Changes in vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1

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Changes in vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1
2014-01-12 02:46:12

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  1. What are major changes were introduced from vCenter Server 5.0 to 5.1?
    • 1. VMware® vCenter™ (vCenter) Single Sign-On
    • 2. VMware® vCenter™ Inventory Service (vCenter Inventory Service
    • 3. Upgraded VMware vSphere® Web Client (vSphere Web Client
  2. Which of the following  are the default vCenter Server plugins?
    A. Storage Monitoring Service
    B. Hardware Status
    C. Update Manager
    D. Auto Deploy  Manager
    E. Service Status
    • A. Storage Monitoring Service
    • B. Hardware Status
    • E. Service Status
  3. What are the benefits of SSO in 5.1?
    • 1. Additional identity sources
    • 2. Support for multiple identity sources, including multiple Active Directory forests/domains or mixed identity sources
    • 3. The ability of vCenter Server solutions to trust each other without requiring authentication every time asolution is accessed
    • 4. Architecture supporting multi-instance and multisite configurations 
  4. What authentication protocols does SSO support? 
    • A. SAML 2.0
    • B. WS Trust 1.4
  5. Linked mode is required for unified views of all vCenters:
    False. With SSO in 5.1 linked mode is not required for unified views of vCenter. It is till required if a user need to share permission, roles, or licenses.
  6. What are the benefits of SSO in general?
    • 1. Faster operations and less complexity
    • 2. Multiple or nonAD user repositiories
    • 3. Truest between componnts
    • 4. Better archtiecture
    • 5.Suport for open standards
  7. What are the components of SSO
    • A. Security Token Service (STS)
    • B. SSO Administiration Server - configures the SSO server and manages users and groups
    • C. Lookup Service - contains topology informaiton about vSphere infrastructure so vSphere components can connect to each other. 
    • D. Security Support Provider interface (SSPI) is a MS windows PAI uses to perform authentcaiton against secuirty support providers such as NTLM and Kerberos.
  8. In SSO, what is an identity source?
    A collection of user and group data
  9. During the installation of SSO an Admin account is created. Where is it?
    A. admin@System-Domain
    B. admin@singlesignon-domain
    C. admin@SSO-Domain
    D. admin@vcenter-domain
    A. admin@System-Domain
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. What password will you need to log into the admin account of the SSO domain?
    A. VMw@re51
    B. VMw@are!
    C. VMw@re11
    D. VMware!
    C. VMw@re11
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  11. How would you add an identity source to SSO?
    • Administration > Sign-on And Discover - Configuration 
    • Which pops a screen that show three tabs: 
    • identity source, policies, and sts cetrificate

    Click green  + sign to add the identity source
  12. What identity sources are supported?
    • active directory
    • ldap
    • local
  13. What are some of the key sso tasks?
    • a. add identity sources
    • b. assign permissions to desired accounts
    • c. define policies
    • d. update the sts cetificates
    • e. register vcenter 5.0 server
  14. What is inventory object tagging?
    Inventory Services support object tagging that lets you tag boject  so you can create arbitrary groups of Vms Cluters and datastores for ease of management.