VCAP5 DCA Study Guide


Section 5 – Perform Operational Maintenance

Objective 5.1 – Implement and Maintain Host Profiles

Skills and Abilities

  • Use Profile Editor to edit and/or disable policies

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-profiles-guide.pdf#page=10

  • Create sub-profiles

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-profiles-guide.pdf#page=11

  • Use Host Profiles to deploy vDS

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere-vnetwork-deployment-wp.pdf#page=3

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere-vnetwork-ds-migration-configuration-wp.pdf#page=24

  • Use Host Profiles to deploy vStorage policies

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-profiles-guide.pdf#page=11

  • Manage Answer Files

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-profiles-guide.pdf#page=17

 

Tools

vSphere Host Profiles Guide

Product Documentation

vSphere Client

 

Objective 5.2 – Deploy and Manage Complex Update Manager Environments

Knowledge

  • Identify firewall access rules for Update Manager

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1004543

Skills and Abilities

  • Install and configure Update Manager Download Service

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=58

  • Configure a shared repository

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=70

  • Configure smart rebooting

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=79

  • Manually download updates to a repository

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=71

  • Perform orchestrated vSphere upgrades

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=117

  • Create and modify baseline groups

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=93

  • Troubleshoot Update Manager problem areas and issues

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=173

  • Generate database reports using MS Excel or MS SQL

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=169

  • Upgrade vApps using Update Manager

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=163

  • Utilize Update Manager PowerCLI to export baselines for testing

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf#page=155

  • Utilize the Update Manager Utility to reconfigure vUM settings

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-reconfig-guide.pdf#page=13

 

Tools

Installing and Administrating VMware vCenter Update Manager

Reconfiguring VMware vSphere Update Manager

Product Documentation

Update Manager PowerCLI

vSphere Client

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