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VCP6.5 Blueprint

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VCP6.5-DCV Objective 1.2: Secure ESXi and vCenter Server VCP 6.5 Objectives
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Vladin [ESXiVirtualization]. VCP6-DCV Study Guide.

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Internal Links for VCP6.5-DCV Objectives

    Section 1: Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Security
Objective 1.1 – Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control
Objective 1.2 – Secure ESXi and vCenter Server
Objective 1.3 – Configure and Enable SSO and Identity Sources
Objective 1.4 – Secure vSphere Virtual Machines

    Section 2: Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Networking
Objective 2.1 – Configure Policies/Features and Verify vSphere Networking
Objective 2.2 – Configure Network I/O Control (NIOC)

    Section 3: Configure and Administer vSphere 6.x Storage
Objective 3.1 – Manage vSphere Integration with Physical Storage
Objective 3.2 – Configure Software-Defined Storage
Objective 3.3 – Configure vSphere Storage Multipathing and Failover
Objective 3.4 – Perform VMFS and NFS Configurations and Upgrades
Objective 3.5 – Set up and Configure Storage I/O Control (SIOC)

    Section 4: Upgrade a vSphere Deployment to 6.x
Objective 4.1 – Perform ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Upgrades
Objective 4.2 – Perform vCenter Server Upgrades (Windows)
Objective 4.3 – Perform vCenter Server migration to vCSA

    Section 5: Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources
Objective 5.1 – Configure Multilevel Resource Pools
Objective 5.2 – Configure vSphere DRS and Storage DRS Clusters

   Section 6: Back up and Recover a vSphere Deployment
Objective 6.1 – Configure and Administer vCenter Appliance Backup/Restore
Objective 6.2 – Configure and Administer vCenter Data Protection
Objective 6.3 – Configure vSphere Replication

    Section 7: Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment
Objective 7.1 – Troubleshoot vCenter Server and ESXi Hosts
Objective 7.2 – Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Networking
Objective 7.3 – Troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades and Migrations
Objective 7.4 – Troubleshoot Virtual Machines
Objective 7.5 – Troubleshoot HA and DRS Configurations and Fault Tolerance

   Section 8: Deploy and Customize ESXi Hosts
Objective 8.1 – Configure Auto Deploy for ESXi Hosts
Objective 8.2 – Create and Deploy Host Profiles

    Section 9: Configure and Administer vSphere and vCenter Availability Solutions
Objective 9.1 – Configure vSphere HA Cluster Features
Objective 9.2 – Configure vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) HA

    Section 10: Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines
Objective 10.1 – Create and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines and Templates
Objective 10.2 – Create and Manage a Content Library
Objective 10.3 – Objective 10.3 is no longer covered in the exam content.
Objective 10.4 – Consolidate Physical Workloads using VMware vCenter Converter

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