VCP 6.5 DCV Study – Week 8 – Section 8; Deploy and Customize ESXi Hosts

This is week 8 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 the Study Plan using this feed.

The eighth section of the 10 sections in the VCP 6.5 blueprint covers the deployment and customisation of ESXi hosts.

Practice Exams

Simon Long’s VCP 6.5 Practice Exams – Section 8.

Study Material

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

Full Section 8 Objectives List

  • Objective 8.1 – Configure Auto Deploy for ESXi Hosts
    • Describe the components and architecture of an Auto Deploy environment
    • Implement Host Profiles with an Auto Deploy of an ESXi host
    • Install and configure Auto Deploy
    • Deploy multiple ESXi hosts using Auto Deploy
    • Explain the Auto Deploy deployment model needed to meet a business requirement
  • Objective 8.2 – Create and Deploy Host Profiles
    • Edit answer file to customize ESXi host settings
    • Modify and apply a storage path selection plugin (PSP) to a device using host profiles
    • Modify and apply switch configurations across multiple hosts using a Host Profile
    • Create/Edit/Remove a Host Profile from an ESXi host
    • Import/Export a Host Profile
    • Attach and apply a Host Profile to ESXi hosts in a cluster
    • Perform compliance scanning and remediation of an ESXi hosts and clusters using Host Profiles
    • Enable or disable Host Profile components

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