VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 10 – Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hr 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 74-80 (1 hr 30 mins)

Watch:

  1. VM Cloning and Templates (4 mins)
  2. vSphere Content Library – Create (3 mins) and Subscribe (4 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete this lab:
  • HOL-1910-01-SDC (Module 1 – Cloning VMs, Templates and Tagging) (15 mins)
  • HOL-1911-03-SDC (Module 4 -Content library) (30 mins)
  • HOL-1911-05-SDC (Module 4 – Automating Virtual Machine Management) – (30mins)
  1. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere Virtual Machine Management this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 9 – Configure and Administer vSphere and vCenter Availability Solutions

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (45 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 68-74 (45 mins)
  3. HOL 1811-01 Manual pp 23-28 (15 mins)

Watch:

  1. vSphere High Availability (4 mins), How vSphere HA Works (3 mins),
  2. vCenter Server High Availability (14 mins), vCenter Server HA – Advanced (4 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (12 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere and vCenter High Availability this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 10 – Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 8 – Deploy and Customize ESXi Hosts

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hour 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 63-67 (1 hour 30 mins)

Watch:

  1. Host Profiles 6.5 (3 mins), Autodeploy overview (7 mins), Autodeploy 6.5 (3 mins)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
  • HOL-1911-05-SDC – (Power CLI – Modules 1-3) – (1 hour 15 mins)
  • HOL-1911-03-SDC – (Host Profiles and Auto Deploy – Module 5) – (30 mins)
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (12 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere ESXi Hosts this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 9 – Configure and Administer vSphere and vCenter Availability Solutions (Coming soon)

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 7 – Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hour 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 54-63 (45 mins)
  3. Become familiar with ESXCLI syntax: vSphere 6.5 Command Line Documentation
  4. Duncan Epping’s blog on the key ESXTOP metrics

Watch:

  1. Troubleshooting vSphere @VMworld 2017 (52 mins)

Do:

In HOL, use the search function to find and complete this lab:

  • HOL-1904-02-CHG – vSphere 6.7 – Challenge Lab
  • HOL-1904-01-SDC – VMware vSphere 6.7 – Performance Diagnostics and Benchmarking
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (4 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about Troubleshooting vSphere this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 8 – Deploy and Customize ESXi Hosts

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 6 – Back up and Recover a vSphere Deployment

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (45 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 48-54 (45 mins)

Watch:

  1. vCSA Backup and Restore (3 mins)
  2. vSphere Data Protection 1 and 2 and 3 (10 mins)
  3. vSphere Replication 1 and 2 (10 mins) – and read the 5 Release Notes

Do:

  1. In the HOL Lab Manual (not in the lab console),
  • HOL-1811-02-SDC (Module 1 – Backup vCSA and Restore vCSA – read lab manual and click through interactive simulation) – (30 mins)
  1. In HOL (back in the console), use the search function to find and complete this lab:
  • HOL-1905-01-SDC – (vSphere Replication, Advanced Options in Module 4 – ) (15 mins)
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (12 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about Backup and Recovery this week

 

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 7 – Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 4 – Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hour 30 mins) OR

Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 37-42 (45 mins)

Watch:

  1. Upgrading to vSphere 6.x @VMworld 2018 (28.31 mins)

Do:

  1. In the HOL Lab Manual (not in the lab console),
  • HOL-1811-02-SDC (Module 2 – Update Manager, Module 6 – Upgrading to vCenter 6.5 and Module 7 – Migrating to vCSA 6.5) – (30 mins)
  1. In HOL (back to the console), use the search function to find and complete this lab:
  • HOL-1911-03-SDC (Module 5, Lesson 1 – Getting started with Update Manager) – (15 mins)
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (20 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere Upgrades this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 5 – Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources

VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 3 – Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Storage – Part 2

The storage topic is easier to digest broken into two parts. Part 2 covers Software Defined Storage: vVols and vSAN.

See VCP-DCV 6.5 Section 3 –Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Storage – Part 1 for study resources on traditional vSphere Storage: SAN and NAS.

Read:

  1. Resources @uprightvynl.co.uk – Minimum read objective summaries by @vladan.fr (1 hour 30 mins) OR
  2. Study guide by Shane Williford: pp 30-37 (1 hour 30 mins)

Watch:

Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive – VMworld 2016 (43 minutes)

Top 10 Things to Know about VMware Virtual SAN – VMworld 2017 (1 hour)

Do:

  1. In HOL, use the search function to find and complete these labs:
  • HOL-1927-01-HCI -VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy Based Management – (2 hours)
  • HOL-1908-01-HCI – vSAN v6.7 – Getting Started – (2 hours)
  • HOL-1908-02-CHG – vSAN v6.7 – Challenge Lab – (3-4 hours)
  1. Practice Questions @TheSlog (12 questions)
  2. Prepare to explain 3 things you learned about vSphere Software Defined Storage this week

Return: VCP-DCV 6.5 Study Group Participant Guide

Next: VCP-DCV 6.5 – Section 4 – Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x