Section 6: Backup and Recover a vSphere Deployment

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.

Section 7: Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment

Section 7 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 7.1: Troubleshoot vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machines Monitor status of the vCenter Server service Perform basic maintenance of a vCenter Server database Monitor status of ESXi management agents Determine ESXi Host stability issues and gather diagnostics information Monitor ESXi system health Locate and analyze vCenter Server and ESXi logs Determine the appropriate Command Line Interface (CLI) command for a given troubleshooting task Troubleshoot common issues, including: vCenter Server service SSO vCenter Server connectivity Virtual machine resource contention, configuration and operation Platform Services Controller (PSC) Problems with installation VMware Tools installation Fault Tolerant network latency Objective 7.

Section 8: Deploy and Consolidate vSphere Data Center

Section 8 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 8.1: Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Autodeploy Describe the components and architecture of an Auto Deploy environment Use Auto Deploy Image Builder and PowerCLI scripts Implement Host Profiles with an Auto Deploy of an ESXi Host Install and configure Auto Deploy Understand PowerCLI cmdlets for Auto Deploy Deploy multiple ESXi Hosts using Auto Deploy Given a scenario, explain the Auto Deploy deployment model needed to meet a business requirement Objective 8.

Section 9: Configure and Administer vSphere Availability Solutions

Section 9 of the VCP6-DCV blueprint Objective 9.1: Configure Advanced vSphere HA Features Modify vSphere HA advanced cluster settings Configure a network for use with HA heartbeats Apply an admission control policy for HA Enable/disable advanced vSphere HA settings Configure different heartbeat datastores for an HA cluster Apply virtual machine monitoring for a cluster Configure Virtual Machine Component Protection (VMCP) settings Implement vSphere HA on a Virtual SAN cluster Explain how vSphere HA communicates with Distributed Resource Scheduler and Distributed Power Management Objective 9.

VCP6-DCV Study Guide

About to start to study for the VCP6 once again. So I figured I would start over with the guide as much of the blueprint has changed. As I progress through the sections this page will be updated with new content. Section 1: Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Security Section 2: Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Networking Section 3: Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage Section 4: Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.

VCP6-DCV Delta Exam (Beta) Thoughts

Here is a bit of my experience with the VCP6-DCV Delta beta exam. Initial Thoughts Today I sat and took the VCP6-DCV Delta Exam beta. I have never taken a VMware beta exam so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, from what I have been told, I expected lots of questions with bad grammar and horrible spelling. However today I got something a bit different. Ill explain it best without violating any NDA.

VCP6-DCV Beta Exam

VMware has announced https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64178&ui=www_cert the availability of the VCP6-DCV beta exams. The beta exam includes 3 seperate exams. If you are currently an active VCP you can either take the VCP6-DCV or VCP6-DCV Delta exam, and if you are currently not certified you are required to take the vSphere 6 Foundations and VCP6-DCV to obtain the certification. vSphere 6 Foundations : Exam code: 2V0-620 VCP6-DCV : Exam Code: 2V0-621 VCP6-DCV Delta : Exam Code: 2V0-621D