VCP 510

These are my exam notes for preparing for the VMware VCP 510 exam. I have taken this exam in januari 2012 and passed it. On this page I will post links and information that helped me to prepare for the exam.

Exam blueprint guide, download the latest version here. http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-16726

These are the sections and objectives.

Section 1 – Plan, Install, Configure and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

Objective 1.1 — Install and Configure vCenter Server
Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi
Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi
Objective 1.4 –Secure vCenter Server and ESXi
Objective 1.5 – Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions

Section 2 – Plan and Configure vSphere Networking

Objective 2.1 – Configure vNetwork Standard Switches
Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches
Objective 2.3 – Configure vSS and vDS Policies

Section 3 – Plan and Configure vSphere Storage

Objective 3.1 – Configure Shared Storage for vSphere
Objective 3.2 – Configure the Storage Virtual Appliance for vSphere
Objective 3.3 – Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores

Section 4 – Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

Objective 4.1 – Create and Deploy Virtual Machines
Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps
Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates
Objective 4.4 – Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

Section 5 – Establish and Maintain Service Levels

Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters
Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance
Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools
Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines
Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines
Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines

Section 6 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting

Objective 6.1 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts
Objective 6.2 – Perform Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting
Objective 6.3 – Perform Basic vSphere Storage Troubleshooting
Objective 6.4 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters and vMotion/Storage vMotion

Section 7 – Monitor a vSphere Implementation and Manage vCenter Server Alarms

Objective 7.1 – Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual Machines
Objective 7.2 – Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms

Posts on my blog.

My study notes: http://blog.mrpol.nl/2011/11/17/vcp5-study-notes/

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