VCAP5-DCD - VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Design (VCAP5-DCD)
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Which of the following is not considered vSphere network traffic?
A vApp can be created with its own resource settings and requirements.
A number of factors determine how many physical adapters are needed in a host design. Which of the following is not one of them?
Virtual machine size
You are a VMware consultant for a large enterprise running VMware vSphere 4.1. You are reviewing the upgrade documentation created to take the company to version 5.X of the software. The upgrade has several requirements, including the following: - Minimize the impact to the business applications - Do a full rollback, if required, for any issues not foreseen by the project team You notice in the documentation that the upgrade to VMFS 5 is mentioned as being non-disruptive and having zero impact on the technical solution. Is this technically correct?
A requirement in a server consolidation project states: "The consolidation ratio must be as high as possible." This has resulted in a lower number of larger-capacity hosts in the vSphere HA cluster. Which of the following is true?
The restart time of a VM could be greater than when using smaller hosts.
What multipathing options can be configured with an active-active array? (Choose two)
You are designing a vSphere 5 HA cluster. One of the requirements is to ensure full collection of log files in the event of an issue. Which of the following is correct? (Choose two)
By default, ESXi logs are not persistent following reboots.
The logs should be forwarded to a syslog server or vCenter dump collector.
DRS and vMotion can help increase consolidation ratios.
You are VMware architect working at a large enterprise where a new VMware platform is being installed. Based on conversations with the business, you establish that the RTO requirement is 8 hours, and the RPO requirement is 15 minutes. After months of successful use, the system crashes at 4 p.m. To meet the project SLA, _____________. (Choose two)
the application must be brought online and be accessible to users by midnight.
when the application is brought online the data must be from a version as of 3:45 p.m.
You have been asked to design a system with the following VMware functionality enabled: - R001: VMware HA must be functional. - R002: VMware SRM can be used between two sites for DR processes. - R003: You must be able to see all hosts from a single pane of glass. From these requirements:
A vSphere 5.0 Windows-based vCenter can provide an acceptable solution.
Active discovery methods may impact the platform used for monitoring.
Which component of a good design is described as the quantitative statement of what the project does and does not include?
How do you understand and predict the resources available for VMware HA to meet specific project requirements?
Configure the appropriate admission control policy
vApp startup order can be configured to work with VMware Heartbeat status.
When considering server consolidation, plan on running ___________ vCPUs per core.
4 to 6
In scaling an architecture, scaling out involves ___________.
selecting a larger number of smaller hosts
High Availability (HA) can prevent virtual machine downtime.
Which of the following is true?
An OVF export of a custom vApp consists of multiple files.
The difference between the beginning of a project and the vision is also known as the ____________.
gap state analysis
You are working as a platform designer for a large hosting provider. You are considering the scalability of a solution that is projected as 50 hosts and 1,500 virtual machines. A VCSA is a project requirement. Which of the following is true?
The VCSA should be configured to use a remote DB2 or Oracle database.
An installation guide should contain _____________. (Choose two)
basic troubleshooting and baseline monitoring for verification purposes
entry criteria or requirements
An implementation plan is a(n) ______________.
document or set of documents that provides detailed instructions for installing the system
A DR project requires a recovery time objective (RTO) of 4 hours and has a recovery point objective (RPO) of 2 hours. The system fails at 8 p.m. on a Sunday evening. At what time is the application expected to be available to the end users?
A recovery point objective (RPO) is ______________.
the point in time to which data has to be recovered after a failure
You are a VMware consultant who has been hired to take over a mismanaged VMware vSphere 5 platform estate. You are presented with the vCenter administrator password and given the following information. The system has full production support from VMware. The platform has been suffering from performance problems for two weeks. No documentation exists. Your role is to design and implement a platform that meets the following requirements: - R001: Stable for current workloads - R002: Supportable by operations staff The preferred method for information gathering in this case should be a passive discovery.
A functional requirement ____________.
specifies what the system should do
When is it appropriate for a virtual machine to use the virtual machine swap file?
VMware HA in vSphere 5.0 cannot survive more than five primary host failures. Thus, hosts should be physically placed in different racks, where possible, to avoid substantial impact.
vSphere cluster functionality such as DRS and HA does not need to be part of a validation plan. This kind of documentation is only concerned with guest VM workload validation, not platform-wide validation.
Part of your design includes updating VMware tools and virtual hardware to a newly updated vSphere 5.1 architecture. What is the best method for updating tools and hardware?
Use Update Manager to help update the virtual machines in groups, as maintenance windows allow
In a multi tier website consisting of a web front end, a processing mid-tier, and a database backend, what will happen to the upstream components if the database tier fails?
The upstream components will be unavailable.
A validation plan is used to do which of the following? (Select all that apply.)
Verify the design
Verify that the system is functional
Verify that the system meets requirements
You have been tasked with creating a new domain controller in the vSphere environment to replace the physical domain controller. You are trying to determine how much memory to give the virtual machine. What is your best option?
Look at the long-term memory metrics of the server and have the memory setting match the maximum memory used by the domain controller
You are considering the use of the VCSA. Which of the following use cases would invalidate VCSA as a design choice?
vCenter linked mode
An upstream relationship is a logical object or component that has dependency on other items in a solution.
VMware HA can protect application corruption issues by using VM monitoring functionality.
The analysis of the difference between the beginning of a project and the vision is also known as the current state analysis.
The swap file must always be stored with the other virtual machine files.
When designing a system for VMware HA functionality, which of the following considerations is not an impact to the design?
Application compatibility with VMware platforms using HA
Private VLANs are required for the design. Which vSphere licensing edition is required?
Based on the information in the high-level design extract, which type of data store would be required?
Which metric displays the amount of time, in milliseconds, it takes for a virtual CPU to get processing time on a physical CPU?
The ________ virtual machine scaling approach allows a VM to be created initially on a few metrics or high-level requirements and scaled through the virtual machine's life cycle.
Passive discovery methods may impact the platform used for monitoring.
You are planning a vSphere 4.1 to 5.0 upgrade. The production datastores are 6 TB. Each datastore consist of thee extents of 2 TB and is currently 65% full. The operations team would like to keep the system as close to the current configuration as possible. The upgrade process also requires as little service impact as possible. In addition, you wish to use storage I/O control as soon as possible, due to a mission-critical business application requirement. Which of the following would be the correct approach?
Create a new VMFS 5 datastore of 6 TB Enable storage I/O control Migrate the VMs using storage vMotion Configure storage I/O shares as required
You are a VMware consultant who has been hired to take over a mismanaged VMware vSphere 5 platform estate. You are presented with the vCenter administrator password and given the following information. 1. The system has full production support from VMware. 2. The platform has been suffering from performance problems for two weeks. 3. No documentation exists. Your role is to design and implement a platform that meets the following requirements: - R001: Stable for current workloads - R002: Supportable by operations staff Which of the following discovery methods should be used?
You have been asked to design a virtual machine for a new application developed in-house. The application will be load tested before it is finally made production ready. The application developers have created documentation based on data flow and entity dependency. The functionality of the application is critical to the business for a defined project with a client base of a maximum of 12,000 users. Which of the following scaling approaches would best suit this scenario?
You are a VMware consultant working at a small managed services company. The company has won a contract with a large company, Company A, to host its test and dev. platform, with the chance on annual review to host the production platform. Although you have been engaged early in the project due to business requirements, the budget for the project has already been combined with that for another DR project for another company, Company B. The thought process for this decision is that, if needed, the test systems from Company A have a lower requirement in the unlikely event of Company B having a DR event. All the items have been bought and are to be delivered. Your role is to take the equipment provided and construct, develop, and implement a scalable working vSphere platform. The following requirements are stated: Company A's test machines must be provided with sufficient resources for BAU. Company B's systems must be made available with minimum impact to Company A. The RTO for Company A is seven days, with an RPO of one month. Company B's RTO is 1 hour, and its RPO is 15 minutes. Using a shared infrastructure in this way is a risk to the project.
You are a VMware architect working at a company where a new business application is being rolled out. Based on a conversation with the business, you establish that the RTO requirement is 1 hour, and the RPO requirement is 10 minutes. After months of successful use, the system crashes at 3 p.m. To meet the project SLA, ______________. (Choose two)
the application must be brought online and be accessible to users by 4 p.m.
when the application is brought online, the data must be from a version as of 2:50 p.m.
A vendor-best practice can be used regardless of project requirements.