VCP4 Exam Cram

VCP4 Exam Cram : VMware Certified Professional

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VCP4 Exam Cram

VMware Certified Professional

VCP-410 Exam

Second Edition



Elias Khnaser



VCP4 Exam Cram, Second Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the VMware VCP-410 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with a 75-question test engine.



Covers the critical information you'll need to know to score higher on your VCP-410 exam!

. Master the essential concepts of VMware vSphere 4

. Plan, install, deploy, and configure ESX/ESXi 4.1

. Understand how VMware vSphere 4 is licensed

. Implement reliable virtualized storage operations

. Administer ESX/ESXi 4.1 with vCenter 4.1

. Manage virtual machine operations

. Systematically secure your virtual infrastructure

. Manage and monitor virtual resources

. Troubleshoot problems with ESX/ESXi 4.1

. Implement effective backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity

. Maximize system availability in virtualized environments



Elias Khnaser is an author, speaker, and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies. Elias is the practice manager for virtualization and cloud computing at Artemis Technology. With more than 14 years of experience, Elias is one of the world's leading experts on virtualization and cloud computing and is a recipient of the VMware vExpert award.





CD Features 75 Practice Questions



The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam

. Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

. Multiple test modes

. Random questions and order of answers

. Coverage of each VCP-410 exam topic
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 400 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson It Certification
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • w. figs.
  • 0789740567
  • 9780789740564
  • 982,896

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VCP4 Exam Cram is the perfect study guide to help you pass VMware's brand-new VCP4 exam. As with all Exam Crams, it provides comprehensive, foundational learning for every exam topic, organized to map directly to the exam objectives. Its features include: " An extensive collection of practice questions (inc. two full practice exams) " A state-of-the-art CD-ROM test engine that provides real-time practice and feedback, including two complete sample exams " Notes, tips, sidebars, cautions, test-taking strategies, and time-saving tips that make studying as effective and time-efficient as possible " The Cram Sheet tear-out card including tips, acronyms, and memory joggers not available anywhere else - perfect for last-minute study Thoroughly updated for VMware ESX Server 4 and vSphere 4, VCP4 Exam Cram covers all this, and more: " Planning, installing, upgrading, and securing VMware ESX/ESXi " Configuring ESX/ESXi virtual and network distributed switches, management networks, SANs, and datastores " Installing and configuring vCenter Server and client plug-ins " Running and managing virtual machines and vApps " Managing compliance via VMware vCenter Update Manager and host profiles " Enforcing service levels with VMware clusters and fault tolerant VMs " Migration, backup, troubleshooting, and alarms Simply put, this book and CD-ROM bring together all the knowledge professionals need to walk into the exam room with confidence - and pass their VCP4 exams All you need to know to pass the new VCP4 exam, including extensive coverage of ESX Server 4 and vSphere 4 Designed to help you rapidly assess where you stand - and quickly master what you need to learn. Includes test-taking strategies, time-saving tips, Exam Notes, and two sample exams delivered by the state-of-the-art MeasureUp test engine.
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Table of contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: Introducing vSphere 4

What Is Virtualization?

Why You Need Virtualization

Types of Virtualization

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Virtual Machine Overview

Simulation and Emulation

Virtual and Physical Machine Comparison

Why vSphere 4?

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

vSphere 4 Suite

VMware View

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

VMware vCenter Lab Manager

What Is VMFS?

The VMkernel

The Service Console

The vSphere Client

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 2: Planning, Installing, and Configuring ESX/ESXi 4.1

ESX 4.1 Minimum Hardware Requirements

Disk Partitioning ESX 4.1

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Installing ESX 4.1 and ESXi 4.1

Installing ESX 4.1 Using a CD-ROM

Installing ESXi 4.1

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

ESX 4.1 Post-Installation Configurations

Accessing ESX Using the vSphere Client

Accessing ESX Using SSH

Modifying Service Console Memory Allocation

Configuring NTP Client on ESX Server

Troubleshooting ESX 4.1 Installation

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 3: vNetworking Operations

What Are Virtual Switches?

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Comparing Physical and Virtual Switches

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Standard Virtual Switches (vSS) and Port Group Types

Types of Virtual Switches

Types of Virtual Switch Port Groups

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

VLANs in Virtual Networking

Trunk Ports

802.1Q VLAN Tagging

Private VLANs

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Virtual Switch Policies

Virtual Switch Security

Traffic Shaping

Physical Switch VLAN

Port Blocking

NIC Teaming

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

vNetwork Distributed Switches

Advantages of vDS

vDS Components and Architecture

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Networking Maximums

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 4: vStorage Operations

Storage in vSphere 4

Fiber Channel

FC SAN Architecture

Masking

Zoning

FC Addressing

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

iSCSI

iSCSI Addressing

Software Initiator

Hardware Initiator

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Network Attached Storage

ESX Features on NFS Datastores

Configuring NFS Datastores

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Virtual Machine File System

Extending a VMFS

Growing a VMFS

Multipathing

Pluggable Storage Architecture

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Thin Provisioning

Thin Provisioning in vSphere 4

Thin

Thick (Zeroedthick)

Eagerzeroedthick

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 5: Administration with vCenter

Planning and Installing vCenter

vCenter Blueprint

vCenter Preinstallation

vCenter Database Design

vCenter Installation

vCenter Licensing

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answer

Designing a Functional vCenter Inventory

Folders

Datacenters

Clusters

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Administration with vCenter

Linked Mode

vSphere Client Tabs

Lockdown Mode

Plug-ins

Client Settings

vCenter Maximums

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

vCenter Server Backup and High Availability

vCenter Heartbeat

Clustering vCenter

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 6: Virtual Machine Operations

Virtual Machine Defined

Virtual Hardware

Virtual Machine Files

Virtual Machine Maximums

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Creating a Virtual Machine

Installing a Guest Operating System

Understanding VMware Tools

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Understanding and Working with Templates

Creating Templates

Guest OS Customization

Deploying Virtual Machines

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Managing Virtual Machines, Virtual Appliances, and vApps

Cold Migration

What Are Snapshots?

Deploying Virtual Appliances

What Is VMware vApp?

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Advanced VM Operations

Using VMware vCenter Converter

Using vCenter Guided Consolidation

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 7: vSphere Security and Web Access

vSphere Security Model

Users, Roles, Privileges, and Permissions

Working with Roles

Assigning Permissions

vCenter Security

ESX Server Security

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Web Access

Web Access Minimum Requirements

Remote Console URL

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 8: Managing vSphere Resources

VM CPU and Memory Management

Using Resource Pools to Govern CPU/Memory Resources

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

vMotion and Storage vMotion

vMotion

Storage vMotion

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Distributed Resource Scheduler

DRS Automation Process

DRS Cluster Validity

DRS Rules

VMware EVC

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 9: Monitoring vSphere Resources

Resource Optimization Concepts

Virtual CPU

Virtual Memory

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

Monitoring Virtual Machines and Hosts

CPU

Memory

Disk

Network

Monitoring with Alarms

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answer

CHAPTER 10: Backup and High Availability

Backup Scenarios

Virtual Machine Backup Options

Host Backup Options

VMware Consolidated Backup

Data Recovery

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

High Availability

Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring

HA Configuration Prerequisites

Service Console Redundancy

Host Failover Capacity Planning

Host Isolation

Virtual Machine Recovery Priority

MSCS Clustering

VMware Fault Tolerance

Cram Quiz

Cram Quiz Answers

VCP4 Practice Exam

Answers to VCP4 Practice Exam

APPENDIX A: Need to Know More?

Glossary





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About Elias Khnaser

Elias Khnaser is an author, speaker, and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies. With more than 14 years of experience, Elias is one of the world's leading experts on virtualization and cloud computing and is a recipient of the VMware vExpert award.



Elias is the practice manager for virtualization and cloud computing at Artemis Technology and is well known for his ability to relate highly technical concepts to align IT with business needs.



Elias is a highly sought-after and top-rated speaker for live and recorded events. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes and InformationWeek. He has written hundreds of white papers and countless articles. Elias has authored and co-authored many books and computer-based training products for EliasKhnaser.com and TrainSignal.com.



Elias has designed and deployed some of the largest Citrix and VMware implementations in the world.



His other publications and accomplishments include

--VMware vSphere 4 Training DVD at EliasKhnaser.com (May 2010)

--VCP VMware Certified Professional Exam Cram by Que Publishing, ISBN: 0-7897-3805-8 (December 2008)

--VMware VI3: ESX Server 3.5 & Virtual Center 2.5 Training DVD at EliasKhnaser.com (April 2008)

--"VMware ESX Server 3.0 CBT" at EliasKhnaser.com

--"Citrix MetaFrame XP CBT" at CBTnuggets.com



He is the co-author of three published books:

--Citrix CCA MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 and 4.0 (Exams 223/256) (Exam Cram) by Que Publishing, ISBN: 9780789732460

--MCSE Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network: Exam 70-298 Study Guide and DVD Training System by Syngress Publishing

--Citrix MetaFrame XP Including Feature Release 1 by Syngress Publishing



He has been a contributing author at

--Forbes.com

--InformationWeek.com

--Dabcc.com
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