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VCP: VMware® Certified Professional on vSphere™ 4, Review Guide

Book Description

A concise, focused study aid to accompanyVCP for vSphere 4 Study Guide

As organizations seek to cut infrastructure costs, virtualization has become a lucrative specialty for IT professionals. VCP is the leading virtualization certification, and this book is designed to work hand-in-hand with the VCP for vSphere 4 Study Guide to better prepare VMware pros for the comprehensive exam. Filled with review information, it helps you deepen your understanding of vSphere, the first cloud operating system.

  • Virtualization skills are much in demand, and VMware professionals become more marketable when they achieve VCP certification; this review guide works with other learning tools to increase vSphere knowledge and confidence

  • Offers invaluable help for last-minute review

  • Covers planning, installing, and upgrading ESX/ESXi; configuring ESX/ESXi networking and storage; installing and configuring vCenter Server; deploying and managing virtual machines and vApps; managing compliance; establishing service levels; and basic troubleshooting

  • CD includes two practice exams, flashcards, and a searchable glossary of key terms

This highly focused Sybex review guide is the perfect study companion to VCP for vSphere 4 Study Guide, helping you achieve VCP certification, increased confidence, and better job opportunities.

"The ebook version does not provide access to the companion files."

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Credits/Copyright
  4. Publisher's Note
  5. Dedication
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1: Plan, Install, and Upgrade VMware ESX/ESXi
    1. Objective 1.1: Install VMware ESX/ESXi on Local Storage
    2. Objective 1.2: Upgrade VMware ESX/ESXi
    3. Objective 1.3: Secure VMware ESX/ESXi
    4. Objective 1.4: Install VMware ESX/ESXi on SAN Storage
    5. Objective 1.5: Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  10. Chapter 2: Configure ESX/ESXi Networking
    1. Objective 2.1: Configure Virtual Switches
    2. Objective 2.2: Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches
    3. Objective 2.3: Configure VMware ESX/ESXi Management Network
    4. Review Questions
    5. Answers to Review Questions
  11. Chapter 3: Configure ESX/ESXi Storage
    1. Objective 3.1: Configure FC SAN Storage
    2. Objective 3.2: Configure iSCSI SAN Storage
    3. Objective 3.3: Configure NFS Datastores
    4. Objective 3.4: Configure and Manage VMFS Datastores
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  12. Chapter 4: Install and Configure vCenter Server
    1. Objective 4.1: Install vCenter Server
    2. Objective 4.2: Manage vSphere Client Plug-ins
    3. Objective 4.3: Configure vCenter Server
    4. Objective 4.4: Configure Access Control
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  13. Chapter 5: Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines and vApps
    1. Objective 5.1: Create and Deploy Virtual Machines
    2. Exam Essentials
    3. Objective 5.2: Manage Virtual Machines
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Objective 5.3: Deploy vApps
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Review Questions
    8. Answers to Review Questions
  14. Chapter 6: Manage Compliance
    1. Objective 6.1: Install, Configure, and Manage VMware vCenter Update Manager
    2. Exam Essentials
    3. Objective 6.2: Establish and Apply ESX Host Profiles
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Review Questions
    6. Answers to Review Questions
  15. Chapter 7: Establish Service Levels
    1. Objective 7.1: Create and Configure VMware Clusters
    2. Objective 7.2: Enable a Fault-Tolerant Virtual Machine
    3. Objective 7.3: Create and Configure Resource Pools
    4. Objective 7.4: Migrate Virtual Machines
    5. Objective 7.5: Back Up and Restore Virtual Machines
    6. Review Questions
    7. Answers to Review Questions
  16. Chapter 8: Perform Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management
    1. Objective 8.1: Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESX/ESXi Hosts
    2. Exam Essentials
    3. Objective 8.2: Perform Basic Troubleshooting for VMware FT and Third-Party Clusters
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Objective 8.3: Perform Basic Troubleshooting for Networking
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Objective 8.4: Perform Basic Troubleshooting for Storage
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Objective 8.5: Perform Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS and VMotion
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Objective 8.6: Create and Respond to vCenter Connectivity Alarms
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Objective 8.7: Create and Respond to vCenter Utilization Alarms
    14. Exam Essentials
    15. Objective 8.8: Monitor vSphere ESX/ESXi and Virtual Machine Performance
    16. Exam Essentials
    17. Review Questions
    18. Answers to Review Questions
  17. Appendix A: Tools
    1. VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide
  18. Appendix B: About the Companion CD
    1. What You’ll Find on the CD
    2. System Requirements
    3. Using the CD
    4. Troubleshooting
  19. Index