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  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 624
  • Edition: 1st
  • Rough Cuts
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-296565-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-296565-1

This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.

Trust the bestselling Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for VCP5 exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

 **Note to readers**  In March 2013 VMware renamed the VCP5 (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5) to VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 - Data Center Virtualization).

The Official VCP5 Certification 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.

  • Master VMware VCP510 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions on the DVD

The Official VCP5 Certification Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VCP510 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5. VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) Bill Ferguson shares 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.


The companion DVD contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.


Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, 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.


The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP510 exam, including:

  • Understanding how virtualization can best be integrated into today's real-world IT environments
  • Recognizing what to change, and what to leave alone
  • Planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading vCenter Server and VMware ESXi Planning and configuring vSphere networking and storage
  • Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and vApps
  • Establishing and Maintaining Service Levels
  • Performing basic troubleshooting
  • Monitoring vSphere implementations
  • Managing vCenter Server alarms
  • Preparing for the future of VMware virtualization

The Official VCP5 Certification 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

    About the Author xix

    Dedication xx

    Acknowlegments xxi

    About the Reviewers xxii

    Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 Planning, Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading vCenter Server and VMware ESXi 3

    “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz 3

    Installing and Configuring vCenter Server 6

        Identifying Available vSphere and vCenter Server Editions 6

        Deploying the vCenter Appliance 9

        Installing vCenter Server into a Virtual Machine 14

        Sizing the vCenter Server Database 17

        Installing Additional vCenter Server Components 17

    Installing/Removing vSphere Client Plug-Ins 18

        Enabling/Disabling vSphere Client Plug-Ins 19

        Licensing vCenter Server 19

        Determining Availability Requirements for vCenter Server in a

        Given vSphere Implementation 21

        Determining Use Cases for vSphere Client and Web Client 22

    Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi 22

        Performing an Interactive Installation of ESXi 22

        Deploying an ESXi Host Using Auto Deploy 24

        Configuring NTP on an ESXi Host 26

        Configuring DNS and Routing on an ESXi Host 27

        Enabling/Configuring/Disabling Hyperthreading 27

        Enabling/Sizing/Disabling Memory Compression Cache 28

        Licensing an ESXi Host 30

    Planning and Performing Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi 31

        Identifying Upgrade Requirements for ESXi Hosts 31

        Identifying Steps Required to Upgrade a vSphere Implementation 32

        Upgrading a vSphere Distributed Switch 33

        Upgrading from VMFS3 to VMFS5 34

        Upgrading VMware Tools 34

        Upgrading Virtual Machine Hardware 37

        Upgrading an ESXi Host using vCenter Update Manager 39

        Determining Whether an In-Place Upgrade Is Appropriate in a Given Upgrade Scenario 42

    Securing vCenter Server and ESXi 43

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