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 – Build Availability Requirements into the Logical Design

Knowledge Understand what logical availability services are provided by VMware solutions. VMware High Availability – minimizes downtime by restarting virtual machine on remain hosts in case of hardware failure VMware Fault Tolerance – Provides continuous availability in case of hardware failure by running a Continue reading Objective 2.3 – Build Availability Requirements into the Logical Design

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-DCD Objective 1.3 – Determine Risks, Constraints, and Assumptions

Differentiate between the general concepts of a risk, a requirement, a constraint, and an assumption. Risk – is a exactly what it sounds like a risk that might prevent a projects goals or requirements from being completed. An example of this is Continue reading VCAP5-DCD Objective 1.3 – Determine Risks, Constraints, and Assumptions

VCAP5-DCD Objective 1.2 – Gather and analyze application requirements

Given a scenario, gather and analyze application requirements This is what would be included in your current-state analysis  For example we have a scenario where we have been told to virtualise all exchange servers. we would: Capture baseline performance metrics including Continue reading VCAP5-DCD Objective 1.2 – Gather and analyze application requirements

VCAP5-DCD Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements

Associate a stakeholder with the information that needs to be collected. Before  a design can begin the correct information needs to be collected, this information needs to be collected and associated with particular stakeholders. GATHER (information) – DEFINE (requirements) – IDENTIFY(constraints, risks Continue reading VCAP5-DCD Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements

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