VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 8.1

Permissions, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vSphere Security
We are now in the eighth and last section of the blueprint ,In this section we are going to cover "Manage authentication and end-user security" Here are the objective from the blueprint : Add/Edit Remove users on an ESXi host Configure vCenter Roles and Permissions according to a deployment plan Configure and manage Active Directory integration Enable and configure an ESXI Pass Phrase Disable the Managed Object Browser (MOB) to reduce attack surface Analyze logs for security-related messages Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vCenter Server and Host Management Guide v6.0 vSphere Security Guide v6.0 VMware vSphere vSphere 6.0 Hardening Guide   Add/Edit Remove users on an ESXi host: For this task we will need to connect…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 5.4

blueprint, Content Library, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In this section we are going to cover "Configure and manage Content Library" Here are the objective from the blueprint : Create a Global User Create a Content Library Subscribe to a Content Library Synchronize a subscribed Content Library Configure a Content Library for space efficiency Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA 2x the above config.  Documents used: Using Content Libraries vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Create a Global User: The privileges required to globally manage the content library catalog are out side of the vCenter scope, you can use the pre-configured sample role and assign it to a user Create a Content Library: From Home screen click on Content Libraries and then click on the add icon. Provide a Name and…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 5.3

study guide, Troubleshooting, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In this section we are going to cover "Manage and analyze vSphere log files" Here are the objective from the blueprint : Generate vSphere log bundles Configure logging levels for vSphere Configure and test centralized logging Analyze log entries to obtain configuration information Analyze log entries to identify and resolve issues Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA Management workstation (Windows OS)  Documents used: vSphere Host Profiles v6.0 Generate vSphere log bundles: To generate support bundle login in to the vCSA under port 5480 with root user and click on create support bundle Or you can do it from vCenter , from the Home screen >> Administration >> System Configuration >> Objects >> Action Or you can do it via the CLI…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 4.2

blueprint, DPM, DRS, EVC, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In the following post we are going to discuss how we Implement and Manage Complex DRS solutions The following are objectives from the blueprint : Configure DPM, including appropriate DPM threshold Create DRS and DPM alarms Configure / Modify EVC mode on an existing DRS cluster Configure applicable power management settings for ESXi hosts Configure DRS cluster for efficient/optimal load distribution Properly apply virtual machine automation levels based upon application requirements Administer DRS / Storage DRS Create DRS / Storage DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules Configure advanced DRS / Storage DRS settings Configure and Manage vMotion / Storage vMotion Create and manage advanced resource pool configurations   Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed esx1 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6.0…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 3.3

blueprint, Networking, NIOC, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vDS
In this post we will continue to discuss VMware networking and now it time for scale a vSphere 6.x network implementation Here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Configure appropriate NIC teaming failover type and related physical network settings Determine and apply failover settings according to a deployment plan Configure and manage network I/O control 3 Determine and configure vDS port binding settings according a deployment plan Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6 Networking Guide VMware KB 1022312   Configure appropriate NIC teaming failover type and related physical network settings and Determine and apply failover settings according to a deployment plan: Load balancing algos from vSphere networking guide. [caption id="attachment_293" align="alignnone"…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 3.2 – Part 2

blueprint, Networking, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vDS, VSS
In this post we will continue to discuss how we Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Network Infrastructure We are going to cover the following objective from the blueprint : Migrate a vSS network to a hybrid or full vDS solution Analyze vDS settings using command line tools Determine which appropriate discovery protocol to use for specific hardware vendors Configure VLANs/PVLANs according to a deployment plan Create / Apply traffic marking and filtering rules Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6 Networking Guide   Migrate a vSS network to a hybrid or full vDS solution: Here are the steps and screenshots on how to migrate from vSS to vDS (I will not use screenshots for creation of…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 3.2 – Part 1

Networking, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vDS
In this post we will continue to discuss VMware networking and now it time for Implement and Manage vSphere 6.x Distributed Switch (vDS) Networks Here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Deploy a LAG and migrate to LACP Configure Advanced vDS settings (NetFlow, QOS, etc.) Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6 Networking Guide   Deploy a LAG and migrate to LACP: The screenshots below describe ONLY the VMware configuration side,  you will to configure LACP on your physical switch. Lets create a vDS from scratch to demo this here are the steps: Create new vDS: Create  new LAG: Add Hosts, and also configure a template host if you want other host to…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 3.1

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We are now in the third section of the blueprint , this section is the Networking part and in the following posts we are going to discuss how we Deploy and Manage a vSphere 6.x Network Infrastructure We are going to discuss the following objective from the blueprint : Create and manage vSS components according to a deployment plan: VMkernel ports on standard switches Advanced vSS settings Configure TCP/IP stack on a host Create a custom TCP/IP stack Configure and analyze vSS settings using command line tools Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere 6 Networking Guide Create and manage vSS components according to a deployment plan: To create vSS via the GUI click on the Host >>Manage>>Networking>> Virtual…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 2.3

Storage, study guide, Troubleshooting, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
Finally we got to the troubleshooting part!. In this post i will ONLY suggest some ideas to look for information. at this point we need to have a good understanding on how storage works with vSphere 6. Here are the objective from the blueprint that we going to cover in this post: Analyze and resolve storage multi-pathing and failover issues Troubleshoot storage device connectivity Troubleshoot iSCSI connectivity issues Analyze and resolve NFS issues Troubleshoot RDM issues Analyze and resolve Virtual SAN configuration issues Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0/esx1/esx2 Installed VCSA iSCSI Storage  Documents used: vSphere6 Storage Guide VMware Virtual SAN administration Guide VSAN Troubleshooting Reference Manual vSphere Troubleshooting VMware KB 1027963   Analyze and resolve storage multi-pathing and failover issues and Troubleshoot…
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 2.2 – part 3

Storage, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy, vSAN
In this post we will continue to discuss the Manage Complex Storage Solutions objective Here are the objective from the blueprint that we going to cover in this post: Apply space utilization data to manage storage resources Provision and manage storage resources according to Virtual Machine requirements Configure datastore alarms, including Virtual SAN alarms Expand (Scale up / Scale Out) Virtual SAN hosts and diskgroups   Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0/esx1/esx2 Installed VCSA iSCSI Storage  Documents used: vSphere6 Storage Guide VMware Virtual SAN administration Guide Apply space utilization data to manage storage resources: To get information about the space utilization  you can look at the datastore utilization by clicking on the datastore and then clicking on the summary tab to get…
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