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 …

VCAP5-DCA-Objective 3.2–Optimize Virtual Machine Resources

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.2 – Optimize Virtual Machine Resources Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Compare and contrast virtual and physical hardware resources At its most basic form, virtual resources allow you to overcommit your virtual machines. Virtual resources are the makeup of physical …

The ValCo Labs VCP5 Prep Kit Giveaway

  Welcome to the first ever ValCo Labs giveaway event! Since this is my contest/giveaway cherry, I don’t want to go too CRAZY because any subsequent contests/giveaways have the potential for being subpar, and nobody wants that! How to Enter: Leave a comment in the comments section and include the following: If you could change one thing about vSphere, what …

VCAP5-DCA-Objective 3.1–Tune and Optimize vSphere Performance

For this objective I used the following documents: Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0 vSphere Resource Management Guide Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 3.1 – Tune and Optimize vSphere Performance Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify appropriate BIOS and firmware setting requirements for optimal ESXi host performance BIOS settings on your hosts …

VCAP5-DCA Objective 4.2-Deploy and Test VMware FT

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 4.2 – Deploy and Test VMware FT Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify VMware FT Hardware Requirements There are some pretty strict hardware requirements when it comes to VMware Fault Tolerance (FT). Only certain processors are compatible with VMware’s vLockstep …

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plug-ins

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 1.3 – Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plugin-ins Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Explain the Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) layout The Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) is a framework that is use for handling multipathing in a VMware environment. …

VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment

For this objective I used the following documents: Documents listed in the Tools section Objective 1.2 – Manage Storage Capacity in a vSphere Environment Knowledge **ITEMS IN BOLD ARE TOPICS PULLED FROM THE BLUEPRINT** Identify storage provisioning methods There are two types of storage that can be provisioned through vSphere; block storage and NAS. Block Storage Local – any local …