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VCP-DVC Lab Booklet: 40 specific labs for the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center

Overview

There's no substitute for hands-on experience, especially if you're preparing for VMware's new VCP5-DCV certification exam. VCP5-DCV Lab Booklet reinforces your other study, classroom, or work experience with 60 practice labs fully aligned to both VMware's newest exam blueprint and VMware Press's Official Cert Guide. The only VCP5 lab book on the market, it covers dozens of real-world applications, including:

  • Installing and configuring ESXi, ...
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Overview

There's no substitute for hands-on experience, especially if you're preparing for VMware's new VCP5-DCV certification exam. VCP5-DCV Lab Booklet reinforces your other study, classroom, or work experience with 60 practice labs fully aligned to both VMware's newest exam blueprint and VMware Press's Official Cert Guide. The only VCP5 lab book on the market, it covers dozens of real-world applications, including:

  • Installing and configuring ESXi, vCenter Server, and the vSphere Client/vSphere Web Client
  • Upgrading an ESXi Host using vCenter Update Manager
  • Managing services and permissions
  • Working with vSphere Distributed Switches
  • Configuring load balancing, failover, VLANs/PVLANs, and traffic shaping
  • Working with shares, hardware and software initiators, and datastores
  • Configuring and deploying a Guest OS into a new VM
  • Managing virtual disks and disk shares
  • Installing, upgrading, or updating VMware tools
  • Configuring and modifying virtual CPUs, Memory Resources, and virtual NIC adapters Creating, cloning, exporting, and adding objects to vApps
  • Creating, cloning, templating, and deploying VMs
  • Configuring VM options and power settings
  • Creating, configuring, monitoring, and deleting clusters
  • Configuring VMware fault tolerance networking and resource pools
  • Migrating VMs with vMotion/Storage vMotion
  • Creating, deleting, and consolidating VM snapshots
  • Creating backups of VMware Data Protection
  • Monitoring ESXi system health and exporting diagnostic information
  • Using vCenter logging and alarms
  • And much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789753366
  • Publisher: VMware Press
  • Publication date: 6/8/2025
  • Series: VMware Press Certification Series
  • Edition description: Lab Manual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150

Table of Contents

Section I
1. Perform an Interactive Installation of ESXi Using Media or PXE
2. Configure NTP, DNS, and Routing on an ESXi Host
3. Install vCenter Server into a Virtual Machine
4. Install and Configure the vSphere Client/vSphere Web Client
5. Configure and License vCenter Server
6. Upgrade an ESXi Host using vCenter Update Manager
7. Enable/Configure/Disable Services in the ESXi Firewall
8. Add/Modify/Remove Permissions for Users and Groups on vCenter Server Inventory Objects

Section II
9. Create/Delete a vSphere Distributed Switch
10. Add/Remove ESXi Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
11. Create/Configure/Remove Virtual Adapters
12. Configure Load Balancing and Failover Policies
13. Configure VLAN/PVLAN Settings
14. Configure Traffic Shaping Policies

Section III
15. Create an NFS share for Use with Vsphere
16. Configure/Edit Hardware/Dependent Hardware Initiators
17. Enable/Disable Software iSCSI Initiator
18. Create/Rename/Delete/Unmount a VMFS Datastore
19. Mount/Unmount an NFS Datastore

Section IV
20. Configure and Deploy a Guest OS into a New Virtual Machine
21. Configure/Modify Disk Controller for Virtual Disks
22. Configure Appropriate Virtual Disk Type for a Virtual Machine
23. Create/Convert Thin/Thick Provisioned Virtual Disks
24. Configure Disk Shares
25. Install/Upgrade/Update VMware Tools
26. Configure Virtual Machine Time Synchronization
27. Configure/Modify virtual CPU and Memory Resources According to OS and Application Requirements
28. Configure/Modify virtual NIC Adapter and Connect Virtual Machines to Appropriate Network Resources
29. Create/Clone/Export a vApplication and Add Objects to an Existing vApplication
30. Edit vApp settings and Suspend/Resume a vApp
31. Create a Virtual Machine
32. Clone An Existing Virtual Machine
33. Create a Template from An Existing Virtual Machine
34. Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
35. Update Existing Virtual Machine Templates
36. Configure Virtual Machine Options
37. Configure Virtual Machine Power Settings
38. Configure Virtual Machine Boot Options

Section V
39. Create/Delete a DRS/HA Cluster
40. Add/Remove ESXi Hosts from a DRS/HA Cluster
41. Add/Remove Virtual Machines from a DRS/HA Cluster
42. Configure Storage DRS
43. Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
44. Monitor a DRS/HA Cluster
45. Configure VMware Fault Tolerance Networking
46. Enable/Disable VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine
47. Create/Remove a Resource Pool
48. Configure Resource Pool Attributes
49. Add/Remove Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool
50. Migrate Virtual Machines using vMotion/Storage vMotion
51. Configure Virtual Machine Swap File Location
52. Migrate a Powered-Off Or Suspended Virtual Machine
53. Create/Delete/Consolidate Virtual Machine Snapshots
54. Install and Configure and Create a Backup of VMware Data Protection
55. Install and Configure vCenter Update Manager
56. Create/Edit/Delete an Update Manager Baseline

Section VI
57. Monitor ESXi System Health and Export Diagnostic Information

Section VII
58. Configure vCenter Server Logging Options
59. Create vCenter Server Utilization and Connectivity Alarms
60. Configure Alarm Triggers and Actions

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