9780789756480

VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide (Covering Exam #2VO-621)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789756480

  • ISBN10:

    078975648X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/20/2016
  • Publisher: VMware Press

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Summary


VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.


  • Master VMware VCP6-DCV exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions


VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide focuses specifically on the objectives for the VMware Certified Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization (VCP6-DCV) #2V0-621 exam. Leading VMware consultants, trainers, and data center experts John A. Davis, Steve Baca, and Owen Thomas share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.


The companion website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.


Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.


VCP6-DCV Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from VMware that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized VMware instructors and self-study products from VMware Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered worldwide, please visit www.vmware.com/training.


 


The official study guide helps you master all of the topics on the VCP6-DCV (#2V0-621) exam, including


  • Securing vSphere environments
  • Implementing advanced network virtualization policies, features, and Network I/O control (NIOC)
  • Configuring and using VMware storage protocols, VSAN and VVOL software-defined storage, ESXi host interactions, and Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
  • Upgrading vSphere deployments to 6.x, including vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts
  • Planning and using resource pools
  • Implementing backup/recovery with VMware Data Protection and vSphere Replication
  • Troubleshooting performance, storage, networks, upgrades, clusters, and more
  • Successfully configuring Auto Deploy environments with host profiles and virtualized workloads
  • Configuring and administering vSphere high availability
  • Using advanced VM settings, content libraries, and vCloud Air connectors

 

Author Biography

John A. Davis, now a product architect at Rackspace, became a VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in 2004. Since then, all of his work has been completely focused on VMware-based technologies. He has experience in teaching official VMware curriculum in five countries and delivering VMware professional services throughout the United States. Recently, his work has involved designing solutions based on vRealize Operations and Site Recovery Manager. He has authored several white papers and co-authored the VCAP5-DCA Cert Guide (VMware Press). He holds several advanced certifications, including VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DTD, VCAP5-CID, and VCIX-NV. He has been a vExpert since 2014. He is author of the vLoreBlog.com and can be found on Twitter @johnnyadavis.

 

Steve Baca, VCAP, VCI, VCP, and NCDA, has been in the computer industry for more than 20 years. Originally a computer programmer and a system administrator working on Unix and Windows systems, he migrated over to technical training and wrote a course for Sun Microsystems. After teaching various courses for Sun, he eventually transitioned to VMware about 8 years ago, doing technical training and consulting as well as teaching for NetApp. Currently he lives in Omaha, Nebraska, and does a number of worldwide engagements. He thoroughly enjoys teaching and writing and believes that the constant evolution of the computer industry requires continuously learning to stay ahead. Steve can be found on Twitter @scbaca1.

 

Owen Thomas, VCI Level 2, VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud, VCP-DT, VCAP-DCA, has been teaching various VMware classes since 2008. His first major IT position was in an enterprise-level NOC in Louisville, Kentucky, where he started in 2000 as a backup operator and transitioned to the role of NOC analyst. As his experience increased, he was tasked with training new staff. Introduced to VMware as of version 2 and trained in VI3, he became a VMware Certified Instructor at the end of 2007. Since then, he has taught hundreds of VMware classes for open enrollment and onsite classes for customers. Owen is a VMware partner and solutions provider as well as a technical trainer and performs JumpStarts, Audits, HealthChecks, Capacity Planning, and P2V migrations for SMBs.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1:  Installing and Configuring vCenter Server and ESXi
Chapter 2: Configuring vSphere Networking
Chapter 3: Configuring vSphere Storage
Chapter 4: Deploying and Administering Virtual Machines and Apps
Chapter 5: Establishing and Maintaining Availability and Resource Management Features
Chapter 6: Performing Basic Troubleshooting
Chapter 7: Performing basic monitoring of a vSphere Implementation
Appendix A: Answers to DIKTA Quizzes and Chapter Review Questions

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