VMware VCP-DCV vSphere 7: Virtual Machine Resource Management and Availability Competency (Intermediate Level)

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The VMware VCP-DCV vSphere 7: Virtual Machine Resource Management and Availability Competency (Intermediate Level) benchmark measures your knowledge of how to create, configure, and manage virtual machines, as well as manage vSphere availability and provide resource management solutions. Learners who score high on this benchmark demonstrate that they have competency in many areas of the VMware administration discipline and have some working exposure to managing virtual machine resources with vSphere availability and management principles and practices.

Topics covered

  • describe the role of fault tolerance in host clusters and recognize how to enable fault tolerance to protect a VM
  • recognize how using VM snapshots can provide several benefits and how to create and apply snapshots using the vSphere Client
  • recognize issues associated with memory and CPU resource management, as well as how to create and use resource pools and vApps to control resource allocations with reservations, shares, and limits
  • recognize the differences between templates and cloning, when each should be used for deploying VMs, how to use cloning to create a copy of a VM, and how to use a template to deploy a VM
  • recognize the importance of automation in the provisioning and deployment process for VMs, as well as how to create and use a customization specification file as part of a VM deployment cycle
  • recognize the importance of vSphere HA in the modern enterprise, as well as how to enable, configure, and optimize the HA service in your host cluster
  • recognize the reasons why using vMotion as a proactive VM management tool can yield great results in many areas, as well as how to use vMotion and Storage vMotion to move a VM and its back-end storage while powered on
  • recognize the role of Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) in host clusters and how to create a host cluster and enable DRS
  • recognize the uses and importance of vCenter alarms, how to create alarms, and how the concept of hierarchy applies to alarms
  • recognize the various components of the vSphere High Availability (HA) service, the three types of host failures that VMware defines, and the different admission control types available with vSphere HA
  • recognize tools that can be used to monitor resource usage in vCenter, how to use the advanced monitoring capabilities built into vCenter, and how to use esxtop via PuTTY
  • recognize use cases for content libraries, as well as how to create a content library and use a template from the library to deploy a VM into your production data center
  • recognize VM management concepts and settings that are useful for optimizing VMs