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Install and configure vCenter Server and ESXI
Configure vSphere Networking
Configure vSphere Storage
Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps
Establish and Maintain Availability and Resource Management Features
Perform Basic Troubleshooting
Monitor a vSphere Implementation

Section 1: Install and configure vCenter Server and ESXI

  • Objective 1.1: Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions for a given use case
  • Explain available vSphere editions and features
  • Explain ESXi and vCenter Server architectures
  • Determine appropriate vSphere edition based on customer requirements

 

  • Objective 1.2: Install and configure vCenter Server
  • Deploy the vCenter Appliance (vCSA)
  • Install vCenter Server onto a virtual machine
  • Given a scenario, size the vCenter Database based on requirements
  • Install additional vCenter Server Components
  • Install and configure vSphere Client / vSphere Web Client
  • License vCenter Server
  • Determine availability requirements for a vCenter Server in a given vSphere implementation
  • Objective 1.3: Install and configure ESXi
  • Given a scenario, validate if an ESXi configuration meets given requirements
  • Perform an interactive installation of ESXi using media or PXE
  • Configure NTP on an ESXi Host
  • Configure DNS and routing on an ESXi Host
  • Configure SSH and Shell access on an ESXi Host
  • Configure logs to be sent to a syslog server
  • License an ESXi host

 

Section 2: Configure vSphere Networking

  • Objective 2.1: Configure vSphere Standard Switches (vSS)
  • Explain vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) capabilities
  • Create/Delete a vSphere Standard Switch
  • Add/Configure/Remove vmnics on a vSphere Standard Switch
  • Configure vmkernel ports for network services
  • Add/Edit/Remove port groups on a vSphere Standard Switch
  • Determine use case for a vSphere Standard Switch
  • Objective 2.2: Configure vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS)
  • Explain vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) capabilities
  • Create/Delete a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Add/Remove ESXi Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Add/Configure/Remove dvPort groups
  • Add/Remove uplink adapters to dvUplink groups
  • Configure vSphere Distributed Switch general and dvPort group settings
  • Create/Configure/Remove virtual adapters
  • Migrate virtual adapters to/from a vSphere Standard Switch
  • Migrate virtual machines to/from a vSphere Distributed Switch
  • Determine use case for a vSphere Distributed Switch

 

  • Objective 2.3: Configure vSS and vDS Features
  • Explain common vSS and vDS policies
  • Describe vDS Security Polices/Settings
  • Configure dvPort group blocking policies
  • Configure load balancing and failover policies
  • Configure VLAN/PVLAN settings
  • Configure traffic shaping policies
  • Given a scenario, determine appropriate VLAN configuration for a vSphere implementation

Section 3: Configure vSphere Storage

  • Objective 3.1: Connect Shared Storage Devices to vSphere
  • Explain storage naming conventions
  • Explain hardware/dependent hardware/software iSCSI initiator requirements
  • Configure FC/iSCSI/ storage devices
  • Describe zoning and LUN masking practices
  • Create an NFS share for use with vSphere
  • Configure/Edit hardware/dependent hardware initiator
  • Configure/Edit software iSCSI initiator settings
  • Configure iSCSI port binding
  • Enable/Configure/Disable iSCSI CHAP
  • Objective 3.2: Configure Software Defined Storage
  • Explain Virtual SAN (VSAN) Architecture
  • Create/Delete VSAN Cluster
  • Manage VSAN disk groups
  • Monitor VSAN storage
  • Add/Remove VSAN Nodes
  • Explain benefits of NFS 4.1
  • Determine use cases for Virtual SAN configurations
  • Objective 3.3: Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores
  • Compare/Contrast supported NFS versions
  • Configure NFS storage for VMDK formatting
  • Configure storage multi-pathing
  • Compare/Contract VMFS3 and VMFS5
  • Configure Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS)
  • Extend/Expand VMFS Datastores
  • Place a VMFS Datastore in Maintenance Mode

Section 4: Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

  • Objective 4.1: Create and Deploy Virtual Machines
  • Place virtual machines in selected ESXi Hosts/Clusters/Resource Pools
  • Configure and deploy a Guest OS into a new virtual machine
  • Configure/Modify virtual hardware:
  • CPU
  • RAM
  • Disk
  • vNIC
  • Create/Convert thin/thick provisioned virtual disks
  • Install/Upgrade VMware Tools and Virtual Hardware
  • Configure PCI Pass-through and Direct I/O
  • Configure virtual machine time synchronization

 

  • Objective 4.2: Create and Deploy vApps
  • Create/Deploy/Clone a vApp
  • Add objects to an existing vApp
  • Edit vApp settings
  • Configure IP pools
  • Suspend/Resume a vApp
  • Objective 4.3: Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates
  • Explain Cloning and Template options
  • Clone an existing virtual machine
  • Create a template from an existing virtual machine
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a template
  • Update existing virtual machine templates
  • Deploy virtual appliances and/or vApps from an OVF template
  • Import an OVF template
  • Create a Local Library
  • Create a Remote Library with/without external storage
  • Deploy a virtual machine from a content library
  • Objective 4.4: Administer Virtual Machines and vApps
  • Explain files used by virtual machines
  • Explain common practices for securing virtual machines
  • Hot Extend a virtual disk
  • Configure virtual machine options
  • Configure virtual machine power settings
  • Configure virtual machine boot options
  • Administer virtual machine snapshots
  • Assign a Storage Policy to a virtual machine
  • Verify Storage Policy compliance for virtual machines
  • Adjust virtual machine resources
  • Differentiate between stop/shutdown/reboot/restart of a virtual machine

 

Section 5: Establish and Maintain Availability and Resource Management Features

  • Objective 5.1: Create and Configure VMware Clusters
  • Determine how DRS and HA are applicable to an environment
  • Create/Delete a DRS/HA Cluster
  • Add/Remove ESXi Hosts from a DRS/HA Cluster
  • Add/Remove virtual machines from a DRS/HA Cluster
  • Configure Storage DRS
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Monitor a DRS/HA Cluster
  • Configure migration thresholds for DRS and virtual machines
  • Configure automation levels for DRS and virtual machines
  • Enable/Configure/Disable Host Power Management/Distributed Power Management
  • Enable/Disable Host Monitoring
  • Enable/Configure/Disable virtual machine and application monitoring
  • Objective 5.2: Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance
  • Configure VMware Fault Tolerance networking
  • Given a scenario, determine an appropriate VMware Fault Tolerance configuration
  • Enable/Disable VMware Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine
  • Test a Fault Tolerant configuration
  • Determine use case for enabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine
  • Objective 5.3: Create and Administer Resource Pools
  • Explain use cases for Resource Pools
  • Create/Remove a Resource Pool
  • Configure Resource Pool attributes
  • Add/Remove virtual machines from a Resource Pool
  • Create/Delete vFlash Resource Pool
  • Assign vFlash resources to VMDKs
  • Determine Resource Pool requirements for a given vSphere implementation
  • Objective 5.4: Migrate Virtual Machines
  • Explain Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
  • Explain Long Distance vMotion
  • Explain process for vMotion/Storage vMotion migrations
  • Configure virtual machine swap file location
  • Migrate a powered-off or suspended virtual machine
  • Migrate virtual machines using vMotion/Storage vMotion
  • Objective 5.5: Update ESXi and Virtual Machines
  • Create/Edit/Remove a Host Profile from an ESXi host
  • Attach/Apply a Host Profile to an ESXi host or cluster
  • Perform compliance scanning and remediation of an ESXi host using Host Profiles
  • Install and Configure vCenter Update Manager
  • Configure patch download options
  • Create/Edit/Delete an Update Manager baseline
  • Attach an Update Manager baseline to an ESXi host or cluster
  • Scan and remediate ESXi Hosts and virtual machines using Update Manager

 

Section 6: Perform Basic Troubleshooting

  • Objective 6.1: Perform Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Server
  • Troubleshoot common installation issues
  • Monitor status of ESXi management agents
  • Determine ESXi host stability issues and gather diagnostics information
  • Export diagnostic information
  • Monitor status of the vCenter Server service
  • Perform basic maintenance of a vCenter Server database
  • Objective 6.2: Perform Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Operations
  • Verify network configuration
  • Troubleshoot common storage issues
  • Troubleshoot common virtual machine issues
  • Given a scenario, verify a virtual machine is configured with the correct network resources
  • Troubleshoot virtual switch and port group configuration issues
  • Troubleshoot physical network adapter configuration issues
  • Recognize and detect common knowledge base article solutions
  • Objective 6.3: Perform Basic Troubleshooting of Virtual Machine Operations
  • Troubleshoot virtual machine resource contention issues
  • Recognize and detect:
  • Fault Tolerant network latency issues
  • VMware Tools installation issues
  • Virtual machines states
  • Virtual machine constraints
  • Guest OS installation issues
  • Given a scenario, determine root cause of a storage issue based on troubleshooting information
  • Explain common virtual machine boot disk errors
  • Objective 6.4: IIdentify and Troubleshoot Basic Misconfigurations

Troubleshoot:

  • Virtual switch and distributed switches port group configuration issues
  • Physical network adapter configuration issues
  • NFS networking configuration issues
  • iSCSI software initiator configuration issues
  • HA configuration and redundancy issues
  • DRS Resource Distribution Graph
  • vMotion/Storage vMotion migration issues
  • Interpret vMotion Resource Maps
  • Given a scenario, verify a virtual machine is configured with the correct network resources

Section 7: Monitor a vSphere Implementation

  • Objective 7.1: Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual Machines

Explain:

  • Common memory metrics
  • Common CPU metrics
  • Common network metrics
  • Common storage metrics
  • Configure SNMP for vCenter Server
  • Configure SMTP settings for vCenter Server
  • Create a log bundle
  • Create/Edit/Delete a Scheduled Task
  • Configure/View/Print/Export resource maps
  • Start/Stop/Verify vCenter Server service status
  • Start/Stop/Verify ESXi host agent status
  • Configure vCenter Server timeout settings
  • Identify vCenter Server connection object status
  • Create an Advanced Chart
  • Objective 7.2: Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms
  • List vCenter Server default utilization alarms
  • List vCenter Server default connectivity alarms
  • List possible actions for utilization and connectivity alarms
  • Create a vCenter Server utilization alarm
  • Create a vCenter Server connectivity alarm
  • Configure alarm triggers
  • Configure alarm actions
  • For a given alarm, identify the affected resource in a vSphere implementation