VCP6-DCV Study Guide

This is a small guide, or compilation of information, to help in the new certification from VMware VCP6-DCV. I am going to start from the last topic and working towards the first few, but at the same time I am going to link the study guide from Hersey Cartwright. All the content in here belong to their authors and I only put it together in one place to make it easier. Enjoy. This is the official exam blueprint from the VMware site.

Section 1: Configure and Administer vSphere Security

Objective 1.1: Configure and Administer Role-based Access Control
Objective 1.2: Secure ESXi, vCenter Server, and vSphere Virtual Machines
Objective 1.3: Enable SSO and Active Directory Integration

Section 2: Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere Networking

Objective 2.1: Configure Advanced Policies/Features and Verify Network Virtualization Implementation
Objective 2.2: Configure Network I/O Control (NIOC)
Objective 2.3: Configure vSS and vDS Policies

Section 3: Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere Storage

Objective 3.1: Manage vSphere Storage Virtualization
Objective 3.2: Configure Software-defined Storage
Objective 3.3: Configure vSphere Storage Multi-pathing and Failover
Objective 3.4: Perform Advanced VMFS and NFS Configurations and Upgrades
Objective 3.5: Setup and Configure Storage I/O Control

Section 4: Upgrade a vSphere Deployment

Objective 4.1: Perform ESXi Host and Virtual Machine Upgrades
Objective 4.2: Perform vCenter Server Upgrades

Section 5: Administer and Manage vSphere Resources

Objective 5.1: Configure Advanced/Multilevel Resource Pools

Section 6: Backup and Recover a vSphere Deployment

Objective 6.1: Configure and Administer a vSphere Backups/Restore/Replication Solution

Section 7: Troubleshoot a vSphere Deployment

Objective 7.1: Troubleshoot vCenter Server, ESXi Hosts, and Virtual Machines
Objective 7.2: Troubleshoot vSphere Storage and Network Issues
Objective 7.3: Troubleshoot vSphere Upgrades

Section 8: Deploy and Consolidate vSphere Data Center

Objective 8.1: Deploy ESXi Hosts Using Autodeploy
Objective 8.2: Customize Host Profile Settings

Section 9: Configure and Administer vSphere Availability Solutions

Objective 9.1: Configure Advanced vSphere HA Features
Objective 9.2: Configure Advanced vSphere DRS Features
Objective 9.3: Setup and Configure AppHA

Section 10: Administer and Manage vSphere Virtual Machines

Objective 10.1: Configure Advanced vSphere Virtual Machine Settings
Objective 10.2: Create and Manage a Multisite Content Library

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