Objective 4.5 Configure virtual networking

As part of this blog we will look at how to configure virtual networking. This blog covers exam objective 1.8 as well i.e. Differentiate between vSS and vDS.

vSphere 6.7 exam has two objective, one is configuring and other is managing virtual networking. So I will divide this blog in two part series. In part one I will cover basic of virtual networking, how to setup vSphere standard switch and vSphere distributed switch, configuring VMkernel networking and some other topics. In second part of blog we will cover objective 7.1 which talks about managing virtual networking. So let’s jump right into it.

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Objective 4.6 – Deploy and configure VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

In this blog we will look at how to deploy and configure vCenter server appliance. I am covering these exam objectives in sequence you will configure a vSphere environment, hence i am covering exam objectives back and forth. As part of this blog, we will cover various deployment models of vCenter server, how to deploy VCSA and what are initial configuration that goes in VCSA.

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Objective 4.4 – Set up ESXi hosts

In this blog we will be looking at how to install ESXi, what are different methods to install ESXi and initial configuration after installation. This blog is divided in two sections, first section we will see how to install ESXi and in second section, we will look at configuration. I will only give brief about Auto Deploy as deploying ESXi using Auto Deploy is itself a whole different topic. If you would like to know more about Auto Deploy, let me know in comments and I will cover it as a separate blog. So without wasting any more time, let’s dig right into it.

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Objective 1.2 – Identify vCenter high availability (HA) requirements

Continuing to my last blog post series, this blog will cover exam objective 1.2 i.e. identify requirement for vCenter server high availability requirements. VCHA is not covered in any other objective so I will be covering brief overview, deployment scenario and how to configure it in this part of blog. So let’s get started.

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Objective 1.1 – Identify the pre-requisites and components for vSphere implementation

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In last couple of days, I got some requests related to do some write ups on managing and configuring vSphere environment. As I was preparing for newly released VCP – DCV 2019 certification exam 2v0 – 21.19, I thought why not cover all exam objective as part of this blog series. Exam 2v0 – 21.19 covers vSphere 6.7 so we will discuss install, configure and management of vSphere 6.7 Update 1. It is very difficult to cover all exam objectives in a single blog, so I will try to cover one objective per blog. This is first part of my very long blog series covering first exam objective. So let’s get going.

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