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 …

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 …