VCP550D VMware Certified Professional 5 Data Center Exam Set 4

An administrator needs to establish that a database server is entitled to twice the CPU resources

than a web server during CPU resource contention.

Which settings should the administrator change to accomplish this?


Options are :

  • Set the database server's CPU Shares to High and leave the web server's CPU Shares at Normal. (Correct)
  • Set the database server's Shares to a Custom value of 500 and leave the web server's CPU Shares at Normal.
  • Set the database server's CPU Shares to High and change the web server's CPU Shares to Low.
  • Set the database server's Shares to High and change the web server's CPU Shares value to a custom value of 500.

Answer : Set the database server's CPU Shares to High and leave the web server's CPU Shares at Normal.

Which statement is accurate when choosing the storage controller for a virtual machine using the

Create New Virtual Machine wizard in custom mode?


Options are :

  • The controller options presented will be based on the guest OS type. The administrator must choose one of these options.
  • A controller is recommended based on the guest OS type. The administrator can choose this controller or select any other
  • A controller is recommended based on the guest OS type. The administrator can choose this controller or select any other (Correct)
  • There is a predetermined controller based on the guest OS, which cannot be changed.

Answer : A controller is recommended based on the guest OS type. The administrator can choose this controller or select any other

An administrator receives the following error message:

Unmanaged I/O workload detected on shared datastore.

Which vSphere feature is the likely source of this error?


Options are :

  • Storage DRS
  • HA datastore heartbeats
  • Network I/O control
  • Storage I/O control (Correct)

Answer : Storage I/O control

An administrator has configured a vSphere 5.5 test environment to evaluate the Virtual SAN

feature using Automatic Mode Disk Groups. The administrator needs to disable the Virtual SAN

cluster while preserving the virtual machines running on that cluster.

The administrator has already installed a vSphere 5.5 Client on a Windows 7 desktop and also

has access to the vSphere 5.5 Web Client.

What should the administrator do to disable the Virtual SAN?


Options are :

  • Use the vSphere 5.5 Client to disable the Virtual SAN, which will automatically migrate the virtual machines via the Storage DRS feature.
  • Use Storage vMotion to migrate the virtual machines to another datastore then use the vSphere 5.5 Web Client to disable the Virtual SAN. (Correct)
  • Use Storage vMotion to migrate the virtual machines to another datastore then use the vSphere 5.5 Client to disable the Virtual SAN.
  • Use the vSphere 5.5 Web Client to disable the Virtual SAN, which will automatically migrate the virtual machines via the Storage DRS feature.

Answer : Use Storage vMotion to migrate the virtual machines to another datastore then use the vSphere 5.5 Web Client to disable the Virtual SAN.

A virtual machine is unable to communicate with another virtual machine. Both virtual machines

are connected to the Production port group on the same virtual switch and are running on the

same host.

Which configuration is causing the inability of the virtual machines to communicate?


Options are :

  • LLDP was enabled instead of CDP for the vSphere Distributed Switch.
  • Promiscuous Mode has been set to Allow on the Production port group
  • The Production port group is configured to use a secondary PVLAN. (Correct)
  • The speed and duplex settings for the virtual machine vmnics do not match

Answer : The Production port group is configured to use a secondary PVLAN.

An administrator needs to use vSphere Update Manager for the initial deployment of VMware

Tools on a group of newly created virtual machines.

When the administrator scans the objects for compliance, a compliance state of Incompatible is

returned.

How should the administrator resolve the issue?


Options are :

  • Enable the Upgrade VMware Tools on Power Cycle option
  • Install VMware Tools manually on the new virtual machines. (Correct)
  • Ensure the latest version of VMware Tools has been downloaded to the Update Manager repository.
  • Create a separate baseline object for each guest OS type .

Answer : Install VMware Tools manually on the new virtual machines.

A vSphere administrator is configuring a fully automated DRS cluster and determines that DRS is

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not balancing virtual machine workloads.

What condition could cause this behavior?


Options are :

  • Some of the virtual machines have been disabled from DRS.
  • HA is not properly configured on the hosts in the cluster
  • vMotion is not properly configured on the hosts in the cluster. (Correct)
  • The DRS threshold is configured on the most aggressive setting.

Answer : vMotion is not properly configured on the hosts in the cluster.

A VMware administrator needs to simplify the placement of virtual machines. The administrator

also needs to balance I/O load and space utilization automatically.

Which combination of features should the administrator use to achieve this?


Options are :

  • Create a Datastore Cluster and enable Storage I/O Control on each datastore
  • Enable Storage DRS and Storage I/O Control on each datastore
  • Create a Datastore Cluster and enable Storage DRS on the cluster (Correct)
  • Enable Storage I/O Control on each datastore and configure Storage vMotion

Answer : Create a Datastore Cluster and enable Storage DRS on the cluster

An administrator creates an ESXi cluster using vSphere Auto Deploy. The ESXi hosts are

configured to get a management IP address from a DHCP server. The administrator needs to

troubleshoot the management network on one of the hosts. Which DCUI option should the

administrator use to renew the DHCP lease?


Options are :

  • Restart Management Network (Correct)
  • Restore Network Settings
  • Configure Management Network
  • Test Management Network

Answer : Restart Management Network

A vSphere administrator needs to temporarily disable DRS on a cluster containing a resource pool

hierarchy.

Which procedure should the administrator follow to preserve the resource pool hierarchy while

DRS is disabled?


Options are :

  • Move the resource pool hierarchy out of the cluster prior to disabling DRS.
  • Create a new cluster and move the resource pool hierarchy to the new cluster prior to disabling DRS.
  • Save the resource pool hierarchy to the administrator's local machine prior to disabling DRS. (Correct)
  • Backup the vCenter Server database and restore the database after re-enabling DRS.

Answer : Save the resource pool hierarchy to the administrator's local machine prior to disabling DRS.

A DRS cluster has been created with the following specifications:

All mission critical virtual machines are in the root resource pool.

All other virtual machines are placed into two child pools based on medium or low priority.

The two child pools contain adequate resources needed by the medium and low priority virtual

machines.

The two child pools are reserving 35% of the total available resources of the cluster.

What is the advantage of leaving the mission critical virtual machines in the root resource pool?


Options are :

  • Transparent Memory Page Sharing in the root resource pool has a higher weight than in child pools.
  • The root resource pool has immediate access to new physical resources added to the cluster. (Correct)
  • Virtual machines placed in the root resource pool have a higher vMotion priority in DRS.
  • Virtual machines placed in the root resource pool have higher default share values.

Answer : The root resource pool has immediate access to new physical resources added to the cluster.

A VMFS5 datastore shows several errors, which suggests file system corruption.

Which tool could a vSphere administrator use to check the VMFS file system?


Options are :

  • VMware vSphere Health Check Analyzer (VHCA)
  • VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA)
  • vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)
  • vSphere On-disk Metadata Analyzer (VOMA) (Correct)

Answer : vSphere On-disk Metadata Analyzer (VOMA)

Which statement is true about the hardware configuration for ESXi hosts participating in a virtual

SAN?


Options are :

  • Each host must have a RAID Controller.
  • The hosts must have identical hardware.
  • Each host must have at least one Solid State Drive (SSD). (Correct)
  • The hosts must have network attached storage.

Answer : Each host must have at least one Solid State Drive (SSD).

Which two statements are true regarding a new vSphere deployment that is using software FCoE

boot from SAN? (Choose two.)

A. Multi-pathing options must be configured by the vmkernel after boot.

B. The adapter must support iBFT or UEFI.

C. The adapter must support FBFT or FBPT.

D. Multi-pathing options must be configured in the Boot ROM.


Options are :

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

Answer : A,C

A customer needs a datastore to be seen across multiple vSphere clusters with applications inside

of the virtual machines that must detect the physical characteristics of the storage device.

Which type of virtual disk meets this requirement?


Options are :

  • A virtual disk on a VMFS datastore
  • A raw device mapped disk in physical compatibility mode (Correct)
  • A raw device mapped disk in virtual compatibility mode
  • A virtual disk on an NFS datastore

Answer : A raw device mapped disk in physical compatibility mode

What should an administrator do to configure multi-pathing using software iSCSI?


Options are :

  • Configure Zoning between the hosts and SAN switches
  • Configure NIC teaming on the associated uplinks
  • None of the Above
  • Ensure jumbo frames are enabled end-to-end
  • Bind the VMkernel ports to the software iSCSI initiator (Correct)

Answer : Bind the VMkernel ports to the software iSCSI initiator

A vSphere administrator needs to enable Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) in an existing

vSphere environment:

The environment contains a High Availability (HA) cluster with eight ESXi hosts.

Six ESXi hosts are not in a cluster.

DRS should be used on as many hosts as possible.

Initial placement of virtual machines should be automatically performed.

Migration recommendations should be provided, but not performed without approval.

Which procedure should the administrator perform to accomplish this task?


Options are :

  • Select the datacenter and create a DRS cluster. Add the six remaining hosts to this cluster, then enable DRS. Edit the DRS settings and change the automation level to Partial.
  • Select the datacenter and create a DRS cluster. Add the six remaining hosts to this cluster, then enable DRS. Edit the DRS settings and change the automation level to Manual.
  • Select the existing HA cluster. Add the six remaining hosts to the cluster. Enable DRS, then edit the settings and change the automation level to Partial. (Correct)
  • Select the existing HA cluster. Add the six remaining hosts to the cluster. Enable DRS, then edit the settings and change the automation level to Manual

Answer : Select the existing HA cluster. Add the six remaining hosts to the cluster. Enable DRS, then edit the settings and change the automation level to Partial.

An administrator has created a Virtual Flash Read Cache and needs to add a total 2TB of capacity

to the cache. The administrator has a total of six SSD disks to add, but is unable to add one of the

disks.

What is a likely cause of the problem?


Options are :

  • The SSD device is a local disk.
  • The SSD device size is greater than 4TB. (Correct)
  • The SSD device contains existing data
  • The SSD device size is less than 256GB.

Answer : The SSD device size is greater than 4TB.

Which two CPU features enable the use of 64-bit virtual machines? (Choose two.)

A. Intel VT

B. NX/XD Bit

C. Hyper-threading

D. AMD RVI


Options are :

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

Answer : A,D

The current block size of a datastore in VMFS3 is 4MB. An administrator needs to upgrade the

datastore to VMFS5 and wants to change it to 1MB block size.

Which action should the administrator take?


Options are :

  • Upgrade the datastore to VMFS5. Use vmkfstools to change the block size on the upgraded datastore.
  • Create a new VMFS5 datastore with a 1MB block size. Migrate all virtual machines from the existing datastore to the new datastore. Upgrade the virtual machine hardware on the migrated VMs, then delete the VMFS3 datastore.
  • Create a new VMFS5 datastore with a 1MB block size. Migrate all virtual machines from the existing datastore to the new datastore, then delete the VMFS3 datastore. (Correct)
  • Upgrade the datastore to VMFS 5. Select the 1MB block size option during the upgrade.

Answer : Create a new VMFS5 datastore with a 1MB block size. Migrate all virtual machines from the existing datastore to the new datastore, then delete the VMFS3 datastore.

A vSphere administrator has created a Virtual SAN Cluster with Automatic Mode Disk Groups. The

cluster includes three ESXi hosts contributing one SSD and six SAS disks each. The administrator

has four new ESXi hosts that boot from a fiber channel array and have no local disks attached.

These four new hosts need additional shared storage but there is insufficient space on the fiber

channel array. The hardware budget is limited.

What can the administrator do to provide the needed storage for the lowest cost?


Options are :

  • Add the four new hosts to the Virtual SAN Cluster and use the existing storage in the cluster (Correct)
  • Add the four new hosts to the Virtual SAN Cluster and contribute the fiber channel disks to the Virtual SAN.
  • Add the four new hosts to the Virtual SAN Cluster and change to Manual Mode Disk Groups.
  • Add an SAS RAID controller to each of the new hosts. Attach one SSD and six SAS disks to each RAID controller and then add the four hosts to the Virtual SAN cluster.

Answer : Add the four new hosts to the Virtual SAN Cluster and use the existing storage in the cluster

An organization's wants to ensure that if a host in a High Availability (HA) cluster fails, critical

virtual machines resume operation even if there are insufficient resources to continue to run all

virtual machines in the cluster.

Which HA setting should be configured to ensure the cluster operates as expected?


Options are :

  • das.checkVmStateDelay
  • VM monitoring sensitivity
  • VM restart priority (Correct)
  • Admission Control policy

Answer : VM restart priority

An administrator notices that a virtual machine fails to start when right-clicking on the VM in the

inventory and clicking Power -> Power On.

Which log file should the administrator check first to determine why the virtual machine will not

start?


Options are :

  • messages
  • fdm.log
  • vpxa.log
  • vmkernel.log (Correct)

Answer : vmkernel.log

A vSphere administrator is creating a vApp for a multi-tier application. Every time the vApp is

started, the virtual machines perform a file system check.

Which action should the administrator take to resolve this issue?


Options are :

  • Change the shutdown action in the vApp to Guest Shutdown (Correct)
  • Change the shutdown action in the vApp to Guest Power Off
  • Change the shutdown action in the vApp to Graceful Shutdown
  • Change the shutdown action in the vApp to Graceful Power Off

Answer : Change the shutdown action in the vApp to Guest Shutdown

An administrator needs to use guest OS clustering in a vSphere environment that uses a Fibre

Channel SAN. The clustering software does NOT have a SCSI target or a SCSI command passthrough

requirement.

Which VMware storage type should the administrator use?


Options are :

  • Physical RDM
  • Virtual RDM
  • VMFS (Correct)
  • NFS

Answer : VMFS

The vSphere administrator needs to migrate a virtual machine from one host to another. The

virtual machine .vswp file resides in local storage.

Which two techniques can the administrator use to migrate the virtual machine? (Choose two.)

A. vMotion migration

B. Cold migration

C. Storage vMotion migration

D. Enhanced vMotion migration


Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

Which tool should an administrator use to modify vSphere Data Protection (VDP) backup jobs?


Options are :

  • vSphere Client using the VDP plugin
  • VAMI on the VDP Appliance
  • vSphere Management Appliance
  • vSphere Web Client (Correct)

Answer : vSphere Web Client

Why would an administrator be unable to locate an IP address for a vSphere vmnic uplink?


Options are :

  • IP addresses are defined at the virtual nic level, not the vmnic level. (Correct)
  • ESXi hosts use NAT translation to mask the actual vmnic IP address.
  • The IP address of the vmnic is not shown in the vSphere Client.
  • ESXi host vmnics communicate with physical switches on layer 3.

Answer : IP addresses are defined at the virtual nic level, not the vmnic level.

A system administrator has an application installed on a physical machine that is licensed to the

MAC address of the physical NIC. This system needs to be virtualized.

What two methods could an administrator use to ensure the license will function in the virtual

machine? (Choose two.)

A. Manually set the MAC address for the vNIC in the guest OS

B. Install the NIC from the physical server into the ESXi host

C. Manually set the MAC address for the vNIC using the Web Client

D. Configure the physical server's MAC address in the virtual switch


Options are :

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

Answer : A,C

A vSphere administrator needs the ability to adjust the amount of guaranteed physical CPU and

Memory resources to a virtual machine without incurring application downtime.

Which actions must the administrator perform?


Options are :

  • Adjust the number of CPUs and the Memory Configuration for the virtual machine.
  • Adjust the CPU and Memory reservation sliders on the virtual machine. (Correct)
  • Adjust the CPU reservation slider and click the Reserve all Guest Memory checkbox.
  • Enable CPU hotplug and Memory hotplug on the virtual machine.

Answer : Adjust the CPU and Memory reservation sliders on the virtual machine.

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