The vSphere administrator needs to check the system health of an ESXi 5.x host using the vSphere Web Client. Which option in the Monitor tab should the administrator use for the selected host?
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A vSphere administrator needs to configure the environment to send a notification to a monitored email address every time a vSphere alarm is triggered.
Which procedure should the administrator use to accomplish the task?
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Which default alarm definition will send a notification trap if the redundant storage path is lost?
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The vCenter Operations Manager dashboard is showing Health issues associated with the selected virtual machine. There have been no availability or configuration issues with the virtual machine, and the workload badge is still green:
How should an administrator resolve this issue?
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Time Remaining, Capacity Remaining, and Stress are minor badges of which major badge in vCenter Operations Manager?
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Which minor badge items make up the Efficiency badge score for an ESXi host in vCenter Operations Manager?
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An administrator needs to configure an alarm that notifies administrators if an application is impacted by over-commitment of memory resources. The environment consists of 100 virtual machines running on 5 ESXi hosts that are configured in a fully automated HA/DRS cluster. The cluster is configured with a parent resource pool and Production and Development child pools.
Where should the administrator set the alarm to meet the requirement?
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An administrator using vCenter Operations Manager notices an increase in resource consumption by virtual machines over a period of time. The administrator needs to understand how adding more hosts or increasing resources in existing hosts will address the growing resource requirements of the virtual machines.
Which vCenter Operations Manager feature can provide this information?
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A vSphere administrator has configured a virtual machine alarm to trigger a warning when the condition Snapshot Size exceeds 1GB.
Which action should the administrator configure on the alarm to automatically resolve the condition?
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An administrator needs to create an alarm to monitor when a specific ESXi host in an HA/DRS cluster becomes disconnected from other vSphere components like HA agents or the vCenter server.
Which process must the administrator use to accomplish this?
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The vCenter Operations Manager dashboard shows Health issues associated with the selected virtual machine. There have been no availability or configuration issues associated with the virtual machine, and the workload badge is still green.
What is the most likely reason for this health score?
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A VMware administrator determines that the active memory on an ESXi 5.x host is 20% and the consumed memory is 90%.
How much host memory is available to virtual machines?
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Which minor badge scores are used to calculate the Health score in vCenter Operations Manager?
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What is indicated by the performance chart shown?
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An administrator needs to use performance information from Windows virtual machines to better understand their effect on the vSphere 5.x hosts on which they run.
What must the administrator do to collect this information?
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A vSphere administrator receives a request to capture the state of a virtual machine six times a day.
Which procedure will satisfy the requirement with the least amount of administrator intervention?
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What action should an administrator take to store ESXi 5.x host system logs centrally?
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An administrator needs to modify a virtual machine alert to increase the threshold value of the trigger. Once connected to the vCenter Server, the administrator navigates to the virtual machine to make the change. However, the administrator is unable to edit the alarm.
What is the reason that this alarm cannot be edited?
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An administrator using vCenter Operations Manager is viewing the health of an ESXi host in the environment. There have NOT been any reported outages or issues with the ESXi host, but the administrator needs to determine if the host is behaving normally.
Which minor badge should the administrator investigate to determine this information?
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Immediately after installing an ESXi host, an administrator needs to examine the following log files:
• /var/log/hostd.log
• /var/log/vmkernel.log
• /var/log/vpxa.log
Which two connections would allow an administrator to examine these files? (Choose two.)
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A vSphere administrator needs to configure a virtual machine to meet a guaranteed CPU performance profile.
Which configuration setting could the administrator choose?
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A vSphere administrator needs a way of sending noncritical ESXi events to a remote server. Due to budget constraints, no additional costs should be incurred.
Which tool will best meet this requirement?
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What is portrayed in the performance chart?
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A vSphere administrator can create an alarm on which two objects? (Choose two.)
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A vSphere administrator attempts to manually vMotion a virtual machine but receives error messages related to the Shared Storage datastore shown in the exhibit.
The administrator uses the vSphere Web Client and locates the datastore settings shown:
Which action should the administrator take to resolve these errors?
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A SAN administrator recently installed a storage encryption switch on the Fibre Channel Fabric. Shortly after the deployment, several new VMFS5 datastores recently created were dismounted. Attempts to manually mount them fail. VMFS5 upgraded datastores are unaffected. All Storage arrays in use support VASA and VAAI.
What is the root cause of this problem?
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An administrator is using esxtop to troubleshoot a storage performance issue.
Which parameter should the administrator check to monitor any storage-related vSphere overhead?
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An error occurs while building a new virtual machine with a thin provisioned virtual disk size of 20GB. The datastore has 35GB of free space. The datastore is overcommitted by 95GB.
What is preventing the virtual machine from being built?
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A vSphere administrator enables and configures a Software iSCSI Initiator, and configures an iSCSI vmkernel portgroup with Port Binding. The SAN administrator creates a few LUNs on an iSCSI server. However, when the vSphere administrator adds the IP address of the iSCSI server in the Dynamic Discovery list, no iSCSI targets are detected.
What condition would result in this behavior?
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An ESXi host’s networking is configured as shown. The virtual machine named Fileserver01 is unable to ping anything on an external network:
Which condition would explain this behavior?
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A security audit has revealed that a virtual machine on vSwitch1 is receiving all traffic sent to the virtual switch, violating corporate policy. The vSphere administrator examines the properties for vSwitch1, as shown in the exhibit:
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Which configuration explains why the virtual machine is receiving all traffic sent to vSwitch1?
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An administrator receives notice of a large number of ARP table issues. The issues began after a maintenance window 36 hours ago. The issue did not exist prior to the maintenance window.
Which change was made to the port group that is causing the ARP table issue?
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An administrator adds an ESXi 5.x host to the inventory of a vCenter Server that is configured with a vSphere Distributed Switch. The vSphere Web Client indicates that the host is not responding. The administrator determines from the command line that the vpxa agent is stopped.
What should the administrator do to resolve this issue without affecting the uptime of the virtual machines running on the host?
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A VMware administrator determines that a low priority virtual machine is negatively affecting the disk I/O performance of a higher priority virtual machine. The virtual machines are hosted on the same datastore presented to the same ESXi host.
Which configuration option should the VMware administrator use to resolve this issue?
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A vSphere administrator has a 4 host DRS cluster with plans to grow to 8 hosts. During a vMotion migration, the following error is displayed:
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What action could be taken to resolve the issue?
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For security reasons, SSH and the ESXi Shell have been disabled on a standalone ESXi 5.x host. A vSphere administrator accesses the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to examine log files related to a recent connection issue.
Which system log can the administrator access to determine the cause of the issue?
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An administrator needs to export system logs for an ESXi 5.5 host to determine the root cause for a host performance issue. This host supports manifest-driven exports of system logs.
Which manifest is selected by default during the export system log wizard?
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An ESXi 5.x host disconnects within 60 seconds after the administrator adds it to the vCenter Server inventory. The administrator determines that the issue could be related to a networking problem. Which networking port should the administrator check for connectivity from the host to vCenter Server?
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The following error displays during the final step of the configuration for a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster attached to five datastores:
The number of heartbeat datastores for host is 0, which is less than required.
What condition would cause this error?
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Using the vSphere Web Client to display Software iSCSI Initiator properties reveals that one of two configured paths is Not Used.
The ESXi syslog events are as shown:
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What is the root cause of the problem?
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A number of virtual machines in a vSphere 5.5 DRS cluster are connected to the same virtual switch port group. After several of these VMs are migrated to another host, an administrator notices that they have lost network connectivity. The Events tab in vCenter Server shows this error message:
Failed to initialize ethernet0.
The vmkernel log file on the host running the affected VMs contains this message:
Can’t connect device:’port group name’: Out of resources.
Which caused this issue?
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A vSphere administrator installs an ESXi host and creates a virtual machine, then installs vCenter Server. Upon connecting to the environment, the administrator notices that several inventory views appear to be missing from the Navigation Bar as shown in the Exhibit.
Which condition would result in this behavior?
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While troubleshooting a crash event on an ESXi 5.x host, an administrator determines the log files related to the event are NOT present.
Which action should the administrator take to resolve the logging issue?
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The administrator needs to modify the problematic configuration shown in the exhibit to meet the following requirements:
1. Uplink ports must connect to a 2-port Etherchannel connection. 2. Traffic must pass, even in the event of a port failure.
Which two configuration changes should the administrator make? (Choose two.)
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While shutting down a vApp for maintenance, a vSphere administrator determines that one of the virtual machines stays powered on. The administrator manually powers off the virtual machine inside the vApp.
Which step should the administrator take to prevent the virtual machine from staying powered on in the future?
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An ESXi 5.x host is unable to connect to a vCenter 5.x server.
Which commands should an administrator use to restart the management agents on the host?
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A vSphere administrator needs to upgrade a single extent VMFS3 datastore to VMFS5 and expand it to 4TB in size. The storage administrator has already expanded the underlying LUN to 4TB.
Which steps should the vSphere administrator take?
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A vSphere administrator notices that hosts are not powering off when the total cluster load is low on a cluster configured with Dynamic Power Management.
What condition could cause this behavior?
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Which condition will cause a HA/DRS cluster to display a yellow health indicator?
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A vSphere administrator finds a HA/DRS cluster status has turned RED indicating a degraded state.
What is the likely reason for the indication?
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The virtual machine Fileserver01 shown in the exhibit can not ping anything on the Internet.
Why is Fileserver01 unable to connect to the Internet?
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An administrator needs to know the estimated time remaining on a virtual machine that is hosting a critical accounting application given current assigned resources such as memory, CPU, and disk.
When an administrator selects the virtual machine in the vCenter Operations Manager console, which major badge should the administrator investigate to determine this information?
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An application server has been added to an existing multi-tier application contained in a vApp. Shortly after a planned maintenance event, users are unable to access the application.
What does the vSphere administrator need to change to ensure the application can be accessed?
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An administrator receives the following error message:
Unmanaged I/O workload detected on shared datastore.
Which vSphere feature is the likely source of this error?
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A vSphere administrator is configuring a fully automated DRS cluster and determines that DRS is not balancing virtual machine workloads.
What condition could cause this behavior?
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An organization has a HA/DRS cluster containing a mixture of ESXi 4.1 and 5.5 hosts in the cluster. An ESXi 5.5 host has failed and HA attempted but failed to restart the virtual machines on another host. HA admission control is disabled.
What condition could result in this behavior?
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An administrator is installing ESXi 5.x to a local SAS drive. The installation stops on a purple screen and shows the error:
The system has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue. Could not populate the filesystem: Admission check failed Which action should the administrator take to resolve this issue?
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An administrator notices that a virtual machine fails to start when right-clicking on the VM in the inventory and clicking Power -> Power On.
Which log file should the administrator check first to determine why the virtual machine will not start?
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A vSphere administrator is performing maintenance on a group of ESXi 5.5 hosts when an error message displays indicating that the ramdisk is full.
The two hosts reporting the problem were deployed with Auto Deploy. What should the administrator do to resolve this issue?
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A virtual machine is unable to communicate with another virtual machine. Both virtual machines are connected to the Production port group on the same virtual switch and are running on the same host.
Which configuration is causing the inability of the virtual machines to communicate?
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An administrator determines that when a host residing in a High Availability (HA) cluster fails, the virtual machines fail to restart on a remaining host, or will only restart after a long delay.
Which two conditions would account for this behavior? (Choose two.)
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A vSphere administrator has misconfigured vMotion in such a way that vMotion migrations are failing.
Based on the information shown, what is the cause of the problem?
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An organization’s datastores are configured in a fully automated Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) cluster. The vSphere administrator determines that virtual machines are being migrated between datastores even though the datastores look evenly balanced. On further investigation, the administrator determines that the datastore’s utilization percentages differ by 2%.
Which Storage DRS setting should the administrator change to prevent the virtual machines from migrating prematurely?
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A vSphere administrator is unable to vMotion a virtual machine between two hosts. An error message indicates that the USB device is not accessible on the target host.
What is causing this issue?
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A system administrator is unable to clone a windows 2008 server while connected directly to an ESXi host through vSphere Client.
Which two methods can be used to complete the task? (Choose two.)
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A vSphere administrator receives a report of an issue with a vApp. After connecting to the environment with the vSphere Client, the administrator does not see the vApp, but instead sees the inventory shown in the exhibit.
What explains this behavior?
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The load is high on a HA/DRS cluster. DPM is enabled. A vSphere administrator determines that hosts are NOT powering on automatically to support the load.
Which configuration would result in this condition?
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A virtual machine fails to migrate during a Storage DRS event.
What could cause this issue?
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The load on a Fully Automated HA/DRS cluster is critically unbalanced.
What condition could cause this issue?
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A vSphere administrator is attempting to migrate a virtual machine, but the progress bar for the migration remains at 10%.
Which issue could be preventing the vMotion migration?
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An administrator needs to migrate a virtual machine from one datastore to another, but the virtual machine has a snapshot. The virtual machine is running on an ESXi 5.x host.
Which action must the vSphere administrator take to ensure that the snapshot data remains intact?
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How is changed block tracking (CBT) used in a vSphere implementation?
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Which vSphere feature creates a copy of a virtual machine that can be stored locally within a cluster or at another site, and provides the ability to rapidly restore a virtual machine within minutes?
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A vSphere administrator configures a preferred heartbeat datastore in an HA/DRS cluster configuration. The vCenter Server identifies an alternative preferred datastore.
Why would vCenter Server identify an alternative preferred datastore over the administrator’s preference?
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An administrator removes a virtual machine from a resource pool and places it in the DRS root resource pool. Users report the performance of the application running on the virtual machine has improved. The virtual machine relocation was the only change that occurred.
What explains the change in application performance?
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An application team is implementing a new solution in the virtualized environment. The application vendor states the application is memory intensive.
The application is very unstable when operating without adequate on-demand access to physical memory. The application’s virtual machines are assigned to the Mission Critical resource pool.
Which resource pool setting will help ensure the application has adequate access to memory?
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What will cause the validation of a vMotion migration to fail?
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A vSphere administrator needs to increase the capacity of an existing Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS) datastore cluster. The storage administrator has provisioned two new NFS datastores to be added to the cluster.
The vSphere administrator receives an error message, preventing the administrator from adding the newly provisioned datastores to the cluster.
What is the likely reason that the action failed?
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A Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster is displaying a message that recommends the migration of virtual machines, even though the cluster is currently balanced.
What is the likely reason for this?
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Which workflow should the administrator follow to create a High Availability (HA) cluster?
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A vSphere administrator attempts to move a powered on virtual machine into a resource pool that is configured in an HA/DRS cluster. The operation fails.
What condition would cause this behavior?
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What is not a supported method for increasing the availability of a vCenter Server virtual machine?
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An administrator has deployed vSphere Data Protection and wants to configure several virtual machine backup jobs. When using the vSphere client on a Windows 7 desktop, the administrator notices that there is no icon for vSphere Data Protection in the Solutions and Applications area of the vSphere client.
What is the reason the administrator is unable to access vSphere Data Protection from the vSphere client on their desktop?
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An administrator needs to unmount a datastore that is also used for HA storage heartbeats.
What is the least disruptive method for an administrator to perform this activity on a slave HA host?
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When deploying two sibling resource pools (RP1 and RP2), an administrator needs to make all resources in RP1 available to virtual machines in RP2.
Which configuration should the administrator use to meet this requirement?
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During a physical network reconfiguration, an ESXi host briefly lost connection to the management network. High Availability (HA) began powering off the virtual machines residing on the affected host to be restarted on an unaffected host in the cluster.
Which setting should the administrator configure to prevent this behavior in the future?
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A vSphere administrator needs to add more space to an existing 3-node Virtual SAN cluster. The attempts to add the new host to the cluster as a contributing member have failed. However, it can be added as a non-contributing member.
The host was previously used in a single host configuration. The administrator recently upgraded the host from ESXi 5.1 to 5.5 prior to adding it to the cluster.
What is the reason for this failure?
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An administrator decreases the CPU share value for two virtual machines in a DRS cluster from 1000 to 100 shares. The DRS cluster contains more resources than both virtual machines can consume.
The characteristics of the virtual machines are listed below:
• The second virtual machine is a clone of the first virtual machine.
• Both virtual machines are identical in every way.
• Both virtual machines are not attached to the IP network.
• Both virtual machines are powered on.
What impact on the virtual machines’ performance will be observed?
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When a vSphere administrator attempts to remediate a host with Update Manager, the host is unable to enter maintenance mode.
Which condition is likely preventing the host from entering maintenance mode?
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Which two statements accurately describes step that are taken to recover a virtual machine using vSphere Replication? (Choose two.)
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Which privilege should the administrator assign to allow a user to create baselines using Update Manager?
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An administrator decreases the CPU share value for two virtual machines in a DRS cluster from 1000 to 100 shares. The DRS cluster contains more resources than both virtual machines can consume.
The characteristics of the virtual machines are listed below:
• The second virtual machine is a clone of the first virtual machine.
• Both virtual machines are identical in every way.
• Both virtual machines are not attached to the IP network.
• Both virtual machines are powered on.
What impact on the virtual machines’ performance will be observed?
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A host in a 4-node HADRS cluster has failed. HA initiates restart tasks for the virtual machines on the remaining hosts in the cluster but half of them fail to restart.
What is the likely reason virtual machines fail to restart?
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An administrator needs to install vSphere Update Manager using an external SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The administrator has created the database successfully, but cannot establish connectivity when testing the DSN.
Which configuration setting could be causing the issue?
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What two requirements must be met to create a fully automated Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster? (Choose two.)
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Based on the exhibit, why is the administrator unable to select this virtual machine Storage Policy?
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An administrator is planning a vSphere Fault Tolerance implementation for 6 virtual machines. Which two virtual disk types are supported with FT? (Choose two.)
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What is the purpose of configuring a VMkernel port for Fault Tolerance logging?
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A vSphere administrator is attempting to upgrade an ESXi host using vSphere Update Manager.
The administrator has attached the baseline and remediated the host. Update Manager reports the remediation process has completed successfully.
However, upon inspection the host is not upgraded.
What is the most likely reason for this issue?
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The vSphere administrator needs to migrate a virtual machine from one ESXi 5.5 host to another ESXi 5.5 host. The virtual machine has a virtual disk that is stored in local storage.
Assuming only the vSphere Essentials licensing is in place, which technique should the administrator use to accomplish the migration?
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The vSphere administrator needs to migrate a virtual machine from one host to another. The virtual machine .vswp file resides in local storage.
Which two techniques can the administrator use to migrate the virtual machine? (Choose two.)
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A customer needs to size a single backup appliance for backing up 3TB of data. There is no requirement for guest level backups of SQL and Exchange.
What is the minimum VMware Data Protection solution and sizing that would fulfill the stated requirements?
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Which tool should an administrator use to modify vSphere Data Protection (VDP) backup jobs?
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An administrator needs to use vSphere Update Manager to perform orchestrated upgrades of ESXi hosts and virtual machines. The vSphere management components reside in a secure environment that does not have direct access to the Internet.
How would Update Manager be configured in this environment while maintaining the organization’s security requirements?
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An administrator needs to use vSphere Update Manager for the initial deployment of VMware Tools on a group of newly created virtual machines.
When the administrator scans the objects for compliance, a compliance state of Incompatible is returned.
How should the administrator resolve the issue?
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An administrator needs to configure vFlash Read Cache to improve performance.
What would benefit the most from enabling vFlash Read Cache?
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A vSphere administrator manages a three host cluster with 20 VMs. The HA cluster is configured with the Host Failures the Cluster Tolerates admission control policy and all other settings are set to default values. The administrator determines that one of the VMs is not able to power on. After further inspection, it is determined that this VM cannot power on because of a very large CPU reservation.
Which cluster advanced HA setting can the administrator modify to enable the virtual machine to power on?
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A vSphere administrator needs to reconfigure the Distributed Power Management (DPM) threshold to be more aggressive.
Where should the administrator edit the settings of DPM in the vSphere Web Client?
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An administrator has created a Virtual Flash Read Cache and needs to add a total 2TB of capacity to the cache. The administrator has a total of six SSD disks to add, but is unable to add one of the disks.
What is a likely cause of the problem?
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A DRS cluster has been created with the following specifications:
• All mission critical virtual machines are in the root resource pool.
• All other virtual machines are placed into two child pools based on medium or low priority.
• The two child pools contain adequate resources needed by the medium and low priority virtual machines.
• The two child pools are reserving 35% of the total available resources of the cluster.
What is the advantage of leaving the mission critical virtual machines in the root resource pool?
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A vSphere administrator needs to temporarily disable DRS on a cluster containing a resource pool hierarchy.
Which procedure should the administrator follow to preserve the resource pool hierarchy while DRS is disabled?
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A vSphere administrator needs to migrate a virtual machine to another datastore and host without disrupting virtual machine users.
Which technique should the vSphere administrator use?
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A vSphere administrator needs to enable Fault Tolerance on a virtual machine.
When performing a Storage vMotion migration, which setting should the vSphere administrator change in the virtual machine’s disk format to ensure it meets Fault Tolerance requirements?
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An administrator has configured a vSphere 5.5 test environment to evaluate the Virtual SAN feature using Automatic Mode Disk Groups. The administrator needs to disable the Virtual SAN cluster while preserving the virtual machines running on that cluster.
The administrator has already installed a vSphere 5.5 Client on a Windows 7 desktop and also has access to the vSphere 5.5 Web Client.
What should the administrator do to disable the Virtual SAN?
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A vSphere administrator has created a Virtual SAN Cluster with Automatic Mode Disk Groups. The cluster includes three ESXi hosts contributing one SSD and six SAS disks each. The administrator has four new ESXi hosts that boot from a fiber channel array and have no local disks attached. These four new hosts need additional shared storage but there is insufficient space on the fiber channel array. The hardware budget is limited.
What can the administrator do to provide the needed storage for the lowest cost?
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A customer needs a datastore to be seen across multiple vSphere clusters with applications inside of the virtual machines that must detect the physical characteristics of the storage device.
Which type of virtual disk meets this requirement?
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An administrator needs to prevent two virtual machines from running on the same host at any time.
Which DRS rule should the administrator apply?
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A vSphere administrator needs to enable Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) in an existing vSphere environment:
• The environment contains a High Availability (HA) cluster with eight ESXi hosts.
• Six ESXi hosts are not in a cluster.
• DRS should be used on as many hosts as possible.
• Initial placement of virtual machines should be automatically performed.
• Migration recommendations should be provided, but not performed without approval.
Which procedure should the administrator perform to accomplish this task?
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An organization’s wants to ensure that if a host in a High Availability (HA) cluster fails, critical virtual machines resume operation even if there are insufficient resources to continue to run all virtual machines in the cluster.
Which HA setting should be configured to ensure the cluster operates as expected?
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Which two are supported object types for Update Manager? (Choose two.)
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Which is the simplest baseline group combination an administrator could create to upgrade hosts, VMware tools, and virtual machine hardware to the latest versions using Update Manager?
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A vSphere administrator observes a problem with the Virtual SAN Cluster Setting as shown:
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Which action should the administrator take on the vmkernel portgroup on all hosts used by Virtual SAN cluster to resolve this problem?
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Which statement is true about the hardware configuration for ESXi hosts participating in a virtual SAN?
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A vSphere administrator needs to use vSphere Update Manager to perform orchestrated upgrades of virtual machines.
Which two options are available for virtual machine remediation? (Choose two.)
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A vSphere administrator enables Fault Tolerance on a powered off virtual machine that has the following configuration:
• The virtual machine’s single thin provisioned virtual disk is sized at 100GB.
• The datastore that houses the virtual machine has 120GB of free space.
After Fault Tolerance has been configured, another administrator attempts to use Enhanced vMotion to move a 30GB virtual machine file into the same datastore and receives an error.
What condition could cause this behavior?
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While testing a Fault Tolerance setup on a virtual machine, a system administrator notices that the DRS automation level of the virtual machine has been automatically set to Disabled.
The administrator needs to enable DRS to migrate the Fault Tolerance virtual machine to balance the cluster’s CPU and memory loads.
What should the administrator do?
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A system administrator detects that a VDP Appliance that has been operational for 6 months has become inconsistent or unstable.
Which action should the administrator take to recover the VDP appliance and what will be the impact on the vSphere environment?
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Which two features are different between VDP and VDPA? (Choose two.)
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An administrator must determine which Update Manager procedures can be performed using the vSphere Web Client, and which must be completed using the Windows vSphere client.
Which two tasks require the use of the Windows vSphere client? (Choose two.)
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A vSphere Administrator has a multi-tier application deployed in a vApp. The administrator needs to rapidly deploy copies of the multi-tier application to various departmental infrastructures throughout the company.
Which step should the administrator take using the vSphere Web Client to allow this?
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The bandwidth between two sites is too slow to transfer large virtual machine files. The administrator needs to export a virtual machine to OVF to reduce the size of the transfer. When the administrator attempts to initiate the Export OVF Template feature, the selection is grayed out.
What is the likely reason that the administrator is unable to select this option?
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A system administrator is deploying a Windows virtual machine from a template and needs the IP address to be customized automatically.
How should the administrator configure the IP address?
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An administrator needs to establish that a database server is entitled to twice the CPU resources than a web server during CPU resource contention.
Which settings should the administrator change to accomplish this?
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What should an administrator do to identify compliance for virtual machine storage performance?
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A vSphere administrator determines that more metrics are available for viewing in the realtime view than are available in the daily view for a virtual machine.
What is the reason for this discrepancy in the number of available metrics?
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An administrator needs to manage a virtual machine that cannot be accessed directly from an external network.
Which solution should the administrator choose?
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A vSphere administrator deleted a vApp from disk. A second administrator needs the virtual machines that were contained in the vApp.
What should the first administrator do to make the virtual machines available?
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An administrator needs to implement trusted SSL certificates for all vCenter 5.5 components.
Which component needs an SSL certificate?
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A vSphere administrator needs to perform packet tracing from a Linux virtual machine. The virtual machine is attached to a vSphere Standard Switch configured with several VLANs.
Which approach could the administrator use to configure the network to capture all traffic from the Linux virtual machine?
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Which configuration will block communication between two virtual machines on the same DMZ network?
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A vApp is performing poorly and an administrator determines that the memory resources are low.
How should the administrator resolve this issue?
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Before upgrading from vCenter 4.x to 5.x, an administrator runs the vCenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker. The Checker reports an issue.
What would cause the vCenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker to report an issue?
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An organization has a cluster of 6 ESXi hosts. Security policy requires that all administrative activity occurs through vCenter Server and not directly on the hosts.
Which action should a system administrator take to enforce this policy?
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An administrator needs to join several ESXi hosts in the environment to the corporate Active Directory instance. The container and path for the OU is ServersVMware. The FQDN of the local Active Directory is CORP.AD.
Which option accurately shows the information an administrator would enter when configuring an ESXi host to join the domain and ensures the host is placed in the appropriate OU?
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An administrator needs to provide a report that will help managers better understand how all of their virtual machines are sized.
Which report within vCenter Operations Manager should the administrator provide?
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An administrator needs to provide a report that shows how many virtual machines can be added to an existing vSphere environment.
Which report within vCenter Operations Manager meets this requirement?
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An administrator needs to create an IP allocation policy for a multi-tiered application running in a vApp.
The IP addresses should be allocated automatically by vCenter Server, but should not be released even if a virtual machine is powered off.
Which IP allocation model should the administrator use for the vApp?
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Which information does the CPU Ready counter provide to a vSphere administrator?
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Which VMware Tools upgrade method minimizes the need for scheduled downtime?
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Why would a vSphere administrator configure resource shares for a virtual machine?
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A vSphere administrator needs to add a CPU to a virtual machine, but upon editing the VM settings the option is grayed out.
What would explain this behavior?
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A vSphere administrator is creating a vApp for a multi-tier application. Every time the vApp is started, the virtual machines perform a file system check.
Which action should the administrator take to resolve this issue?
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An administrator needs to configure a Linux virtual machine template to support guest customization. The administrator has installed VMware Tools.
Which additional component is necessary to enable Linux guest OS customization?
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A VMware administrator needs to export a vApp and create a self-contained package that has a single file.
Which format should the administrator use?
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A vSphere administrator needs the ability to adjust the amount of guaranteed physical CPU and Memory resources to a virtual machine without incurring application downtime.
Which actions must the administrator perform?
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Which database platform is embedded within the vApp architecture of vCenter Operations Manager?
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An administrator is creating a vApp for a multi-tiered application and needs to configure custom startup actions for each virtual machine.
What should the administrator do to enable this functionality?
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Which two CPU features enable the use of 64-bit virtual machines? (Choose two.)
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An administrator is deploying a virtual machine from a template.
Assuming all of the inventory objects below exist in the implementation, what is the highest level in the vCenter Server hierarchy to which a virtual machine can be deployed?
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Which statement is accurate when choosing the storage controller for a virtual machine using the Create New Virtual Machine wizard in custom mode?
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A VMware administrator needs to simplify the placement of virtual machines. The administrator also needs to balance I/O load and space utilization automatically.
Which combination of features should the administrator use to achieve this?
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An administrator needs to use guest OS clustering in a vSphere environment that uses a Fibre Channel SAN. The clustering software does NOT have a SCSI target or a SCSI command pass-through requirement.
Which VMware storage type should the administrator use?
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Which feature requires an administrator to configure an RDM with Virtual Compatibility Mode?
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A virtual machine has the following configuration:
• Thin provisioned virtual disks
• The VMFS datastore on which it resides is on a thin provisioned LUN.
• The storage array is VAAI-enabled.
What is the behavior of the virtual machine when it encounters an out-of-space condition?
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To avoid unnecessary planned downtime, what is the minimum version of VMware Tools that, if installed, will decrease the need for virtual machine reboots following VMware Tools upgrades?
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Which steps should an administrator take to migrate existing ESXi 5.x virtual machines to a storage over-subscription model?
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An administrator needs to create and provision new virtual machines from a master image that can not be edited or powered on.
Which type of resource is most appropriate for the administrator to perform the task?
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What is the minimum virtual machine compatibility setting required for a virtual machine to run on a vSphere 5.5 host?
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Which controller is recommended for high disk I/O workloads?
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An administrator needs to migrate a company’s physical servers to virtual servers and deploy into the ESXi 5.x cluster. During the process of converting to a virtual machine, the administrator needs to reduce the size of the disks.
Which method should the administrator use to meet this requirement?
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Which two steps can an administrator take to upgrade an existing VMFS2 datastore to VMFS5? (Choose two.)
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A customer needs to select an appropriate Path Selection Policy (PSP) for their storage array. There is no requirement for a preferred path. The policy should not select a new path unless the current one fails.
Which PSP meets the requirement?
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A vSphere administrator needs to place an ESXi host in maintenance mode to replace a hardware component. This host is a member of a Virtual SAN cluster that uses Automatic Mode Disk Groups. Availability of virtual machines running on this host is critical. HA and DRS are enabled on the Virtual SAN Cluster. Otherwise, the Virtual SAN cluster uses default values.
Which action should the administrator take to automatically guarantee availability of virtual machines with the fastest migration time?
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What is a characteristic of Virtual SAN?
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An administrator has created a Virtual SAN Cluster using Automatic Mode Disk Groups. There is very little storage space left in the cluster. The administrator has access to an iSCSI storage array.
Which approach should the administrator take to expand the Virtual SAN Cluster?
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Which field should an administrator add to a Virtual SAN Disk Group under the Device Backing settings to monitor the health of disks in the Disk Group?
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A new LUN has been created on an iSCSI array and assigned to an ESXi 5.x server . However, when the administrator logs in to the vSphere Web FBFT Client the LUN is not visible. Other LUNs on the iSCSI array are visible.
What should the administrator do to resolve this issue?
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A new LUN from an existing storage array is presented to a vSphere cluster. A vSphere administrator determines that the LUN is visible on all but one ESXi host in the cluster. The affected host is able to see existing LUNs presented from the same storage array.
What is the most likely cause?
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An administrator has configured multi-pathing using an Fiber Channel array in an active-active configuration.
What is the expected behavior of an ESXi host when a failed preferred path becomes available using the Fixed path selection policy for this array type?
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An administrator is deploying vSphere using a NAS device as the shared storage system. The administrator has already created a VMkernel port, enabled the NFS client, and configured a mount point accessible to the hosts.
Which additional configuration is required before the datastore can be used to create virtual machines?
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An administrator is considering using NPIV to assign WWNs to virtual machines. Virtual machine portability is a major concern.
Why would NPIV be inappropriate for this deployment?
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An administrator of a secure environment needs to add an iSCSI target to a new ESXi host using the vSphere client. The administrator has configured discovery and performed a rescan operation, but the iSCSI target does NOT appear.
Which action should the administrator take for the target to appear in the vSphere client?
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A user has submitted a trouble ticket complaining that the email server VM has become very sluggish. After looking at the logs, the vSphere administrator suspects the iSCSI network is experiencing congestion.
What esxtop statistic should the administrator examine in order to validate that the guest OS is experiencing performance degradation?
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An administrator is using vSphere Replication to replicate a number of virtual machines to a recovery site. The administrator plans on enabling Storage DRS on the production site, which is running vSphere 5.5. What changes must be made in order to support this configuration?
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Which condition would prevent an administrator from unmounting a VMFS datastore?
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A system administrator needs to control the allocation of memory and CPU resources to an organization’s Finance team. The vSphere environment is built on a single cluster of ESXi hosts.
Which feature can be used to accomplish this task?
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An administrator is planning a new vSphere deployment using shared storage. The solution must support:
• vMotion
• Storage vMotion
• Fault Tolerant virtual machines
• VAAI primitives
• RDM disks
Which storage type will meet these requirements?
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Which information can the administrator use to identify iSCSI nodes?
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Which action should an administrator take to increase the size of a VMFS5 datastore from 2TB to 32TB?
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An administrator attempts to delete a Storage Policy and receives an error.
Which two object types, if assigned a Storage Policy, would prevent the Storage Policy from being deleted? (Choose two.)
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An administrator has configured hardware acceleration for a Fibre Channel storage array. After a recent maintenance event, the administrator finds that cloning and migration operations are taking excessively long to complete.
Which two settings could cause hardware acceleration to become disabled? (Choose two.)
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A VMFS5 datastore shows several errors, which suggests file system corruption.
Which tool could a vSphere administrator use to check the VMFS file system?
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A Windows Server 2008 virtual machine with the following configuration receives an Out of Space condition indicator:
• The virtual machine uses thin provisioned virtual disks.
• The VMFS5 datastore on which the virtual machine’s files reside is on a thin provisioned LUN.
• 30% of the VMFS datastore content is no longer needed.
• The storage array supports VASA and VAAI.
Which action should the vSphere administrator take to resolve the Out of Space problem without requesting additional space on the storage array?
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What are two features provided by VMFS5? (Choose two.)
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During the installation of ESXi, a vmkernel interface can be configured with what capabilities?
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A server administrator reports that a virtual machine has displayed the following message twice in the past 12 months:
No boot device found
Which virtual machine boot option should the administrator configure to resolve this issue?
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What action should the vSphere administrator take to allow for a new vApp to be created in the cluster?
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An administrator is installing ESXi on several hosts attached to iSCSI storage.
Why would the administrator detach the host from the IP storage network prior to installation?
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Which two statements are true regarding a new vSphere deployment that is using software FCoE boot from SAN? (Choose two.)
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What should an administrator do to configure multi-pathing using software iSCSI?
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The current block size of a datastore in VMFS3 is 4MB. An administrator needs to upgrade the datastore to VMFS5 and wants to change it to 1MB block size.
Which action should the administrator take?
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An administrator is creating a new VMFS volume and needs to make it available to all hosts within a datacenter using the Web Client.
What should the administrator scan for in order to meet this requirement?
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Which two precautions should a vSphere administrator take before increasing the size of a VMFS datastore? (Choose two.)
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An administrator needs to deploy several virtual machines. Storage contention between the virtual machines should be managed by the VMkernel.
Some of the virtual machines will use MSCS and should be highly available across the ESXi 5.5 hosts.
Which two storage options meet these requirements? (Choose two.)
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An administrator is building a new vSphere Standard Switch with two active uplinks. The physical switch ports for these uplinks are placed in an etherchannel.
Which load balancing policy should the administrator use to support the etherchannel configuration?
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Which two traffic types can be enabled on the VMkernel adapters of an ESXi 5.5 host using the vSphere Web Client? (Choose two.)
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An organization is designing a new vSphere cluster to support a new product implementation.
The following challenges have been identified by the vSphere administration team:
• The organization has the vSphere Enterprise License.
• The network team needs to gather virtual machine network statistics over a long period of time.
• The network team needs the ability to quickly assess virtual machine traffic in the event of an attack.
• The network team has previously had problems implementing manual etherchannel configurations on their physical switches, resulting in production outages.
• The new cluster’s initial size is 15 hosts.
The organization is willing to upgrade to vSphere Enterprise Plus licensing if it addresses these challenges.
Which three features of a version 5.5 vSphere Distributed Switch would address these challenges? (Choose three.)
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Users accessing the WinXP virtual machine shown in the exhibit report intermittent connectivity to the corporate network.
The configuration is as follows:
• This virtual machine runs in a DRS/HA cluster of two ESXi hosts.
• The VCP_DCV_Example vSphere Distributed Switch was recently created.
• The WinXP virtual machine was recently migrated from another vSphere Distributed Switch.
• The WinXP virtual machine was able to connect prior to migration to this switch.
• No changes to the VCP_DCV_Example switch have been made since creation.
Which step should the administrator take to resolve the WinXP virtual machine’s intermittent connectivity to the corporate network?
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An administrator needs to deploy a vSphere solution containing a number of hosts and a vSphere Distributed Switch.
Which steps should the administrator take to accomplish this?
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An administrator is migrating 135 virtual machines from a vSphere Standard Switch to a vSphere Distributed switch. The migration reports an error and only some of the virtual machines are transferred.
What is causing the error to occur?
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A vSphere administrator needs to add redundancy to an ESXi 5.x management network on a vSphere Standard Switch.
Which method should the administrator use to create redundant management networks?
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The Edit Settings wizard reports a virtual machine is configured as follows:
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Which setting, if NOT configured, will prevent network connectivity?
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A vSphere administrator has created a vSphere Standard Switch with one virtual machine port group and one physical uplink. The administrator needs to ensure that the virtual machines on this port group can communicate only with each other.
What should the administrator do?
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Why is the network configuration shown in the exhibit impossible?
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An administrator is unable to configure Receive Side Scaling on the vmnic driver in a Windows 2008 R2 guest.
Based on the exhibit, what would need to be modified to enable this option?
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A vSphere administrator assigns VLAN 3389 to the Production port group on the VCP_DCV_Example vSphere Distributed Switch. After the change, users report a loss of connectivity to their applications. Further analysis provides the following data:
• The cluster has not had a ESXi host failure.
• Application functioned normally prior to the change.
• The loss of connectivity occurred immediately following the change.
Which condition would cause this loss of connectivity?
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Why would an administrator be unable to locate an IP address for a vSphere vmnic uplink?
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A network auditing team has observed activity from a virtual machine that may be an organization policy security breach. The vSphere administrator needs to stop network traffic from the virtual machine.
Which step should the administrator take?
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An application administrator reports application slowness when loading the application’s web portal. The virtual machine is currently connected to a vSphere Distributed Switch. The application owner requests information about the virtual machine’s network traffic.
Which feature of a vSphere Distributed Switch should the administrator use to gather the needed information?
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A virtual machine is receiving a large number of network packets, which is affecting the performance of other virtual machines connected to the same virtual network.
What should the vSphere administrator do to resolve the issue?
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A system administrator has an application installed on a physical machine that is licensed to the MAC address of the physical NIC. This system needs to be virtualized.
What two methods could an administrator use to ensure the license will function in the virtual machine? (Choose two.)
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Which two network settings are available on a vSphere Standard Switch? (Choose two.)
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A security team is validating policy settings in a vSphere environment.
By default, which security policy is set to reject on a vSphere Standard Switch?
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A vSphere administrator upgrades a version 5.1.0 vSphere Distributed Switch to version 5.5.0. Another vSphere administrator, unaware of this change, tries to add an ESXi version 5.1.0 host to the switch and fails.
What is causing this addition of the ESXi host to fail?
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A vSphere administrator creates a new vSphere Distributed Switch. The administrator receives notice from the service desk that a cluster of vSphere hosts has disconnected from vCenter Server. This disconnect occurred immediately after the new switch was created.
• This vSphere Distributed Switch is the only distributed switch managed by vCenter.
• The virtual machines are still functional and the applications are still accessible by end users.
On the ESXi hosts, which step must the vSphere administrator take to allow vCenter Server to reconnect?
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A vSphere administrator is administering a vSphere Distributed Switch port group using the vSphere Web Client. The port group was configured using Static binding, but the number of ports must increase as virtual machines are added to the port group.
Which port allocation setting should the administrator use to achieve this goal?
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An administrator is deploying vSphere 5.5. The administrator creates a vSphere Distributed Switch, then uses Auto Deploy to deploy several ESXi hosts. After the hosts are deployed, the administrator notices that LACP packets are not being sent between them.
Which condition would cause this issue to occur?
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An administrator determines that a vSphere Standard Switch is dropping all inbound frames to a specific virtual machine. The behavior appeared in the last two days. Which configuration setting, if changed during this timeframe, would result in this behavior?
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The vSphere administrator needs to remove the Production virtual machine port group from an ESXi host. The ESXi host’s Networking Configuration tab is shown in the exhibit.
After disconnecting the Fileserver02 VM, what step does the administrator need to take, assuming that vSwitch1 will still be needed for further configuration?
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A vSphere Standard Switch is configured with two uplinks.
When adjusting the failover order of the uplinks, what are two valid states in which an administrator can place the uplinks? (Choose two.)
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The oncall system administrator has made a change on the ESXi host requiring a restart of the management network. Lockdown mode is enabled.
Which action should the administrator take to restart the management network?
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An administrator is attempting to use Update Manager to patch a cluster of ESXi 5.x hosts.
The administrator needs to stage the patches for a scheduled update after hours. When verifying the hosts after the scheduled upgrade, the administrator determines that one of the hosts was not remediated and patches are not staged. The host is using PXE as its boot method.
What condition would cause this behavior?
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Which VLAN configuration requires switch connectivity defined as an access port?
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An administrator determines that traffic shaping does not appear to be working on Production, a virtual machine port group on vSwitch1. Traffic shaping is working on all other port groups on the switch.
The administrator examines the Traffic Shaping settings as shown in the exhibit:
What should the administrator do to resolve the problem?
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Which installation method is not available for a new deployment of ESXi 5.x?
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A large medical institution needs to centralize malware and anti-virus scanning in its environment.
Which vSphere component will satisfy this requirement?
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An administrator is setting up a new vSphere environment for application development with health monitoring and capacity management. The administrator has purchased three servers for the initial install. The administrator is NOT planning to grow the environment and needs to keep costs as low as possible.
Which vSphere kit should the administrator use to meet these requirements?
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What is the correct order to install vCenter Server 5.x components?
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An administrator needs to continue using ESXi after the 60-day evaluation period expires. The administrator has obtained a valid license from VMware.
Which step must the administrator take to deploy the license?
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How should a vSphere administrator disable memory compression?
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As part of a multisite Single Sign-On (SSO) deployment what two steps are required to ensure that a change to one Single Sign-On instance is propagated to the other instances? (Choose two.)
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Which statement is true regarding the licensing of vCenter Server?
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A vSphere administrator has been using vSphere in evaluation mode and now wants to deploy an environment that provides the same features.
Which edition of vSphere provides similar functionality to evaluation mode?
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An administrator is re-provisioning an ESXi host and moving it to another datacenter.
Which DCUI option should the administrator use to revert the system configuration to the default settings?
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An administrator is preparing to install an additional Single Sign-On node on a stand-alone server.
What information is required during the installation routine?
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Which Web service is installed during the vCenter Server installation?
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A large aerospace company utilizes a mission critical application requiring a large database server with 16 vCPUs and 500GB of RAM. Because of the critical nature of the application, the company also wants to leverage Reliable Memory Technology.
What is the minimum edition of vSphere that will support this scenario?
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Immediately after installing ESXi, an administrator observes that the Configure Lockdown Mode option is grayed out in the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI).
What is the most likely explanation?
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During the installation of ESXi 5.5, the following error message is reported:
Hardware Virtualization is not a feature of the CPU, or is not enabled in the BIOS.
Which condition would generate this message?
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During an upgrade, the ESXi 5.x installer finds an existing version of ESXi and a VMFS3 volume. No virtual machines exist on the host or VMFS3 volume. The requirement is to upgrade to VMFS5.
Which option should be chosen to meet this requirement?
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What happens to the status of users already logged into ESXi Shell when a vSphere administrator enables lockdown mode?
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The vSphere administrator attempts to connect to an ESXi host via an SSH client and receives the following security alert:
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The vSphere administrator needs to determine whether the RSA key fingerprint shown in the security alert is the fingerprint of the intended ESXi host.
Which tool should the vSphere administrator use?
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The vSphere administrator is configuring directory services for an ESXi host:
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What should the vSphere administrator do to configure the host to use CAM services?
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An administrator creates an ESXi cluster using vSphere Auto Deploy. The ESXi hosts are configured to get a management IP address from a DHCP server. The administrator needs to troubleshoot the management network on one of the hosts. Which DCUI option should the administrator use to renew the DHCP lease?
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To comply with security requirements, an administrator with a vCenter Server Appliance needs to force logoff of the vSphere web client after 10 minutes of inactivity.
What should the administrator do to meet the requirement?
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An administrator is upgrading a vSphere Distributed Switch. The existing switch is version 5.0 and the administrator wants to upgrade to the latest version possible. The environment contains several ESXi 5.1 hosts.
Which two options are available to ensure that the upgraded switch will be compatible with these hosts? (Choose two.)
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Which two Identity Sources are available to add for vCenter Single Sign-On authentication? (Choose two.)
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A small company wants to use VMware products for its production systems. The system administrator needs to recommend a solution that will deliver High Availability to the company’s production applications.
What is minimum vSphere offering that will support this requirement?
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A developer needs to create a multi-tier development stack for a home lab.
Which vSphere product will support the architecture required for the least software cost?
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An administrator is unable to login to vCenter Server when using the vSphere web client. The administrator successfully accessed vCenter Server using the client earlier the same day.
What is the most appropriate first step the administrator should take to resolve this issue?
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What is a valid plug-in status for a plug-in that has been added to a vSphere client?
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An administrator is evaluating whether to deploy vCenter Server on a Windows server or on a vCenter Server appliance. The administrator has the following requirements:
• A web browser will be utilized to manage the vSphere environment.
• 16 ESXi hosts will be deployed.
• Licenses must be shared with a vCenter Server at another site.
• An external Oracle 10g database server will be used to host the vCenter Server database.
Why will the administrator need to deploy vCenter Server on a Windows server?
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An administrator is planning a vSphere infrastructure with the following specific networking requirements:
• The ability to shape inbound (RX) traffic
• Support for Private VLANs (PVLANs)
• Support for LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol)
What is the minimum vSphere Edition that will support these requirements?
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What two IT infrastructure components are virtualized by vSphere Essentials? (Choose two.)
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An administrator attempts to install vCenter Single Sign-On Server. The installer returns an error message indicating that the installation failed. Prior to the installation, all setup prerequisites were met. The administrator has generated a vCenter Server Single Sign-On support bundle.
Which two files should the administrator analyze to determine the cause of the failure? (Choose two.)
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Which Single Sign-On deployment mode should an administrator use for two 5.x vCenter Servers configured with linked mode?
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Which two statements below could explain why the vSphere Client is reporting N/A for hyperthreading? (Choose two.)
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