VCP5 Chapter 1 Review

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  1. What features are offered in Enterprise version that are not offered in Standard?
    • Storage APIs
    • Reliable Memory
    • Big Data
    • Virtual Serial Port Concentrator
    • DRS
    • DPM
  2. What features are offered in Enterprise Plus Version that are not offered in Enterprise?
    • vRAM Entitlement: 96 GB
    • vCPU Entitlement: 32-way
    • Storage I/O Control
    • Network I/O Control
    • Distributed Switch
    • Host Profiles
    • Auto Deploy
    • Storage DRS
    • Profile Driven Storage
    • SR-IOV
    • Flash Read Cache

  3. What is vRAM entitlement?
    The amount of virtual memory configured to a VM.
  4. Which of the following features are not supported in the vCenter appliance:
    A. DRS
    B. vCenter Linked Mode
    C. Oracle DBS
    D. Microsoft SQL Server
    E. IPv6
    • B. vCenter Linked Mode
    • D. Microsoft SQL Server
    • E. IPv6
  5. What is the minimum amount of disk you need for a datastore with a vSphere appliance
    At least 100 GB
  6. What informtion do you need to configure a vSphere appliance?
    • A. IP Address, subnet mask
    • B. Default gateway
    • C. Hostname of the apliance
    • D. Addresses of proxy and DNS servers
  7. If the vCenter appliance is at, what URL would you type to access ti?
  8. What options do you have for a database with a vCenter Server appliance
    Embedded or your Oracle database.
  9. What are the basic requirements for vCenter server?
    • 2 64-bit CPUs (or one dual-core 64- bit)
    • 2.0 GHz+ processor
    • 4GB RAM minimum
    • 4GB Disk mimium
    • OS - 64-bit
    • 1Gbps recommended
  10. What features should you select when configure vCenter for hosts that will support more than 2000 VMs simultaneously?
    A.Standalone or Linked mode
    B. Ephemeral port configuration
    C. Ports
    D. Database information
    B. Ephemeral port configuration
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. How do you download and install a plug-in?
    Go to the Plug-in Manger on your vCenter Server (file -> plug-ins -> manage plug-ins )

    Locate the plug-in associated with the software you have installed and click "download and install"
  12. What vSphere client plug-ins are installed by default?
    • vCenter Storage Monitoring and Reporting
    • vCenter Hardware Status
    • vCenter service Stauts
  13. What happens after the 60-day license expires with vCenter Server trial license?
    • * you must obstain a licnese for the features you require
    • * otherwise severly limited in your options, including adding hosts and powering on VMs
  14. How do you apply a license to vCenter?
    • Go to licensing window on vCenter server
    • - Home -> Administration - > licensing

    Click "manage vSphere licenses" in upper right hand corner

    Enter new vSphere license keys w/ optinoal lable below it

    Verify that the Show unlicensed assets radio button is selected. 

    Select the asset on the left-side of the Assign Licneses dialog box

    Repeat the process to assign licenses to the vCenter Server and hosts
  15. If you lose your vCenter Server what capabilites do you lose?
    • 1. Distributed Resource Scheduler
    • 2. performance statistics for theduration of the outage.
  16. If you want 100% uptime for vCenter Server what are your choice?
    vCenter Heartbeat
  17. What are the main differences between the vSphere Windows and Web client?
    • Windows Client:
    • - Can connect to vCenter or hosts.
    • - Full range of funcitonality
    • - Virtual infrastructure administrators for specialized functions.

    • Web Client: 
    • - Connects only to vCenter
    • - Meant for virtual machine deployment and basic monitoring functions.
    • - Cannot configure hosts, clusters, networks, datastores, or datastore clusters.
    • - Users: Virtual infrastructure administrators, help desk, network operations center operators, virtual machine owners.
  18. What preinstallation checks should you go through before installing ESXi
    • - verify that the server hardware clock is set to UTC
    • - verify that keyboard/monitor are attached or that you'll use a remote management applicaiton
    • - disconnect network storage to save time as few drives need to be examined as a potential candidate for installation.
  19. What steps do you need to take in an esxi interactive installation?
    • 1. Set bios to boot from cd/usb
    • 2. insert cd/usb with esxi installer
    • 3. select drive to install esxi on if you install onto a dirve with data you get a "confirm data selection page" after that the data is bye-bye
    • 4. select keyboard type
    • 5. enter root password 
    • 6. press f11
    • 7. after inslaltion remvoe cd/usb
    • 8. press enter to reboot host and should see a screen with the ip address of the host
    • 9. reset boot device to the drive on which you installed esxi
  20. What tool can you use to deploy hosts faster?
    Auto Deploy
  21. Identify the components in the Auto Deploy architeture
    • Auto Deploy Server storing the image/host profiles
    • Auto Deploy Rules Engine tells the Server, which images and profles to serve to which hosts. Auto Deploy PowerCLI is used to define the rules. 
    • Image Profiles define standard custom installation of ESXi hosts storedin public software depots (also called VMware Infrastructure Bundles)
    • Host Profiles further define ESXi's host configuration, such as network and storage setting. 
    • Answer Files store information that users provide during the boot process.
  22. how do you configure NTP on a host?
    • select your host  -> configuration -> time configuraiton (under software section) -> enable ntp -> open options tab and enter IP address of time server -> update ntp server settings. 
    • Verify time service is running
  23. What is the default setting memory cache?
    A. Automatic
    B. Disabled
    C. 5%
    D. 10%
    E. 20%
    D. 10 percent of the VM memory
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. how would you disable memory compressioN?
    • host -> configuraiton -> advanced settings->
    • select mem on left side and go to mem.mem.zipenable - > select "0" to disable
  25. what value would i adjust to change the maximum amount of memory used for compression?
    Mem.MemZipMaxPct (between 5% and 100%)
  26. What are the upgrade requirements for ESXi hosts?
    • Processor: 64-bit CPU 
    • Memory: 2 GB min (3 GB recommended)
    • Ethernet: one or more controller (1 Gbps +)
    • Disk storage: SCSI, FibreChannel, CNA, or iSCSI adapter or internal Raid Controller.
    • Disk: SCSI, Fibre Channel LUN, iSCSI disk, or RAID LUN with unpartitioned space: SATA, SCSI, SAS.
  27. What are the steps you would need to go through to upgrade vSphere
    • 1. Ensure your vCenter Server meets vCenter 5.0 requirements
    • 2. Backup your vCenter server configuration and inventory database
    • 3. Upgrade your VUM (through plug-ins, manage plug-ins  from file menu)
    • 4. upgrade your esxi hosts
    • 5. upgrade your VMs
  28. How would you upgrade a vDS after upgrading vCenter and ESXi?
    A. You can't 
    B. Select "Upgrade" in the Summary tab of the networking section
    C. B. Select "Upgrade" in the "configruation tab" of the networking section.
    D. Select "Upgrade" from the "Configuration" of the specific host.
    B. Select "Upgrade" in the Summary tab of the networking section
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  29. How do you upgrade VMFS3 to VMFS5?
    • 1. Log onto vCenter server
    • 2. Datastores views and select the VMFS3 datastore
    • 3. Open the Configuration tab and select upgrade to VMFS-5
  30. What steps would you go through to upgrade VMware Tools using Update Manager?
    • 1. Select folder where the VMs reside.
    • 2. Open the Updates Manager  If not available then the Update Manager software is not installed or the pliug-ins are not enabled.
    • 3. Click the attach link on the right of screen
    • 4. Check the VMware Tools Upgrade to Match Host (Predefined) check and make sure all other are deselected. 
    • 5. Click attach and verify that the baseline is attached to you VMs.
    • 6. Click the Scan link in the upper-right hand corner of the screen
    • 7. Select Vmware Tools Upgrade (0% compliant at this point)
    • 8. click remediate and select vmware tools upgrade to match host (predefined0
    • 9. Verifty that VMs athat you want to upgrade are selected and click next
    • 10. Name for task and then elect on rollback options page elect to take a snapshot ofa vm before remediation
    • 11. click finish.
    • 12. select the folder where the VMs reside
    • 13. open the updates manager tab
    • 14. click the attach link
    • 15. check the vmware hardware upgrade to match host (predefined) check box
    • 16. click attach and verify baseline
    • 17. click the scan link 
    • 18. select vmware hardware upgrades to match host (predefined)
    • 19. Clieck remediate  and select VMware hardare upgrade to match host (predefined)
    • 20.Verify that the Vms
    • 21 On the Rollbacks options page you can elect to take a snapshot of a VM before remediation. 
    • 22. Click Finish
  31. How would you upgrade an ESXi Host with a VUM?
    • 1. Log onto your vCenter Server
    • 2. Select your vCenter object and open the Update manager tab
    • 3. Click the Admin View link in the upper right hand corner
    • 4. Open ESXi image tab and click the Import ESXi image link.
    • 5. Select ESXi image page and browse
    • 6. Browse to locate your inmage (on dvd/usb etc.)
    • 7. Select ESXi 5.0 iso image
    • 8. click next
    • 9. after the upload is complete and click next and give your image a name
    • 10. click finish
    • 11 open baselines and groups tab
    • 12. open update manger and click the attach link.
    • 13. verify
    • 14. click remediate
    • 15. select your image baseline
    • 16. Remove Installed Third Party Software that is incompatible with the upgrade, and continue with the remediation.
    • 17. On the schedule page you can choose to run the upgrade now or scheudl it 
    • 18. click next review your choices and click finish.
  32. What is the difference between Active Directory and vCenter permissions?
    Active Directory permissions are based on Discretionary Access Control (DAC) and are for authentication. 

    vCenter permissions are based on Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and are for authorization
  33. What are the different types of roles in vCenter?
    1. Admin
    2. System
    3. Manager
    4. Guest
    5. Sample
    6. Custom
    System, Sample, Custom
  34. What are the system roles created during the default installation?
    1. No Access
    2. Write Only
    3. Manager
    4. Read Only
    5. Administrator
    6. Custom
    • No Access
    • Read Only
    • Administrator
  35. Define the following role: No Access
    A user assigned this role cannot see the object to which it is applied when logged onto vCenter.
  36. Define the following role: Read Only
    A user assigned this role can see the objects in the vCenter Inventory, but cannot manage the objects.When the user right clicks on the objet, the option will be greyed out.
  37. Define the following role: Administrator
    A user assigned this role has all privaelges for that object.
  38. What are Sample Roles and what is the best practice with them?
    Sample roles are suggestions as to what privaleges would be appropriate for certain type of admin roles. Best practice is to clone the role not modify them.
  39. What are Custom Roles?
    Additional roles you create in vCenter. They can and should only have specific privaleges required to perform the tasks associated with that role.
  40. How do you create permissions?
    • 1. choose a user or group
    • 2. pair it to a role
    • 3. apply the user/role pairing to an object in your vCenter inventory.
  41. Which rule always applies to vCenter permissions
    1. Most restrictive wins
    2. Most specific wins
    3. Newest wins
    4. Oldest wins
    2. Most specific wins
  42. Which six services are started by default in the firewall?
    • lbtd
    • vSphere High Availability Agent
    • VPXA
    • SSH
    • Direct Console UI
    • CIM Server
  43. By default what users can access a host
    All users
    All users with read/write privaleges
    Local users, but not remote users
    Remote users, but not local users
    Local users, but not remote users
  44. You've enabled lockdown mode, which of the following is accurate. (select all that apply)
    A. Only the vpxuser can access the vCenter remotely.
    B. Only the vpxuser can access the host remotely via the DCUI / vCenter Server
    C. Only the vpxuser can access the host remotely via the DCUI but not the vCenter Server
    D. Only the vpxuser can access the host remotely via the DCUI but not vCLI, VMA and vSphere PowerCLI
    • B, D
    • Lockdown Mode restricts access to a host to the vpxuser via the DCUI or vCenter server only. The vCLI, VMA, and vSphere PowerCLI are all blocked from direct access.
  45. You've enabled lockdown mode, which of the following services are available at the host?
    A. View and change any service
    B. View and change some service, but not others
    C. View some services, but not others
    D. View any services, but changes cannot be made.
    A. Lockdown Mode has no effect on the services that are available to those who can access the host.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  46. How do you enable Lockdown Mode?
    • From vCenter:
    • 1. Host and Clusters view
    • 2. Click your host
    • 3. Open the Configuration tab and choose Security Profile 
    • 4. Scroll past firewall setting and click Edit next to lockdown mode
    • 5. Check "Enable Lockdown Mode" checkbox
  47. Identify the default network security policies (select all that apply)
    A. MRU
    B. MAC hash
    C. MAC Address Change
    D. Lockdown Mode
    E. Promiscuous Mode
    F. Forged Transmits
    • C. MAC Address Change
    • E. Promiscuous Mode
    • F. Forged Transmits
  48. What is the default setting for Promiscuous Mode?
  49. What is the effect of MAC Address Change policy and what is the default?
    Default is "Accept."  When set to "reject" the switch will not allow incoming packets to flow to the new effective MAC address.
  50. What is the effect of Forged Transmits and what is the default?
    Default is "Accept". When set to reject, the switch checks to see whether the MAC addresses on the outbound packets are the MAC addresses assigned to the VMs, if not the switch discards the traffic.
  51. Why are some security policies set to "Accept" by default when they reject would be more secure?
    MAC Address Changes and Forget transmits are both "Accept" by default in order to accomodate PSV or Microsoft Cluster Server Nework Load Balancing in Unicast mode.
  52. What three objects are available when you log into a host from vSphere?
    • 1. Inventory
    • 2. Roles
    • 3. System Logs
  53. What logs are available from vSphere when you log into a host?
    • Server Log (/var/log/hostd.log)
    • Server Log (/var/log/vmkernel.log)
    • vcenter agent log (/var/log/pxa.log)
  54. What logs are available on the local host but not through vSphere?
    • Syslog
    • Config
    • vobd (VMware ESXi Observation Log)
  55. Where would you configure a "role" for a host?
    1. inventory - Hosts and clusters - select host - configuration tab
    2. Inventory - Hosts and clusters - select host - permission tab
    3. Administration - Roles
    4. Administration - Sessions
    3. Administration - Roles
  56. What account is defined by default on the host?
    1. Admin
    2. Administrator
    3. Root
    4. Root User
    5. None of the above
    3. Root
  57. How would you join an ESXi host in Centralized Authorization?
    • From vCenter
    • 1. Home - Inventory - Host and Clusters 
    • 2. Select the host
    • 3. Open configuration tab
    • 4. Select Authentication Service  and click properties link in upper right hand corner
    • 5. Select "Active Directory"or NIS and enter domain
    • 6. Add informaiton for proxy server if relevant
    • 7. Click Join Domain and ok

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VCP5 Chapter 1 Review
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