VCP-DCV for vSphere 7.x (Exam 2V0-21.20) Official Cert Guide, 4th Edition

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VCP-DCV for vSphere 7.x (Exam 2V0-21.20) Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine using proven series elements and techniques. Do I Know This Already? quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy.Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

  • Master Professional VMware vSphere 7.x (Exam 2V0-21.20) exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions in the practice test software

VCP-DCV for vSphere 7.x (Exam 2V0-21.20) Official Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification allows you to succeed on the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization for vSphere 7 exam (Professional VMware vSphere 7.x exam) by directly addressing the exams objectives as stated by VMware. Leading experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints andtest-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This complete study package includes

  • A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exams

  • Do I Know This Already? quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend oneach section

  • Chapter-ending Key Topic tables, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

  • The powerful Pearson Test Prep Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailedperformance reports

  • An online,interactive Flash Cards application to help you drill on Key Terms by chapter

  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

This official study guide helps you master all the topics on the Professional VMware vSphere7.x (Exam 2V0-21.20) exam, including

  • Describing vSphere architecture, requirements, and features

  • Implementing,configuring, and managing vSphere storage

  • Configuring secured access and networking in a vSphere environment

  • Monitoring,managing, and optimizing the services and resources in a vSphere environment

  • Provisioning,migrating, and supporting virtual machines in a vSphere environment

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Credits
  6. We Want to Hear from You!
  7. Reader Services
  8. Dedications
  9. About the Authors
  10. About the Reviewer
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. Contents at a Glance
  13. Contents
  14. Foreword
  15. Introduction
  16. Part I: vSphere Architecture, Integration, and Requirements
    1. Chapter 1. vSphere Overview, Components, and Requirements
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. vSphere Components and Editions
      4. vCenter Server Topology
      5. Infrastructure Requirements
      6. Other Requirements
      7. VMware Cloud vs. VMware Virtualization
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Answer Review Questions
    2. Chapter 2. Storage Infrastructure
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Storage Models and Datastore Types
      4. vSAN Concepts
      5. vSphere Storage Integration
      6. Storage Multipathing and Failover
      7. Storage Policies
      8. Storage DRS (SDRS)
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 3. Network Infrastructure
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Networking Terms and Concepts
      4. vSphere Standard Switch (vSS)
      5. Distributed Virtual Switch (vDS)
      6. vDS Settings and Features
      7. Other vSphere Networking Features
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 4. Clusters and High Availability
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Cluster Concepts and Overview
      4. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
      5. vSphere High Availability (HA)
      6. Other Resource Management and Availability Features
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 5. vCenter Server Features and Virtual Machines
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. vCenter Server and vSphere
      4. Virtual Machine File Structure
      5. Virtual Machine Snapshots
      6. Virtual Machine Settings
      7. Virtual Machine Migration
      8. Virtual Machine Cloning
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 6. VMware Product Integration
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. vSphere Add-ons
      4. vRealize Suite
      5. Desktop and Application Virtualization
      6. Replication and Disaster Recovery
      7. Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds
      8. Networking and Security
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    7. Chapter 7. vSphere Security
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. vSphere Certificates
      4. vSphere Permissions
      5. ESXi and vCenter Server Security
      6. vSphere Network Security
      7. Virtual Machine Security
      8. Available Add-on Security
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All the Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
  17. Part II: vSphere Installation/Configuration
    1. Chapter 8. vSphere Installation
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Installing ESXi Hosts
      4. Deploying vCenter Server Components
      5. Configuring Single Sign-On (SSO)
      6. Initial vSphere Configuration
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 9. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. vSphere Standard Switches (vSS)
      4. vSphere Distributed Switches (vDS)
      5. VMkernel Networking
      6. Configuring and Managing Networking Features
      7. Managing Host Networking with vDS
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
  18. Part III: vSphere Management and Optimization
    1. Chapter 10. Managing and Monitoring Clusters and Resources
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Creating and Configuring a vSphere Cluster
      4. Creating and Configuring a vSphere DRS Cluster
      5. Creating and Configuring a vSphere HA Cluster
      6. Monitoring and Managing vSphere Resources
      7. Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions
      8. Logging in vSphere
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All the Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
    2. Chapter 11. Managing Storage
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Configuring and Managing vSAN
      4. Managing Datastores
      5. Storage DRS and SIOC
      6. NVMe and PMem
      7. Multipathing, Storage Policies, and vVols
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
    3. Chapter 12. Managing vSphere Security
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Configuring and Managing Authentication and Authorization
      4. Configuring and Managing vSphere Certificates
      5. General ESXi Security Recommendations
      6. Configuring and Managing ESXi Security
      7. Additional Security Management
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
    4. Chapter 13. Managing vSphere and vCenter Server
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. vCenter Server Backup
      4. Upgrading to vSphere 7.0
      5. Using vSphere Lifecycle Manager
      6. Managing ESXi Hosts
      7. Monitoring and Managing vCenter Server
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All the Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
    5. Chapter 14. Managing Virtual Machines
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Creating and Configuring Virtual Machines
      4. Managing Virtual Machines
      5. Advanced Virtual Machine Management
      6. Content Libraries
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All the Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
    6. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
      1. Getting Ready
      2. Taking the Exam
    7. Appendix A: Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
    8. Index
    9. Appendix B: Memory Tables
    10. Appendix C: Memory Table Answer Key
    11. Appendix D: Study Planner
    12. Glossary
  19. Where are the companion content files? - Register
  20. Inside Front Cover
  21. Inside Back Cover
  22. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: VCP-DCV for vSphere 7.x (Exam 2V0-21.20) Official Cert Guide, 4th Edition
  • Author(s): John A. Davis, Steve Baca, Owen Thomas
  • Release date: March 2021
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 9780135936610