VCP4 Exam Cram: VMware Certified Professional

VCP4 Exam Cram: VMware Certified Professional

by Elias Khnaser

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Overview

VCP4 Exam Cram

VMware Certified Professional

VCP-410 Exam

Second Edition

 

Elias Khnaser

 

VCP4 Exam Cram, Second Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the VMware VCP-410 exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools, such as quizzes, Exam Alerts, and a practice exam, while the CD provides real-time practice and feedback with a 75-question test engine.

 

Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your VCP-410 exam!

     .    Master the essential concepts of VMware vSphere 4

     .    Plan, install, deploy, and configure ESX/ESXi 4.1

     .    Understand how VMware vSphere 4 is licensed

     .    Implement reliable virtualized storage operations

     .    Administer ESX/ESXi 4.1 with vCenter 4.1

     .    Manage virtual machine operations

     .    Systematically secure your virtual infrastructure

     .    Manage and monitor virtual resources

     .    Troubleshoot problems with ESX/ESXi 4.1

     .    Implement effective backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity

     .    Maximize system availability in virtualized environments

 

Elias Khnaser is an author, speaker, and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies. Elias is the practice manager for virtualization and cloud computing at Artemis Technology. With more than 14 years of experience, Elias is one of the world’s leading experts on virtualization and cloud computing and is a recipient of the VMware vExpert award.

 

 

CD Features 75 Practice Questions

 

The test engine gives you an effective tool to assess your readiness for the exam

     .    Detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers

     .    Multiple test modes

     .    Random questions and order of answers

     .    Coverage of each VCP-410 exam topic

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789740588
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 01/21/2011
Series: Exam Cram
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Elias Khnaser is an author, speaker, and IT consultant specializing in Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware virtualization technologies. With more than 14 years of experience, Elias is one of the world’s leading experts on virtualization and cloud computing and is a recipient of the VMware vExpert award.

 

Elias is the practice manager for virtualization and cloud computing at Artemis Technology and is well known for his ability to relate highly technical concepts to align IT with business needs.

 

Elias is a highly sought-after and top-rated speaker for live and recorded events. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes and InformationWeek. He has written hundreds of white papers and countless articles. Elias has authored and co-authored many books and computer-based training products for EliasKhnaser.com and TrainSignal.com.

 

Elias has designed and deployed some of the largest Citrix and VMware implementations in the world.

 

His other publications and accomplishments include

--VMware vSphere 4 Training DVD at EliasKhnaser.com (May 2010)

--VCP VMware Certified Professional Exam Cram by Que Publishing, ISBN: 0-7897-3805-8 (December 2008)

--VMware VI3: ESX Server 3.5 & Virtual Center 2.5 Training DVD at EliasKhnaser.com (April 2008)

--“VMware ESX Server 3.0 CBT” at EliasKhnaser.com

--“Citrix MetaFrame XP CBT” at CBTnuggets.com

 

He is the co-author of three published books:

--Citrix CCA MetaFrame Presentation Server 3.0 and 4.0 (Exams 223/256) (Exam Cram) by Que Publishing, ISBN: 9780789732460

--MCSE Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network: Exam 70-298 Study Guide and DVD Training System by Syngress Publishing

--Citrix MetaFrame XP Including Feature Release 1 by Syngress Publishing

 

He has been a contributing author at

--Forbes.com

--InformationWeek.com

--Dabcc.com

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: Introducing vSphere 4

What Is Virtualization?

    Why You Need Virtualization

    Types of Virtualization

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Virtual Machine Overview

    Simulation and Emulation

    Virtual and Physical Machine Comparison

    Why vSphere 4?

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

vSphere 4 Suite

    VMware View

    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

    VMware vCenter Lab Manager

    What Is VMFS?

    The VMkernel

    The Service Console

    The vSphere Client

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 2: Planning, Installing, and Configuring ESX/ESXi 4.1

ESX 4.1 Minimum Hardware Requirements

    Disk Partitioning ESX 4.1

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Installing ESX 4.1 and ESXi 4.1

    Installing ESX 4.1 Using a CD-ROM

    Installing ESXi 4.1

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

ESX 4.1 Post-Installation Configurations

    Accessing ESX Using the vSphere Client

    Accessing ESX Using SSH

    Modifying Service Console Memory Allocation

    Configuring NTP Client on ESX Server

    Troubleshooting ESX 4.1 Installation

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 3: vNetworking Operations

What Are Virtual Switches?

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Comparing Physical and Virtual Switches

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Standard Virtual Switches (vSS) and Port Group Types

    Types of Virtual Switches

    Types of Virtual Switch Port Groups

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

VLANs in Virtual Networking

    Trunk Ports

    802.1Q VLAN Tagging

    Private VLANs

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Virtual Switch Policies

    Virtual Switch Security

    Traffic Shaping

    Physical Switch VLAN

    Port Blocking

    NIC Teaming

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

vNetwork Distributed Switches

    Advantages of vDS

    vDS Components and Architecture

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Networking Maximums

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 4: vStorage Operations

Storage in vSphere 4

Fiber Channel

    FC SAN Architecture

    Masking

    Zoning

    FC Addressing

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

iSCSI

    iSCSI Addressing

    Software Initiator

    Hardware Initiator

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Network Attached Storage

    ESX Features on NFS Datastores

    Configuring NFS Datastores

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Virtual Machine File System

    Extending a VMFS

    Growing a VMFS

    Multipathing

    Pluggable Storage Architecture

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Thin Provisioning

    Thin Provisioning in vSphere 4

    Thin

    Thick (Zeroedthick)

    Eagerzeroedthick

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 5: Administration with vCenter

Planning and Installing vCenter

    vCenter Blueprint

    vCenter Preinstallation

    vCenter Database Design

    vCenter Installation

    vCenter Licensing

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answer

Designing a Functional vCenter Inventory

    Folders

    Datacenters

    Clusters

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Administration with vCenter

    Linked Mode

    vSphere Client Tabs

    Lockdown Mode

    Plug-ins

    Client Settings

    vCenter Maximums

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

    vCenter Server Backup and High Availability

    vCenter Heartbeat

    Clustering vCenter

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 6: Virtual Machine Operations

Virtual Machine Defined

    Virtual Hardware

    Virtual Machine Files

    Virtual Machine Maximums

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Creating a Virtual Machine

    Installing a Guest Operating System

    Understanding VMware Tools

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Understanding and Working with Templates

    Creating Templates

    Guest OS Customization

    Deploying Virtual Machines

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Managing Virtual Machines, Virtual Appliances, and vApps

    Cold Migration

    What Are Snapshots?

    Deploying Virtual Appliances

    What Is VMware vApp?

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Advanced VM Operations

    Using VMware vCenter Converter

    Using vCenter Guided Consolidation

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 7: vSphere Security and Web Access

vSphere Security Model

    Users, Roles, Privileges, and Permissions

    Working with Roles

    Assigning Permissions

    vCenter Security

    ESX Server Security

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Web Access

    Web Access Minimum Requirements

    Remote Console URL

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 8: Managing vSphere Resources

VM CPU and Memory Management

    Using Resource Pools to Govern CPU/Memory Resources

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

vMotion and Storage vMotion

    vMotion

    Storage vMotion

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Distributed Resource Scheduler

    DRS Automation Process

    DRS Cluster Validity

    DRS Rules

    VMware EVC

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

CHAPTER 9: Monitoring vSphere Resources

Resource Optimization Concepts

    Virtual CPU

    Virtual Memory

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

Monitoring Virtual Machines and Hosts

    CPU

    Memory

    Disk

    Network

Monitoring with Alarms

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answer

CHAPTER 10: Backup and High Availability

Backup Scenarios

    Virtual Machine Backup Options

    Host Backup Options

    VMware Consolidated Backup

    Data Recovery

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

High Availability

    Virtual Machine Failure Monitoring

    HA Configuration Prerequisites

    Service Console Redundancy

    Host Failover Capacity Planning

    Host Isolation

    Virtual Machine Recovery Priority

    MSCS Clustering

    VMware Fault Tolerance

    Cram Quiz

    Cram Quiz Answers

VCP4 Practice Exam

Answers to VCP4 Practice Exam

APPENDIX A: Need to Know More?

Glossary

 

 

9780789740564    TOC    12/9/2010

 

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