VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 7.3

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In this section we are going to cover "Backup and Recover vSphere Configurations" Here are the objective from the blueprint : Backup and restore distributed switch configurations Backup and restore resource pool configurations Export Virtual Machines to OVA/OVF format Use a Host profile to recover an ESXi host configuration Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) Installed esx0 Installed VCSA  Documents used: vSphere Networking vSphere Resource Management Guide vSphere Virtual Machine Administration vSphere Host Profiles Backup and restore distributed switch configurations: The following are the steps to backup and restore vDS: Export the vDS configuration Choose Distributed switch and all port groups Click yes and provide a location for the zip file. To restore the configuration i used a different vCenter. Right click on…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 8.2:Customize Host Profile Settings

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In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for customize host profile settings The following are the blueprint objective: Create/Edit/Remove a Host Profile from an ESXi Host Enable or disable Host Profile components Attach and apply a Host Profile to ESXi Hosts in a cluster Perform compliance scanning and remediation of an ESXi Hosts and clusters using Host Profiles Edit answer file to customize ESXi Host settings Modify and apply a storage path selection plugin (PSP) to a device using host profiles Modify and apply switch configurations across multiple hosts using a Host Profile Import/Export a Host Profile Create/Edit/Remove a Host Profile from an ESXi Host: To create host profile from the home screen click on host profiles Then click on add (+) and…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 8.1:Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Autodeploy

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In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Autodeploy before you read this post please make sure you understand section 8.2 which talk about host profiles The following are the blueprint objective: Describe the components and architecture of an Auto Deploy environment Install and configure Auto Deploy Understand PowerCLI cmdlets for Auto Deploy Deploy multiple ESXi Hosts using Auto Deploy Implement Host Profiles with an Auto Deploy of an ESXi Host Use Auto Deploy Image Builder and PowerCLI scripts For auto deploy we will need several components: DHCP server TFTP server Auto Deploy server VMware PowerCLI console. Before we start make sure to download and install VMware PowerCLI .Here is some configuration you need to do before we…
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