VCP 6.5 DCV Study – Week 5 – Section 5; Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources

This is week 5 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 fifth section of the 10 sections in the VCP 6.5 blueprint covers managing resources in vSphere; Resource Pools and DRS.

Practice Exams

Simon Long’s VCP 6.5 Practice Exams – Section 5.

Study Material

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

Full Section 5 Objectives List

  • Objective 5.1 –Configure Multilevel Resource Pools
    • Determine the effect of the Expandable Reservation parameter on resource allocation
    • Create a Resource Pool hierarchical structure
    • Configure custom Resource Pool attributes
    • Determine how Resource Pools apply to vApps
    • Create/Remove a Resource Pool
    • Add/Remove virtual machines from a Resource Pool
    • Determine appropriate shares, reservations and limits for hierarchical Resource Pools
  • Objective 5.2 – Configure vSphere DRS and Storage DRS Clusters
    • Add/remove Host DRS Group
    • Add/remove virtual machine DRS Group
    • Manage DRS affinity/anti-affinity rules
    • Configure the proper DRS automation level based on a set of business requirements
    • Explain how DRS affinity rules effect virtual machine placement
    • Understand Network DRS
    • Differentiate load balancing policies
    • Describe Predictive DRS

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