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VCP: VMware® Certified Professional on vSphere™ 4, Study Guide

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VMware vSphere 4 virtualization certification-here's how to prepare for the exam!

VMware's vSphere 4 is the latest offering from this leading virtualization software provider. With today's emphasis on going green and cutting costs, virtualization of IT infrastructures is a hot topic. What better way to show the marketplace your virtualization expertise than with a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 certification? This in-depth study guide covers all exam objectives, thoroughly preparing you with challenging review questions, real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, and more.

  • VMware's vSphere 4 is the latest offering from VMware, the leading virtualization software provider on the market

  • Prepares you for the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) on vSphere 4 (VCP-410) certification exam, with complete coverage of all exam objectives

  • Guides you through such topics as planning, installing, and upgrading ESX/ESXi; configuring ESX/ESXi networking and storage; installing and configuring vCenter Server; deploying and managing virtual machines; and more

  • Reinforces your preparation with challenging review questions, hands-on exercises, and real-world scenarios

  • Includes a CD with Sybex test engine, electronic flashcards, and practice exams

Make sure you're ready for VMware's VCP certification exam with this packed study guide.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dear Reader
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Authors
  8. Table of Exercises
  9. Introduction
    1. Hardware and Software Requirements
    2. Contacts and Resources
    3. VCP-410 Exam Blueprint
    4. Assessment Test
    5. Answers to Assessment Test
  10. Chapter 1: Planning, Installing, and Upgrading VMware ESX/ESXi
    1. Planning an ESX/ESXi Installation
    2. Upgrading VMware ESX/ESXi
    3. Securing VMware ESX/ESXi
    4. Installing VMware ESX/ESXi on SAN Storage
    5. Identifying vSphere Architecture and Solutions
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Chapter 2: Configuring ESX/ESXi Networking
    1. Configuring Virtual Switches
    2. Configuring Distributed vSwitches
    3. Configuring the VMware ESX/ESXi Management Network
    4. Configuring the ESXi Management Interface
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 3: Configuring ESX/ESXi Storage
    1. Configuring FC SAN Storage
    2. Configuring iSCSI SAN Storage
    3. Configuring NFS Datastores
    4. Configuring and Managing VMFS Datastores
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring vCenter Server
    1. Installing vCenter Server
    2. Managing vSphere Client Plug-ins
    3. Configuring vCenter Server
    4. Configuring Access Control
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 5: Deploying and Managing Virtual Machines and vApps
    1. Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines
    2. Managing VMs
    3. Deploying vApps
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 6: Managing Compliance
    1. Installing, Configuring, and Managing VMware vCenter Update Manager
    2. Establishing and Applying ESX Host Profiles
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 7: Migrating, Backing Up, and Restoring Virtual Machines
    1. Migrating Virtual Machines
    2. Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Chapter 8: Managing and Creating VMware Clusters
    1. Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters
    2. Enabling a Fault-Tolerant Virtual Machine
    3. Creating and Managing Resource Pools
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  18. Chapter 9: Alarm Management
    1. Creating and Responding to vCenter Connectivity Alarms
    2. Creating and Responding to vCenter Utilization Alarms
    3. Monitoring vSphere ESX/ESXi and Virtual Machine Performance
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  19. Chapter 10: Performing Basic Troubleshooting
    1. Performing Basic Troubleshooting for ESX/ESXi Hosts
    2. Performing Basic Troubleshooting for VMware FT and Third-Party Clusters
    3. Performing Basic Troubleshooting for Networking
    4. Performing Basic Troubleshooting for Storage
    5. Performing Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS and VMotion
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Review Questions
    9. Answers to Review Questions
  20. Appendix: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  21. Glossary
  22. Index