VCP550D VMware Certified Professional 5 Data Center Exam Set 1

Which steps should an administrator take to migrate existing ESXi 5.x virtual machines to a

storage over-subscription model?


Options are :

  • Right-click the virtual machine, click Migrate, select a different datastore, and select Thin Provision. (Correct)
  • Right-click the .vmdk file, and click Deflate.
  • Right-click the .vmdk file, and click Compress.
  • Right-click the virtual machine, click Migrate, select the same datastore, and select Thin Provision.

Answer : Right-click the virtual machine, click Migrate, select a different datastore, and select Thin Provision.

An administrator needs to continue using ESXi after the 60-day evaluation period expires. The

administrator has obtained a valid license from VMware.

Which step must the administrator take to deploy the license?


Options are :

  • Add the license to the ESXi host (Correct)
  • Add the ESXi host to a licensed vCenter Server
  • Perform an in-place upgrade of the free vSphere Hypervisor to the paid version
  • Re-install the host with standard ESXi and the obtained license

Answer : Add the license to the ESXi host

A vSphere administrator needs to add redundancy to an ESXi 5.x management network on a

vSphere Standard Switch.

Which method should the administrator use to create redundant management networks?


Options are :

  • Create a second management network on a second vSwitch in the same subnet
  • Create a second management network on the same vSwitch in the same subnet
  • Configure an additional management portgroup on the same vSwitch
  • Configure the management network vSwitch with two active uplinks (Correct)

Answer : Configure the management network vSwitch with two active uplinks

An administrator needs to migrate a company's physical servers to virtual servers and deploy into

the ESXi 5.x cluster. During the process of converting to a virtual machine, the administrator

needs to reduce the size of the disks.

Which method should the administrator use to meet this requirement?


Options are :

  • Shut down the physical server and use VMware Converter cold cloning with volume-based cloning at the block level
  • Use VMware Converter hot cloning with volume-based cloning at the block level
  • Use VMware Converter hot cloning with volume-based cloning at the file level (Correct)
  • Shut down the physical server and use VMware Converter cold cloning with volume-based cloning at the file level

Answer : Use VMware Converter hot cloning with volume-based cloning at the file level

A vSphere administrator needs to add more space to an existing 3-node Virtual SAN cluster. The

attempts to add the new host to the cluster as a contributing member have failed. However, it can

be added as a non-contributing member.

The host was previously used in a single host configuration. The administrator recently upgraded

the host from ESXi 5.1 to 5.5 prior to adding it to the cluster.

What is the reason for this failure?


Options are :

  • The only SSD disk in the new host was formatted with a VMFS datastore. (Correct)
  • The new host's VMFS datastores do not have sufficient capacity to be added as a contributing member.
  • The new host has a 10Gbps NIC while the rest of the cluster members have 1Gbps NICs.
  • The RAID controller in the new host does not have enough cache for the Virtual SAN datastore.

Answer : The only SSD disk in the new host was formatted with a VMFS datastore.

An organization is designing a new vSphere cluster to support a new product implementation.

The following challenges have been identified by the vSphere administration team:

The organization has the vSphere Enterprise License.

The network team needs to gather virtual machine network statistics over a long period of time.

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The network team needs the ability to quickly assess virtual machine traffic in the event of an

attack.

The network team has previously had problems implementing manual etherchannel

configurations on their physical switches, resulting in production outages.

The new cluster's initial size is 15 hosts.

The organization is willing to upgrade to vSphere Enterprise Plus licensing if it addresses these

challenges.

Which three features of a version 5.5 vSphere Distributed Switch would address these

challenges? (Choose three.)

A. LACP in Dynamic Mode

B. Port Mirroring

C. Network vMotion

D. Private VLANs

E. Network I/O Control


Options are :

  • E,B,C
  • A,B,C (Correct)
  • A,B,D
  • A,E,D

Answer : A,B,C

A new LUN from an existing storage array is presented to a vSphere cluster. A vSphere

administrator determines that the LUN is visible on all but one ESXi host in the cluster. The

affected host is able to see existing LUNs presented from the same storage array.

What is the most likely cause?


Options are :

  • The SAN fabric is improperly zoned.
  • LUN Masking is improperly configured on the storage array. (Correct)
  • The HBA in the host is incompatible with ESXi.
  • The ESXi host has NOT been rebooted

Answer : LUN Masking is improperly configured on the storage array.

An administrator is setting up a new vSphere environment for application development with health

monitoring and capacity management. The administrator has purchased three servers for the

initial install. The administrator is NOT planning to grow the environment and needs to keep costs

as low as possible.

Which vSphere kit should the administrator use to meet these requirements?


Options are :

  • vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Acceleration Kit
  • vSphere with Operations Management Standard Acceleration Kit (Correct)
  • vSphere Essentials Plus Kit
  • vSphere Essentials Kit

Answer : vSphere with Operations Management Standard Acceleration Kit

Which information does the CPU Ready counter provide to a vSphere administrator?


Options are :

  • The virtual machine is idle, but the VMkernel cannot schedule the virtual CPU on a physical CPU.
  • The virtual machine has requested CPU time, but the VMkernel cannot schedule the virtual CPU on a physical CPU (Correct)
  • The virtual machine has requested CPU time, and the VMkernel has idle physical CPU cycles.
  • The virtual machine is idle, and the VMkernel has idle physical CPU cycles.

Answer : The virtual machine has requested CPU time, but the VMkernel cannot schedule the virtual CPU on a physical CPU

A new LUN has been created on an iSCSI array and assigned to an ESXi 5.x server . However,

when the administrator logs in to the vSphere Web Client the LUN is not visible. Other LUNs on

the iSCSI array are visible.

What should the administrator do to resolve this issue?


Options are :

  • Ensure the CHAP settings are correctly configured
  • Rescan for the new storage device (Correct)
  • Ensure the LUN is zoned correctly
  • Add the new LUN to the Static Discovery list

Answer : Rescan for the new storage device

An administrator needs to join several ESXi hosts in the environment to the corporate Active

Directory instance. The container and path for the OU is Servers\VMware. The FQDN of the local

Active Directory is CORP.AD.

Which option accurately shows the information an administrator would enter when configuring an

ESXi host to join the domain and ensures the host is placed in the appropriate OU?


Options are :

  • ldap://CORP.AD:389/Servers/VMware
  • CORP.AD/Servers/VMware (Correct)
  • cn=VMware, ou=Servers, dc=CORP, dc=AD
  • ou=VMware, ou=Servers, dc=CORP, dc=AD

Answer : CORP.AD/Servers/VMware

An administrator of a secure environment needs to add an iSCSI target to a new ESXi host using

the vSphere client. The administrator has configured discovery and performed a rescan operation,

but the iSCSI target does NOT appear.

Which action should the administrator take for the target to appear in the vSphere client?


Options are :

  • Enable iSCSI in a vSphere Distributed Switch configuration
  • Bind a VMkernel port to the iSCSI initiator
  • Configure Jumbo Frames prior to adding iSCSI targets
  • Configure appropriate CHAP authentication settings (Correct)

Answer : Configure appropriate CHAP authentication settings

A vApp is performing poorly and an administrator determines that the memory resources are low.

How should the administrator resolve this issue?


Options are :

  • Rebuild the vApp using the wizard and assign memory reservations to the vApp.
  • Configure a memory reservation for each VM in the vApp.
  • Rebuild the vApp using the wizard and assign memory reservations to each VM.
  • Configure a memory reservation for the vApp. (Correct)

Answer : Configure a memory reservation for the vApp.

An administrator has deployed vSphere Data Protection and wants to configure several virtual

machine backup jobs. When using the vSphere client on a Windows 7 desktop, the administrator

notices that there is no icon for vSphere Data Protection in the Solutions and Applications area of

the vSphere client.

What is the reason the administrator is unable to access vSphere Data Protection from the

vSphere client on their desktop?


Options are :

  • Accessing vSphere Data Protection requires the use of the vSphere Web Client. (Correct)
  • The vSphere Data Protection plug-in is disabled in the vSphere Client on the administrator's desktop.
  • The vSphere Data Protection client plug-in is not installed on the administrator's desktop.
  • The administrator's desktop does not have connectivity to the vSphere Data Protection virtual appliance.

Answer : Accessing vSphere Data Protection requires the use of the vSphere Web Client.

A vSphere administrator deleted a vApp from disk. A second administrator needs the virtual

machines that were contained in the vApp.

What should the first administrator do to make the virtual machines available?


Options are :

  • Recover the virtual machines from Stranded Items
  • Undelete the vApp
  • Add the virtual machines back into inventory
  • Recover the virtual machines from backup (Correct)

Answer : Recover the virtual machines from backup

An administrator needs to unmount a datastore that is also used for HA storage heartbeats.

What is the least disruptive method for an administrator to perform this activity on a slave HA

host?


Options are :

  • Reduce the number of heartbeat datastores, then remove the datastore from the heartbeat list.
  • On the Datastore Heartbeating tab, specify an alternate datastore, then unmount the datastore normally. (Correct)
  • On the Datastore Heartbeating tab, unmount the datastore normally and confirm a new datastore has been selected
  • Disable HA datastore heartbeats, then unmount the datastore.

Answer : On the Datastore Heartbeating tab, specify an alternate datastore, then unmount the datastore normally.

An administrator needs to deploy a vSphere solution containing a number of hosts and a vSphere

Distributed Switch.

Which steps should the administrator take to accomplish this?


Options are :

  • Create the vSphere Distributed Switch, deploy the ESXi hosts, and then add each host to the switch. (Correct)
  • Deploy the ESXi hosts, create an HA/DRS cluster containing the hosts, create the vSphere Distributed Switch, and then add the cluster to the switch.
  • Create the vSphere Distributed Switch and as each ESXi host is deployed it will be automatically added to the switch.
  • Deploy the ESXi hosts and then create the vSphere Distributed Switch on the hosts.

Answer : Create the vSphere Distributed Switch, deploy the ESXi hosts, and then add each host to the switch.

What is the correct order to install vCenter Server 5.x components?


Options are :

  • vCenter Server, vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service
  • vCenter Single Sign-On, vCenter Server, Inventory Service
  • vCenter Server, Inventory Service, vCenter Single Sign-On
  • vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server (Correct)

Answer : vCenter Single Sign-On, Inventory Service, vCenter Server

A vSphere administrator needs to perform packet tracing from a Linux virtual machine. The virtual

machine is attached to a vSphere Standard Switch configured with several VLANs.

Which approach could the administrator use to configure the network to capture all traffic from the

Linux virtual machine?


Options are :

  • Configure a vSphere Distributed Switch with VLAN Trunking. Connect the virtual machine to the switch and enable Port Mirroring on the port group containing the virtual machine.
  • Configure the port group containing the virtual machine for Promiscuous Mode. Set the port group to use VLAN 1.
  • Configure a vSphere Distributed Switch with VLAN Trunking. Create a port group and configure it with Promiscuous Mode. Connect the virtual machine to that port group. (Correct)
  • Configure the virtual switch with VLAN Trunking and specify each VLANs on the port group containing the virtual machine.

Answer : Configure a vSphere Distributed Switch with VLAN Trunking. Create a port group and configure it with Promiscuous Mode. Connect the virtual machine to that port group.

A vSphere administrator needs to place an ESXi host in maintenance mode to replace a hardware

component. This host is a member of a Virtual SAN cluster that uses Automatic Mode Disk

Groups. Availability of virtual machines running on this host is critical. HA and DRS are enabled on

the Virtual SAN Cluster. Otherwise, the Virtual SAN cluster uses default values.

Which action should the administrator take to automatically guarantee availability of virtual

machines with the fastest migration time?


Options are :

  • Select Enter Maintenance Mode and select Full Data Migration option
  • Migrate the virtual machines to another host and datastore then select Enter Maintenance Mode
  • Select Enter Maintenance Mode and select No Data Migration option
  • Select Enter Maintenance Mode and accept the default values (Correct)

Answer : Select Enter Maintenance Mode and accept the default values

Which controller is recommended for high disk I/O workloads?


Options are :

  • LSI Logic Parallel
  • BusLogic Parallel
  • LSI Logic SAS
  • VMware Paravirtual (Correct)

Answer : VMware Paravirtual

An organization has a cluster of 6 ESXi hosts. Security policy requires that all administrative

activity occurs through vCenter Server and not directly on the hosts.

Which action should a system administrator take to enforce this policy?


Options are :

  • Use the vSphere client to navigate to the Security Profile of each ESXi host and enable lockdown mode. (Correct)
  • Connect to the ESXi shell on each host and type the command service lockdown start.
  • Use the vSphere client to right-click on the cluster and select Enable lockdown mode on the ESXi hosts in the cluster
  • Connect to the DCUI of each ESXi host and navigate the menus to the Troubleshooting Options and enable lockdown mode.

Answer : Use the vSphere client to navigate to the Security Profile of each ESXi host and enable lockdown mode.

Which installation method is not available for a new deployment of ESXi 5.x?


Options are :

  • Scripted installation
  • Text-based interactive installation
  • Update Manager installation (Correct)
  • Auto Deploy installation

Answer : Update Manager installation

What is not a supported method for increasing the availability of a vCenter Server virtual machine?


Options are :

  • vSphere Fault Tolerance (Correct)
  • vCenter Server Heartbeat
  • vSphere High Availability
  • Site Recovery Manager

Answer : vSphere Fault Tolerance

An administrator needs to implement trusted SSL certificates for all vCenter 5.5 components.

Which component needs an SSL certificate?


Options are :

  • Network Syslog Collector
  • ESXi Dump Collector
  • Auto Deploy
  • Update Manager (Correct)

Answer : Update Manager

What is a characteristic of Virtual SAN?


Options are :

  • It supports native snapshots and SE Sparse disks.
  • It supports Virtual Machine Storage Policies. (Correct)
  • It supports storage attached through USB, Fibre Channel, or iSCSI.
  • It supports multiple Virtual SAN clusters for each host.

Answer : It supports Virtual Machine Storage Policies.

An administrator has created a Virtual SAN Cluster using Automatic Mode Disk Groups. There is

very little storage space left in the cluster. The administrator has access to an iSCSI storage array.

Which approach should the administrator take to expand the Virtual SAN Cluster?


Options are :

  • Add new disks to the hosts in the cluster then click the Claim Disks icon in the Disk Management section under the Virtual SAN tab.
  • Provision new LUNs on the iSCSI storage and present one LUN to each host in the cluster. No further action is required to claim the added storage.
  • Add new hosts to the cluster with available local disks then click the Claim Disks icon in the Disk Management section under the Virtual SAN tab.
  • Add new hosts to the cluster with available local disk. No further action is required to claim the added storage. (Correct)

Answer : Add new hosts to the cluster with available local disk. No further action is required to claim the added storage.

How should a vSphere administrator disable memory compression?


Options are :

  • Connect a vSphere Client to vCenter Server and configure the Memory Compression setting from the Administration menu.
  • Connect to vCenter Server using the vSphere Client and edit the virtual machine. Insert the Mem.MemZipDisable option and set the value to True
  • Reboot the ESXi host and disable memory compression in the BIOS under Advanced Settings
  • Attach a vSphere Client to an ESXi host and edit the Mem.MemZipEnable advanced setting. (Correct)

Answer : Attach a vSphere Client to an ESXi host and edit the Mem.MemZipEnable advanced setting.

A large aerospace company utilizes a mission critical application requiring a large database server

with 16 vCPUs and 500GB of RAM. Because of the critical nature of the application, the company

also wants to leverage Reliable Memory Technology.

What is the minimum edition of vSphere that will support this scenario?


Options are :

  • vSphere with Operations Management Standard Edition
  • vSphere Enterprise Edition (Correct)
  • vSphere Standard Edition
  • vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Edition

Answer : vSphere Enterprise Edition

When deploying two sibling resource pools (RP1 and RP2), an administrator needs to make all

resources in RP1 available to virtual machines in RP2.

Which configuration should the administrator use to meet this requirement?


Options are :

  • Set the Reservation of RP2 to 0
  • Set the Reservation of RP1 to 0 (Correct)
  • Set the Limit of RP1 to Unlimited
  • Set the Limit of RP2 to Unlimited

Answer : Set the Reservation of RP1 to 0

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