Module 4 Lesson 2: Using vCenter Server - VMware vSphere 4.1 Study Flash Cards

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  1. What is the vCenter Server inventory?
    The vCenter Server inventory is a hierarchy of host, virtual machine, template, cluster, resource pool, datacenter and network objects that groups the objects in a meaningful way and also provides a natural structure on which to apply permissions.
  2. You can migrate a virtual machine with vMotion from one host to another within a datacenter and to a host in a different datacenter. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    False. You can migrate a virtual machine with vMotion from one host to another within a datacenter BUT NOT to a host in a different datacenter.
  3. You can clone a virtual machine within a datacenter and to a different datacenter. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    True.
  4. What is the topmost object in the vCenter Server inventory called and what is the object?
    The topmost object in the vCenter Server inventeory is called the root object and it is the vCenter Server system itself.
  5. In the vCenter Server inventory object items within the datacenter object can be placed into what entity that can be created to better organize systems?
    Folders and subfolders can be created to better organize systems.
  6. In the vCenter Server inventory, other than grouping objects in a meaningful way, what is an advantage of organizing objects in folders?
    An advantage of organizing objects into folders is that you can create a structure on which to assign apporpriate access to administrators and also provides a natural structure on which to apply permissions.
  7. How can the vSphere vCenter root object be removed from the inventory?
    The root object cannot be removed from the vSphere vCenter inventory.
  8. When you use the vSphere Client to log into vCenter Server, the Home page is displayed and has icons for major vSphere Client functions. What are the major vSphere Client functions?
    The major vSphere Client functions are Inventory, Administration, Management and Solutions and Applications.
  9. When you log out of the vSphere Client, the vSphere Client clears the view that was displayed when it was closed and will return you to the default view the next time you log in. True or False/

    If False, Why?
    False, the vSphere Client RETAINS the view that was displayed when it was closed and will return you to the that view the next time you log in.
  10. In what view is the vSphere Client "search field" available?
    The vSphere Client "search field" is available in all its views.
  11. By default the vSphere Client "search field" searches only inventory objects in the current view. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    False, By default the vSphere Client search field searches every kind of inventory object. However, you can limit your your search.
  12. Name the vSphere vCenter inventory objects that can be seen in the each of the following respective vSphere Client views:

    Host and Clusters inventory view
    VMs and Templates inventory view
    Datastores inventory view
    Networking Inventory view
    Host and Clusters inventory view = vCenter Server, Datacenters, Hosts, VMs and folders objects.

    VMs and Templates inventory view = vCenter Server, Datacenters, VMs, Templates and folders objects.

    Datastores inventory view = vCenter Server, Datacenterss, Datastores and folders objects.

    Networking Inventory view = vCenter Server, Datacenter, Networks, VM port groups, Virtual Standard and Distrubuted switches and folders objects.
  13. By default, you cannot see templates in the "Host and Clusters inventory" view. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    True. By default, Virtual Machine objects and can be seen in the "Host and Clusters inventory" view but Template objects cannot.
  14. By default, you can see host and cluster objects in the "VMs and Templates" vSphere vClient vCenter inventory view. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    False, By default, you cannot see host or clusters in the"VMs and Templates" vSphere vClient vCenter inventory view. To see host objects while in this view, select the datacenter object and click the "Hosts" tab.
  15. Using the vSphere vCenter Client you can add a host to the datacenter, or to a folder or cluster in the datacenter. In what view must you be in to add a host to the vCenter Server inventory?
    You must be in the "Hosts and Clusters" inventory view.
  16. What credentials should you use when adding a host to the vSphere vCenter inventory?
    Use the hosts root user account and its password.
  17. What is the name of the special account the vCenter Server creates and uses for all future host authentication when you add a host to the vCenter inventory?
    vpxuser. When you add a host to the vCenter inventory, vCenter Server uses the host's root account to log into the system then creates the vpxuser special account and uses it for all future host authentication.
  18. What are the older versions of ESX and ESXi host that can be added to the vSphere 4.1 vCenter Server inventory?
    • ESX 2.5 or later
    • ESXi 3.5 or later

    See "vSphere Compatibility Matrixes" at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_compatibility_matrix.pdf
  19. How does the vCenter Server provide access to the ESX/ESXi host?
    vCenter Server provides access the ESX/ESXi host through a vCenter Server agent called the vpxa process.
  20. When is the vpxa process installed on a ESX/ESXi host?
    The vpxa process is installed on the ESX/ESXi host when the host is added to the vCenter Server inventory.
  21. The vCenter Server agent communicates with the ESX/ESXi host agent know as what process?
    The vCenter Server agent communicates with the ESX/ESXi host agent know as the hostd process?
  22. How does the vCenter Server relay the tasks to perform on the ESX/ESXi hosts?
    The vCenter Server agent vpxa process communicates with the ESX/ESXi host agent hostd process to relay the tasks to perform on the host.
  23. Where does the hostd process reside?
    The host agent hostd process resides on the ESX/ESXi host.
  24. Where does the vpxa process reside?
    The vCenter Server agent vpxa process resides on the ESX/ESXi host.
  25. What process residing on the ESX/ESXi host is used if you are using the vSphere Client to communicate directly with an ESX/ESXi host?
    The ESX/ESXi host agent hostd process.
  26. If you are using the vSphere Client to communicate directly with an ESX/ESXi host, the vpxa process is used to relay the tasks to the host. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    False. If you are using the vSphere Client to communicate direclty with an ESX/ESXi host, the vpxa process is not used. Instead, communications go directly to the hostd processs.
  27. Where are vSphere 4.1 licenses managed and monitored from?
    All product and feature licenses are managed and monitored from vCenter Server.
  28. All vSphere 4.1 product and feature licenses are encapsulated in license keys that are how many characters long?
    25-characters long.
  29. What are the three license elements that vSphere 4.1 license information can be viewed by?
    • Product - A license to use a vShere software component or feature.
    • License key - The serial number that corresponds to a product.
    • Asset - A machine on which a product is installed.
  30. You can not split license keys by applying them to multiple assets. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    False. You can split some license keys by applying them to multiple assets. For example, you can split a four-CPU license by applying it to two 2-CPU hosts.
  31. How does VMware vSphere 4.1 license reporting and management differ from version 3.5?
    In the vSphere 4.1 environment, license and management are centralized.
  32. What is required for vSphere vCenter Server to manage licenses for legacy hosts (ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 hosts)?
    To manage ESX 3.x/ESXi 3.5 hosts, you must download, install and configure vCenter Server to use a license server.
  33. What user account should you avoid using to run vCenter Server after the vCenter Server system has been installed?
    Avoid using the Windows Admistrator user account. Instead, assign the vCenter Server Administrator role to a normal, nonadministrative Windows user or group account.
  34. By defalut, the Windows local Administrators group is given what vCenter Server role?
    The vCenter Server role named Administrator.
  35. What is the most powerful role in vCenter Sever?
    • The vCenter Server role named Administrator. It allows the user to perform every availiable action in vCenter Server.
  36. As a best practices recommendation, you should delete the Windows Admnistrators group or change the group's role to
    Read-only before you create another vCenter Server administrator. True or False?

    If False, Why?
    False. Do Not delete the Windows Admnistrators group or change the group's role to Read-only until you have created another vCenter Server administrator first!

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