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Ace your VMware vSphere 6 Foundations (#2V0-620) exam, prove your knowledge of vSphere 6, and demonstrate your skills in deploying VMware vSphere environments.



vSphere 6 Foundations Exam Official Cert Guide (Exam #2V0-620) is the only VMware authorized and approved guide to the new vSphere 6 certification exam for VMware professionals: both new VCP certification candidates and current VCPs who must now earn recertification.



Written by leading VMware trainer and consultant Bill Ferguson, this guide fully addresses all exam topics, in exactly the same sequence as they are presented in VMware's official exam blueprint. Ferguson covers all this, and more:



Installing and configuring vCenter Server and ESXI
Configuring vSphere networking and storage
Deploying and administering VMs and vApps
Establishing and maintaining availability and resource management features
Performing basic troubleshooting
Monitoring your vSphere implementation

Reading this guide is like having a VMware expert sitting by your side, and guiding you through the entire blueprint to point out what you should know, why you should know it, and how you should remember it. It's packed with illustrations, tables, figures, screenshots, and realistic sample test questions -- all designed to help you learn more, learn faster, and remember more. To help you succeed on your exam, you'll find:



Pre-chapter quizzes to assess knowledge upfront and focus your study more efficiently
Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to practice
Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list you must know
Exam Preparation sections with additional chapter review features
Final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan
A customizable practice test library on the companion web page, running on the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that lets you focus on individual topics or take a complete, timed exam, tracks your performance, and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis to help you completely assess your knowledge and master what you don't know
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 700 pages
  • 196 x 231 x 44mm | 1,432g
  • VMWare Press
  • NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0789756498
  • 9780789756497
  • 321,497

Table of contents

About This Book xxiv

Chapter 1 Identifying vSphere Architecture and Solutions

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Identifying and Explaining vSphere Editions and Features

    Identifying Available vSphere and vCenter Server Editions

    Data Center Solutions That Interact with vSphere

    ESXi and vCenter Server Architectures and New Solutions

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 2 Installing and Configuring vCenter Server

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vCenter Server and vCenter Database Requirements

    Sizing the vCenter Server Database

    vCenter Server Software Requirements

    Licensing vCenter Server

    Creating a Database Connection to the vCenter Server Database

    Determining Availability Requirements for vCenter Server

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 3 Installing and Configuring ESXi

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

ESXi Host Requirements

    Performing an Interactive Installation of ESXi

    Configuring NTP on an ESXi Host

    Configuring DNS and Routing on an ESXi Host

    Licensing an ESXi Host

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 4 Configuring vSphere Standard Switches

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vSphere Standard Switch (vSS) Capabilities

Creating/Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch

    Deleting a vSphere Standard Switch

Adding/Editing/Removing vmnics on a vSphere Standard Switch

Configuring VMkernel Ports for Network Services

Adding/Configuring/Removing Port Groups on a vSphere Standard Switch

Determining Use Cases for a vSphere Standard Switch

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 5 Configuring vSphere Distributed Switches

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vSphere Distributed Switch Capabilities

Creating/Deleting a vSphere Distributed Switch

    Deleting a vDS

Adding/Removing ESXi Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch

Adding/Configuring/Removing dvPort Groups

Adding/Removing Uplink Adapters to dvUplink Groups

Creating/Configuring/Removing Virtual Adapters

Migrating Virtual Adapters to/from a vSphere Standard Switch

Migrating Virtual Machines to/from a vSphere Standard Switch

Configuring LACP on Uplink Port Groups

Determining Use Cases for a vSphere Distributed Switch

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 6 Configuring vSS and vDS Features

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Common vSS and vDS Policies

Configuring dvPort Group Blocking Policies

Configuring Load Balancing and Failover Policies

    Load Balancing

    Network Failover Detection

    Notify Switches

    Failback

Configuring VLAN and PVLAN Settings

    Configuring VLAN Policy Settings on a vDS

Configuring Traffic Shaping Policies

    Traffic Shaping Policies for vSphere Standard Switches

    Traffic Shaping Policies for vSphere Distributed Switches

Enabling TCP Segmentation Offload Support for a Virtual Machine

Enabling Jumbo Frames Support on Appropriate Components

    Enabling Jumbo Frames for VMkernel Interface on a vSS

    Enabling Jumbo Frame Support on Virtual Machines

Determining Appropriate VLAN Configuration for a vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 7 Connecting Shared Storage Devices to vSphere

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Storage Adapters and Devices

    Identifying Storage Adapters and Devices

    DAS (Direct Attached Storage)

    Fibre Channel

    FCoE

    iSCSI

    NAS

    VSAN

Storage Naming Conventions

    Storage Naming Conventions for Local and SAN

Hardware/Dependent Hardware/Software iSCSI Initiators

Zoning and LUN Masking

    Zoning

    Masking

Scanning/Rescanning Storage

    Creating an NFS Share for Use with vSphere

Connecting to an NAS Device

Configuring and Editing Hardware and Dependent Hardware Initiators

Configuring and Editing Software Initiator Settings

    Configuring iSCSI Port Binding

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 8 Configuring Software-Defined Storage

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Benefits of NFS 4.1

    NFS v4.1 Multipathing and Load Balancing

    Additional Security in NFS 4.1 Provided by Kerberos Authentication

Virtual SAN Hardware Requirements

Virtual SAN Network Requirements

Use Cases for VSAN Configurations

Configuring and Managing Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)

    Registering Storage Providers for Virtual Volumes

    Create a Virtual Datastore

    Review and Manage Protocol Endpoints

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 9 Creating and Configuring VMFS and NFS Datastores

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Supported NFS Versions

Configuring NFS Storage for vmdk Formatting

Configuring Storage Multipathing (SAN)

    Disabling a Path to a VMFS Datastore

Determining VMFS Requirements

Configuring and Managing VMFS Extents

    Extending/Expanding VMFS Datastores

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 10 Creating and Deploying Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Capabilities of Virtual Machine Hardware Versions

    Identifying VMware Tools Device Drivers

Methods to Access and Use Virtual Machine Console

Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

Virtual Machine Requirements for DirectPath I/O Passthrough

Configuring and Deploying a Guest OS into a New Virtual Machine

Configuring/Modifying Virtual CPU and Memory Resources

    Configuring and Modifying Virtual Machine CPU

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 11 Creating and Deploying vApps

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vApp Requirements

Creating/Cloning/Exporting a vApp

Adding Objects to an Existing vApp

Configuring and Editing vApp Settings

    Application Properties

    Deployment

    Authoring

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 12 Managing Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Cloning and Template Options

Configuring Virtual Machine Options

    General Options

    VMware Tools

    Power Management

    Advanced Options

    Fibre Channel NPIV

    Configuring Virtual Machine Boot Options

    Configuring Virtual Machine Troubleshooting Options

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines

Creating a Template from an Existing Virtual Machine

Deploying a Virtual Machine from a Template

Updating Existing Virtual Machine Templates

Configuring CPU and Memory Reservations and Shares

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 13 Administering Virtual Machines and vApps

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Files Used by Virtual Machines

Locations for Virtual Machine Configuration Files and Virtual Disks

Common Practices for Securing Virtual Machines

Configuring IP Pools

Configuring and Managing a Content Library

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 14 Creating and Configuring VMware Clusters

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

DRS Virtual Machine Entitlement

Creating/Deleting a DRS/HA Cluster

Adding/Removing ESXi Hosts

Adding or Removing Virtual Machines

Configuring Storage DRS

Configuring VM Component Protection

Configuring Migration Thresholds for DRS and Virtual Machines

    Configuring Automation Levels for DRS and Virtual Machines

Configuring Admission Control for HA and Virtual Machines

    Admission Control

Determining Appropriate Failover Methodology and Required Resources for HA

    Host Failures the Cluster Tolerates

    Percentage of Cluster Resources as Failover Spare Capacity

    Specify Failover Hosts

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 15 Planning and Implementing VMware Fault Tolerance

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

VMware Fault Tolerance Requirements

Configuring VMware Fault Tolerance Networking

Enabling/Disabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine

Testing an FT Configuration

Determining Use Case for Enabling VMware Fault Tolerance on a Virtual Machine

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 16 Creating and Administering Resource Pools

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Resource Pool Hierarchies

    Defining the Expandable Reservation Parameter

vFlash Architecture

Creating/Removing a Resource Pool

Configuring Resource Pool Attributes

Adding/Removing Virtual Machines from a Resource Pool

Creating and Deleting a vFlash Resource Pool

Determining Resource Pool Requirements for a Given vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 17 Migrating Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Requirements for vMotion and Storage vMotion

    ESXi and VM Requirements for vMotion

    ESXi and VM Requirements for Storage vMotion

    Enhanced vMotion (Cross-Host vMotion)

Enhanced vMotion Compatibility CPU Requirements

Long-Distance vMotion

Snapshot Requirements for vMotion/Storage vMotion Migration

Migrating Virtual Machines Using vMotion/Storage vMotion

    Migrating a VM Using vMotion

    Migrating a VM’s Files Using Storage vMotion

    Configuring Virtual Machine Swap File Location

Migrating a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine

    Utilizing Storage vMotion Techniques

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 18 Backing Up and Restoring Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Snapshot Requirements

VMware Data Protection Requirements and Sizing Guidelines

    VMware Data Protection Sizing Guidelines

VMware Data Protection Version Offerings

vSphere Replication Architecture

Creating/Deleting/Consolidating Virtual Machine Snapshots

Installing and Configuring VMware Data Protection

Creating a Backup Job with VMware Data Protection

Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading vSphere Replication

Configuring Replication for Single/Multiple VMs

Recovering a VM Using vSphere Replication

Performing a Failback Operation Using vSphere Replication

Determining an Appropriate Backup Solution for a Given vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 19 Updating ESXi and Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Patching Requirements for ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine Hardware/Tools

Creating/Editing/Removing a Host Profile from an ESXi Host

Importing/Exporting a Host Profile

Attaching/Applying a Host Profile to an ESXi Host or Cluster

Performing Compliance Scanning and Remediation of an ESXi Host Using Host Profiles

Installing and Configuring vCenter Update Manager

Configuring Patch Download Options

Creating/Editing/Deleting an Update Manager Baseline

Attaching an Update Manager Baseline to an ESXi Host or Cluster

Scanning and Remediating ESXi Hosts and Virtual Machine Hardware/Tools Using Update

Manager or Staging for Later

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 20 Performing Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Server

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

ESXi Host Troubleshooting Guidelines

    Learn How to Access Support Mode

    Know How to Retrieve Host Logs

vCenter Troubleshooting Guidelines

    Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard

    Retrieve Installation Logs Manually (Windows Installation)

    Collect Deployment Log Files (vCenter Appliance)

    Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle

Troubleshooting Common Installation Issues

    Troubleshooting Boot Order

    Troubleshooting License Assignment

    Troubleshooting Plug-Ins

Monitoring ESXi System Health

Exporting Diagnostic Information

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 21 Performing Basic Troubleshooting of ESXi and vCenter Server Operations

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Verifying Network Configuration

Troubleshooting Common Storage Issues

    Verifying Storage Configuration

Troubleshooting Common VM Issues

    Verifying Storage Configuration

    Troubleshooting Storage Reports and Storage Maps

Verifying Correct Network Resources

Troubleshooting Virtual Switch and Port Group Configuration Issues

Troubleshooting Physical Network Adapter Configuration Issues

Identifying and Detecting Common Knowledge Base Article Solutions

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 22 Performing Basic Troubleshooting of Virtual Machine Operations

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Troubleshooting Virtual Machine Resource Contention Issues

Troubleshooting Storage Overcommitment Issues

    Excessive Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance

    Path Thrashing Causes Slow Performance

Troubleshooting iSCSI Software Initiator Configuration Issues

Fault Tolerant VM Network Latency Issues

Troubleshooting VMware Tools Installation Issues

Troubleshooting VM States

Virtual Machine Constraints

Identifying the Root Cause of a Storage Issue

Identifying Common Virtual Machine Boot Disk Errors

Setting and Managing Settings in the vSphere Web Client

Correcting Common Warnings and Alerts Within the vSphere Web Client

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 23 Monitoring ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Viewing Tasks and Events in vCenter

    Viewing by Object Selected in the Navigator

    Filtering the Output

    Filtering by Keyword

Critical Performance Metrics

Common Memory Metrics

Common CPU Metrics

Common Network Metrics

Common Storage Metrics

Comparing and Contrasting Overview and Advanced Charts

Configuring SNMP for vCenter Server

Configuring Active Directory and SMTP Settings for vCenter Server

    Configuring Active Directory Settings for vCenter

    Configuring SMTP Settings for a vCenter Server

Configuring vCenter Server Logging Options

Creating a Log Bundle

Creating/Editing/Deleting a Scheduled Task

Configuring/Viewing/Printing/Exporting Resource Maps

Starting/Stopping/Verifying vCenter Service Status

Starting/Stopping/Verifying ESXi Host Agent Status

Configuring vCenter Server Timeout Settings

Monitoring/Administering vCenter Server Connections

Creating an Advanced Chart

Determining Host Performance Using Guest Performance Monitor

Given Performance Data, Identify the Affected vSphere Resource

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 24 Creating and Administering vCenter Server Alarms

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

vCenter Server Default Utilization Alarms

vCenter Server Default Connectivity Alarms

Actions for Utilization and Connectivity Alarms

Creating a vCenter Utilization Alarm

Creating a vCenter Connectivity Alarm

Configuring Alarm Triggers

Configuring Alarm Actions

    For a Given Alarm, Identifying the Affected Resource in a vSphere Implementation

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 25 Installing and Administering vRealize Operations Manager

“Do I Know This Already?” Quiz

Differentiating Between Major/Minor vROPs Badges

vROPs Architecture

Deploying and Configuring a vROPs Appliance

    Configure vCenter Adapter in vROPs

Upgrading vROPs

Understanding Metrics Used by Major/Minor vROPs Badges

Monitoring Your vSphere Environment

Summary

Exam Preparation Tasks

Review All the Key Topics

Review Questions

Chapter 26 Final Preparation

Getting Ready

Taking the Exam

Tools for Final Preparation

    Review Tools on the Companion Website

    Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions

    Using the Exam Engine

Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already”? Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions

 

 

9780789756497    TOC    7/13/2016

 
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About Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson, VCI 3, 4, 5, 6; VCP6-DCV, VCP6-NV; CCSI; and MCT Alumni has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Originally in technical sales and IT consulting with Sprint, he made his transition to Certified Technical Trainer in 1997 with ExecuTrain. He now runs his own company, Parallel Connections, as an independent contractor and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama, working worldwide for most of the national training companies and some regional training companies. In addition, he has written and produced many technical training videos and books. Bill's aspiration is as follows: "My job is to understand the material so well that I can make it easier for others to learn than it was for me to learn. Toward that end, I strive to provide an effective learning environment whether in person, in print, or online." Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
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