VCAP5-DCA Objective 2.4 : Administer vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings

Understand the use of command line tools to configure appropriate vDS settings on an ESXi host There is very limited commands for a Distributed vSwitch through the command line, as you can understand its a way to centralize your networking configuration and really I Continue reading VCAP5-DCA Objective 2.4 : Administer vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings

Objective 2.3 – Deploy and Maintain Scalable Virtual Networking

Understand the NIC Teaming failover types and related physical network settings There are 5 NIC Teaming policies: Route based on the originating virtual switch port ID This is the default configuration and the one that’s most commonly used. It works by choosing Continue reading Objective 2.3 – Deploy and Maintain Scalable Virtual Networking

Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plug-in

Knowledge Explain the Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) layout Skills and Abilities Install and Configure PSA plug-ins Pluggable Storage Architecture(PSA) is made up of  4 smaller modules which are: NMP – Native Multipathing (Generic VMware multipathing module) MPP – Multipathing Plugin Continue reading Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plug-in

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.1 : Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions

Knowledge Identify RAID levels Identify supported HBA types Identify virtual disk format types Skills and Abilities Determine use cases for and configure VMware DirectPath I/O Use case VMware DirectPath I/O is a feature that takes advantages intels VT-d and AMDs AMDIOMMU Continue reading VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.1 : Implement and Manage Complex Storage Solutions