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+ Section 1: Explain Data Center Virtualization Concepts and Identify Typical Data Center Challenges

+ Objective 1.1: Identify and Explain the Concept of Data Center Virtualization
Knowledge

Explain Data Center Virtualization.


Differentiate Physical and Virtual Data Center Components.
Identify Data Center Virtualization Benefits.
Tools
Virtualization Basics
VMware vSphere 6.0 Overview
The Business Value of Virtualization
Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
+ Objective 1.2: Identify Challenges that can be resolved with VMware vSphere with Operations
Management
Knowledge
Identify VMware vSphere Editions.
Identify common management challenges.
Identify common scalability challenges.
Identify common optimization challenges.
Tools
Compare vSphere Editions
VMware vSphere Essentials Kit and Essentials Plus Kit Datasheet
The Business Value of Virtualization
Business and Financial Benefits of Virtualization
+ Section 2: Identify, Explain and Differentiate VMware vSphere Technologies
+Objective 2.1: Describe how the components of VMware vSphere support Data Center Virtualization
Knowledge
Explain the concept and capabilities of virtual machines and vApps.
Explain the concept and capabilities of a virtual machine.
Identify purpose of ESXi and vCenter Server.
Differentiate VMware migration technologies.
Differentiate VMware availability technologies.
Explain the concepts of clusters and resource pools.
Identify and explain common VMware data center products.
Tools
Virtualization Basics
VMware vSphere 6.0 Datasheet
Explore vSphere Availability Features
Explore vSphere Migration Features
Explore Resource Management Features
vSphere Web Client
+Objective 2.2: Differentiate VMware vSphere Storage Technologies
Knowledge
Differentiate physical and virtual storage.
Explain the use of shared storage in a vSphere implementation.
Differentiate VMFS and NFS datastores.
Differentiate virtual disk provisioning methods.
Explain Virtual SAN capabilities.
Explain Virtual Volume capabilities.
Identify capabilities of Storage I/O Control.
Identify capabilities of Storage DRS.
Explain VMware virtual storage technologies.
Tools
Whats New in in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform
Explore vSphere Storage Features
Whats New: VMware Virtual SAN 6.0
Whats New: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes
Explore Storage I/O Control (SIOC) Features
vSphere Web Client
+Objective 2.3: Differentiate VMware vSphere Networking Technologies
Knowledge
Differentiate physical and virtual networking.
Differentiate VMware virtual switch technologies.
Identify VMware virtual switch components.
Identify common virtual switch policies.
Identify capabilities of Network I/O Control.
Differentiate traffic control mechanisms.
Tools
Whats New in in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform
Explore vSphere Networking Features
Network I/O Control (NIOC) Feature Summary
vSphere Web Client
+Objective 2.4:Differentiate VMware vSphere Resource Management Technologies
Knowledge
Differentiate vSphere resource management features.
Remediate resource management challenges.
Identify all vMotion technologies (Storage, Resource, Long distance, etc.).
Explain Distributed Resource Management, Distributed Power Management and High
Availability.
Tools
Whats New in in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform
Explore Resource Management Features
Explore vSphere Migration Features
vSphere Web Client
+Objective 2.5: Differentiate VMware vSphere Availability Technologies
Knowledge
Differentiate vSphere high availability features.
Remediate high availability challenges.
Identify vSphere Disaster Recovery solutions.
Differentiate VMware disaster recovery/disaster tolerance technologies.
Explain vSphere Fault Tolerance.
Identify vSphere Replication requirements.
Tools
Introduction to VMware vSphere Data Protection
Introduction to vSphere Replication
Explore vSphere Availability Features
Introduction to Data Protection
vSphere Web Client
+Objective 2.6: Differentiate VMware Data Center Virtualization Products
Knowledge
Explain features of VMware NSX.
Explain features of vRealize Operations.
Explain features of vRealize Automation.
Explain features of Site Recovery Manager.
Tools
Whats New in in the VMware vSphere 6.0 Platform
VMware NSX Datasheet
NSX Feature Walk Through
vRealize Operations Datasheet
vRealize Operations Feature Walk Through
vRealize Automation Datasheet
vRealize Automation Feature Walk Through
VMware vRealize Air Homepage
VMware vRealize Suite Datasheet
vSphere Web Client
+ Section 3: Perform Operational Tasks using the vSphere Web Client
+ Objective 3.1: Identify and Understand Virtual Infrastructure Object Status
Knowledge
Identify different virtual infrastructure objects within the vSphere Web Client.
Differentiate visual status indicators for various object states and conditions.
Describe actions that can be taken on objects given a specific state of condition.
Tools
Using the vSphere Web Client
vCenter Server and Host Management
vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
vSphere Web Client
+ Objective 3.2: Understand Hierarchy and Inventory Objects within the vSphere Web Client
Knowledge
Differentiate the functions of the vSphere Web Client panes.
Describe vSphere Web Client Navigation, Filter and Search options.
Describe the Access Control system.
Understand how roles and/or permissions are assigned.
Understand virtual machine file and inventory structure and mechanisms.
Understand the benefit of tags assigned to inventory objects.
Tools
Using the vSphere Web Client
vCenter Server and Host Management
vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
vSphere Permissions and User Management Tasks
vSphere Web Client
+ Objective 3.3: Monitor Virtual Machine and ESXi Host Status
Knowledge
Install the Client Integration Plug-in.
Install the VMware Remote Console.
Install and/or Upgrade VMware Tools.
Understand and differentiate virtual machine performance charts.
Monitor Virtual Machine CPU/Memory/Disk utilization.
Monitor ESXi Host health status.
Monitor ESXi Host and virtual machine tasks.
Monitor ESXi Host and virtual machine events.
Monitor ESXi Host and virtual machine alarms.
Tools
Using the vSphere Web Client
vCenter Server and Host Management
vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
vSphere Monitoring and Performance
vSphere Web Client
+ Objective 3.4: Perform Virtual Machine Operations
Knowledge
Differentiate the power states of a virtual machine.
Configure startup options for virtual machines running on a host.
Manage the power operations of a virtual machine.
Manage the power operations of a vApp.
Install a guest OS to an existing virtual machine.
Manage removable media.
Tools
Using the vSphere Web Client
vCenter Server and Host Management
vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
vSphere Web Client
+ Section 4: Correlate VMware Virtualization Solutions with Common Data Center Business
Challenges
+ Objective 4.1: Perform Virtual Machine Operations
Knowledge
Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center availability
challenges.
Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center management
challenges.
Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center optimization
challenges.
Apply VMware virtualization technologies to resolve common data center scalability
challenges.
Differentiate SMB and Enterprise data center challenges and solutions that can be met with
vSphere.
Tools
eBook: Delivering IT Outcomes
VMware Solutions for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
Server Consolidation
Software-Defined Data Center
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
+ Exam Contributors
Andrew Ellwood
Mark Jones
Timur Mirzoev
Rick Watson

Recommended Training
Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals [V6]

Practice Exam
VCA6-DCV (1V0-621) Practice Exam