VCP 6.5 DCV Study – Week 2 – Section 2; Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Networking

This is week 2 out of 10 of my VCP 6.5 Study Plan. More info and links to the other weeks can be found at the Study Plan Intro page. Subscribe to to the Study Plan using this feed.

The second section of the 10 sections in the VCP 6.5 blueprint covers Networking in vSphere.

Practice Exams

Simon Long’s VCP 6.5 Practice Exams – Section 2

Study Material

The second section is made up of 2 high level objectives;

Full Section 2 Objectives List

  • Objective 2.1 – Configure policies/features and verify vSphere networking
    • Create/Delete a vSphere Distributed Switch
    • Add/Remove ESXi hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
    • Add/Configure/Remove dvPort groups
    • Add/Remove uplink adapters to dvUplink groups
    • Configure vSphere Distributed Switch general and dvPort group settings
    • Create/Configure/Remove virtual adapters
    • Migrate virtual machines to/from a vSphere Distributed Switch
    • Configure LACP on vDS given design parameters
    • Describe vDS Security Polices/Settings
    • Configure dvPort group blocking policies
    • Configure load balancing and failover policies
    • Configure VLAN/PVLAN settings for VMs given communication requirements
    • Configure traffic shaping policies
    • Enable TCP Segmentation Offload support for a virtual machine
    • Enable Jumbo Frames support on appropriate components
    • Recognize behavior of vDS Auto-Rollback
    • Configure vDS across multiple vCenters to support [Long Distance vMotion]
    • Compare and contrast vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS) capabilities
    • Configure multiple VMkernel Default Gateways
    • Configure ERSPAN
    • Create and configure custom TCP/IP Stacks
    • Configure Netflow
  • Objective 2.2 – Configure Network I/O control (NIOC)
    • Explain NIOC capabilities
    • Configure NIOC shares/limits based on VM requirements
    • Explain the behavior of a given NIOC setting
    • Determine Network I/O Control requirements
    • Differentiate Network I/O Control capabilities
    • Enable/Disable Network I/O Control
    • Monitor Network I/O Control

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