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  • 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
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    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.

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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
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    • Configuring and administering vSphere high availability
    • Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors

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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

    TOC, 9780789756480, 4/19/2016


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