VCAP DCA Study Guide

Here are all the notes I wrote or gathered broken down against the VCAP 5.5 DCA blueprint which I have been using as a study guide. I plan on updating this to help me with my studying and as a central point for bits and pieces I need to remember for the exam.

Section 1 – Implement and Manage Storage

Objective 1.1 – Implement Complex Storage Solutions
Objective 1.2 – Manage Complex Storage Solutions
Objective 1.3 – Troubleshoot Complex Storage Solutions

Section 2 – Implement and Manage Networking

Objective 2.1 – Implement and manage virtual standard switch (vSS) networks
Objective 2.2 – Implement and manage virtual distributed switch (vDS) networks
Objective 2.3 – Troubleshoot virtual switch solutions

Section 3 – Implement and Manage Host Clusters

Objective 3.1 – Implement and Maintain Complex VMware HA Solutions
Objective 3.2 – Implement and manage complex DRS solutions
Objective 3.3 – Troubleshoot vSphere clusters

Section 4 – Manage Virtual Machines and vSphere Resources

Objective 4.1 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools
Objective 4.2 – Optimize Virtual Machine resources
Objective 4.3 – Manage advanced virtual machine configurations
Objective 4.4– Configure and manage vSphere Replication

Section 5 – Perform Operational Maintenance

Objective 5.1 – Implement and Maintain Host Profiles
Objective 5.2 – Utilize Update Manager for patches and upgrades
Objective 5.3 – Manage vCenter inventory
Objective 5.4 – Configure, manage, and analyze vSphere and SSO log files

Section 6 – Secure a vSphere Environment

Objective 6.1 – Manage authentication and end-user security
Objective 6.2 – Manage SSL certificates

Section 7 – Perform Scripting and Automation

Objective 7.1 – Execute VMware Cmdlets and Customize Scripts Using PowerCLI
Objective 7.2 – Utilise basic workflows using Orchestrator

Misc. Notes

Notes and things to remember!