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 2.4 – Build Manageability Requirements into the Logical Design

Knowledge Understand what management services are provided by VMware solutions. vMA vCenter PowerCLI vCLI vCenter Orchestrator vSphere API vSphere HA vSphere DRS Auto Deploy Scheduled Tasks Host Profiles Identify and differentiate infrastructure qualities (Availability, Manageability, Performance, Recoverability, Security) See Previous Continue reading Objective 2.4 – Build Manageability Requirements into the Logical Design

VCAP5-DCD Objective 2.2 – Map Service Dependencies

Knowledge Identify basic service dependencies for infrastructure and application services. This will be done during the current state analysis, There are products that will help identify application dependencies like VMware vCenter Application Discover Manager or even VMware Infrastructure Navigator can highlight dependencies. For example a Continue reading VCAP5-DCD Objective 2.2 – Map Service Dependencies

VCAP5-DCD Objective 2.1 –Map Business Requirements to the Logical Design

Knowledge Explain the common components of logical design. The common components of a Logical Design are: Focuses on satisfying the design factors (requirements, risks, constraints  assumptions) relationships between all major infrastructure components How to arrange components Does not contain physical detail like ports or ip addresses etc Continue reading VCAP5-DCD Objective 2.1 –Map Business Requirements to the Logical Design

VCAP5-DCA Objective 2.1 : Implement and Manage Complex Virtual Networks

Configure SNMP SNMP (Simple Network management Protocol) is available and supported by basically all devices in the IT world most people would reffer to it as SNMP trap which is an alert sent by an SNMP agent to a management Continue reading VCAP5-DCA Objective 2.1 : Implement and Manage Complex Virtual Networks

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