VCAP-DCA Voucher Winner!


And then, there was a winner!

Matt Liebowitz is the winner of the first VCAP-DCA Voucher! Congrats sir. Details will be e-mailed to you shortly.

Stay tuned, we still have at least one more voucher to give away. This time with a live lab! Now, onto the video, flash cards, and correct answers:


ProfessionalVMware – VCAP-DCA Prep Lightning Round from ProfessionalVMware on Vimeo.

Flash Cards

Correct Answers

Here they are, as submitted. You can use them in conjunction with either the video or the flash cards for your own study pleasure:

1.       300 (VCAP passing score)
2.       Name a requirement for NPIV – ESX HBAs must support NPIV
3.       Name a use case for raw device mapping:  Microsoft Clusters
4.       Acronym: MPP – multipathing plug-in
5.       Acronym: NMP – native multipathing plugin
6.       Acronym: SATP – storage array type plugin
7.       Configure IPv6 (need steps) – click host, Configuration, Networking, click Properties and select the "Enable IPv6 support on this host system"
8.       Verify IPv6 has been enabled – Reboot system, click host/configuration/networking/properties and ensure checkbox is checked
9.       Configure NetQueue  – select host/configuration/advanced/Vmkernel, select checkbox for Vmkernel.boot.netqueueenabled
10.   Configure SNMP Agent Polling – use from the vSphere CLI
11.   What is a PVLAN – Private VLAN
12.   What are the types of PVLAN? Promiscous, Isolated, Community
13.   Create a PVLAN – Click host/configuration/networking/distributed vSwitch/edit settings, click Private VLAN, click Enter Private VLAN ID and enter the appropriate primary private VLAN
14.   Define NIC failover settings: Active – NICs are in use and traffic is being passed, Standby – NICs are waiting for a failure of an Active NIC, unused – NICs are unused and will not automatically be put into use if there is a NIC failure
15.   What are the types of Network Failover Detection: Link Status – detects whether a physical NIC cable has been unplugged, Beacon Probing, sends and listens for ethernet frames to determine if traffic is reaching destination
16.   Acronym: EVC – enhanced vmotion compatibility
17.   What is a use case for EVC – Future proof a cluster for vMotion compatibility so you can add newer processors without issue
18.   Acronym: DPM – Distributed Power Management
19.   Create a DPM alarm – Click top level in vCenter, click Alarms/Definitions, right click and select New Alarm.  Alarm type: Host, monitor for specific events.  Click Triggers tab, select "Entered standby mode" as trigger
20.   Identify three FT requirements: VM with 1 vCPU, host processors support FT, Correct license of vSphere
21.   Configure FT logging – click host/configuration/networking, edit properties of vSwitch, add Vmkernel port group with appropriate IP info.  Select "Fault Tolerance logging" checkbox.
22.   What are the three admission control policies: host failures tolerated – reserves enough resources in the cluster to allow for the specified amount of host failures,
% of cluster resources – Reserves specified percentage of resources across hosts in the cluster
failover host – designates a host that acts solely as a failover target if a host fails.
23.   Create a custom slot size config – Right click on cluster, select Edit settings, click on Vmware HA, select Advanced Options.  Das.slotmeminmb to create a custom memory slot size
24.   Identify the primary HA nodes (process for listing out which nodes are primary) use PowerCLI – Get-Cluster clustername | Get-HAPrimaryVMHost

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