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08/29/2016
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VMware Press
vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620): VMware Certified Professional 6 / Edition 1

vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620): VMware Certified Professional 6 / Edition 1

by Bill Ferguson
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ISBN-13: 9780789756497
Publisher: VMware Press
Publication date: 08/29/2016
Series: VMware Press Series
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 578,579
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Bill Ferguson, VCI 3, 4, 5, 6; VCP6-DCV, VCP6-NV; CCSI; and MCT Alumni has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Originally in technical sales and IT consulting with Sprint, he made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. He now runs his own company, Parallel Connections, as an independent contractor and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama, working worldwide for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies. In addition, he has written and produced many technical training videos and books. Bill’s aspiration is as follows: “My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for others to learn than it was for me to learn. Toward that end, I strive to provide an effective learning environment whether in person, in print, or online.”

Table of Contents

About This Book xxiv

Chapter 1 Identifying vSphere Architecture and Solutions

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Identifying and Explaining vSphere Editions and Features

Identifying Available vSphere and vCenter Server Editions

Data Center Solutions That Interact with vSphere

ESXi and vCenter Server Architectures and New Solutions

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vCenter Server and vCenter Database Requirements

Sizing the vCenter Server Database

vCenter Server Software Requirements

Licensing vCenter Server

Creating a Database Connection to the vCenter Server Database

Determining Availability Requirements for vCenter Server

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 3 Installing and Configuring ESXi

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

ESXi Host Requirements

Performing an Interactive Installation of ESXi

Configuring NTP on an ESXi Host

Configuring DNS and Routing on an ESXi Host

Licensing an ESXi Host

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 4 Configuring vSphere Standard Switches

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) Capabilities

Creating/Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch

Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch

Adding/Editing/Removing vmnics on a vSphere Standard Switch

Configuring VMkernel Ports for Network Services

Adding/Configuring/Removing Port Groups on a vSphere Standard Switch

Determining Use Cases for a vSphere Standard Switch

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 5 Configuring vSphere Distributed Switches

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vSphere Distributed Switch Capabilities

Creating/Deleting a vSphere Distributed Switch

Deleting a vDS

Adding/Removing ESXi Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch

Adding/Configuring/Removing dvPort Groups

Adding/Removing Uplink Adapters to dvUplink Groups

Creating/Configuring/Removing Virtual Adapters

Migrating Virtual Adapters to/from a vSphere Standard Switch

Migrating Virtual Machines to/from a vSphere Standard Switch

Configuring LACP on Uplink Port Groups

Determining Use Cases for a vSphere Distributed Switch

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 6 Configuring vSS and vDS Features

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Common vSS and vDS Policies

Configuring dvPort Group Blocking Policies

Configuring Load Balancing and Failover Policies

Load Balancing

Network Failover Detection

Notify Switches

Failback

Configuring VLAN and PVLAN Settings

Configuring VLAN Policy Settings on a vDS

Configuring Traffic Shaping Policies

Traffic Shaping Policies for vSphere Standard Switches

Traffic Shaping Policies for vSphere Distributed Switches

Enabling TCP Segmentation Offload Support for a Virtual Machine

Enabling Jumbo Frames Support on Appropriate Components

Enabling Jumbo Frames for VMkernel Interface on a vSS

Enabling Jumbo Frame Support on Virtual Machines

Determining Appropriate VLAN Configuration for a vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 7 Connecting Shared Storage Devices to vSphere

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Storage Adapters and Devices

Identifying Storage Adapters and Devices

DAS (Direct Attached Storage)

Fibre Channel

FCoE

iSCSI

NAS

VSAN

Storage Naming Conventions

Storage Naming Conventions for Local and SAN

Hardware/Dependent Hardware/Software iSCSI Initiators

Zoning and LUN Masking

Zoning

Masking

Scanning/Rescanning Storage

Creating an NFS Share for Use with vSphere

Connecting to an NAS Device

Configuring and Editing Hardware and Dependent Hardware Initiators

Configuring and Editing Software Initiator Settings

Configuring iSCSI Port Binding

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 8 Configuring Software-Defined Storage

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Benefits of NFS 4.1

NFS v4.1 Multipathing and Load Balancing

Additional Security in NFS 4.1 Provided by Kerberos Authentication

Virtual SAN Hardware Requirements

Virtual SAN Network Requirements

Use Cases for VSAN Configurations

Configuring and Managing Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)

Registering Storage Providers for Virtual Volumes

Create a Virtual Datastore

Review and Manage Protocol Endpoints

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 9 Creating and Configuring VMFS and NFS Datastores

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Supported NFS Versions

Configuring NFS Storage for vmdk Formatting

Configuring Storage Multipathing (SAN)

Disabling a Path to a VMFS Datastore

Determining VMFS Requirements

Configuring and Managing VMFS Extents

Extending/Expanding VMFS Datastores

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 10 Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Capabilities of Virtual Machine Hardware Versions

Identifying VMware Tools Device Drivers

Methods to Access and Use Virtual Machine Console

Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

Virtual Machine Requirements for DirectPath I/O Passthrough

Configuring and Deploying a Guest OS into a New Virtual Machine

Configuring/Modifying Virtual CPU and Memory Resources

Configuring and Modifying Virtual Machine CPU

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 11 Creating and Deploying vApps

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vApp Requirements

Creating/Cloning/Exporting a vApp

Adding Objects to an Existing vApp

Configuring and Editing vApp Settings

Application Properties

Deployment

Authoring

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 12 Managing Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Cloning and Template Options

Configuring Virtual Machine Options

General Options

VMware Tools

Power Management

Advanced Options

Fibre Channel NPIV

Configuring Virtual Machine Boot Options

Configuring Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Options

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines

Creating a Template from an Existing Virtual Machine

Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template

Updating Existing Virtual Machine Templates

Configuring CPU and Memory Reservations and Shares

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 13 Administering Virtual Machines and vApps

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Files Used by Virtual Machines

Locations for Virtual Machine Configuration Files and Virtual Disks

Common Practices for Securing Virtual Machines

Configuring IP Pools

Configuring and Managing a Content Library

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 14 Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

DRS Virtual Machine Entitlement

Creating/Deleting a DRS/HA Cluster

Adding/Removing ESXi Hosts

Adding or Removing Virtual Machines

Configuring Storage DRS

Configuring VM Component Protection

Configuring Migration Thresholds for DRS and Virtual Machines

Configuring Automation Levels for DRS and Virtual Machines

Configuring Admission Control for HA and Virtual Machines

Admission Control

Determining Appropriate Failover Methodology and Required Resources for HA

Host Failures the Cluster Tolerates

Percentage of Cluster Resources as Failover Spare Capacity

Specify Failover Hosts

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 15 Planning and Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

VMware Fault Tolerance Requirements

Configuring VMware Fault Tolerance Networking

Enabling/Disabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine

Testing an FT Configuration

Determining Use Case for Enabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 16 Creating and Administering Resource Pools

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Resource Pool Hierarchies

Defining the Expandable Reservation Parameter

vFlash Architecture

Creating/Removing a Resource Pool

Configuring Resource Pool Attributes

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool

Creating and Deleting a vFlash Resource Pool

Determining Resource Pool Requirements for a Given vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 17 Migrating Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Requirements for vMotion and Storage vMotion

ESXi and VM Requirements for vMotion

ESXi and VM Requirements for Storage vMotion

Enhanced vMotion (Cross-Host vMotion)

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility CPU Requirements

Long-Distance vMotion

Snapshot Requirements for vMotion/Storage vMotion Migration

Migrating Virtual Machines Using vMotion/Storage vMotion

Migrating a VM Using vMotion

Migrating a VM’s Files Using Storage vMotion

Configuring Virtual Machine Swap File Location

Migrating a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine

Utilizing Storage vMotion Techniques

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 18 Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Snapshot Requirements

VMware Data Protection Requirements and Sizing Guidelines

VMware Data Protection Sizing Guidelines

VMware Data Protection Version Offerings

vSphere Replication Architecture

Creating/Deleting/Consolidating Virtual Machine Snapshots

Installing and Configuring VMware Data Protection

Creating a Backup Job with VMware Data Protection

Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading vSphere Replication

Configuring Replication for Single/Multiple VMs

Recovering a VM Using vSphere Replication

Performing a Failback Operation Using vSphere Replication

Determining an Appropriate Backup Solution for a Given vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 19 Updating ESXi and Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Patching Requirements for ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine Hardware/Tools

Creating/Editing/Removing a Host Profile from an ESXi Host

Importing/Exporting a Host Profile

Attaching/Applying a Host Profile to an ESXi Host or Cluster

Performing Compliance Scanning and Remediation of an ESXi Host Using Host Profiles

Installing and Configuring vCenter Update Manager

Configuring Patch Download Options

Creating/Editing/Deleting an Update Manager Baseline

Attaching an Update Manager Baseline to an ESXi Host or Cluster

Scanning and Remediating ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine Hardware/Tools Using Update

Manager or Staging for Later

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 20 Performing Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Server

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

ESXi Host Troubleshooting Guidelines

Learn How to Access Support Mode

Know How to Retrieve Host Logs

vCenter Troubleshooting Guidelines

Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard

Retrieve Installation Logs Manually (Windows Installation)

Collect Deployment Log Files (vCenter Appliance)

Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle

Troubleshooting Common Installation Issues

Troubleshooting Boot Order

Troubleshooting License Assignment

Troubleshooting Plug-Ins

Monitoring ESXi System Health

Exporting Diagnostic Information

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 21 Performing Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Server Operations

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Verifying Network Configuration

Troubleshooting Common Storage Issues

Verifying Storage Configuration

Troubleshooting Common VM Issues

Verifying Storage Configuration

Troubleshooting Storage Reports and Storage Maps

Verifying Correct Network Resources

Troubleshooting Virtual Switch and Port Group Configuration Issues

Troubleshooting Physical Network Adapter Configuration Issues

Identifying and Detecting Common Knowledge Base Article Solutions

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 22 Performing Basic Troubleshooting of Virtual Machine Operations

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Troubleshooting Virtual Machine Resource Contention Issues

Troubleshooting Storage Overcommitment Issues

Excessive Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance

Path Thrashing Causes Slow Performance

Troubleshooting iSCSI Software Initiator Configuration Issues

Fault Tolerant VM Network Latency Issues

Troubleshooting VMware Tools Installation Issues

Troubleshooting VM States

Virtual Machine Constraints

Identifying the Root Cause of a Storage Issue

Identifying Common Virtual Machine Boot Disk Errors

Setting and Managing Settings in the vSphere Web Client

Correcting Common Warnings and Alerts Within the vSphere Web Client

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 23 Monitoring ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Viewing Tasks and Events in vCenter

Viewing by Object Selected in the Navigator

Filtering the Output

Filtering by Keyword

Critical Performance Metrics

Common Memory Metrics

Common CPU Metrics

Common Network Metrics

Common Storage Metrics

Comparing and Contrasting Overview and Advanced Charts

Configuring SNMP for vCenter Server

Configuring Active Directory and SMTP Settings for vCenter Server

Configuring Active Directory Settings for vCenter

Configuring SMTP Settings for a vCenter Server

Configuring vCenter Server Logging Options

Creating a Log Bundle

Creating/Editing/Deleting a Scheduled Task

Configuring/Viewing/Printing/Exporting Resource Maps

Starting/Stopping/Verifying vCenter Service Status

Starting/Stopping/Verifying ESXi Host Agent Status

Configuring vCenter Server Timeout Settings

Monitoring/Administering vCenter Server Connections

Creating an Advanced Chart

Determining Host Performance Using Guest Performance Monitor

Given Performance Data, Identify the Affected vSphere Resource

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 24 Creating and Administering vCenter Server Alarms

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vCenter Server Default Utilization Alarms

vCenter Server Default Connectivity Alarms

Actions for Utilization and Connectivity Alarms

Creating a vCenter Utilization Alarm

Creating a vCenter Connectivity Alarm

Configuring Alarm Triggers

Configuring Alarm Actions

For a Given Alarm, Identifying the Affected Resource in a vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 25 Installing and Administering vRealize Operations Manager

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Differentiating Between Major/Minor vROPs Badges

vROPs Architecture

Deploying and Configuring a vROPs Appliance

Configure vCenter Adapter in vROPs

Upgrading vROPs

Understanding Metrics Used by Major/Minor vROPs Badges

Monitoring Your vSphere Environment

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 26 Final Preparation

Getting Ready

Taking the Exam

Tools for Final Preparation

Review Tools on the Companion Website

Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions

Using the Exam Engine

Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already”? Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions

9780789756497 TOC 7/13/2016

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