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VCP5 VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 Study Guide: Exam VCP-510

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The ideal study guide for candidates seeking the leading virtualization certification

The VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP-510) is the most desired certification for virtualization professionals, and this study guide covers all the requirements. Skill in virtualization is a top priority for companies when hiring IT staff, and VMware skills are in high demand. Part of the highly acclaimed Sybex Study Guide series, this comprehensive book guides you through planning, installing, and upgrading ESXi; configuring networking, storage, and vCenter Server; deploying and managing virtual machines, and much more.

  • Virtualization skills are in high demand by employers, and the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 certification enhances your marketability as an IT professional

  • This Sybex Study Guide helps prepare you to successfully complete all parts of the exam

  • Covers all aspects of ESXi planning, installation, upgrading, configuration, troubleshooting, and alarm management

  • Includes 100% coverage of the exam objectives, real world scenarios, hands-on exercises, challenging review questions, bonus practice exams, and electronic flashcards

If you want the best preparation for the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 exam, this is the study guide you need.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Publisher's Note
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
    1. What Is the VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5) Certification?
    2. Why Become VCP5 Certified?
    3. How to Become a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5)
    4. Tips for Taking the VCP5 Exam
    5. Who Should Read This Book?
    6. What Does This Book Cover?
    7. What's Included in the Book?
    8. How to Use This Book
    9. Exam Objectives
  9. Assessment Test
  10. Answers to Assessment Test
  11. Chapter 1: What's New in vSphere 5
    1. ESX Retirement
    2. VCB Retirement
    3. VMI Paravirtualization Retirement
    4. VMware GUI Toolbox Retirement
    5. Windows 2000 Guest OS Customization Support
    6. Newly Created VMCI Sockets Unsupported
    7. Requirement of LAHF and SAHF CPU Instruction Sets
    8. Intel SMT–Related CPU Scheduler Enhancements
    9. Notable Configuration Maximums Changes
    10. ESXi Firewall and Management Networks
    11. Swap to SSD
    12. Support for Hardware and Software FCoE Adapters
    13. Host UEFI Boot Support
    14. Improved SNMP Support
    15. New Command-Line Interface
    16. vSphere High Availability Improvements
    17. Virtual Machine Enhancements
    18. Expanded Support for VMware Tools
    19. Mac OS X Server Support
    20. vCenter Server Enhanced Logging
    21. VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat Improvements
    22. Fault Tolerance Improvements
    23. iSCSI UI Support
    24. GUI to Configure Multi-core Virtual CPUs
    25. vNetwork Distributed Switch Improvements
    26. Network I/O Control Improvements
    27. Storage vMotion Improvements
    28. VAAI Thin Provisioning Improvements
    29. NFS Support Improvements
    30. Storage Accelerator
    31. VMFS-5
    32. vMotion and Metro vMotion
    33. vCenter Server Appliance
    34. vSphere Storage Appliance
    35. Storage DRS
    36. Profile-Driven Storage
    37. Image Builder
    38. Auto Deploy
    39. VMware Data Recovery 2.0 Improvements
    40. Update Manager Improvements
    41. Licensing
    42. Summary
  12. Chapter 2: Plan, Install, Configure, and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
    1. Introduction to vCenter Server
    2. Introduction to VMware ESXi
    3. Planning and Performing Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 3: Secure vCenter Server and ESXi and Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions
    1. Securing vCenter Server and ESXi
    2. Identifying vSphere Architecture and Solutions
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 4: Plan and Configure vSphere Networking
    1. Configuring vNetwork Standard Switches
    2. Configuring vNetwork Distributed Switches
    3. Configuring vSS and vDS Policies
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 5: Plan and Configure vSphere Storage
    1. Configure Shared Storage for vSphere
    2. Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores
    3. Configure the vSphere Storage Appliance
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 6: Create and Deploy Virtual Machines and vApps
    1. Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines
    2. Create and Deploy vApps
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 7: Manage and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps
    1. Managing Virtual Machine Clones and Templates
    2. Administering Virtual Machines and vApps
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 8: Establish Service Levels with Cluster, Fault Tolerance, and Resource Pools
    1. Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters
    2. Planning and Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance
    3. Creating and Administering Resource Pools
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 9: Maintain Service Levels
    1. Migrating Virtual Machines
    2. Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines
    3. Patching and Updating ESXi and Virtual Machines
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 10: Perform Basic Troubleshooting
    1. Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts
    2. Perform Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting
    3. Perform Basic vSphere Storage Troubleshooting
    4. Perform Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters and vMotion/Storage vMotion
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 11: Monitor a vSphere Implementation and Manage vCenter Server Alarms
    1. Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines
    2. Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
  22. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
    1. Chapter 2: Plan, Install, Configure, and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
    2. Chapter 3: Secure vCenter Server and ESXi and Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions
    3. Chapter 4: Plan and Configure vSphere Networking
    4. Chapter 5: Plan and Configure vSphere Storage
    5. Chapter 6: Create and Deploy Virtual Machines and vApps
    6. Chapter 7: Manage and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps
    7. Chapter 8: Establish Service Levels with Cluster, Fault Tolerance, and Resource Pools
    8. Chapter 9: Maintain Service Levels
    9. Chapter 10: Perform Basic Troubleshooting
    10. Chapter 11: Monitor a vSphere Implementation and Manage vCenter Server Alarms
  23. Appendix B: About the Additional Study Tools
    1. Additional Study Tools
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the Study Tools
    4. Troubleshooting
  24. Index
  25. About the Additional Study Tools
  26. Exam Objectives Map