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VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Covering Exam #2VO-621), Third Edition

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Trust the Official Cert Guide series from VMware Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are the only VMware authorized self-study books and are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

  • Master VMware certification exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • This is the eBook edition of The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the companion DVD with practice exam that comes with the print edition.

    The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

    The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV #2VO-621) exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the VCP6-DCV (#2VO-621) exam, including:

  • Securing vSphere environments

  • Implementing advanced network virtualization policies, features, and Network I/O control (NIOC)

  • Configuring and using VMware storage protocols, VSAN and VVOL software-defined storage, ESXi host interactions, and Storage I/O Control (SIOC)

  • Upgrading vSphere deployments to 6.x, including vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts

  • Planning and using Resource Pools

  • Implementing backup/recovery with VMware Data Protection and vSphere Replication

  • Troubleshooting performance, storage, networks, upgrades, clusters, and more

  • Successfully configuring Auto Deploy environments with host profiles and virtualized workloads

  • Configuring and administering vSphere high availability

  • Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors

  • The VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.


    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
    5. Reader Services
    6. Dedication
    7. About the Authors
    8. About the Reviewers
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. Contents at a Glance
    11. Contents
    12. Introduction
      1. The VMware Certified Professional 6—Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) Exam
      2. Contents of the VCP6-DCV Exam
      3. How to Take the VCP6-DCV Exam
      4. Who Should Take This Exam and Read This Book?
      5. Format of the VMware Certified Professional 6—Data Center Virtualization Exam
      6. Book Features and Exam Preparation Methods
        1. Companion Website
        2. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
        3. Install the Software
        4. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        5. Activating Other Exams
        6. Assessing Exam Readiness
        7. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
        8. Book Organization
    13. Chapter 1. Security
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 1.1—Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control
        2. Objective 1.2—Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Virtual Machines
        3. Objective 1.3—Enable SSO and Active Directory Integration
        4. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    14. Chapter 2. Networking, Part 1
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 2.1—Configure Advanced Policies/Features and Verify Network Virtualization Implementation
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    15. Chapter 3. Networking, Part 2
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 2.2—Configure Network I/O Control (NIOC)
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    16. Chapter 4. Storage, Part 1
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 3.1—Manage vSphere Storage Virtualization
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    17. Chapter 5. Storage, Part 2
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 3.2—Configure Software-defined Storage
        2. Objective 3.3—Configure vSphere Storage Multipathing and Failover
        3. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    18. Chapter 6. Storage, Part 3
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 3.4—Perform Advanced VMFS and NFS Configurations and Upgrades
        2. Objective 3.5—Set Up and Configure Storage I/O Control
        3. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    19. Chapter 7. Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 4.1—Perform ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Upgrades
        2. Objective 4.2—Perform vCenter Server Upgrades
        3. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    20. Chapter 8. Resource Pools
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 5.1—Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    21. Chapter 9. Backup and Recovery
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 6.1—Configure and Administer a vSphere Backups/Restore/Replication Solution
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    22. Chapter 10. Troubleshoot Common Issues
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 7.1—Troubleshoot vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machines
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    23. Chapter 11. Troubleshoot Storage, Networks, and Upgrades
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 7.2—Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Network Issues
        2. Objective 7.3—Troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades
        3. Summary
      3. Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    24. Chapter 12. Troubleshoot Performance
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 7.4—Troubleshoot and Monitor vSphere Performance
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    25. Chapter 13. Troubleshoot Clusters
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 7.5—Troubleshoot HA and DRS Configuration and Fault Tolerance
        2. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    26. Chapter 14. Deploy and Consolidate
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 8.1—Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Auto Deploy
        2. Objective 8.2—Customize Host Profile Settings
        3. Objective 8.3—Consolidate Physical Workloads Using VMware Converter
        4. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    27. Chapter 15. Configure and Administer vSphere Availability Solutions
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 9.1—Configure Advanced vSphere HA Features
        2. Objective 9.2—Configure Advanced vSphere DRS Features
        3. Summary
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    28. Chapter 16. Virtual Machines
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Objective 10.1—Configure Advanced vSphere Virtual Machine Settings
        2. Objective 10.2—Create and Manage a Multi-site Content Library
        3. Objective 10.3—Configure and Maintain a vCloud Air Connection
        4. Summary
      3. Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Definitions of Key Terms
      4. Answer Review Questions
    29. Chapter 17. Final Preparation
      1. Getting Ready
      2. Taking the Exam
    30. Glossary
    31. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
      1. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 3
        4. Chapter 4
        5. Chapter 5
        6. Chapter 6
        7. Chapter 7
        8. Chapter 8
        9. Chapter 9
        10. Chapter 10
        11. Chapter 11
        12. Chapter 12
        13. Chapter 13
        14. Chapter 14
        15. Chapter 15
        16. Chapter 16
      2. Answers to the Review Questions
        1. Chapter 1
        2. Chapter 2
        3. Chapter 3
        4. Chapter 4
        5. Chapter 5
        6. Chapter 6
        7. Chapter 7
        8. Chapter 8
        9. Chapter 9
        10. Chapter 10
        11. Chapter 11
        12. Chapter 12
        13. Chapter 13
        14. Chapter 14
        15. Chapter 15
        16. Chapter 16
    32. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
    33. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
    34. Index
    35. Where are the Companion Content Files?
    36. Inside Front Cover
    37. Inside Back Cover
    38. Code Snippets