VCAP5 DCA Study Guide


Section 2 – Implement and Manage Networking

Objective 2.1 – Implement and Manage Complex Virtual Networks

Knowledge

  • Identify common virtual switch configurations

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=13

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=22

Skills and Abilities

  • Configure SNMP

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=135

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-management-guide.pdf#page=39

  • Determine use cases for and applying VMware DirectPath I/O

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=43

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010789

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsp_4_vmdirectpath_host.pdf

  • Migrate a vSS network to a Hybrid or Full vDS solution

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=33

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=35

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere-vnetwork-ds-migration-configuration-wp.pdf#page=19

  • Configure vSS and vDS settings using command line tools

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=112

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=122

 

  • Analyze command line output to identify vSS and vDS configuration details

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=112

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=122

  • Configure NetFlow

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=72

  • Determine appropriate discovery protocol

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=72

  • CDP

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=73

  • LLDP

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=73

Tools

vSphere Installation and Setup Guide

vSphere Networking Guide

vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples

Product Documentation

vSphere Client

vSphere CLI

esxcli

Objective 2.2 – Configure and Maintain VLANs, PVLANs and VLAN Settings

Knowledge

  • Identify types of VLANs and PVLANs

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=29

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=68

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=52

Skills and Abilities

  • Determine use cases for and configure VLAN Trunking

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=52

http://blog.scottlowe.org/2010/04/23/configuring-inter-vlan-routing/

  • Determine use cases for and configure PVLANs

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=29

http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/1465-Online-Training-Configure-Private-VLAN-IDs.html

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010691

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010703

  • Use command line tools to troubleshoot and identify VLAN configurations

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=115

Tools

vSphere Installation and Setup Guide

vSphere Networking Guide

vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples

Product Documentation

vSphere Client

vSphere CLI

o esxcli

 

Objective 2.3 – Deploy and Maintain Scalable Virtual Networking

Knowledge

  • Identify VMware NIC Teaming policies

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=46

  • Identify common network protocols

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_network_protocol_stacks

Skills and Abilities

  • Understand the NIC Teaming failover types and related physical network settings

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=46

  • Determine and apply Failover settings

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=47

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=48

  • Configure explicit failover to conform with VMware best practices

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=48

  • Configure port groups to properly isolate network traffic

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=46

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=52

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=115

Tools

vSphere Installation and Setup Guide

vSphere Networking Guide

vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples

Product Documentation

vSphere Client

vSphere CLI

esxcli

 

Objective 2.4 – Administer vNetwork Distributed Switch Settings

Knowledge

  • Describe the relationship between vDS and the vSS

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=22

Skills and Abilities

  • Understand the use of command line tools to configure appropriate vDS settings on an ESXi host

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=122

  • Determine use cases for and apply Port Binding settings

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=28

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010593

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1022312

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1624730

  • Configure Live Port Moving

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=28

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/217330

  • Given a set of network requirements, identify the appropriate distributed switch technology to use

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere-vnetwork-ds-migration-configuration-wp.pdf

http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/feature/Face-off-Generic-VMware-vSwitch-vs-Cisco-Nexus-1000V

  • Configure and administer vSphere Network I/O Control

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdf#page=37

  • Use command line tools to troubleshoot and identify configuration items from an existing vDS

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf#page=120

Tools

vSphere Installation and Setup Guide

vSphere Networking Guide

vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples

Product Documentation

vSphere Client

vSphere CLI

esxcli