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VCP VMware® Certified Professional Sphere™ Study Guide (EExam VCP410)

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With hundreds of practice questions and hands-on exercises, VCP VMware Certified Professional vSphere 4 Study Guide covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for this challenging exam.

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Covers all the exam topics, including:

vSphere

* Server Virtualization and the VMware Product Line

* Installing, Upgrading, and Configuring ESX Server

* Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

* Understanding Networking and Virtual Switches on ESX/ESXi Servers

* Understanding and Configuring Storage on ESX/ESXi Servers

* Creating, Deploying, and Managing Virtual Machines and vApps

* Managing Compliance

* Establishing Service Levels

* Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. VCP VMware® Certified Professional Sphere™ Study Guide (EExam VCP410)
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. CONTENTS
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
  9. 1 Introduction to the VMware Certified Professional Exam for vSphere
    1. Introduction to vSphere
      1. vSphere Features and Editions
      2. vSphere Features
      3. vSphere Editions
    2. What Is Covered in This Book
      1. Chapter 2: Introduction to Server Virtualization and the VMware Product Line
      2. Chapter 3: Install, Upgrade, and Configure ESX Server
      3. Chapter 4: Install and Configure vCenter Server
      4. Chapter 5: Understanding Networking and Virtual Switches on ESX Server
      5. Chapter 6: Understanding and Configuring Storage on ESX Server
      6. Chapter 7: Create, Deploy, and Manage Virtual Machines and vApps
      7. Chapter 8: Managing vSphere Compliance
      8. Chapter 9: Establishing Service Levels
      9. Chapter 10: Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management
    3. What You Should Already Know
      1. Servers
      2. Storage
      3. Networking
    4. Certification Summary
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  10. 2 Introduction to Server Virtualization and the VMware Product Line
    1. Introduction to Server Virtualization
      1. Advantages of Server Virtualization
      2. Disadvantages of Server Virtualization
    2. Hosted Versus Bare-Metal Virtualization Solutions
      1. Advantages of Hosted Solutions
      2. Disadvantages of Hosted Solutions
      3. Usage Cases for Hosted Virtualization Solutions
      4. Advantages of Bare-Metal Solutions
      5. Disadvantages of Bare-Metal Solutions
      6. Usage Cases for Bare-Metal Virtualization Solutions
    3. Introduction to the VMware Product Line
      1. VMware’s Hosted Virtualization Solutions
      2. VMware’s Datacenter Solutions
    4. Certification Summary
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  11. 3 Install, Upgrade, and Configure ESX Server
    1. Introduction to ESX Server
      1. ESX and ESXi Server Architecture
      2. ESX Server 4.0 Disk Partitions
    2. ESX Server Installations
      1. ESX Server Minimum Requirements
      2. VMware Compatibility Guide
      3. ESX Server Installation on Local Storage
      4. ESXi Server Installation on Local Storage
    3. The vSphere Client
      1. Installing the vSphere Client and vSphere Host Update Utility
      2. Configure Network Time Protocol
    4. Upgrade to ESX Server 4.0
      1. Planning an ESX Server Upgrade
      2. vSphere Host Update Utility
      3. Step-by-Step Upgrade
      4. Rollback Options for ESX/ESXi Upgrades
    5. Configure Basic ESX Server Security
      1. Service Console Firewall
      2. Service Console Security Levels
      3. Default Roles
      4. Users and Groups
      5. Assigning Rights to a Virtual Machine
    6. Certification Summary
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  12. 4 Install and Configure vCenter Server
    1. Introduction to vCenter Server
      1. vCenter Server Editions
      2. vCenter Server Linked Mode Groups
      3. vCenter Server Maximums
    2. Install vCenter Server and Additional vCenter Modules
      1. vCenter Server Installation
      2. Install Additional vCenter Modules
    3. Configure and Manage vCenter Server
      1. Work with Datacenters and Folders
      2. Join an ESX Host to vCenter Server
      3. Configure vCenter Server Settings
      4. Configure Scheduled Tasks
      5. View and Manage Tasks and Events
    4. Configure Access Control Through vCenter Server
      1. Review vCenter Predefined Roles and Privileges
      2. Create, Clone, and Edit vCenter Roles
      3. Assign Access to vCenter Inventory Objects
      4. Understanding Privilege Propagation
    5. Certification Summary
    6. Two-Minute Drill
    7. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  13. 5 Understanding Networking and Virtual Switches on ESX and ESXi Servers
    1. Understand and Configure Virtual Switches
      1. Virtual Switch, NIC, and Port Maximums
      2. NIC Teaming Policies
      3. vSwitch Security Policies
      4. vSwitch Traffic Shaping Policies
      5. Create and Delete Virtual Switches
      6. Create Ports and Port Groups
      7. Assign Physical NICs to a Virtual Switch
      8. Modify vSwitch NIC Teaming and Failover Policies
      9. Modify vSwitch Security Policies
    2. Understand and Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches
      1. vNetwork Distributed Switch Maximums
      2. Create and Modify a vNetwork Distributed Switch
      3. Create and Modify Uplink Group and dvPort Group Settings
      4. Add an ESX Host to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
      5. Add and Delete a VMkernel dvPort
      6. Migrate a Virtual Machine to a vNetwork Distributed Switch
    3. Understand and Configure the ESX/ESXi Management Network
      1. Modify the Service Console’s IP Settings
      2. Configure Service Console Availability
      3. Configure the DNS and Routing Settings for an ESX Host
    4. Certification Summary
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  14. 6 Understanding and Configuring Storage on ESX/ESXi Servers
    1. Configure FC SAN Storage
      1. Identify FC SAN Hardware Components
      2. Identify How ESX Server Connections Are Made to FC SAN Storage
      3. Describe ESX Server FC SAN Storage Addressing
      4. Describe Zoning and LUN Masking
      5. Configure LUN Masking
      6. Scan for NEW LUNs
      7. Determine and Configure the Appropriate Multipathing Policy
      8. Differentiate Between NMP and Third-Party MPP
    2. Configure iSCSI SAN Storage
      1. Identify iSCSI SAN Hardware Components
      2. Determine Usage Cases for Hardware vs. Software iSCSI Initiators
      3. Configure the iSCSI Software Initiator
      4. Configure Dynamic/Static Discovery
      5. Configure CHAP Authentication
      6. Discover iSCSI LUNS
      7. Identify iSCSI Addressing in the Context of the Host
    3. Configure NFS Datastores
      1. Identify NFS Hardware Components
      2. Explain ESX Exclusivity for NFS Mounts
      3. Configure ESX/ESXi Network Connectivity to the NAS Device
      4. Create an NFS Datastore
    4. Configure and Manage VMFS Datastores
      1. Identify VMFS File System Attributes
      2. Determine the Appropriate Datastore Location/Configuration for Given Virtual Machines
      3. Determine Usage Cases for Multiple VMFS Datastores
      4. Create/Configure VMFS Datastores
      5. Attach an Existing VMFS Datastore to a New ESX Host
      6. Manage VMFS Datastores: Group/Unmount/Delete
      7. Grow VMFS Volumes
    5. Certification Summary
    6. Two-Minute Drill
    7. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  15. 7 Create, Deploy, and Manage Virtual Machines and vApps
    1. Create and Deploy Virtual Machines
      1. Virtual Machine Hardware Maximums
      2. Create a Virtual Machine
      3. Install VMware Tools
      4. Guest Customization
      5. Create and Convert Templates
      6. Deploy Virtual Machines from Templates
      7. Clone a Virtual Machine
    2. Manage Virtual Machine Configurations
      1. Add New Virtual Hardware and Modify Existing Virtual Hardware
      2. Configure Virtual Machine Options
      3. Configure Virtual Machine Resource Settings
    3. Deploy and Manage vApps
      1. What Is the Open Virtualization Format (OVF)?
      2. Export and Import Virtual Appliances
      3. Create a vApp
      4. Add Virtual Machines to a vApp
      5. Export vApps
      6. Clone a vApp
    4. Certification Summary
    5. Two-Minute Drill
    6. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  16. 8 Managing Compliance
    1. Configure and Manage VMware vCenter Update Manager
      1. Enable Update Manager on a vSphere Client
      2. Configure VMware vCenter Update Manager
      3. Creating and Managing Baselines
    2. Establish and Apply ESX Host Profiles
      1. Create/Delete Host Profiles
      2. Export/Import Host Profiles
      3. Edit Host Profile Policies
      4. Attach a Host Profile to an ESX Host
      5. Apply Host Profiles
      6. Check for Host Profile Compliance
    3. Certification Summary
    4. Two-Minute Drill
    5. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  17. 9 Establish Service Levels
    1. Create and Configure VMware Clusters
      1. Create a New Cluster
      2. Add ESX/ESXi Hosts to a Cluster
      3. Configure High Availability Basic and Advanced Settings
      4. Configure Distributed Resource Scheduler Basic and Advanced Settings
      5. Configure Distributed Power Management
      6. Configure Enhanced VMotion Capability
      7. Configure Swap File Location
    2. Enable a Fault-Tolerant Virtual Machine
      1. Identify FT Restrictions
      2. Evaluate FT Usage Cases
      3. Set Up an FT Network
      4. Enable FT for a Virtual Machine
      5. Test an FT Configuration
      6. Upgrade ESX Hosts Containing FT Virtual Machines
    3. Create and Configure Resource Pools
      1. Describe Resource Pool Hierarchy
      2. Evaluate Appropriate Shares, Reservations, and Limits in a Given Situation
      3. Define Expandable Reservation
      4. Create Resource Pools
      5. Set Resource Shares, Reservations, and Limits
      6. Add Virtual Machines to a Pool
    4. Migrate Virtual Machines
      1. Understand the Three Methods of Virtual Machine Migration
      2. Determine Migration Usage Cases
      3. Migrate a Virtual Machine Using VMotion
      4. Migrate a Virtual Machine Using Storage VMotion
      5. Cold-Migrate a Virtual Machine
    5. Back Up and Restore Virtual Machines
      1. Describe Different Backup and Restore Procedures and Strategies
      2. Create, Delete, and Restore Snapshots
      3. VMware Data Recovery
      4. Create a Backup Job with vCenter Data Recovery
      5. Perform Rehearsal and Production Restores Using vCenter Data Recovery
    6. Certification Summary
    7. Two-Minute Drill
    8. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  18. 10 Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management
    1. Basic Troubleshooting for ESX/ESXi
      1. General ESX Server Troubleshooting Guidelines
      2. Troubleshoot Common Installation Issues
      3. Monitor ESX Server System Health
      4. Export Diagnostic Data
    2. Basic Troubleshooting for VMware FT and Third-Party Clusters
      1. Analyze and Evaluate the Virtual Machine Population for Maintenance Mode Considerations
      2. Understand Microsoft Clustering Services Failover/Failback
      3. Troubleshoot Fault Tolerance Unexpected Failovers
    3. Basic Troubleshooting for Networking
      1. Verify a VM Is Connected to the Correct Port Group
      2. Verify Port Group Settings Are Correct
      3. Verify That the Network Adapter Is Connected Within the VM
      4. Verify VM Network Adapter Settings
      5. Verify Physical Network Adapter Settings
    4. Basic Troubleshooting for Storage
      1. Understand Storage Contention Issues
      2. Understand Storage Over-Commitment Issues
      3. Understand Storage Connectivity Issues
      4. Identify iSCSI Software Initiator Configuration Issues
      5. Interpret Storage Reports
      6. Interpret Storage Maps
    5. Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS and VMotion
      1. Requirements for HA/DRS and VMotion
      2. Verify VMotion Functionality Is Enabled
      3. Interpret the DRS Resource Distribution Graph and Target/Current Host Load Deviation
      4. Troubleshoot VMotion Using Topology Maps
      5. Understand HA Capacity Issues
    6. Create and Respond to vCenter Connectivity Alarms
      1. List vCenter Default Connectivity Alarms
      2. List Possible Actions for Connectivity Alarms
      3. Create a vCenter Connectivity Alarm
    7. Create and Respond to vCenter Utilization Alarms
      1. List vCenter Default Utilization Alarms
      2. List Possible Actions for Utilization Alarms
      3. Create a vCenter Utilization Alarm
    8. Monitor vSphere ESX/ESXi and Virtual Machine Performance
      1. Compare and Contrast Overview and Advanced Charts
      2. Create an Advanced Chart
      3. Determine Performance Metrics Using Perfmon in a Guest
    9. Certification Summary
    10. Two-Minute Drill
    11. Q&A Self Test
      1. Self Test Answers
  19. A Run vSphere in a Virtual Environment for Testing
    1. Why Should You Run vSphere in a Virtual Environment?
      1. Performance Expectations
    2. Virtual Lab Hardware and Software Requirements
      1. Hardware Requirements
      2. Software Requirements
    3. Configuring the Virtual Lab
      1. Installing an ESX 4.0 Host in the Virtual Lab
      2. Installing VMware vCenter Server in the Virtual Lab
      3. Using iSCSI Storage in the Virtual Lab
    4. Recommended Test Lab Scenarios
  20. B About the CD-ROM
    1. System Requirements
    2. Installing and Running MasterExam
      1. MasterExam
    3. Electronic Book
    4. Flash Cards
    5. Help
    6. Removing Installation(s)
    7. Technical Support
      1. LearnKey Technical Support
  21. Index