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Table of Contents

Introduction xxvi

Part I: vSphere Architecture, Integration, and Requirements

Chapter 1 vSphere Overview, Components, and Requirements 3

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 3

Foundation Topics 6

vSphere Components and Editions 6

vCenter Server Topology 10

Infrastructure Requirements 13

Other Requirements 23

VMware Cloud vs. VMware Virtualization 26

Exam Preparation Tasks 28

Review All the Key Topics 28

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 28

Define Key Terms 28

Answer Review Questions 29

Chapter 2 Storage Infrastructure 31

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 31

Foundation Topics 34

Storage Models and Datastore Types 34

vSAN Concepts 47

vSphere Storage Integration 69

Storage Multipathing and Failover 75

Storage Policies 80

Storage DRS (SDRS) 83

Exam Preparation Tasks 87

Review All Key Topics 87

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 87

Define Key Terms 87

Review Questions 88

Chapter 3 Network Infrastructure 91

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 91

Foundation Topics 94

Networking Terms and Concepts 94

vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) 98

vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) 104

vDS Settings and Features 112

Other vSphere Networking Features 120

Exam Preparation Tasks 127

Review All Key Topics 127

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 127

Define Key Terms 127

Review Questions 128

Chapter 4 Clusters and High Availability 131

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 131

Foundation Topics 134

Cluster Concepts and Overview 134

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) 139

vSphere High Availability (HA) 148

Other Resource Management and Availability Features 156

Exam Preparation Tasks 162

Review All Key Topics 162

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 162

Define Key Terms 162

Review Questions 163

Chapter 5 vCenter Server Features and Virtual Machines 167

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 167

Foundation Topics 171

vCenter Server and vSphere 171

Virtual Machine File Structure 178

Virtual Machine Snapshots 180

Virtual Machine Settings 185

Virtual Machine Migration 190

Virtual Machine Cloning 199

Exam Preparation Tasks 202

Review All Key Topics 202

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 202

Define Key Terms 202

Review Questions 203

Chapter 6 VMware Product Integration 205

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 205

Foundation Topics 208

vSphere Add-ons 208

Aria Suite 216

Desktop and Application Virtualization 222

Replication and Disaster Recovery 224

Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds 227

Networking and Security 232

Exam Preparation Tasks 234

Review All Key Topics 234

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 234

Define Key Terms 234

Review Questions 235

Chapter 7 vSphere Security 237

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 237

Foundation Topics 240

vSphere Certificates 240

vSphere Permissions 246

ESXi and vCenter Server Security 257

vSphere Network Security 266

Virtual Machine Security 269

Available Add-on Security 279

Exam Preparation Tasks 282

Review All the Key Topics 282

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 282

Define Key Terms 283

Review Questions 283

Part II: vSphere Installation/Configuration

Chapter 8 vSphere Installation 287

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 287

Foundation Topics 290

Installing ESXi Hosts 290

Deploying vCenter Server Components 301

Configuring Single Sign-On (SSO) 309

Initial vSphere Configuration 318

Exam Preparation Tasks 327

Review All the Key Topics 327

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 327

Define Key Terms 327

Review Questions 328

Chapter 9 Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks 331

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 331

Foundation Topics 334

vSphere Standard Switches (vSS) 334

vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS) 338

VMkernel Networking 342

Managing Host Networking with vDS 354

Exam Preparation Tasks 361

Review All the Key Topics 361

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 361

Define Key Terms 361

Review Questions 362

Part III: vSphere Management and Optimization

Chapter 10 Managing and Monitoring Clusters and Resources 365

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 365

Foundation Topics 368

Creating and Configuring a vSphere Cluster 368

Creating and Configuring a vSphere DRS Cluster 372

Creating and Configuring a vSphere HA Cluster 374

Monitoring and Managing vSphere Resources 377

vCenter Server Management 399

Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions 400

Logging in vSphere 405

Exam Preparation Tasks 412

Review All the Key Topics 412

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 412

Define Key Terms 412

Review Questions 413

Chapter 11 Managing Storage 415

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 415

Foundation Topics 418

Configuring and Managing vSAN 418

Managing Datastores 441

Storage DRS and SIOC 449

iSCSI, iSER, NVMe, and PMem 454

Multipathing, Storage Policies, and vVols 459

Exam Preparation Tasks 468

Review All the Key Topics 468

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 468

Define Key Terms 468

Review Questions 469

Chapter 12 Managing vSphere Security 471

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 471

Foundation Topics 474

Configuring and Managing Authentication and Authorization 474

Configuring and Managing vSphere Certificates 479

General ESXi Security Recommendations 483

Configuring and Managing ESXi Security 494

Additional Security Management 503

Exam Preparation Tasks 510

Review All the Key Topics 510

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 510

Define Key Terms 510

Review Questions 511

Chapter 13 Managing vSphere and vCenter Server 515

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 515

Foundation Topics 518

vCenter Server Backup 518

Upgrading to vSphere 8.0 523

Using vSphere Lifecycle Manager 532

Managing ESXi Hosts 547

Exam Preparation Tasks 569

Review All the Key Topics 569

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 569

Define Key Terms 570

Review Questions 570

Chapter 14 Managing Virtual Machines 573

Do I Know This Already? Quiz 573

Foundation Topics 576

Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines 576

Advanced Virtual Machine Management 598

Content Libraries 604

Exam Preparation Tasks 610

Review All the Key Topics 610

Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 610

Define Key Terms 610

Review Questions 611

Chapter 15 Final Preparation 613

Getting Ready 613

Taking the Exam 614

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

Questions 617

Glossary 637

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Appendix B Memory Tables

Appendix C Memory Table Answers

Appendix D Study Planner

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