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VCP5 vs VCP4 Blue Print

  1. 1. VCP5 blueprint VCP4 blueprintSection 1 – Plan, Install, Configure and Section 1 – Plan, Install and UpgradeUpgrade vCenter Server and VMware VMware ESX/ESXiESXiObjective 1.1 — Install and Configure Objective 1.1 — Install VMware ESX/ESXivCenter Server on local storageIdentify available vCenter Server editions Identify minimum hardware requirementsDeploy the vCenter Appliance Download, prepare and validate installation mediaInstall vCenter Server into a virtual Determine appropriate ESX/ESXimachine configuration in a given situationSize the vCenter Server database Obtain required information for environmentInstall additional vCenter Server Verify hardware against the VMwarecomponents Hardware Compatibility GuideInstall/Remove vSphere Client plug-ins Perform a custom installationEnable/Disable vSphere Client plug-ins Customize storage layout for given situationsLicense vCenter Server Configure ESXi from the direct consoleDetermine availability requirements for a Configure ESX/ESXi NTPvCenter Server in a given vSphereimplementationDetermine use case for vSphere Client and Manage ESX/ESXi licensingWeb Client
  2. 2. Compare/Contrast VMware vSphere editions Manage license keysObjective 1.2 – Install and Configure Objective 1.2 – Upgrade VMware ESX/ESXiVMware ESXiPerform an interactive installation of ESXi Plan a VMware vSphere upgradeDeploy an ESXi host using Auto Deploy Backup/Restore ESX/ESXi host configurationConfigure NTP on an ESXi Host Understand Virtual Machine backup optionsConfigure DNS and Routing on an ESXi Determine if existing hardware meetsHost upgrade requirementsEnable/Configure/Disable hyperthreading Understand VMware ESX/ESXi upgrade scenariosEnable/Size/Disable memory compression Perform upgrade to ESX 4.0cacheLicense an ESXi host Upgrade VMware ESX/ESXi Upgrade virtual machine hardware Upgrade VMware Tools Verify success of upgrade Understand upgrade roll back options
  3. 3. Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades Objective 1.3 – Secure VMware ESX/ESXiof vCenter Server and VMware ESXiIdentify upgrade requirements for ESXi Identify default security principleshostsIdentify steps required to upgrade a Understand Service Console firewallvSphere implementation operationUpgrade a vNetwork Distributed Switch Service Console Security LevelUpgrade from VMFS3 to VMFS5 Opening/Closing ports in the firewall using the vSphere ClientUpgrade VMware Tools Set up user/group accountsUpgrade Virtual Machine hardware Determine applications needed for accessing the service console in a given scenarioUpgrade an ESXi Host using vCenterUpdate ManagerDetermine whether an in-place upgrade isappropriate in a given upgrade scenarioObjective 1.4 –Secure vCenter Server and Objective 1.4 – Install VMware ESX/ESXi onESXi SAN StorageIdentify common vCenter Server privileges Configure LUN Maskingand rolesDescribe how permissions are applied and Prepare SANinherited in vCenter ServerConfigure and administer the ESXi firewall Configure FC or iSCSI HBA BIOS
  4. 4. Enable/Configure/Disable services in the Enable BIOSESXi firewallEnable Lockdown Mode Select Boot LUNConfigure network security policies Install VMware ESX/ESXiView/Sort/Export user and group lists Determine boot LUN size in a given situationAdd/Modify/Remove permissions forusers and groups on vCenter Serverinventory objectsCreate/Clone/Edit vCenter Server RolesAdd an ESXi Host to a directory serviceApply permissions to ESXi Hosts usingHost ProfilesDetermine the appropriate set ofprivileges for common tasks in vCenterServerObjective 1.5 – Identify vSphere Objective 1.5 – Identify vSphereArchitecture and Solutions Architecture and SolutionsIdentify available vSphere editions and Differentiate VMware platform productsfeatures and editionsExplain ESXi and vCenter Server Understand the various datacenterarchitectures solutions (View, SRM, Lab Manager, etc.)Explain Private/Public/Hybrid cloud Explain ESX/ESXi architectureconcepts
  5. 5. Determine appropriate vSphere edition Compare and contrast bare metal vs.based on customer requirements hosted architectureSection 2 – Plan and Configure vSphere Section 2 – Configure ESX/ESXiNetworking NetworkingObjective 2.1 – Configure vNetwork Objective 2.1 – Configure Virtual SwitchesStandard SwitchesIdentify vNetwork Standard Switch Understand Virtual Switch and ESX/ESXicapabilities NIC and port maximumsCreate/Delete a vNetwork Standard Determine the vSwitch NIC teaming policySwitch in a given situationAdd/Configure/Remove vmnics on a Determine the appropriate vSwitchvNetwork Standard Switch security policies in a given situationConfigure vmkernel ports for network Create/Delete Virtual SwitchesservicesAdd/Edit/Remove port groups on a Create Ports/Port GroupsvNetwork Standard SwitchDetermine use case for a vNetwork Assign Physical AdaptersStandard Switch Modify vSwitch NIC Teaming and failover policies Modify vSwitch security policy and VLAN settings Configure VMotionObjective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork
  6. 6. Distributed Switches Distributed SwitchesIdentify vNetwork Distributed Switch Understand ESX Host and port maximumscapabilities for dvSwitchesCreate/Delete a vNetwork Distributed Determine the virtual port group NICSwitch teaming and fail-over policy in a given situationAdd/Remove ESXi hosts from a vNetwork Determine the appropriate virtual portDistributed Switch group security policies in a given situationAdd/Configure/Remove dvPort groups Create/Modify a vNetwork Distributed SwitchAdd/Remove uplink adapters to dvUplink Create/Modify Uplink Group settingsgroupsCreate/Configure/Remove virtual adapters Create/Modify dvPort Group settingsMigrate virtual adapters to/from a Add an ESX/ESXi Host ta vNetworkvNetwork Standard Switch Distributed SwitchMigrate virtual machines to/from a Add/Delete a VMkernel dvPortvNetwork Distributed SwitchDetermine use case for a vNetwork Migrate Virtual Machines ta vNetworkDistributed Switch Distributed SwitchObjective 2.3 – Configure vSS and vDS Objective 2.3 – Configure VMwarePolicies ESX/ESXi Management NetworkIdentify common vSS and vDS policies Modify Service Console IP SettingsConfigure dvPort group blocking policies Configure Service Console availability
  7. 7. Configure load balancing and failover Configure DNS and Routing settings forpolicies an ESX HostConfigure VLAN settingsConfigure traffic shaping policiesEnable TCP Segmentation Offload supportfor a virtual machineEnable Jumbo Frames support onappropriate componentsDetermine appropriate VLANconfiguration for a vSphereimplementationSection 3 – Plan and Configure vSphere Section 3 – Configure ESX/ESXi StorageStorageObjective 3.1 – Configure Shared Storage Objective 3.1 – Configure FC SAN Storagefor vSphereIdentify storage adapters and devices Identify FC SAN hardware componentsIdentify storage naming conventions Identify how ESX Server connections are made tFC SAN storageIdentify hardware/dependent Describe ESX Server FC SAN storagehardware/software iSCSI initiator addressingrequirementsCompare and contrast array thin Describe the concepts of zoning and LUNprovisioning and virtual disk thin maskingprovisioning
  8. 8. Describe zoning and LUN masking Configure LUN maskingpracticesScan/Rescan storage Scan for new LUNsIdentify use cases for FCoE Determine and configure the appropriate multi-pathing policyCreate an NFS share for use with vSphere Differentiate between NMP and third- party MPPConnect to a NAS deviceEnable/Configure/Disable vCenter Serverstorage filtersConfigure/Edit hardware/dependenthardware initiatorsEnable/Disable software iSCSI initiatorConfigure/Edit software iSCSI initiatorsettingsConfigure iSCSI port bindingEnable/Configure/Disable iSCSI CHAPDetermine use case forhardware/dependent hardware/softwareiSCSI initiatorDetermine use case for and configurearray thin provisioningObjective 3.2 – Configure the Storage Objective 3.2 – Configure iSCSI SAN
  9. 9. Virtual Appliance for vSphere StorageDefine SVA architecture Identify iSCSI SAN hardware componentsConfigure ESXi hosts as SVA hosts Determine use cases for hardware vs. software iSCSI initiatorsConfigure the storage network for the Configure the iSCSI Software InitiatorSVADeploy/Configure the SVA Manager Configure Dynamic/Static DiscoveryAdminister SVA storage resources Configure CHAP AuthenticationDetermine use case for deploying the SVA Configure VMkernel port binding for iSCSI Software multi-pathingDetermine appropriate ESXi host Discover LUNsresources for the SVA Identify iSCSI addressing in the context of the hostObjective 3.3 – Create and Configure VMFS Objective 3.3 – Configure NFS Datastoresand NFS DatastoresIdentify VMFS and NFS Datastore Identify the NFS hardware componentspropertiesIdentify VMFS5 capabilities Explain ESX exclusivity for NFS mountsCreate/Rename/Delete/Unmount a VMFS Configure ESX/ESXi network connectivityDatastore tthe NAS deviceMount/Unmount an NFS Datastore Create an NFS Datastore
  10. 10. Extend/Expand VMFS Datastores Objective 3.4 – Configure and Manage VMFS DatastoresUpgrade a VMFS3 Datastore to VMFS5 Identify VMFS file system attributesPlace a VMFS Datastore in Maintenance Determine the appropriate DatastoreMode location/configuration for given virtual machinesSelect the Preferred Path for a VMFS Determine use cases for multiple VMFSDatastore DatastoresDisable a path to a VMFS Datastore Create/Configure VMFS DatastoresDetermine use case for multiple Attach existing Datastore tnew ESX hostVMFS/NFS DatastoresDetermine appropriate Path Selection Manage VMFS DatastoresPolicy for a given VMFS Datastore Group/Unmount/Delete Datastores Grow VMFS volumesSection 4 – Deploy and Administer Virtual Section 4 – Install and Configure vCenterMachines and vApps ServerObjective 4.1 – Create and Deploy Virtual Objective 4.1 – Install vCenter ServerMachinesIdentify capabilities of virtual machine Identify hardware requirementshardware versionsIdentify VMware Tools device drivers Understand configuration maximumsIdentify methods to access and use a Determine availability requirements for a
  11. 11. virtual machine console vCenter server in a given situationIdentify virtual machine storage resources Determine appropriate vCenter Server editionPlace virtual machines in selected ESXi Determine database size requirementshosts/Clusters/Resource PoolsConfigure and deploy a Guest OS into a Prepare/Configure vCenter Servernew virtual machine databaseConfigure/Modify disk controller for Install vCenter Server using downloadedvirtual disks installerConfigure appropriate virtual disk type for Install additional modulesa virtual machineCreate/Convert thin/thick provisioned vCenter Guided Consolidationvirtual disksConfigure disk shares vCenter Update ManagerInstall/Upgrade/Update VMware Tools vCenter ConverterConfigure virtual machine time Determine use case for vCenter Linkedsynchronization Mode GroupsConvert a physical machine using VMwareConverterImport a supported virtual machinesource using VMware ConverterModify virtual hardware settings usingVMware Converter
  12. 12. Configure/Modify virtual CPU andMemory resources according to OS andapplication requirementsConfigure/Modify virtual NIC adapter andconnect virtual machines to appropriatenetwork resourcesDetermine appropriate datastore locationsfor virtual machines based on applicationworkloadsObjective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps Objective 4.2 – Manage vSphere Client plug-insIdentify vApp settings Identify available plug-insCreate/Clone/Export a vApp Determine required plug-ins for a given applicationAdd objects to an existing vApp Ensure permissions tinstall plug-insEdit vApp settings Enable plug-ins after installationConfigure IP poolsSuspend/Resume a vAppDetermine when a tiered applicationshould be deployed as a vAppObjective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Objective 4.3 – Configure vCenter ServerClones and TemplatesIdentify the vCenter Server managed ESXi Identify the vCenter Server managed ESXhosts and Virtual Machine maximums Hosts and Virtual Machine maximums
  13. 13. Identify Cloning and Template options Join ESX/ESXi Hosts tvCenter ServerClone an existing virtual machine Configure Guest OS CustomizationCreate a template from an existing virtual Use datacenters and folders torganize themachine environmentDeploy a virtual machine from a template Configure/Use Scheduled TasksUpdate existing virtual machine templates Configure/Use Resource MapsDeploy virtual appliances and/or vApps Use Storage Reports/Storage Mapsfrom an OVF templateImport and/or Export an OVF template View/Manage EventsDetermine the appropriate deployment Configure vCenter Server settingsmethodology for a given virtual machineapplication Configure vSphere Client settingsObjective 4.4 – Administer Virtual Objective 4.4 – Configure Access ControlMachines and vAppsIdentify files used by virtual machines Create/Modify user permissions in vCenterIdentify locations for virtual machine Create/Modify user permissions in ESXconfiguration files and virtual disks ServerIdentify common practices for securing Restrict access tvCenter inventory objectsvirtual machinesHot Extend a virtual disk Define vCenter predefined roles and their privileges
  14. 14. Configure virtual machine options Create/Clone Edit rolesConfigure virtual machine power settings Assign roles tusers and groupsConfigure virtual machine boot options Describe how privileges propagateConfigure virtual machine troubleshooting Understand permissions as applied tuseroptions and group combinationsAssign a Storage Policy to a virtualmachineVerify Storage Policy compliance forvirtual machinesDetermine when an advanced virtualmachine parameter is requiredAdjust virtual machine resources (shares,limits and reservations) based on virtualmachine workloadsSection 5 – Establish and Maintain Section 5 – Deploy and Manage VirtualService Levels Machines and vAppsObjective 5.1 – Create and Configure Objective 5.1 – Create and Deploy VirtualVMware Clusters MachinesDescribe DRS virtual machine entitlement Understand virtual machine hardware maximumsCreate/Delete a DRS/HA Cluster Create a virtual machineAdd/Remove ESXi Hosts from a DRS/HA Determine appropriate SCSI adapterCluster
  15. 15. Add/Remove virtual machines from a Determine Virtual Disk typeDRS/HA ClusterConfigure Storage DRS Install/Upgrade/Configure VMware ToolsConfigure Enhanced vMotion Create/Convert templatesCompatibilityMonitor a DRS/HA Cluster Customize Windows/Linux virtual machinesConfigure migration thresholds for DRS Manage Customization Specificationsand virtual machinesConfigure automation levels for DRS and Deploy a virtual machine from a templatevirtual machinesCreate VM-Host and VM-VM affinity rules Deploy a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter EnterpriseEnable/Disable Host Monitoring Perform a Hot CloneEnable/Configure/Disable virtual machine Perform a Cold Cloneand application monitoringConfigure admission control for HA and Perform System Reconfigurationvirtual machinesDetermine appropriate failover Deploy a virtual machine using Guidedmethodology and required resources for Consolidationan HA implementation Perform Discovery Analyze discovered virtual machines
  16. 16. Consolidate selected virtual machines Clone a virtual machine Import a virtual machine from a file/folderObjective 5.2 – Plan and Implement Objective 5.2 – Manage Virtual MachinesVMware Fault ToleranceIdentify VMware Fault Tolerance Configure/Modify virtual machinesrequirementsConfigure Fault Tolerance networking Add/Hot Add virtual machine hardwareEnable/Disable VMware Fault Tolerance Grow virtual machine diskson a virtual machineTest an FT configuration Determine appropriate disk formatDetermine use case for enabling Fault Connect virtual machines tdevicesTolerance on a virtual machine Configure virtual machine options General Options Advanced Options Power Management Options VMware Tools Options Configure appropriate virtual machine resource settings
  17. 17. Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Objective 5.3 – Deploy vAppsResource PoolsDescribe the Resource Pool hierarchy Determine whether a vApp is appropriate for a given situationDefine the Expandable Reservation Define Open Virtual Machine Formatparameter (OVF)Create/Remove a Resource Pool Import/Export a Virtual ApplianceConfigure Resource Pool attributes Build a vAppAdd/Remove virtual machines from a Create/Add virtual machines ta vAppResource PoolDetermine Resource Pool requirements Edit vApp Propertiesfor a given vSphere implementationEvaluate appropriate shares, reservations Export vAppsand limits for a Resource Pool based onvirtual machine workloadsClone a vApp Clone a vAppObjective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual MachinesIdentify ESXi host and virtual machinerequirements for vMotion and StoragevMotionIdentify Enhanced vMotion CompatibilityCPU requirementsIdentify snapshot requirements forvMotion/Storage vMotion migration
  18. 18. Migrate virtual machines usingvMotion/Storage vMotionConfigure virtual machine swap filelocationMigrate a powered-off or suspendedvirtual machineUtilize Storage vMotion techniques(changing virtual disk type, renamingvirtual machines, etc.)Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore VirtualMachinesIdentify snapshot requirementsCreate/Delete/Consolidate virtual machinesnapshotsInstall and Configure VMware DataRecoveryCreate a backup job with VMware DateRecoveryPerform a test and live full/file-levelrestore with VMware Data RecoveryDetermine appropriate backup solutionfor a given vSphere implementationObjective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi andVirtual Machines
  19. 19. Identify patching requirements for ESXihosts and virtual machine hardware/toolsCreate/Edit/Remove a Host Profile froman ESXi hostAttach/Apply a Host Profile to an ESXihost or clusterPerform compliance scanning andremediation of an ESXi host using HostProfilesInstall and Configure vCenter UpdateManagerConfigure patch download optionsCreate/Edit/Delete an Update ManagerbaselineAttach an Update Manager baseline to anESXi host or clusterScan and remediate ESXi hosts and virtualmachine hardware/tools using UpdateManagerStage ESXi host updatesSection 6 – Perform Basic Section 6 – Manage ComplianceTroubleshooting and AlarmManagementObjective 6.1 – Perform Basic Objective 6.1 – Install, Configure andTroubleshooting for ESXi Hosts Manage VMware vCenter Update
  20. 20. ManagerIdentify general ESXi host troubleshooting Determine installation requirements andguidelines database sizingTroubleshoot common installation issues Install Update Manager Server and Client componentsMonitor ESXi system health Configure update manager settingsExport diagnostic information Configure patch download options Create baselines Attach baselines tvCenter inventory objects Scan ESX hosts and virtual machines Remediate ESX hosts and virtual machines Stage ESX/ESXi Host updates Analyze compliance information from a scanObjective 6.2 – Perform Basic vSphere Objective 6.2 – Establish and Apply ESXNetwork Troubleshooting Host ProfilesVerify network configuration Create/Delete Host ProfilesVerify a given virtual machine is Import/Export Host Profilesconfigured with the correct networkresources
  21. 21. Troubleshoot virtual switch and port Edit Host Profile Policiesgroup configuration issuesTroubleshoot physical network adapter Associate an ESX host with a host profileconfiguration issuesIdentify the root cause of a network issue Check for Compliancebased on troubleshooting informationObjective 6.3 – Perform Basic vSphere Apply Host ProfilesStorage TroubleshootingVerify storage configuration Analyze configuration compliance information from a scanTroubleshoot storage contention issuesTroubleshoot storage over-commitmentissuesTroubleshoot iSCSI software initiatorconfiguration issuesTroubleshoot Storage Reports andStorage MapsIdentify the root cause of a storage issuebased on troubleshooting informationObjective 6.4 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters andvMotion/Storage vMotionIdentify HA/DRS and vMotionrequirements
  22. 22. Verify vMotion/Storage vMotionconfigurationVerify HA network configurationVerify HA/DRS cluster configurationTroubleshoot HA capacity issuesTroubleshoot HA redundancy issuesInterpret the DRS Resource DistributionGraph and Target/Current Host LoadDeviationTroubleshoot DRS load imbalance issuesTroubleshoot vMotion/Storage vMotionmigration issuesInterpret vMotion Resource MapsIdentify the root cause of a DRS/HAcluster or migration issue based ontroubleshooting informationSection 7 – Monitor a vSphere Section 7 – Establish Service LevelsImplementationObjective 7.1 – Monitor ESXi, vCenter Objective 7.1 – Create and ConfigureServer and Virtual Machines VMware ClustersDescribe how Tasks and Events are viewed Create new clusterin vCenter ServerIdentify critical performance metrics Add ESX/ESXi hosts ta cluster
  23. 23. Explain common memory metrics Configure High Availability basic/advanced settingsExplain common CPU metrics Enable/Configure VM MonitoringExplain common network metrics Configure Distributed Resource Scheduler basic/advanced settingsExplain common storage metrics Configure Distributed Power ManagementCompare and contrast Overview and Configure Enhanced VMotionAdvanced Charts CompatibilityConfigure SNMP for vCenter Server Configure swap file locationConfigure Active Directory and SMTP Analyze HA host failure capacitysettings for vCenter Server requirementsConfigure vCenter Server logging options Analyze HA admission controlCreate a log bundle Determine use cases for DRS automation levels and migration thresholdsCreate/Edit/Delete a Scheduled Task Determine use cases for DPM policiesConfigure/View/Print/Export resourcemapsStart/Stop/Verify vCenter Server servicestatusStart/Stop/Verify ESXi host agent statusConfigure vCenter Server timeout settings
  24. 24. Monitor/Administer vCenter ServerconnectionsCreate an Advanced ChartDetermine host performance usingresxtop and guest PerfmonGiven performance data, identify theaffected vSphere resourceObjective 7.2 – Create and Administer Objective 7.2 – Enable a Fault TolerantvCenter Server Alarms Virtual MachineList vCenter default utilization alarms Identify FT restrictionsList vCenter default connectivity alarms Evaluate FT use casesList possible actions for utilization and Set up an FT networkconnectivity alarmsCreate a vCenter utilization alarm Verify requirements of operating environmentCreate a vCenter connectivity alarm Enable FT for a virtual machineConfigure alarm triggers Test an FT configurationConfigure alarm actions Upgrade ESX hosts containing FT virtual machinesFor a given alarm, identify the affected Objective 7.3 – Create and Configureresource in a vSphere implementation Resource Pools Determine Resource Pool requirements for a given situation
  25. 25. Evaluate appropriate shares, reservations,and limits in a given situationEvaluate virtual machines for a givenResource PoolCreate Resource PoolsSet CPU resourceshares/reservations/limitsSet memory resourceshares/reservations/limitsDefine Expandable ReservationAdd virtual machines tpoolDescribe resource pool hierarchyObjective 7.4 – Migrate Virtual MachinesIdentify compatibility requirementsCite the three methods of virtual machinemigrationDetermine migration use casesCompare and contrast migrationtechnologiesMigrate a virtual machine using VMotionMigrate a virtual machine using Storage
  26. 26. VMotionCold migrate a virtual machineObjective 7.5 – Backup and Restore VirtualMachinesDescribe different back-up/restoreprocedures and strategiesCreate/Delete/Restore SnapshotsInstall Backup and Recovery ApplianceInstall vCenter Data Recovery plug-inCreate a backup job with vCenter DataRecoveryPerform test and actual restores usingvCenter Data RecoverySection 8 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting and AlarmManagementObjective 8.1 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting for ESX/ESXi HostsUnderstand general ESX Servertroubleshooting guidelinesTroubleshoot common installation issuesMonitor ESX Server system health
  27. 27. Understand how texport diagnostic dataObjective 8.2 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting for VMware FT and Third-Party ClustersAnalyze and evaluate VM population formaintenance mode considerationsUnderstand manual Third-Partyfailover/failback processesTroubleshoot Fault Tolerance partial orunexpected failoversObjective 8.3 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting for NetworkingVerify VM is connected tthe correct portgroupVerify port group settings are correctVerify that the network adaptor isconnected within the VMVerify VM network adaptor settingsVerify physical network adaptor settingsVerify vSphere network managementsettingsObjective 8.4 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting for Storage
  28. 28. Identify storage contention issuesIdentify storage over-commitment issuesIdentify storage connectivity issuesIdentify iSCSI software initiatorconfiguration issuesInterpret Storage Reports and StorageMapsObjective 8.5 – Perform BasicTroubleshooting for HA/DRS and VMotionExplain the requirements of HA/DRS andVMotionVerify VMotion functionalityVerify DNS settingsVerify the service console networkfunctionalityInterpret the DRS Resource DistributionGraph and Target/Current Host LoadDeviationTroubleshoot VMotion using topologymapsTroubleshoot HA capacity issuesTroubleshoot HA redundancy issues
  29. 29. Objective 8.6 – Create and RespondtvCenter Connectivity AlarmsList vCenter default connectivity alarmsList possible actions for connectivityalarmsFor a given alarm, analyze and evaluatethe affected virtual infrastructurecomponentsCreate a vCenter connectivity alarmRelate the alarm tthe affectedcomponentsObjective 8.7 – Create and RespondtvCenter Utilization AlarmsList vCenter default utilization alarmsList possible actions for utilization alarmsFor a given alarm, analyze and evaluatethe affected virtual infrastructure resourceCreate a vCenter utilization alarmRelate the alarm tthe affected resourceObjective 8.8 – Monitor vSphere ESX/ESXiand Virtual Machine PerformanceIdentify critical performance metrics (e.g.,CPU ready, queue depth, etc.)
  30. 30. Explain memory metrics (ballooning,shared, etc.)Explain CPU metrics (ready/wait time, etc.)Explain network metrics (usage, packetdrops, etc.)Explain storage metrics (latency, queuing,etc.)Compare and contrast Overview andAdvanced ChartsCreate an Advanced ChartDetermine host performance using guestPerfmon