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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.
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:
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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About the Author xix
About the Reviewers xxii
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