 437

            ESXi Command Line 438

        Confi gure vCenter Server Logging Options 439

    Summary 442

    Preparation Tasks 442

    Review All the Key Topics 442

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 442

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 442

    Answer Review Questions 443

Chapter 12 Troubleshoot Performance 447

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 447

    Foundation Topics 450

    Objective 7.4–Troubleshoot and Monitor vSphere Performance 450

        Monitor CPU and Memory Usage (Including vRealize Badges and Alerts) 450

        Identify and Isolate CPU and Memory Contention Issues 451

        Recognize Impact of Using CPU/Memory Limits, Reservations, and Shares 452

        Describe and Differentiate Critical Performance Metrics 454

        Describe and Differentiate Common Metrics–Memory 455

        Describe and Differentiate Common Metrics–CPU 463

        Describe and Differentiate Common Metrics–Network 465

        Describe and Differentiate Common Metrics–Storage 466

        Monitor Performance Through ESXTOP 467

        Troubleshoot Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) Issues 473

        Troubleshoot Virtual Machine Performance via vRealize Operations 477

        Compare and Contrast Overview and Advanced Charts 483

        Describe How Tasks and Events Are Viewed in vCenter Server 484

        Identify Host Power Management Policy 489

    Summary 491

    Exam Preparation Tasks 491

    Review All the Key Topics 491

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 491

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 492

    Answer Review Questions 492

Chapter 13 Troubleshoot Clusters 495

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 495

    Foundation Topics 497

    Objective 7.5–Troubleshoot HA and DRS Confi guration and Fault Tolerance 497

        Troubleshoot Issues with DRS Workload Balancing 497

        Troubleshoot Issues with HA Failover/Redundancy, Capacity, and Network Confi guration 500

        Troubleshoot Issues with HA/DRS Cluster Confi guration 507

        Troubleshoot Issues with vMotion/Storage vMotion Confi guration and/or Migration 511

        Troubleshoot Issues with Fault Tolerance Confi guration and Failover Issues 514

        Explain DRS Resource Distribution Graph and Target/Current Host Load Deviation 519

        Explain vMotion Resource Maps 523

    Summary 524

    Exam Preparation Tasks 524

    Review All the Key Topics 524

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 525

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 525

    Answer Review Questions 525

Chapter 14 Deploy and Consolidate 529

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 529

    Foundation Topics 532

    Objective 8.1–Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy 532

        Describe the Components and Architecture of an Auto Deploy Environment 532

        Use Auto Deploy Image Builder and PowerCLI Scripts 533

        Implement Host Profi les with an Auto Deploy of an ESXi Host 537

        Install and Confi gure Auto Deploy 539

        Understand PowerCLI cmdlets for Auto Deploy 540

        Deploy Multiple ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy 541

        Given a Scenario, Explain the Auto Deploy Deployment Model Needed to Meet a

        Business Requirement 542

    Objective 8.2–Customize Host Profi le Settings 542

        Edit an Answer File to Customize ESXi Host Settings 542

        Modify and Apply a Storage Path Selection Plug-in (PSP) to a Device Using Host Profi les 543

        Modify and Apply Switch Confi gurations Across Multiple Hosts Using a Host Profi le 544

        Create/Edit/Remove a Host Profi le from an ESXi Host 546

        Import/Export a Host Profi le 548

        Attach and Apply a Host Profi le to ESXi Hosts in a Cluster 549

        Perform Compliance Scanning and Remediation of an ESXi Host and Clusters Using Host Profi les 552

        Enable or Disable Host Profi le Components 555

    Objective 8.3–Consolidate Physical Workloads Using VMware Converter 556

        Install a vCenter Converter Standalone Instance 556

        Convert Physical Workloads Using vCenter Converter 557

        Modify Server Resources During Conversion 561

        Interpret and Correct Errors During Conversion 562

        Deploy a Physical Host as a Virtual Machine Using vCenter Converter 563

        Collect Diagnostic Information During Conversion Operation 564

        Resize Partitions During the Conversion Process 564

        Given a Scenario, Determine Which Virtual Disk Format to Use 565

    Summary 565

    Exam Preparation Tasks 566

    Review All the Key Topics 566

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 566

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 566

    Answer Review Questions 567

Chapter 15 Confi gure and Administer vSphere Availability Solutions 569

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 569

    Foundation Topics 573

    Objective 9.1–Confi gure Advanced vSphere HA Features 573

        Modify vSphere HA Advanced Cluster Settings 573

        Confi gure a Network for Use with HA Heartbeats 574

        Apply an Admission Control Policy for HA 575

        Enable/Disable Advanced vSphere HA Settings 576

        Confi gure Different Heartbeat Datastores for an HA Cluster 578

        Apply Virtual Machine Monitoring for a Cluster 579

        Confi gure Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP) Settings 580

        Implement vSphere HA on a Virtual SAN Cluster 581

        Explain How vSphere HA Communicates with Distributed Resource Scheduler and

        Distributed Power Management 581

    Objective 9.2–Confi gure Advanced vSphere DRS Features 582

        Confi gure VM-Host Affi nity/Anti-affi nity Rules 582

        Confi gure VM-VM Affi nity/Anti-affi nity Rules 584

        Add/Remove Host DRS Group 585

        Add/Remove Virtual Machine DRS Group 585

        Enable/Disable Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Affi nity Rules 586

        Confi gure the Proper Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) Automation Level Based on a

        Set of Business Requirements 587

        Explain How DRS Affi nity Rules Affect Virtual Machine Placement 588

    Summary 589

    Exam Preparation Tasks 589

    Review All the Key Topics 589

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 589

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 590

    Answer Review Questions 590

Chapter 16 Virtual Machines 593

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 593

    Foundation Topics 597

    Objective 10.1–Confi gure Advanced vSphere Virtual Machine Settings 597

        Determine How Using a Shared USB Device Impacts the Environment 597

        Confi gure Virtual Machines for vGPUs, DirectPath I/O, and SR-IOV 598

        Confi gure Virtual Machines for Multicore vCPUs 602

        Differentiate Virtual Machine Confi guration Settings 603

        Interpret Virtual Machine Confi guration File (.vmx) Settings 610

        Enable/Disable Advanced Virtual Machine Settings 611

    Objective 10.2–Create and Manage a Multi-site Content Library 612

        Publish a Content Catalog 613

        Subscribe to a Published Catalog 613

        Determine Which Privileges Are Required to Globally Manage a Content Catalog 613

        Compare the Functionality of Automatic Sync and On-Demand Sync 614

        Confi gure Content Library to Work Across Sites 614

        Confi gure Content Library Authentication 616

        Set/Confi gure Content Library Roles 617

        Add/Remove Content Libraries 618

    Objective 10.3–Confi gure and Maintain a vCloud Air Connection 619

        Create a VPN Connection Between vCloud Air and On-premise Site 619

        Deploy a Virtual Machine Using vCloud Air 621

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        Migrate a Virtual Machine to vCloud Air 621

        Verify VPN Connection Confi guration to vCloud Air 623

        Confi gure vCenter Server Connection to vCloud Air 623

        Confi gure Replicated Objects in vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Service 625

        Given a Scenario, Determine the Required Settings for Virtual Machines Deployed in vCloud Air 627

    Summary 628

    Preparation Tasks 628

    Review All the Key Topics 628

    Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory 628

    Defi nitions of Key Terms 628

    Answer Review Questions 629

Chapter 17 Final Preparation 631

    Getting Ready 631

    Taking the Exam 634

Glossary 639

Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review

Questions 647

Appendix B Memory Tables 655

Appendix C Memory Tables Answer Key 689

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