VCP550D VMware Certified Professional 5 Data Center Exam Set 7

A server administrator reports that a virtual machine has displayed the following message twice in

the past 12 months:

No boot device found

Which virtual machine boot option should the administrator configure to resolve this issue?


Options are :

  • Network Boot Retry
  • Failed Boot Recovery (Correct)
  • Force BIOS Setup
  • Boot Delay

Answer : Failed Boot Recovery

A vSphere administrator has configured a virtual machine alarm to trigger a warning when the

condition Snapshot Size exceeds 1GB.

Which action should the administrator configure on the alarm to automatically resolve the

condition?


Options are :

  • Run a Command (Correct)
  • Delete Snapshot
  • Reset VM
  • Consolidate Snapshot

Answer : Run a Command

An administrator is using vSphere Replication to replicate a number of virtual machines to a

recovery site. The administrator plans on enabling Storage DRS on the production site, which is

running vSphere 5.5. What changes must be made in order to support this configuration?


Options are :

  • Change the Recovery Point Objective for the replicated virtual machines to support the additional synchronization time
  • Storage DRS can be added to the existing configuration without any configuration changes (Correct)
  • Storage DRS cannot be used in conjunction with vSphere Replication
  • Disable Storage DRS on the virtual machines utilizing vSphere Replication

Answer : Storage DRS can be added to the existing configuration without any configuration changes

An administrator needs to install vSphere Update Manager using an external SQL Server 2008 R2

database. The administrator has created the database successfully, but cannot establish

connectivity when testing the DSN.

Which configuration setting could be causing the issue?


Options are :

  • The database was configured to use Windows authentication (Correct)
  • The DSN was configured using a 32-bit ODBC connection.
  • Port 9087 is being blocked by Windows Firewall on the Update Manager server.
  • Update Manager does not support the use of a remote database

Answer : The database was configured to use Windows authentication

An administrator needs to create an alarm to monitor when a specific ESXi host in an HA/DRS

cluster becomes disconnected from other vSphere components like HA agents or the vCenter

server.

Which process must the administrator use to accomplish this?


Options are :

  • Define a Cluster type alarm, monitor for the event Cannot connect host, and supply a conditional trigger on Host name equal to a specific label.
  • Define a Host type alarm, monitor for the condition Host status changed, and supply a specific label for each host
  • Define a Host type alarm, monitor for the event Cannot connect host, and supply a conditional trigger on Host name equal to a specific label. (Correct)
  • Define a Cluster type alarm, monitor for the event Host status changed, and supply a specific label for each host.

Answer : Define a Host type alarm, monitor for the event Cannot connect host, and supply a conditional trigger on Host name equal to a specific label.

While troubleshooting a crash event on an ESXi 5.x host, an administrator determines the log files

related to the event are NOT present.

Which action should the administrator take to resolve the logging issue?


Options are :

  • Increase the amount of memory committed to log storage.
  • Create a persistent scratch location. (Correct)
  • Change the roll-up type to maximum
  • Increase the statistic data collection level to 4.

Answer : Create a persistent scratch location.

An administrator needs to use performance information from Windows virtual machines to better

understand their effect on the vSphere 5.x hosts on which they run.

What must the administrator do to collect this information?


Options are :

  • Install VMware Tools. Add counters in the PERFMON utility. (Correct)
  • Install VMware Tools. Install the PERFMON plug-in for VMware Tools.
  • Install VMware Tools with the PERFMON counters enabled in the Advanced option of the installer.
  • Install VMware Tools. Edit the VMware Tools settings to enable the VM-specific counters.

Answer : Install VMware Tools. Add counters in the PERFMON utility.

An administrator is planning a vSphere Fault Tolerance implementation for 6 virtual machines.

Which two virtual disk types are supported with FT? (Choose two.)

A. Raw Device Mapped LUN configured for Virtual Compatibility Mode

B. Raw Device Mapped LUN configured for Physical Compatibility Mode

C. Virtual disk thick provisioned, eager zeroed

D. Virtual disk thick provisioned, lazy zeroed


Options are :

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

Answer : A,C

The vSphere administrator needs to migrate a virtual machine from one ESXi 5.5 host to another

ESXi 5.5 host. The virtual machine has a virtual disk that is stored in local storage.

Assuming only the vSphere Essentials licensing is in place, which technique should the

administrator use to accomplish the migration?


Options are :

  • vMotion migration
  • Enhanced vMotion migration
  • Cold migration (Correct)
  • Storage vMotion migration

Answer : Cold migration

A vSphere administrator manages a three host cluster with 20 VMs. The HA cluster is configured

with the Host Failures the Cluster Tolerates admission control policy and all other settings are set

to default values. The administrator determines that one of the VMs is not able to power on. After

further inspection, it is determined that this VM cannot power on because of a very large CPU

reservation.

Which cluster advanced HA setting can the administrator modify to enable the virtual machine to

power on?


Options are :

  • Lower das.vmcpumaxmhz attribute value
  • Lower das.slotcpuoutmhz attribute value
  • Higher das.vmcpuminmhz attribute value
  • Higher das.slotcpuinmhz attribute value (Correct)

Answer : Higher das.slotcpuinmhz attribute value

To comply with security requirements, an administrator with a vCenter Server Appliance needs to

force logoff of the vSphere web client after 10 minutes of inactivity.

What should the administrator do to meet the requirement?


Options are :

  • Edit: /var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties modify session.timeout=600
  • Edit: /var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties, modify session.timeout=10 (Correct)
  • Edit: /opt/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties, modify session.timeout=600
  • Edit: /opt/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties, modify session.timeout=10

Answer : Edit: /var/lib/vmware/vsphere-client/webclient.properties, modify session.timeout=10

A vSphere administrator creates a new vSphere Distributed Switch. The administrator receives

notice from the service desk that a cluster of vSphere hosts has disconnected from vCenter

Server. This disconnect occurred immediately after the new switch was created.

This vSphere Distributed Switch is the only distributed switch managed by vCenter.

The virtual machines are still functional and the applications are still accessible by end users.

On the ESXi hosts, which step must the vSphere administrator take to allow vCenter Server to

reconnect?


Options are :

  • Use the ESXi Shell to restart the mgmt-vmware service on each affected host
  • Use the Direct Console User Interface to reattach the management vmnic to the appropriate switch (Correct)
  • Use the ESXi Shell to restart the vSphere Web Client service on each affected host
  • Use the Direct Console User Interface to disable lockdown mode on each affected host

Answer : Use the Direct Console User Interface to reattach the management vmnic to the appropriate switch

An administrator is evaluating whether to deploy vCenter Server on a Windows server or on a

vCenter Server appliance. The administrator has the following requirements:

A web browser will be utilized to manage the vSphere environment.

16 ESXi hosts will be deployed.

Licenses must be shared with a vCenter Server at another site.

An external Oracle 10g database server will be used to host the vCenter Server database.

Why will the administrator need to deploy vCenter Server on a Windows server?


Options are :

  • Linked Mode is a requirement for the solution. (Correct)
  • The vSphere web client is a requirement for the solution.
  • Oracle 10g is a requirement for the solution.
  • Management of more than 5 hosts is a requirement for the solution.

Answer : Linked Mode is a requirement for the solution.

An organization's datastores are configured in a fully automated Storage Distributed Resource

Scheduler (SDRS) cluster. The vSphere administrator determines that virtual machines are being

migrated between datastores even though the datastores look evenly balanced. On further

investigation, the administrator determines that the datastore's utilization percentages differ by

2%.

Which Storage DRS setting should the administrator change to prevent the virtual machines from

migrating prematurely?


Options are :

  • Edit the Storage DRS cluster settings to increase the size of the I/O imbalance threshold
  • Edit the Storage DRS cluster settings to increase the size of the Space Utilization Difference threshold
  • Edit the Storage DRS cluster settings to increase the percentage of the I/O imbalance threshold
  • Edit the Storage DRS cluster settings to increase the percentage of the Space Utilization Difference threshold (Correct)

Answer : Edit the Storage DRS cluster settings to increase the percentage of the Space Utilization Difference threshold

An administrator is installing ESXi on several hosts attached to iSCSI storage.

Why would the administrator detach the host from the IP storage network prior to installation?


Options are :

  • It prevents ESXi from installing vSphere Flash Cache to the IP storage.
  • It is required when installing ESXi onto a physical server that utilizes IP storage.
  • It allows the installation of a generic VAAI component for IP storage.
  • It decreases the time the installer needs to search for available disk drives. (Correct)

Answer : It decreases the time the installer needs to search for available disk drives.

Which two Identity Sources are available to add for vCenter Single Sign-On authentication?

(Choose two.)

A. LocalOS

B. OpenLDAP

C. NIS as an LDAP Server

D. VCMSDS


Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

What is the minimum virtual machine compatibility setting required for a virtual machine to run on

a vSphere 5.5 host?


Options are :

  • ESXi 4.1 and later
  • ESXi 3.0 and later
  • ESXi 5.1 and later
  • ESXi 3.5 and later (Correct)

Answer : ESXi 3.5 and later

Which minor badge scores are used to calculate the Health score in vCenter Operations

Manager?


Options are :

  • Stress, Faults, Risk
  • Time remaining, Capacity remaining, Stress
  • Reclaimable Waste, Density
  • Workload, Anomalies, Faults (Correct)

Answer : Workload, Anomalies, Faults

A system administrator detects that a VDP Appliance that has been operational for 6 months has

become inconsistent or unstable.

Which action should the administrator take to recover the VDP appliance and what will be the

impact on the vSphere environment?


Options are :

  • Perform a VDP rollback to the most recent validated checkpoint. Configuration changes after the checkpoint will be lost, but backup data will remain intact.
  • Restore a copy of the latest backup of the VDP appliance. All configuration changes after the backup was made will be lost, but backup data will remain intact
  • Perform a VDP rollback to the most recent validated checkpoint. All backup and configuration changes made after the checkpoint will be lost. (Correct)
  • Restore a copy of the latest backup of the VDP appliance. All backup data and configuration changes after the backup was made will be lost.

Answer : Perform a VDP rollback to the most recent validated checkpoint. All backup and configuration changes made after the checkpoint will be lost.

What is a valid plug-in status for a plug-in that has been added to a vSphere client?


Options are :

  • Installed
  • Stopped
  • Unknown
  • Disabled (Correct)

Answer : Disabled

Which Single Sign-On deployment mode should an administrator use for two 5.x vCenter Servers

configured with linked mode?


Options are :

  • Basic Single Sign-On
  • Multisite Single Sign-On (Correct)
  • Basic Single Sign-On with vCenter Server Heartbeat
  • Single Sign-On with Linked Mode

Answer : Multisite Single Sign-On

An administrator needs to create and provision new virtual machines from a master image that can

not be edited or powered on.

Which type of resource is most appropriate for the administrator to perform the task?


Options are :

  • Linked Clone
  • Template (Correct)
  • Snapshot
  • Full Clone

Answer : Template

An administrator using vCenter Operations Manager is viewing the health of an ESXi host in the

environment. There have NOT been any reported outages or issues with the ESXi host, but the

administrator needs to determine if the host is behaving normally.

Which minor badge should the administrator investigate to determine this information?


Options are :

  • Anomalies (Correct)
  • Faults
  • Health
  • Stress

Answer : Anomalies

An administrator must determine which Update Manager procedures can be performed using the

vSphere Web Client, and which must be completed using the Windows vSphere client.

Which two tasks require the use of the Windows vSphere client? (Choose two.)

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A. Attach and detach baselines to inventory objects

B. Scan inventory objects for compliance

C. Create a baseline for an inventory object

D. Stage a baseline for remediation


Options are :

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

Answer : C,D

Immediately after installing ESXi, an administrator observes that the Configure Lockdown Mode

option is grayed out in the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).

What is the most likely explanation?


Options are :

  • The BIOS on the host does not have NX/XD enabled.
  • The host has not yet been added to a vCenter Server. (Correct)
  • The ESXi host is running in evaluation mode.
  • The host requires a reboot before this feature is available.

Answer : The host has not yet been added to a vCenter Server.

Immediately after installing an ESXi host, an administrator needs to examine the following log files:

/var/log/hostd.log

/var/log/vmkernel.log

/var/log/vpxa.log

Which two connections would allow an administrator to examine these files? (Choose two.)

A. Connecting to the Direct Console User Interface

B. Attaching a vSphere Client directly to the ESXi host

C. Attaching the vSphere Web Client directly to the ESXi host

D. Attaching the vSphere Client to the vCenter Server managing the ESXi host


Options are :

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

Answer : A,B

An administrator is deploying vSphere 5.5. The administrator creates a vSphere Distributed

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Switch, then uses Auto Deploy to deploy several ESXi hosts. After the hosts are deployed, the

administrator notices that LACP packets are not being sent between them.

Which condition would cause this issue to occur?


Options are :

  • The LACP setting is not enabled on vCenter Server.
  • The LACP installation bundle is not included in the Image Profile.
  • LACP has not been configured on the Auto Deploy server.
  • The LACP support settings do not exist in the Host Profile. (Correct)

Answer : The LACP support settings do not exist in the Host Profile.

A security team is validating policy settings in a vSphere environment.

By default, which security policy is set to reject on a vSphere Standard Switch?


Options are :

  • Forged transmit
  • MAC address changes
  • Use explicit failover
  • Promiscuous mode (Correct)

Answer : Promiscuous mode

An administrator needs to deploy several virtual machines. Storage contention between the virtual

machines should be managed by the VMkernel. Some of the virtual machines will use MSCS and

should be highly available across the ESXi 5.5 hosts.

Which two storage options meet these requirements? (Choose two.)

A. iSCSI

B. NFS

C. Fibre Channel

D. vSAN


Options are :

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

Answer : A,C

Which VLAN configuration requires switch connectivity defined as an access port?


Options are :

  • External Switch Tagging (Correct)
  • Private VLAN
  • Virtual Guest Tagging
  • Virtual Switch Tagging

Answer : External Switch Tagging

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