VCP-DCV for vSphere 8.x

Video description

Almost 7 Hours of Video Instruction

Prepare for VMware Professional vSphere 8.x exam success with nearly seven hours of expertly crafted video training.

Earning the VCP-DCV certification demonstrates that you can implement, configure, manage, and support virtual infrastructure and clouds built on VMware vSphere 8 and that you understand the components, features, and use cases for vSphere 8. To earn the VCP-DCV certification, you must pass the Professional vSphere 8 exam. This video course is designed to help you achieve exam success. It provides details on the exam objectives as stated in the exam blueprint, as well as technical details, explanations, and real-world examples, and serves as a comprehensive resource for IT professionals seeking to validate their expertise in vSphere 8.x administration.

VMware training expert John A. Davis provides detailed insights into vSphere architecture, installation, and integration, covering topics such as ESXi and vCenter Server deployment, single sign-on configuration, and initial vSphere setup. You’ll learn about storage infrastructure, from traditional to software-defined storage solutions, along with networking configurations, security protocols, and performance monitoring techniques. The course covers advanced topics such as cluster configuration, resource management, and virtual machine lifecycle management so you can effectively manage and optimize vSphere environments.

About the Instructor

John Davis is an independent contractor (MEJEER, LLC) delivering VMware Professional Services via VMware partners (since 2004). He delivers architecture design, implementation, and customer enablement services directly to small and midsize businesses, including custom training. He has designed and delivered VMware based private clouds, automation, operations, disaster recovery, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions for the public sector, private enterprises, and a large managed service provider. He holds many VMware professional, advanced, and expert certifications on data center and desktop virtualization, network virtualization, and cloud management. He is the lead author of the VCP-DCV for vSphere 8.x Cert Guide. He is a co-author of the VCAP5-DCV: Official Cert Guide. His blog site is

Skill Level

  • Intermediate/Advanced

Learn How To:

  • Prepare for the VCP-DCV qualifying exam.
  • Master vSphere environment implementation, configuration, and management.
  • Deploy ESXi and vCenter Server efficiently, ensuring a robust virtualization infrastructure.
  • Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for streamlined authentication across vSphere components.
  • Optimize storage infrastructure by leveraging traditional and software-defined storage solutions.
  • Implement networking policies and manage network infrastructure effectively.
  • Strengthen vSphere security through certificate management, authentication mechanisms, and permissions settings.
  • Configure and manage virtual machines, including cloning, migrations, and template usage.
  • Implement advanced virtual machine management techniques such as vMotion and Storage vMotion.
  • Monitor and optimize resource usage, ensuring efficient cluster configuration and resource.

Who Should Take This Course:

This course is ideal for individuals preparing for the VCP-DCV 8.x exam. It is recommended that you have 6-12 months of practical experience in implementing, managing, and supporting vSphere environments. It is tailored for IT professionals, including system administrators, infrastructure administrators, and virtualization engineers, who have a solid understanding of storage, networking, hardware, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts.

Course Requirements:

6-12 months of hands-on experience implementing, managing, and supporting a vSphere environment, including knowledge of storage, networking, hardware, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery concepts.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. VCP-DCV for vSphere 8.x: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Exam Details and General Recommendations
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Certification Purpose and Requirements
    3. 1.2 Exam Purpose and Logistics
    4. 1.3 Exam Objectives Details – Part 1
    5. 1.4 Exam Objectives Details – Part 2
    6. 1.5 Exam Preparation Resources
    7. 1.6 Exam Preparation Recommendations
  3. Lesson 2: vSphere Overview, Installation, and Integration
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 vSphere Editions, Components, and Topology
    3. 2.2 vSphere Requirements
    4. 2.3 vSphere in SDDC and Hybrid Clouds
    5. 2.4 Install ESXi
    6. 2.5 Install vCenter Server
    7. 2.6 Single Sign-On Configuration
    8. 2.7 Initial vSphere Configuration
  4. Lesson 3: Storage Infrastructure, Configuration, and Management
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Traditional Storage and Software Defined Storage
    3. 3.2 Datastore Types
    4. 3.3 Storage Multipathing
    5. 3.4 VMFS and NFS Datastore Configuration and Management
    6. 3.5 vSphere Storage Integration and Storage Policies
    7. 3.6 vSAN Characteristics, Features, and Limitations
    8. 3.7 vSAN Requirements, Fault Domains, and Considerations
    9. 3.8 vSAN Installation, Configuration, and Management
    10. 3.9 vVOLs
    11. 3.10 Storage DRS and SIOC
  5. Lesson 4: Network Infrastructure, Configuration, and Management
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Network Terminology
    3. 4.2 vSphere Standard Switches
    4. 4.3 vSphere Distributed Switches
    5. 4.4 VMkernel Virtual Adapters and TCP/IP Stacks
    6. 4.5 Networking Policies
    7. 4.6 NIOC, DirectPath, SR-IOV
    8. 4.7 Manage Hosts with Distributed Switches
  6. Lesson 5: vSphere Security
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 vSphere Certificates
    3. 5.2 vSphere Authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO)
    4. 5.3 vSphere Permissions
    5. 5.4 ESXi Security - Part 1
    6. 5.5 ESXi Security - Part 2
    7. 5.6 vCenter Server Security and vSphere Network Security
    8. 5.7 Virtual Machine Security
    9. 5.8 Encryption
  7. Lesson 6: Cluster Configuration, Resource Management, and Optimization
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 vSphere Clusters and Services Overview
    3. 6.2 vSphere DRS
    4. 6.3 vSphere DRS Rules and Resource Pools
    5. 6.4 vSphere HA
    6. 6.5 vSphere HA Response, Admission Control, and Options
    7. 6.6 Other vSphere Availability Features
    8. 6.7 vSphere Tanzu
    9. 6.8 Resource and Performance Monitoring
    10. 6.9 vSphere Alarms
    11. 6.10 vSphere Logging
  8. Lesson 7: Managing vSphere Services and Virtual Machines
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Virtual Machine Configuration and Use
    3. 7.2 Virtual Machine File Structure and Snapshots
    4. 7.3 Virtual Machine Upgrades
    5. 7.4 Virtual Machine Migrations
    6. 7.5 vMotion and Storage vMotion
    7. 7.6 Virtual Machine Cloning and Templates
    8. 7.7 Content Library
    9. 7.8 Advanced Virtual Machine Management
    10. 7.9 vSphere Upgrades and Lifecycle Management
    11. 7.10 vCenter Server Monitoring and Management
  9. Summary
    1. VCP-DCV for vSphere 8.x: Summary

Product information

  • Title: VCP-DCV for vSphere 8.x
  • Author(s): John A. Davis
  • Release date: June 2024
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0135344069