VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 6.1

Objective 6.1 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Configure esxtop / resxtop custom profiles
  • Evaluate use cases for and apply esxtop / resxtop Interactive, Batch and Replay modes
  • Use esxtop / resxtop to collect performance data
  • Given

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 5.4

Objective 5.4 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Create a Global User
  • Create a Content Library
  • Subscribe to a Content Library
  • Configure a Content Library for space efficiency
  • Synchronize a subscribed Content Library


VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 5.3

Objective 5.3 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Generate vSphere log bundles
  • Configure and test centralized logging
  • Analyze log entries to obtain configuration information
  • Analyze log entries to identify and resolve issues
  • Configure logging levels for

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 5.2

Objective 5.2 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Use Profile Editor to edit and / or disable policies
  • Create and apply host profiles
  • Use Host Profiles to deploy vDS
  • Use Host Profiles to deploy vStorage policies
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VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 5.1

Objective 5.1 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Install and configure vSphere PowerCLI
  • Use basic and advanced PowerCLI Cmdlets to manage a vSphere deployment
  • Analyze a sample script, then modify the script to perform a given action
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DRS Automation Level and Migration Threshold

DRS migration threshold allows you to specify which recommendations are generated and then applied (when the virtual machines involved in the recommendation are in fully automated mode) or shown (if in manual mode). This threshold is also a measure of how

Configuring EVC in vSphere 6

The evolution of vSphere has forced the hardware vendors to add more enhanced functionalities in server hardware in order to bring the best out of virtualization.  Enhanced vMotion Compatibility comes into picture when a all Esxi hosts in a cluster are

Configuring DPM in vSphere 6

What is vSphere Distributed Power Management (DPM)

Consolidation of physical servers into virtual machines that share host physical resources can result in significant reductions in the costs associated with hardware maintenance and power consumption.

vSphere Distributed Power Management

Esxi Host Power Management Policies in vSphere 6

One of the advantages which virtualization brought with itself was “POWER SAVINGS” as it enabled administrators to consolidate workloads on fewer number of physical servers and thus save some power and reduce carbon footprint in the datacenter. Sunny Dua rightly mentioned

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 4.1

Objective 4.1 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Configure a HA Cluster to Meet Resource and Availability Requirements
  • Configure Custom Isolation Response Settings
  • Configure VM Component Protection (VMCP)
  • Configure HA Redundant Settings:
    • Management Network
    • Datastore

VCAP6-DCV Deploy Objective 8.1

Objective 8.1 of VCAP6-Deploy exam covers following topics:

  • Add/Edit/Remove Users on an ESXi Host
  • Configure vCenter Roles and Permissions
  • Configure and Manage Active Directory Integration
  • Analyze Logs for Security-Related Messages
  • Enable and Configure an ESXi Pass-Phrase

Password Policy for vSphere 6.0 Hosts

A complex password is a firstmost requirement for any system that simply uses username/password (no RSA, 2Factor authentication kinda thing) for authentication. For a windows or unix/linux based systems, system administrators used to push complex password requirements via AD/LDAP.


Enable and Configure ESXi Host Lockdown Mode

To enhance the security measures in a virtualized environment, it is often advisable to limit direct access to Esxi hosts and this is when lockdown mode concept comes into picture. Lockdown mode is used on Esxi hosts in order to

Configure SSL Timeouts on Esxi Host

To authenticate against vCenter SSO, solution users uses certificates to establish a secure connection. A solution user presents the certificate to vCenter SSO in 3 cases:

  • When solution user authenticates against sso for very first time.
  • After a reboot,

Enable/Disable certificate checking on Esxi Host

The data that travels between clients and ESXi hosts is encrypted to ensure that the transactions are private and authenticated. The SSL is used to create a secure connection between the clients, ESXi hosts, and/or the vCenter Server.  

Refresh/Regenerate/Replace Esxi 6.0 SSL Certificates

To improve security in your virtualized environment, it is advisable to use the signed certificates because  ‘self-signed’ certificate will not be trusted by default in it’s communications with other systems. There are various ways to deploy signed certificates on your Esxi

Backup and Restore vDS Configurations

You can export vSphere distributed switch and distributed port group configurations to a file. The file preserves valid network configurations, enabling distribution of these configurations to other deployments.

This functionality is available only with the vSphere Web Client 5.1