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VCP-DCV for vSphere 8.x (Video Course), 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-534404-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-534404-0

Almost 7 Hours of Video Instruction


Prepare for VMware Professional vSphere 8.x exam success with nearly seven hours of expertly crafted video training.

Earning the VCP-DCV certification demonstrates that you can implement, configure, manage, and support virtual infrastructure and clouds built on VMware vSphere 8 and that you understand the components, features, and use cases for vSphere 8. To earn the VCP-DCV certification, you must pass the Professional vSphere 8 exam. This video course is designed to help you achieve exam success. It provides details on the exam objectives as stated in the exam blueprint, as well as technical details, explanations, and real-world examples, and serves as a comprehensive resource for IT professionals seeking to validate their expertise in vSphere 8.x administration.

VMware training expert John A. Davis provides detailed insights into vSphere architecture, installation, and integration, covering topics such as ESXi and vCenter Server deployment, single sign-on configuration, and initial vSphere setup. Youll learn about storage infrastructure, from traditional to software-defined storage solutions, along with networking configurations, security protocols, and performance monitoring techniques. The course covers advanced topics such as cluster configuration, resource management, and virtual machine lifecycle management so you can effectively manage and optimize vSphere environments.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate/Advanced

Learn How To: 

  • Prepare for the VCP-DCV qualifying exam.
  • Master vSphere environment implementation, configuration, and management.
  • Deploy ESXi and vCenter Server efficiently, ensuring a robust virtualization infrastructure.
  • Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for streamlined authentication across vSphere components.
  • Optimize storage infrastructure by leveraging traditional and software-defined storage solutions.
  • Implement networking policies and manage network infrastructure effectively.
  • Strengthen vSphere security through certificate management, authentication mechanisms, and permissions settings.
  • Configure and manage virtual machines, including cloning, migrations, and template usage.
  • Implement advanced virtual machine management techniques such as vMotion and Storage vMotion.
  • Monitor and optimize resource usage, ensuring efficient cluster configuration and resource.


Who Should Take This Course:

This course is ideal for individuals preparing for the VCP-DCV 8.x exam. It is recommended that you have 6-12 months of practical experience in implementing, managing, and supporting vSphere environments. It is tailored for IT professionals, including system administrators, infrastructure administrators, and virtualization engineers, who have a solid understanding of storage, networking, hardware, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts.

Course Requirements: 

6-12 months of hands-on experience implementing, managing, and supporting a vSphere environment, including knowledge of storage, networking, hardware, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts.

About Pearson Video Training: 

Pearson publishes expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que Topics include: IT Certification, Network Security, Cisco Technology, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, and more.  Learn more about Pearson Video training at  http://www.informit.com/video.

Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson. 

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Course Introduction

Lesson 1: Exam Details and General Recommendations

Certification Purpose and Requirements

Exam Purpose and Logistics 

Exam Objectives Details Part 1 

Exam Objectives Details Part 2 

Exam Preparation Resources

Exam Preparation Recommendations 

Lesson 2: vSphere Overview, Installation, and Integration

vSphere Editions, Components, and Topology 

vSphere Requirements 

vSphere in SDDC and Hybrid Clouds 

Install ESXi  

Install vCenter Server 

Single Sign-On Configuration 

Initial vSphere Configuration 

Lesson 3: Storage Infrastructure, Configuration, and Management

Traditional Storage and Software Defined Storage 

Datastore Types 

Storage Multipathing 

VMFS and NFS Datastore Configuration and Management 

vSphere Storage Integration and Storage Policies 

vSAN Characteristics, Features, Limitations 

vSAN Requirements, Fault Domains, Considerations 

vSAN Installation, Configuration, and Management 


Storage DRS and SIOC

Lesson 4: Network Infrastructure, Configuration, and Management

Network Terminology 

vSphere Standard Switches 

vSphere Distributed Switches 

VMkernel Virtual Adapters and TCP/IP Stacks 

Networking Policies 

NIOC, DirectPath, SR-IOV 

Manage Hosts with Distributed Switches 

Lesson 5: vSphere Security

vSphere Certificates 

vSphere Authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO) 

vSphere Permissions 

ESXi Security - Part 1

ESXi Security - Part 2

vCenter Server Security and vSphere Network Security 

Virtual Machine Security 


Lesson 6: Cluster Configuration, Resource Management, and Optimization

vSphere Clusters and Services Overview 

vSphere DRS 

vSphere DRS Rules and Resource Pools 

vSphere HA 

vSphere HA Response, Admission Control, and Options 

Other vSphere Availability Features 

vSphere Tanzu

Resource and Performance Monitoring 

vSphere Alarms

vSphere Logging 

Lesson 7: Managing vSphere Services and Virtual Machines 

Virtual Machine Configuration and Use 

Virtual Machine File Structure and Snapshots 

Virtual Machine Upgrades 

Virtual Machine Migrations 

vMotion and Storage vMotion 

Virtual Machine Cloning and Templates 

Content Library 

Advanced Virtual Machine Management 

vSphere Upgrades and Lifecycle Management 

vCenter Server Monitoring and Management 



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