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VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.5 – Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi Host Management

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.5 – Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi Host Management Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify CLI commands and tools used to troubleshoot management issues If you can get to the console of your ESXi hosts, you can try restarting the …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.4 – Troubleshoot Storage Performance and Connectivity

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.4 – Troubleshoot Storage Performance and Connectivity Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify logs used to troubleshoot storage issues Log files that can be used to troubleshoot storage issues on an ESXi host all reside in the /var/log folder on …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.3 – Troubleshoot Network Performance and Connectivity

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.3 – Troubleshoot Network Performance and Connectivity Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify vCLI commands and tools used to troubleshoot vSphere networking configurations There are a good amount of vCLI commands that you can use to troubleshoot your networking configurations. …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.2 – Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Performance

For this objective I used the following documents: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11812 – Everything ESXTOP http://www.yellow-bricks.com/esxtop/ – Good rollup from Duncan Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.2 – Troubleshoot CPU and Memory Performance Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify resxtop / esxtop metrics related to memory and CPU Here are a list of some of the …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 6.1 – Configure, Manage, and Analyze vSphere Log Files

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 6.1 – Configure, Manage, and Analyze vSphere Log Files Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify vCenter Server log file names and locations Below are a list of the log file names and their locations  (I used VMware KB1021804 to help …

VCAP5-DCA – Objective 3.4 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.4 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify hot key fields used with resxtop / esxtop There are some different hot keys that will get you to different views within resxtop / esxtop and …

VCAP5-DCA–Objective 3.3 – Implement and Maintain Complex DRS Solutions

For this objective I used the following documents: VMware vSphere 5 Clustering Technical Deepdive by Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.3– Implement and Maintain Complex DRS Solutions Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Explain DRS / storage DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules Two types …