I am about to start down my path of studying for my VCAP6-DCV Design Exam. I figured I would throw up the blueprint and fill in each section as applicable. Either way here is the blueprint laid out for anyone who may benefit. This is it as of 7/25/16. Section 1 – Create a vSphere Conceptual Design Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements Skills and Abilities Existing Content from VCAP5-DCD
Today I took my VCAP6-DCV exam. This exam was announced with a two week availability in the US priced at $100. My experience with the exam was actually pretty good. The new interface for the advanced exams is that of an HOL. You are dropped onto the desktop and have a window that slides in and out to pull up the manual and other consoles. I would definately read up on Josh Andrew’s post about what to expect.
It is now VCAP6-Design study time! Here is my blueprint laid out, and hopefully will be populated with some content. ###Section 1 – Create a vSphere Conceptual Design Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements Skills and Abilities Associate a stakeholder with the information that needs to be collected. Utilize inventory and assessment data from a current environment to define a baseline state. Analyze customer interview data to explicitly define customer #### Objectives for a conceptual design.
Section 10 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 10.1: Configure Advanced vSphere Virtual Machine Settings Determine how using a shared USB device impacts the environment Configure virtual machines for vGPUs, DirectPath I/O and SR-IOV Configure virtual machines for multicore vCPUs Differentiate virtual machine configuration settings Interpret virtual machine configuration files (.vmx) settings Enable/disable advanced virtual machine settings Objective 10.2: Create and Manage a Multi-site Content Library Publish a content catalog Subscribe to a published catalog Determine which privileges are required to globally manage a content catalog Compare the functionality of Automatic sync and On-Demand sync Configure Content Library to work across sites Configure Content Library authentication Set/configure Content Library roles Add/remove Content Libraries Objective 10.
Section 1 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 1.1: Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control Compare and contrast propagated and explicit permission assignments An example of a propagated permission: Most inventory objects inherit permissions from a single parent object in the hierarchy. For example, a datastore inherits permissions from either its parent datastore folder or parent data center. Virtual machines inherit permissions from both the parent virtual machine folder and the parent host, cluster, or resource pool simultaneously.
Section 2 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 2.1: Configure Advanced Policies/Features and Verify Network Virtualization Implementation Create/Delete a vSphere Distributed Switch In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to a data center. In the navigator, right-click the data center and select Distributed Switch > New Distributed Switch. In Name and Location, type a name for the new distributed switch, or accept the generated name, and click Next. In Select version, select a distributed switch version and click Next.
Section 3 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 3.1: Manage vSphere Storage Virtualization Discover new storage LUNs Configure FC/iSCSI/FCoE LUNs as ESXi boot devices Create an NFS share for use with vSphere Enable/Configure/Disable vCenter Server storage filters Configure/Edit hardware/dependent hardware initiators Enable/Disable software iSCSI initiator Configure/Edit software iSCSI initiator settings Configure iSCSI port binding Enable/Configure/Disable iSCSI CHAP Determine use cases for fiber channel zoning Compare and contrast array thin provisioning and virtual disk thin provisioning Objective 3.
Section 4 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 4.1: Perform ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Upgrades Configure download source(s) Setup UMDS to setup download repository Import ESXi images Create Baselines and/or Baseline groups Attach Baselines to vSphere objects Scan vSphere objects Stage patches & Extensions Remediate an object Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch Upgrade VMware Tools Upgrade Virtual Machine hardware Upgrade an ESXi Host using vCenter Update Manager Stage multiple ESXi Host upgrades Align appropriate baselines with target inventory objects.
Section 5 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 5.1: Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools Understand/Apply Determine the effect of the Expandable Reservation parameter on resource allocation Create a resource pool hierarchical structure Configure custom resource pool attributes Determine how resource pools apply to vApps Describe vFlash architecture Create/Remove a Resource Pool Add/Remove virtual machines from a Resource Pool Create/Delete vFlash Resource Pool Assign vFlash resources to VMDKs Given a scenario, determine appropriate shares, reservations and limits for hierarchical Resource Pools Check out another blueprint section Section 1: Configure and Administer vSphere 6.
Section 6 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 6.1: Configure and Administer a vSphere Backups/Restore/Replication Solution Compare and contrast vSphere Replication compression methods Differentiate VMware Data Protection capabilities Configure recovery point objective (RPO) for a protected virtual machine Explain VMware Data Protection sizing guidelines Create/Delete/Consolidate virtual machine snapshots Install and Configure VMware Data Protection Create a backup job with VMware Data Protection Backup/Restore a virtual machine with VMware Data Protection Install/Configure/Upgrade vSphere Replication Configure VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA) integration with vSphere Replication Configure vSphere Replication for Single/Multiple VMs Recover a VM using vSphere Replication Perform a failback operation using vSphere Replication Deploy a pair of vSphere Replication virtual appliances Check out another blueprint section Section 1: Configure and Administer vSphere 6.