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Check the status of the CIM Data Feed in vCenter Service Status
Check the status of the vCenter Hardware Service in the Windows Services applet
Check the status of the vCenter Hardware Service in the Plug-in Manager
Check the status of the CIM Data Feed on the ESXi host
What protocol is used by an ESXi host to communicate with NAS devices?
An administrator is configuring iSCSI for use with a vSphere environment. Which networking feature should be configured on the ESXi host to improve iSCSI performance?
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What is the maximum number of VMkernel swap files that an ESXi host can have on a single VMFS volume?
VMkernel swap files must be stored locally on the ESXi host
1 per virtual machine
1 per virtual disk
An administrator would like to set up Host Profiles in a vSphere architecture. Using the vSphere Client, the administrator connects to vCenter Server and navigates to Management, then begins to build a new Host Profile but is unable to save the profile. Why is the administrator unable to save the completed profile?
The administrator does not have the proper vSphere edition so this feature is not licensed
The Host Profiles service is stopped and must be restarted to access this option
No ESXi hosts have been added to vCenter Server, and this option will not be available until at least one host is managed
No DRS/HA Cluster has been defined, and Host Profiles must be applied to a cluster.
At which two levels can blocking policies be applied on a vNetwork Distributed Switch? (Choose two.)
A company has been utilizing templates in its environment. It is running a 10-node ESXi 5.x Cluster and DRS has not been configured. Several virtual machines have been deployed from this template and successfully powered on, but a newly deployed virtual machine will not power on. There appears to be adequate CPU and Memory resources available on the host. Which three things can be done to
allow more virtual machines to be deployed into the cluster from this template? (Choose three.)
Deploy the virtual machine to a different host using the same datastore
Enable DRS on the cluster to balance the virtual load out across hosts
Increase the virtual machine memory reservation
Move the swap file to a different location
Select a different datastore for the virtual machine
Which functionality does vSphere HA provide?
Automatic restart of virtual machines
Automatic balancing of server workloads
High availability of ESXi hosts in a cluster
Zero downtime for virtual machines
Which three Path Selection Policies are supported by default in vSphere? (Choose three.)
MRU (Most recently used)
You have a Windows 2003 Server virtual machine (VM) that is experiencing performance problems. Task Manager displays the following information:
CPU Usage: 85%
Memory Available: 3 GB
Network Utilization: 25%
vCenter Server displays this additional information:
ESXi host CPU Utilization: 60%
VMkernel Swap Activity: None
Average Network Usage: 900 Mbps
What is the most likely cause for the performance problems?
The VM is CPU constrained.
The ESXi host is CPU constrained.
The ESXi host NIC is being over utilized.
The ESXi host needs more memory installed.
An administrator wants to restrict the ability of selected administrators to install plug-ins in their vSphere Client applications. Which action should the administrator perform?
Modify permissions for the administrators and add the Disable Methods privilege.
Modify permissions for the administrators and add the Validate Session privilege.
Modify permissions for the administrators and remove the CIM Interaction privilege.
Modify permissions for the administrators and remove the Register Extension privilege.
Which condition produces a warning message but will allow a VMotion migration to proceed?
A virtual machine has an active connection to the ESXi host's CD-ROM drive
A virtual machine has a CPU affinity set to run on a specific CPU.
A virtual machine is in an MSCS Cluster relationship with another virtual machine
A virtual machine is configured to use an internal virtual switch but is not connected to the switch
An administrator finds that an ESXi host cannot be managed by vCenter Server. Which three logs can be reviewed using the DCUI? (Choose three.)
The ESXi shell logs
The HA agent logs
The management agent log
The vmkernel log
The VMware ESXi Observation log
Which two actions have no effect on the amount of physical memory resources used for virtualization overhead? (Choose two.)
Installing a 64-bit versus 32-bit operating system.
Increasing the amount of RAM in the virtual machine.
Increasing the number of virtual CPUs in the virtual machine.
Increasing the memory shares for the virtual machine.
Which memory conservation technique allows the secure elimination of redundant copies of memory pages between virtual machines on the host?
Memory Balloon Driver
Transparent Page Sharing
An administrator determines that a virtual machine configured for the Development port group lost network connectivity when it was migrated with vMotion from one ESXi 5.x host to another. The administrator notices that machines configured for the Production port group are not experiencing the issue. The hosts have port groups with the following network configuration:
Production (VLAN 100)
Development Host B:
Production (VLAN 100)
Development (VLAN 200)
Which two conditions would explain the loss of network connectivity for the virtual machine?
The configured VLAN for Production on Host A is incorrect.
The configured VLAN for Development on Host B is incorrect.
An improper native VLAN is configured on the uplinks to Host A.
An improper native VLAN is configured on the uplinks to Host B.
An administrator is setting up vMotion in a vSphere environment. A migration is run to test the configuration, but fails. On which vSphere component does vMotion need to be enabled?
Virtual Machine port group
VMkernel port group
vNetwork Standard Switch
This book was written to help you in preparation for the ">VCP5-DCV (VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization) certification. ">VCP5-DCV is a cerfitication from VMware that deals with data center virtualization. This certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, manage, and deploy VMware vSphere environments.
You will learn how to set up your own virtual infrastructure using VMware vSphere. You will learn how to deploy a virtual machine on ESXi, how to set up a virtual network, migrate virtual machines using vMotion, set up Fault Tolerance, create VMFS datastores, capture VM snapshots... We will cover everything you need to pass the VMware VCP550 exam.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - vSphere overview - what is VMware vSphere, why use virtualization, CPU and memory virtualization explained.
Chapter 2 - Getting started - what is VMware ESXi, how to install ESXi, GUIs in vSphere, install vCenter Server Appliance.
Chapter 3 - vCenter SSO and vCenter Inventory - vCenter SSO explained, connect vCenter Server and Active Directory.
Chapter 4 - Virtual machines - what is a virtual machine, types of virtual disks, how to create VMs and install a guest OS.
Chapter 5 - Virtual networks - virtual switch explained, create standard virtual switches, configure traffic shaping policies.
Chapter 6 - Storage - storage technologies for ESXi, what is a datastore, Raw Device Mapping.
Chapter 7 - iSCSI - iSCSI SAN components, iSCSI target discovery, configure iSCSI software initiator.
Chapter 8 - NFS - what is NFS, NFS components, configure NFS datastore.
Chapter 9 - Fibre Channel - what is FC, FC components.
Chapter 10 - Datastores - how to create and browse VMFS datastores, Virtual SAN.
Chapter 11 - Templates - what is a VM template, how to create one and deploy VM from template.
Chapter 12 - Edit VM settings - VM settings explained, add and remove virtual hardware, VMware Tools options.
Chapter 13 - VM migration - what is VM migration, types of migration, vSphere vMotion, vSphere Storage vMotion.
Chapter 14 - VM snapshots - what are VM snapshots, how to take them.
Chapter 15 - vApps - what is vApp, how to create vApp.
Chapter 16 - Security - Security Profile services explained, configure ESXi firewall, users and groups, assign permissions.
Chapter 17 - Manage resources - memory virtualization, shares and resource pools explained.
Chapter 18 - Reporting - performance charts, monitor CPU, memory utilization, log levels.
Chapter 19 - Alerts - alarms explained, actions and notifications.
Chapter 20 - High Availability - vSphere HA explained, create clusters, Admission Control explained.
Chapter 21 - Fault Tolerance - what is vSphere FT, FT requirements.
Chapter 22 - Scalability - vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) explained, DRS rules, maintenance mode explained.
Roadmap to Success is a series of posts designed to help learners better understand certification pathways, career opportunities associated with those certifications, and next steps beyond certification.
UPDATED: We recently updated this article August 2, 2016 to reflect relevant changes to the VMware vSphere 5.5 ">VCP5-DCV certification curriculum.
Virtualization is a critical approach to the work of IT professionals. The VMware vSphere 5.5 ">VCP5-DCV certification is among our most popular virtualization courses for CBT Nuggets learners. The certification affirms your knowledge and skills to successfully install, deploy, scale, and manage VMware vSphere environments.
VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (">VCP5-DCV)The ">VCP5-DCV certification is designed to qualify learners’ skills and knowledge in working with vSphere environments. The certification is designed to measure your skills and abilities for installing, configuring, and administering a VMware vSphere environment. The ">VCP5-DCV requires just one exam for certification, but provides two exam options:
You can choose the exam experience that best fits your needs. Most typically, learners are currently choosing to take the vSphere 5.5 Based Exam, for which CBT Nuggets provides VMware vSphere 5.5 ">VCP5-DCV training.
Typically, learners pursuing this certification path should have six months of experience and some familiarity with VMware infrastructure technologies. Get started by reviewing the CBT Nuggets playlist for VMware Virtualization.
If you are interested in learning more about the VCP6-DCV, visit our Roadmap to Success: VCP6-DCV blog post.
Exam EligibilityIt is important to note that the ">VCP5-DCV is a VMware Certified Professional-level certification, and as such, learners must first earn a VCA-level certification before being eligible. You can explore the VMware VCA-DCV course on the CBT Nuggets website. In addition, learners must attend an official VMware course in order to be authorized to sit for professional-level certification exam. Attendance at a course is not mandatory for VCA-level courses for exam eligibility.
If you have previously earned a VCP5-DT (Desktop & Mobility) or VCP-Cloud certification, you are eligible to sit the ">VCP5-DCV exam without attending the mandatory course.
Exam DetailsAs noted above, to qualify for the ">VCP5-DCV exam, learners must complete an official and approved VMware course.
vSphere 5.5 ">VCP5-DCV (exam code VCP550)Time allotted for exam: 2 hours (120 minutes)Number of questions: 135Passing score: 300Question types: Multiple choiceExam registration: Request Exam ization through VMware*Or Pearson VUELearners must create an account with VMware in order to request exam authorization.Exam cost: $225 (USD)Exam blueprint: VMware Certified Professional 5 — Data Center Virtualization (">VCP5-DCV, Exam Code CVP550) (free resource)
RecertificationThe ">VCP5-DCV certification is valid for two years. Learners have three options to recertify their ">VCP5-DCV:
You can learn more about keeping your certification current from a previous CBT Nuggets blog post, Keep Your VCP Current.
The Next StepThe ">VCP5-DCV certification is a professional-level certification that opens up a variety of opportunities. Most typically, learners will pursue further VMware certifications following their ">VCP5-DCV, including:
Many learners will opt to diversify their VMware certification path portfolios, so you may consider pursuing virtualization certifications from other vendors. Learners who earn their ">VCP5-DCV typically also consider:
Career ConsiderationsInfosecinstitutem provides a helpful salary guide to help learners determine appropriate pay scales for job opportunities associated with the ">VCP5-DCV certification. Depending on professional experience, an employee who holds the ">VCP5-DCV certification can earn, on average, between $45,604 and $148,406. Payscalem reports a range of salaries for employees holding any VCP certification between $46,880 and $125,917. Roles for employees holding a VCP certification include systems administrator, IT manager, systems engineer, and more.
VMware Certification PathsVMware version 5 certifications are structured in four levels: VMware Certified Associate, VMware Certified Professional, VMware Certified Advanced Professional, and VMware Certified Design Expert. With the release of version 6, there was a change in the certification levels: the VMware Certified Advanced Professional level was changed to VMware Certified Implementation Expert. Learners can earn these certification levels in a variety of specializations: Data Center Virtualization, Cloud Management & Automation, Desktop & Mobility, and Network Virtualization. You can learn more about the VMware certification paths by visiting this VMware Certification page.
Begin exploring other VMware certification options for which CBT Nuggets provides training to open up even more professional development opportunities.
Concluding ThoughtsVirtualization is an essential component to your professional development. A ">VCP5-DCV certification demonstrates to colleagues and prospective employers that you have an excellent grasp of VMware and that you’re committed to growing and developing yourself and your skills. Advance your career by beginning your training for the ">VCP5-DCV today!
Watch. Learn. Conquer the VCP!
As the demand for IT professionals with data center virtualization skills increases, it is essential to distinguish yourself in the market with a certification that validates your technical capabilities. Earning your VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization certification does just that.
This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. VCP-DCV certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments, as well as the skills obtained by a minimum of six months experience with VMware infrastructure technologies.
Note: This certification and the two exams related to it will be retired on March 31, 2017. Please see this announcement for complete details and timing.
Just to let you know that it’s now possible to get certified on vSphere 5.5. VMware has released new certification exam yesterday which allows to pass an exam based on vSphere 5.5. So the new certification exam VCP550, is based on VMware vSphere 5.5 but earns you still a ">VCP5-DCV certification only. The same certification as you would get if you have passed the “old” exam based on vSphere 5.05.1. So both exams earns you ">VCP5-DCV, there is not a VCP 5.5 diploma…
The new exam makes more sense (IMHO) for people thinking of passing VCP, sure. Not for folks that are already VCP 5. The exam has an additional content which is due to new features introduced in vSphere 5.5. If I would be in a position to pass a VCP then I would probably go for it. It might be more difficult, because needs the additional knowledge of the features introduced in the 5.5 release, but for a long run this exam makes more sense.
Download the exam blueprint or request exam authorization here. You might want to check out my VCP page for some study guides and resources to start with, but you’ll need to sit a VMware class in order to get the certification.
The VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization (">VCP5-DCV) Exam tests candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware vSphere 5 environment. Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities.
The roadmap to became VCP could be resumed like this with a roadmap presented on the image by VMware Education (not updated yet with the new VCP550):
The knowledge and hands on experience is necessary, but getting a homelab is pretty cheap today if you don’t want to have multiple physical boxes. If you’re on a budget, two solution can be used to effectively learn towards VCP, VCAP exams:
You can find plenty of resources on this blog concerning home lab setup and nesting ESXi. (Now even with VMware Tools for ESXi!). And also creating an ISO image with those tools “baked in” – How-to Build a custom ISO with VMware tools for Nested ESXi. With all those resources, and a homelab, you can make it and became VMware certified.
A shameless plug, I even wrote a detailed guide to build nested VMware vSphere environment on a PC or laptop with limited resources. Stay tuned for updates…