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    VCP-Cloud Exam testing center exam code: VCPC510 Exam Blueprint Version 2.5 28 February 2013

    Disclaimer: This blueprint is intended to provide information about the objectives covered by the exam and provide related resources and recommended courses. The material contained within this blueprint is not intended to guarantee that a passing score will be achieved on the exam. VMware recommends that a candidate utilizes the resources and courses recommended in this guide to ensure they thoroughly understand the exam objectives prior to any attempt of the exam itself.

    Blueprint Authors: Jon C. Hall

    Joshua Andrews

    Ryan K. Baker

    Contributors: George Kobar

    Bill Sitchler

    Karim Elatov

    Chris Little

    Bill Call

    Andy Cary

    Tom Stephens

    Damian Wraa

    Andrew Ellwood

    VMware Certified Professional Cloud Exam Blueprint

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    Contributors (continued): Kyle Gleed

    Brian Watrous

    Undeleeb Din

    Chris Skinner

    Mostafa Khalil

    Jonathan McDonald

    Ben Thomas

    Daniel de Sao Jose

    Brandon Freitag

    Mahesh Rajani

    Phillip Cohen

    Mark Brunstad

    John Harbin

    Michael Steward

    Scott Sauer

    Ben Sier

    John Krueger

    Rawlinson Rivera

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    Table of Contents

    1. The Exam ............................................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.1 Purpose of Exam .............................................................................................................................................. 4

    1.2 Number of Questions ...................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.3 Passing Score ................................................................................................................................................... 4

    1.4 How Objectives Relate to Questions on the Exam .......................................................................................... 4

    1.5 Languages ........................................................................................................................................................ 4

    1.6 Time Limit ........................................................................................................................................................ 4

    1.7 Scheduling and Taking the Exam ..................................................................................................................... 5

    1.8 Certification Tracks .......................................................................................................................................... 5

    1.9 Retake Policy .................................................................................................................................................... 5

    1.10 Exam Security ................................................................................................................................................ 5

    2. Intended Audience ................................................................................................................................................ 6

    2.1 Intended Audience .......................................................................................................................................... 6

    3. Objectives covered in the VCP-Cloud Exam .......................................................................................................... 6

    3.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................... 6

    3.2 Objectives ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

    4. VCP-Cloud Path Options and Course Requirement ............................................................................................. 26

    4.1 VCP-Cloud Path Options ................................................................................................................................ 26

    4.2 Course Requirement ...................................................................................................................................... 26

    5. Additional Resources ........................................................................................................................................... 27

    5.1 Mock Exam .................................................................................................................................................... 27

    5.2 VCP-Cloud Community .................................................................................................................................. 27

    5.3 Building a vCloud Test Environment .............................................................................................................. 27

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    1. The Exam

    1.1 Purpose of Exam

    The VMware Certified Professional Cloud Exam tests certification candidates on their skills and abilities installing, configuring and administering a VMware vCloud environment. Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of these skills and abilities.

    1.2 Number of Questions

    The VCP-Cloud Exam consists of 135 questions and a short pre-exam survey consisting of 10 questions.

    1.3 Passing Score

    The passing score for this exam is 300, using a scaled scoring method. The scale is from 100-500. Scaled scores are calculated using a mathematical formula that considers a variety of factors, including the number and type of exam questions included in a specific version of the exam. Because this combination may vary in different versions of the same examination, scaled scores provide a fair score for each individual based on the version of the exam taken.

    1.4 How Objectives Relate to Questions on the Exam

    Objectives summarize what the test is designed to measure. Objectives are developed by Exam Developers and Subject Matter Experts based on identified tasks that relate to the job of administering a vCloud Director environment. Once the initial development process is complete, these objectives are verified using an external group of individuals in the actual job role. The external survey determines the number of questions for each objective, which relates directly to the criticality of the task in the job role.

    1.5 Languages

    The exam is available in English.

    1.6 Time Limit

    The time limit for the exam is 120 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes to complete the survey questions and agreements.

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    1.7 Scheduling and Taking the Exam

    This exam is administered through Pearson VUE. For details on the rules and procedures associated with registering for and taking the exam, which exams are available, latest certification news and more, please visit the VMware page on Pearson VUEs website at http://www.pearsonvue.com/vmware.

    Pearson VUEs website can also be used to locate a testing center in your area, schedule a VMware exam, and review exam history information.

    1.8 Certification Tracks

    There are two paths to earning your VCP-Cloud certification.

    Path 1

    Be a VMware Certified Professional 5 Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DV) Pass the IaaS Exam

    The VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud [V1.5] course can help you prepare for this exam, but it is not required if you are following this path to VCP-Cloud certification. More information about this course is detailed in section 4.

    Path 2

    Attend a qualifying course: VMware vCloud: Deploy and Manage the VMware Cloud [V1.5]

    Pass the VCP-Cloud Exam

    1.9 Retake Policy

    If a candidate fails an exam on the first attempt, he or she must wait 7 calendar days from their original appointment time before he or she can register to retake the exam. There is no limit to the number of retakes a candidate can attempt, but the same waiting period applies after each failed attempt. Once the exam is passed, a candidate may not make any further attempts.

    1.10 Exam Security

    VMware reserves the right to refuse certifying a candidate who violates exam security policies. This includes copying and redistribution of exam material, using any type of study material during the exam itself, attempting to photograph exam items and taking an exam using a false identity. Pearson VUE testing centers will take you photo and capture your digital signature upon arrival to take the exam.

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    2. Intended Audience

    2.1 Intended Audience

    A typical candidate for the VCP-Cloud certification has three to six months experience working with vCloud Director implementations. They are typically infrastructure personnel, who are capable of installing and configuring ESXi hosts and can use VMware vCenter Server to monitor, manage, troubleshoot, and administer virtual machines. The candidate possesses an understanding of basic cloud concepts including public/private/hybrid clouds, multi-tenancy and cloud security. The candidate is capable of installing and configuring vCloud Director and related components, as well as utilizing vCloud Director to create and manage vApps, Service Catalogs, Organization/provider VDCs, and cloud enabled networking and storage.

    3. Objectives covered in the VCP-Cloud Exam

    3.1 Introduction

    It is recommended that candidates have the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and administer a vCloud environment before taking the VCP-Cloud Exam. It is required for candidates to have completed the course listed as a requirement for this exam as detailed in section 4.

    3.2 Objectives

    Prior to taking this exam, candidates should understand each of the following objectives. Each objective is listed below; along with related tools the candidate should have experience with, and related documentation that contains information relevant to the objective. All objectives may also be referenced in other product documentation not specifically highlighted below. The candidate should be familiar with all relevant product documentation or have an equivalent skillset.

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

    Objective 1.1 -- Install and Configure vCenter Server

    Knowledge

    Identify vCenter Server requirements Identify vCenter Server database requirements Identify VMware vSphere Client requirements Deploy the vCenter Appliance Install vCenter Server Install/Remove vSphere Client plug-ins Enable/Disable vSphere Client plug-ins

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    Determine use case for vSphere Client and Flex Client

    Tools

    vSphere Installation and Setup guide vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide VMware Virtualization Toolkit vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 1.2 Install and Configure VMware ESXi

    Knowledge

    Identify ESXi host requirements Perform an interactive installation of ESXi using media or PXE Configure NTP on an ESXi Host

    Tools

    vSphere Installation and Setup guide vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 1.3 Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

    Knowledge

    Identify available vSphere editions and features Determine appropriate vSphere edition based on customer requirements

    Tools

    vSphere Installation and Setup guide vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide vSphere Upgrade guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/virtualization101_register.htmlhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-upgrade-guide.pdf

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    Section 2 Plan and Configure vSphere Networking

    Objective 2.1 Configure vSphere Standard Switches

    Knowledge

    Identify vSphere Standard Switch capabilities Create/Delete a vSphere Standard Switch Add/Configure/Remove vmnics on a vSphere Standard Switch Configure vmkernel ports for network services Add/Edit/Remove port groups on a vSphere Standard Switch Determine use case for a vSphere Standard Switch

    Tools

    vSphere Installation and Setup guide vSphere Networking guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 2.2 Configure vSphere Standard and Distributed Switches

    Knowledge

    Identify vSphere Distributed Switch capabilities Create/Delete a vSphere Distributed Switch Add/Remove ESXi hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch Edit general vSphere Distributed Switch settings Add/Configure/Remove dvPort groups Configure dvPort settings Add/Remove uplink adapters to dvUplink groups Create/Configure/Remove virtual adapters Migrate virtual adapters to/from a vSphere Standard Switch Migrate virtual machines to/from a vSphere Distributed Switch Determine use case for a vSphere Distributed Switch

    Tools

    vSphere Installation and Setup guide vSphere Networking guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-networking-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-networking-guide.pdf

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    Objective 2.3 Configure vSS and vDS Policies

    Knowledge

    Identify common vSS and vDS policies Configure load balancing and failover policies Configure VLAN settings Enable Jumbo Frames (1600+ MTU) support on appropriate components Determine appropriate VLAN configuration for a vSphere implementation

    Tools

    vSphere Installation and Setup guide vSphere Networking guide vSphere Client

    Section 3 Plan and Configure vSphere Storage

    Objective 3.1 Configure Shared Storage for vSphere

    Knowledge

    Scan/Rescan storage Connect to a NAS and/or SAN device

    Tools

    vSphere Storage guide vSphere Installation and Setup guide vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 3.2 Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores

    Knowledge

    Identify VMFS and NFS Datastore properties Identify VMFS5 capabilities Extend/Expand VMFS Datastores Place a VMFS Datastore in Maintenance Mode Determine use case for multiple VMFS/NFS Datastores

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-networking-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-storage-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdf

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    Tools

    vSphere Storage guide vSphere Installation and Setup guide vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Section 4 Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

    Objective 4.1 Create and Deploy Virtual Machines

    Knowledge

    Identify capabilities of virtual machine hardware versions Identify methods to access and use a virtual machine console Configure and deploy a Guest OS into a new virtual machine Configure/Modify disk controller for virtual disks Create/Convert thin/thick provisioned virtual disks Install/Upgrade/Update VMware Tools Configure virtual machine time synchronization Configure/Modify virtual CPU and Memory resources according to OS and application requirements Determine appropriate datastore locations for virtual machines based on application workloads

    Tools

    vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide Installing and Configuring VMware Tools Guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 4.2 Create and Deploy vSphere vApps

    Knowledge

    Describe a vSphere vApp

    Tools

    vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-storage-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-virtual-machine-admin-guide.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware-tools-installation-configuration.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-virtual-machine-admin-guide.pdf

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    Objective 4.3 Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

    Knowledge

    Import and/or Export an OVF template

    Tools

    vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide VMware Open Virtualization Format Tool OVF Tool User Guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 4.4 Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

    Knowledge

    Identify locations for virtual machine configuration files and virtual disks Hot Extend a virtual disk Assign a Storage Policy to a virtual machine Verify Storage Policy compliance for virtual machines

    Tools

    vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Section 5 Establish and Maintain Service Levels

    Objective 5.1 Create and Configure VMware Clusters

    Knowledge

    Describe DRS and Storage DRS Describe Enhanced vMotion Compatibility Create/Delete a DRS/HA Cluster Add/Remove ESXi Hosts from a DRS/HA Cluster Monitor a DRS/HA Cluster Enable/Disable Host Monitoring Enable/Configure/Disable virtual machine and application monitoring Configure admission control for HA and virtual machines Determine appropriate failover methodology and required resources for an HA implementation

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-virtual-machine-admin-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdfhttp://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/server/vsphere/automationtools/ovfhttps://www.vmware.com/support/developer/ovf/ovf20/ovftool_201_userguide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-virtual-machine-admin-guide.pdf

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    Tools

    vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Availability guide vSphere Resource Management guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 5.2 Migrate Virtual Machines

    Knowledge

    Identify ESXi host and virtual machine requirements for vMotion and Storage vMotion Identify Enhanced vMotion Compatibility CPU requirements Migrate virtual machines using vMotion/Storage vMotion

    Tools

    vSphere Resource Management guide vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Section 6 Perform Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management

    Objective 6.1 Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts

    Knowledge

    Identify general ESXi host troubleshooting guidelines Troubleshoot common installation issues Monitor ESXi system health Export diagnostic information

    Tools

    vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Monitoring and Performance guide vSphere Troubleshooting guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-availability-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-resource-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-resource-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-virtual-machine-admin-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-monitoring-performance-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-troubleshooting-guide.pdf

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    Objective 6.2 Perform Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting

    Knowledge

    Verify network configuration Verify a given virtual machine is configured with the correct network resources Troubleshoot virtual switch and port group configuration issues Troubleshoot physical network adapter configuration issues Identify the root cause of a network issue based on troubleshooting information

    Tools

    vSphere Networking guide vSphere Troubleshooting guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Section 7 Monitor a vSphere Implementation and Manage vCenter Server Alarms

    Objective 7.1 Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual Machines

    Knowledge

    Describe how Tasks and Events are viewed in vCenter Server Identify critical performance metrics Explain common memory metrics Explain common CPU metrics Explain common network metrics Explain common storage metrics Compare and contrast Overview and Advanced Charts Configure SNMP for vCenter Server Configure Active Directory and SMTP settings for vCenter Server Configure vCenter Server logging options Create a log bundle Create/Edit/Delete a Scheduled Task Configure/View/Print/Export resource maps Start/Stop/Verify vCenter Server service status Start/Stop/Verify ESXi host agent status Configure vCenter Server timeout settings Monitor/Administer vCenter Server connections Create an Advanced Chart Determine host performance using resxtop and guest Perfmon Given performance data, identify the affected vSphere resource

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-networking-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-troubleshooting-guide.pdf

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    Tools

    vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Resource Management guide vSphere Monitoring and Performance guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Objective 7.2 Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms

    Knowledge

    List vCenter default utilization alarms List vCenter default connectivity alarms List possible actions for utilization and connectivity alarms Create a vCenter utilization alarm Create a vCenter connectivity alarm Configure alarm triggers Configure alarm actions For a given alarm, identify the affected resource in a vSphere implementation

    Tools

    vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Resource Management guide vSphere Monitoring and Performance guide vSphere Examples and Scenarios Guide vSphere Client and Web Client

    Section 8 Install and Configure vCloud Director

    Objective 8.1- Install vCloud components

    Knowledge

    Identify required vCloud components and pre-requisites for installation Describe installation order of the components Create a SysPrep package Install vCloud Director Install vShield Manager Install vCenter Chargeback Configure vCloud Director network connections Configure vCloud Director database settings Troubleshoot basic installation issues

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-resource-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-monitoring-performance-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-host-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-resource-management-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-monitoring-performance-guide.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-examples-scenarios-guide.pdf

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    Tools

    vCloud Director Installation and Configuration Guide vCloud Director Installation and Upgrade Guide vShield Administration Guide vCenter Chargeback Manager Installation and Upgrade Guide VMware Journey to Your Cloud VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) vSphere Client and Web Client vCloud Director Web Console vShield Manager Web Console vCenter Chargeback Web Console

    Objective 8.2 Configure and Administer vCloud Connector

    Knowledge

    Identify the components and vApp flow related to vCloud Connector Configure and Administer vCloud Connector Identify components of vCloud Connector Recount cross-cloud vApp flow Identify VM state Differentiate between functionality of components of vCloud Connector Explain the relationship between the components of vCloud Connector Implement required network and security settings Determine storage requirements and add storage for vCC node Register vCloud Connector UI with vCenter Troubleshoot common vCloud Connector installation and operations issues

    Tools

    vCloud Connector Installation and Configuration Using vCloud Connector VMware vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) vCC vSphere Client Plug-In VCC Web UI

    Objective 8.3 Configure vCloud Director and vShield Manager System Settings

    Knowledge

    Identify the pre-requisites and deployment steps necessary for vCloud Director configuration Configure vCloud Director System Settings Cite the steps to deploy VSM appliance

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vcd-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vcd_51_install.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vcd-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vcd_51_install.pdfhttps://www.vmware.com/pdf/vshield_51_admin.pdfhttps://www.vmware.com/pdf/cbm_install_guide_2_5_0.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmware-journey-to-your-cloud-wp-en.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/cloud-computing/cloud-architecture/vcat-toolkit3.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/go/vcc_installguidehttp://www.vmware.com/go/vcc_userguidehttp://www.vmware.com/cloud-computing/cloud-architecture/vcat-toolkit3.html

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    Identify relationship between vCenter Server and VSM Generate self-signed certificates Imported certificates Add additional vCenters to the vCloud Director server Configure licensing

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vShield Administration Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Web Console vShield Manager Console

    Section 9 Administer Users, Roles and Privileges in a vCloud

    Objective 9.1 Create Roles and Apply Privileges to Roles in a vCloud

    Knowledge

    Identify the vCloud Director predefined roles and their specific privilege levels Identify the steps to create a custom role in vCloud Director Identify the operations that can be performed on predefined roles Identify the types of users that can be granted access Explain the purpose of a custom role in vCloud Director Given an end-users job description, determine which role would be granted Validate specific access rights in security role. Troubleshoot common customized role access issues.

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Objective 9.2 Configure AD/LDAP Integration in a vCloud

    Knowledge

    Configure AD/LDAP integration Identify Open LDAP infrastructure components Identify Active Directory infrastructure components

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vcd-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vcd_51_admin_guide.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/pdf/vshield_51_admin.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW_10Q3_WP_vCloud_Director_Security.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vcd-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vcd_51_admin_guide.pdfhttp://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW_10Q3_WP_vCloud_Director_Security.pdfhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vcd-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vcd_51_users_guide.pdf

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    Describe how to import users and groups Configure vCloud Director to authenticate via Open LDAP Configure vCloud Director to authenticate via Active Directory Test connectivity to external LDAP Import users and groups from external LDAP Troubleshoot common LDAP external connectivity issues

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Section 10 Configure and Administer vCenter Chargeback

    Objective 10.1 Configure and Administer vCenter Chargeback Roles and Privileges

    Knowledge

    Understand Chargeback roles and privileges Identify Resource types Identify default roles Associate role to a user Troubleshoot common permission issues

    Tools

    vCenter Chargeback Manager Users Guide Best Practices and Troubleshooting Guide Using vCenter Chargeback with vCloud Director vCenter Chargeback Manager UI vCloud Director Web Console

    Objective 10.2 Configure and Generate vCenter Chargeback Reports

    Knowledge

    Identify vCenter Chargeback report types Generate reports Identify components of report dashboard Validate report generation.

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    Tools

    vCenter Chargeback Manager Users Guide Best Practices and Troubleshooting Guide Using vCenter Chargeback with vCloud Director vCenter Chargeback Manager UI

    Objective 10.3 Troubleshoot Common vCenter Chargeback Issues

    Knowledge

    Troubleshoot common vCenter Chargeback issues Collect logs Run troubleshooting utility

    Tools

    Best Practices and Troubleshooting Guide vCenter Chargeback Manager UI vCloud Director Web Console Database Password Change Utility vCenter Chargeback Manager IP Address Reset Utility

    Section 11 Configure and Administer vCloud Networking

    Objective 11.1 Create and Administer vCloud External and Organization Networks

    Knowledge

    Identify the types of Org vDC networks Identify the types of vShield Edge Gateway Explain the relationship between external networks and vSphere port groups Explain the purpose and use cases for external networks Explain the relationship between Org vDC networks and vShield Edge Gateways Explain best practices related to Org vDC networks Explain the purpose and use cases for Org vDC networks Create and administer external and organization networks Create/modify/delete an external network Create/modify/delete an external direct organization network Create/modify/delete an external routed organization network Create/modify/delete an internal organization network Deploy an Org vDC network from the GUI Given a scenario, determine the appropriate Organization network type

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    Given requirements, determine the appropriate network type

    Tools

    Architecting a vCloud vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Objective 11.2 Configure and Administer vCloud Network Pools

    Knowledge

    Describe the concept of a Network Pool Configure Network Pool properties Create and Administer Network Pools Create/Delete a Network Pool Expand Network Pool Determine appropriate backing for a given Network Pool

    Tools

    Architecting a vCloud vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Objective 11.3 Configure and Administer vApp Networks

    Knowledge

    Identify the types of vApp networks Explain the purpose and use cases for vApp networks Explain the relationship between vApp networks and vShield Edge devices Explain capabilities related to vApps Explain the purpose and use of the visual mapping tool Create and Administer vApp networks Create/modify/delete a direct vApp network Create/modify/delete a routed vApp network Create/modify/delete an internal vApp network Troubleshoot vApp networks using the visual mapping tool

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    Troubleshoot vApp networks using the visual mapping tool

    Tools

    Architecting a vCloud vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Objective 11.4 Manage Network Services

    Knowledge

    Identify available vShield Edge network services Manage network services from within vCloud Director Add a SNAT/DNAT rule Add a DHCP IP pool Add static IP addresses Configure DHCP/NAT/VPN services Configure VPN service Configure syslog Use logs to troubleshoot common network service issues

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vShield Administration Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Web Console vShield Manager UI

    Objective 11.5 Manage vShield Edge firewall from within vCloud Director

    Knowledge

    Identify available vShield Edge network services Identify where to set firewall rules within the vCloud Director interface Explain vShield firewall concepts as they relate to a cloud environment Determine which firewall rules need to be applied or modified Determine which vShield devices impact a given service Manage vShield Edge firewall from within vCloud Director Enable/Disable firewall

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    Add/Modify/Delete firewall rules Ensure reliable and secure vShield Edge firewall configuration Ensure rules are performing correctly Ensure rules are in the proper order Troubleshoot common firewall service issues

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vShield Administration Guide vCloud Director Security Hardening Guide vCloud Director Web Console vShield Manager UI

    Section 12 Configure and Administer vCloud Organizations

    Objective 12.1 Create an Organization

    Knowledge

    Identify where to add Organizations in the vCloud Director interface Identify the URL name of the newly created Organization Identify local SMTP server Create an Organization Create a new Organization via the Wizard Configure VM lease times Configure Storage lease times Setup SMTP server information Setup notification settings

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Objective 12.2 Manage Organizations

    Knowledge

    Manage Organizations Identify Allocation models List operations that can be performed on an Organization

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    List the vCloud constructs that make up an Organization Explain the purpose and use case for each storage option Match the Org vDC to the tier of service Edit leases, quotas, and limits that would be applied to organizations. Revise catalog(s) and their permissions that are attached to the Org Add/Remove users and groups Add/Remove/Edit Org vDCs Edit Organization settings Allocate proper resources to an Organization Configure the different allocation models Configure storage provision options

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Section 13 Allocate and Manage vCloud Resources

    Objective 13.1 Create and Administer Provider VDCs

    Knowledge

    Identify where in the hierarchy a provider VDC resides Identify where an Provider VDC gets its resources Differentiate Provider and Organization VDCs Explain the concept of a Provider VDC Explain when and how to Enable/Disable a Provider VDC Create/Delete a Provider VDC Select Resource Pools and Datastores for a Provider VDC Explain when and how to Enable/Disable a Provider VDC Host Prepare/Unprepare a Provider VDC Host Upgrade/Repair a Provider VDC Host agent Explain when and how to Enable/Disable a Provider Datastore Configure Low Disk Space Warnings

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

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    Objective 13.2 Create and Administer Organization VDCs

    Knowledge

    List Allocation Models Explain the concept of an Organization vDC Explain when and how to Create/Modify/Delete an Organization vDC Select the network pool for certain networks for the Org vDC Select Organization vDC components Select/Edit Organization vDC resources Configure and Manage Organization vDCs Enable/Disable an Organization vDC

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Section 14 Create and Administer vCloud Catalogs

    Objective 14.1 Create vApp Templates, Media and Catalogs

    Knowledge

    Identify the location of vApp templates, media and catalogs Identify the format in which vApp templates, media, and catalogs can be stored Explain how to create a vApp template Explain the desirability of vApp templates in a cloud Explain how to create a catalog Explain how to publish a catalog to different organizations Explain the desirability of a catalog in a cloud Explain how to update a template Explain how to store media using the proper format Describe the function of vApp templates, media, and catalogs Differentiate between vApp templates, media and catalogs Create, modify, delete vApp templates, media, and catalogs

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

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    Objective 14.2 Manage Catalogs

    Knowledge

    Identify which format VMs can be imported Identify which catalog properties are frequently used Explain the concept of guest customization Explain the concept of catalogs Explain how VMs are imported into catalogs Explain how guest customization works on various operating systems Explain how to deploy a vApp Explain how to change catalog properties Explain the purpose and use cases for frequently-used catalog properties Given a standard use case, determine which items need to be customized in a cloud environment Given a standard use case, determine the effect frequently-used catalog properties will have

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

    Section 15 Monitor Cloud Utilization

    Objective 15.1 Audit Resources and Events in a vCloud

    Knowledge

    Identify vCloud Director Administration interface components Identify the location of the logs (events/tasks) in the vCloud Director interface Monitor CPU, Disk and Memory usage for a provider vDC Monitor CPU, Disk and Memory usage for an Organization Monitor External Network, Org vDC networks, and resource and network pools Monitor IP allocation utilization Review and interpret tasks and events in vCloud Director Troubleshoot common resource/event issues in a vCloud

    Tools

    vCloud Director Performance and Best Practices vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCloud Director Web Console

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    Objective 15.2 Map vCloud Resources to vSphere Resources

    Knowledge

    Identify the components of the vCloud Director GUI Identify the components of the vSphere Client GUI Describe the relationship between vCloud storage and VMFS/NFS datastores Describe the relationship between vCloud network resources and vSphere switches Describe the relationship between vCloud compute resources and DRS/HA clusters/Resource Pools Determine resources available to a Provider or Org vDCs relative to assigned vSphere resources Determine the explicit vSphere resource consumed by a Provider/Organization vDC Determine which vSwitch resource is being use by a given cloud network Determine on which datastore a virtual machine resides Determine on which host a virtual machine resides

    Tools

    vCloud Director Administrators Guide vCloud Director Users Guide vCenter Server and Host Management guide vSphere Networking guide vSphere Storage guide vCloud Director Web Console vSphere Client and Web Client

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    4. VCP-Cloud Path Options and Course Requirement

    4.1 VCP-Cloud Path Options

    For additional information on the IaaS Exam please see the IaaS Exam Blueprint located at http://mylearn.vmware.com/register.cfm?course=141652

    4.2 Course Requirement

    In order to obtain the VCP-Cloud certification, a candidate must first attend the VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] course. After successfully completing the class, the candidate may attempt the VCP-Cloud Exam. Successful completion of the course and exam will grant the candidate VCP-Cloud certification status.

    VMware vCloud Director: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

    A three day, hands-on training course that demonstrates to technical personnel how to deploy VMware vCloud for a small private cloud environment and manage the ongoing operation of the deployment. The course focuses on the private cloud in an engineering or quality assurance solution. The course covers all of the fundamentals needed to install, configure, and manage any small private cloud with vCloud Director, including the following objectives:

    Deploy vCloud Director. Manage vCloud Director to satisfy small private cloud business needs. Configure VMware vSphere storage to enable multiple tiers in provider virtual datacenters. Create and manage vCloud Director organizations and vApps to satisfy business needs. Create and manage vCloud Director catalogs. Configure networking for organizations and VMware vSphere vApp(s).

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    Interface vCloud Director to Microsoft Active Directory servers. Understand the interactions between VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

    clusters and vCloud Director.

    5. Additional Resources

    5.1 Mock Exam

    VMware provides free practice questions for the VCP-Cloud Exam. The mock exam contains sample questions, along with explanation for incorrect responses. The mock exam presents 25 questions, written by the same authors of the actual exam. The mock exam pass score is set to 100% and a candidate can retake the mock exam as many times as desired until the 100% score is achieved. Please be advised that the pass score for the mock exam is unrelated to the pass score for the actual exam. Refer to section 1.3 for the scoring information for the VCP-Cloud Exam.

    The mock exam is located at: http://mylearn.vmware.com/quiz.cfm?item=39070

    5.2 VCP Community

    VMware provides an online community for VCP candidates. This community contains valuable information from other candidates and senior VCPs, and is moderated by VMware certification staff. The community is located at: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/certedu/certification/vcp

    5.3 Building a vCloud Test Environment

    All VMware products, including vSphere 5 and vCloud Director 5.1, can be downloaded and evaluated for 60 days. If you have the equipment to install a copy of ESXi 5.x, you can install ESXi in a VM. This would allow you to install multiple copies of ESXi and a copy of vCenter Server to create the underlying environment for a vCloud implementation. For shared storage, obtain a virtual appliance that contains an iSCSI target. Several of these are available on the appliance marketplace.

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    1. The Exam1.1 Purpose of Exam1.2 Number of Questions1.3 Passing Score1.4 How Objectives Relate to Questions on the Exam1.5 Languages1.6 Time Limit1.7 Scheduling and Taking the Exam1.8 Certification Tracks1.9 Retake Policy1.10 Exam Security

    2. Intended Audience2.1 Intended Audience

    3. Objectives covered in the VCP-Cloud Exam3.1 Introduction3.2 ObjectivesSection 1 Plan, Install, Configure and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXiObjective 1.1 -- Install and Configure vCenter ServerKnowledgeTools

    Objective 1.2 Install and Configure VMware ESXiKnowledgeTools

    Objective 1.3 Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXiKnowledgeTools

    Section 2 Plan and Configure vSphere NetworkingObjective 2.1 Configure vSphere Standard SwitchesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 2.2 Configure vSphere Standard and Distributed SwitchesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 2.3 Configure vSS and vDS PoliciesKnowledgeTools

    Section 3 Plan and Configure vSphere StorageObjective 3.1 Configure Shared Storage for vSphereKnowledgeTools

    Objective 3.2 Create and Configure VMFS and NFS DatastoresKnowledgeTools

    Section 4 Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vAppsObjective 4.1 Create and Deploy Virtual MachinesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 4.2 Create and Deploy vSphere vAppsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 4.3 Manage Virtual Machine Clones and TemplatesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 4.4 Administer Virtual Machines and vAppsKnowledgeTools

    Section 5 Establish and Maintain Service LevelsObjective 5.1 Create and Configure VMware ClustersKnowledgeTools

    Objective 5.2 Migrate Virtual MachinesKnowledgeTools

    Section 6 Perform Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm ManagementObjective 6.1 Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi HostsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 6.2 Perform Basic vSphere Network TroubleshootingKnowledgeTools

    Section 7 Monitor a vSphere Implementation and Manage vCenter Server AlarmsObjective 7.1 Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual MachinesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 7.2 Create and Administer vCenter Server AlarmsKnowledgeTools

    Section 8 Install and Configure vCloud DirectorObjective 8.1- Install vCloud componentsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 8.2 Configure and Administer vCloud ConnectorKnowledgeTools

    Objective 8.3 Configure vCloud Director and vShield Manager System SettingsKnowledgeTools

    Section 9 Administer Users, Roles and Privileges in a vCloudObjective 9.1 Create Roles and Apply Privileges to Roles in a vCloudKnowledgeTools

    Objective 9.2 Configure AD/LDAP Integration in a vCloudKnowledgeTools

    Section 10 Configure and Administer vCenter ChargebackObjective 10.1 Configure and Administer vCenter Chargeback Roles and PrivilegesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 10.2 Configure and Generate vCenter Chargeback ReportsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 10.3 Troubleshoot Common vCenter Chargeback IssuesKnowledgeTools

    Section 11 Configure and Administer vCloud NetworkingObjective 11.1 Create and Administer vCloud External and Organization NetworksKnowledgeTools

    Objective 11.2 Configure and Administer vCloud Network PoolsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 11.3 Configure and Administer vApp NetworksKnowledgeTools

    Objective 11.4 Manage Network ServicesKnowledgeTools

    Objective 11.5 Manage vShield Edge firewall from within vCloud DirectorKnowledgeTools

    Section 12 Configure and Administer vCloud OrganizationsObjective 12.1 Create an OrganizationKnowledgeTools

    Objective 12.2 Manage OrganizationsKnowledgeTools

    Section 13 Allocate and Manage vCloud ResourcesObjective 13.1 Create and Administer Provider VDCsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 13.2 Create and Administer Organization VDCsKnowledgeTools

    Section 14 Create and Administer vCloud CatalogsObjective 14.1 Create vApp Templates, Media and CatalogsKnowledgeTools

    Objective 14.2 Manage CatalogsKnowledgeTools

    Section 15 Monitor Cloud UtilizationObjective 15.1 Audit Resources and Events in a vCloudKnowledgeTools

    Objective 15.2 Map vCloud Resources to vSphere ResourcesKnowledgeTools

    4. VCP-Cloud Path Options and Course Requirement4.1 VCP-Cloud Path Options4.2 Course Requirement

    5. Additional Resources5.1 Mock Exam5.2 VCP Community5.3 Building a vCloud Test Environment