VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization Exam v7.1 (VCAD510)

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You have a critical application that cannot go down. What vCenter feature provides the ability for the application to continue to run even if a host fails?

  • A. High Availability (HA)
  • B. Fault Tolerance (FT)
  • C. vMotion
  • D. vSphere Replication (VR)

Answer : A

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-Server-WP-BestPractices.pdf
(page 2, introduction)

You have purchased additional storage for your storage array and want to load balance the space and performance to utilize the new drives as simply as possible. Which feature can be used to automatically move some of the VMs from the old disks to the new disks?

  • A. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • B. vSphere Replication (VR)
  • C. Storage DRS
  • D. Storage vMotion

Answer : C

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsphere-storage-drs- interoperability.pdf

How does vCenter communicate with each other ESXi Server?

  • A. vCenter periodically polls each ESXi server using a virtual machine port.
  • B. A vCenter agent is added to each ESXi server as it is added to the vCenter inventory
  • C. vCenter uses a Wake-on-LAN to access the local ESXi services.
  • D. vCenter does not communicate directly with an ESXi server, it relies on administrative involvement.

Answer : D

Reference: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere- esxi-vcenter-server-501-host-management-guide.pdf (page 50)

You need more advanced monitoring and planning tools than vCenter can provide. You decide to implement vCenter Operations Manager (vC OPS) for this. vC OPS provides which two pieces of information that will help in these areas: (Choose two.)

  • A. stability
  • B. health
  • C. risk
  • D. duplicate VM reports

Answer : B,C

Reference: http://www.petri.co.il/vcenter-operations-manager-5-review.htm

You have a virtual machine that requires a software update. You have not yet tested the update, so you need a back out plan. If the update fails you want to recover the VM to its current state. Which of the following features will help you do this in the least amount of time?

  • A. Fault Tolerance
  • B. vSphere Replication
  • C. Snapshots
  • D. vSphere Data Protection

Answer : C

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws4/doc/preserve_snapshot_ws.html

You are explaining virtual networking to your colleague. During the discussion she asks you how the VMs are able to talk to physical devices on the network. Which of the following is true statement?

  • A. VMs are connected directly to the network via Uplink ports; virtual switches are only used for ESXi communication.
  • B. VMs are connected to virtual switches via VM port Groups; virtual switches are connected to the physical network via uplink ports.
  • C. VMs are connected to virtual switches via Uplink ports; virtual switches are connected to the physical network via VM port groups.
  • D. VMs are connected directly to the network via special physical cards; virtual switches are only used for ESXi communication.

Answer : B

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi_architecture_wp.pdf

The executives in your company have been following recent events and decide that they need a DR plan. They want an automated solution with the ability to non-disruptively test it to ensure that it will work when there is a real disaster. Which technology meets these requirements?

  • A. Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
  • B. Data Protection
  • C. High Availability (HA)
  • D. vSphere Replication (VR)

Answer : A

Reference: http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2F4AA2-1230ENW.pdf (page 3, see second bullet point)

Several web server virtual machines in your environment are experiencing poor performance. Upon further investigation you learn that one very active database virtual machine is consuming most of your storage bandwidth. You would like to restrict the storage performance of the database VM to increase the performance of the web server
VMs. Which of the following features will help you do this?

  • A. Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • B. Storage I/O Control
  • C. vMotion
  • D. Storage vMotion

Answer : B

Reference: http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/definition/VMware-DRS

You are the System Administrator for your organization and you have received an SNMP alert that states that one of your ESXi servers has suffered a fan failure and will automatically shut down in 2 minutes. This particular host is currently hosting a virtual machine that is running an enterprise application that cannot be down for any length of time. Which vSphere technology could help in this situation?
A. Fault Tolerance (FT)
B. vSphere Distributed Switch (vDS)

C. Storage vMotion -

D. vSphere Data Protection -

Answer : C //searchvirtualstorage.techtarget.com/definition/Storage-vMotion

Your company is evaluating data center virtualization on a single ESXi host. You intend to add additional hosts, and perhaps even create a cluster of ESXi hosts configured for High
Availability. What software is required to create this cluster of ESXi hosts?

  • A. vCloud Connector
  • B. Site Recovery Manager
  • C. vCloud Director
  • D. vCenter Server

Answer : D

Reference: http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/What-is-VMware-vCenter-Server

Your organization would like to evaluate vSphere, but you are concerned that you won't be able to take advantage of many of the features because you do not have a shared storage infrastructure.
Which VMware feature could help you transform your local storage into usable shared storage for your VMs?

  • A. vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA)
  • B. Storage DRS
  • C. Storage vMotion
  • D. vSphere Replication

Answer : B

Reference: http://labs.vmware.com/vmtj/storage-drs-automated-management-of-storage- devices-in-a-virtualized-datacenter

The name of the Type 1 hypervisor used in VMware's product line is:

  • A. vESX
  • B. vCenter
  • C. Workstation
  • D. ESXi

Answer : D

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMware_ESX (second para on the page)

Which VMware product assists in maintaining regulatory compliance?

  • A. ESXi
  • B. vCenter Server
  • C. vCenter Operations Manager
  • D. vCenter Configuration Manager

Answer : C

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vcenter/VMware-vCenter-Operations-DS-

EN1.pdf -

Your company is very cyclical in nature, with periods of very high demand and periods of very low demand. You've heard that Distributed Power Management (DPM) may be helpful in saving money. What function does DPM perform?

  • A. Suspends idle VMs.
  • B. Moves VMs onto fewer servers during periods of low demand, shutting the others off and waking them up when load increases.
  • C. Reduces or raises clock speeds of the CPU to optimize energy usage.
  • D. Reduces or raises clock speeds of memory to optimize energy usage.

Answer : B

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/Distributed-Power-Management-vSphere.pdf

After a recent change control problem, your management team is asking you to implement a solution that will identify and monitor unauthorized changes that have been made to your vSphere environment. Which of the following products can help you monitor and detect non-compliant hosts?

  • A. VMware host profiles
  • B. VMware Fusion
  • C. vCenter Configuration Manager
  • D. vCenter Operations Manager

Answer : A

Reference: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMW-Host-Profiles-Tech-
Overview.pdf (page 5)

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