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VCAP5-DCA Objective 8.2 : Administer vSphere Using the vSphere Management Assistant

Install and configure vMA Download the vMA appliance from VMware and install it using OVF template thats available. Basically follow the bouncing ball, configure network and then enter vi-admin password. The only other configuration that could be done is adding the vMA appliance…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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