VCAP5-DCA Objective 5.1 – Implement and Maintain host profiles

Use Profile Editor to edit and/or disable policies Host profiles eliminate the manual setup of ESXi hosts in a cluster, They ensure that all hosts are identical and there is no user error when making setting changes across a number Continue reading VCAP5-DCA Objective 5.1 – Implement and Maintain host profiles

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

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-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 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment

Knowledge Identify storage provisioning methods Identify available storage monitoring tools, metrics and alarms Skills and Abilities Apply space utilization data to manage storage resources Managing space utilization is easy with the data provided through vCenter, This data is located under Continue reading Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment

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