This video describes the course that aligns with the VCP6-DCV exam blueprint: VMware vSphere: Configure and Administer Security.
- [Instructor] In this video I'll introduce you to the VMware vSphere configure and manage networking course. This course aligns to the VMware certified profession six data center virtualization exam. And here on VMware's website, we see the exam blueprint for this exam. If we scroll down, let's take a look at the section of the exam related to networking, section two. In this section we have two objectives. Objective 2.1 is how to configure advanced policies, features and verify network virtualization implementation.
And you can see here we have many areas of knowledge that we have to be comfortable with in order to complete this objective. We need to know how to create distributed switches, how to remove hosts from a distributed switch. And you can see many of these topics here are topics that are specific to vSphere distributed switches. The VCP exam focuses largely on higher level features than it traditionally has in the past. Things like LACP, private VLANs, traffic shaping, are now all covered on the VCP exam, where in the past they were not.
Objective 2.2 covers network I/O control. So here we see we need to know how to define network I/O control. We need to understand the capabilities of it, and we need to know how to configure it and enable and disable it as well. Here we see the configure and manage vSphere networking course in our learning library. This course was recorded by Brandon Neill. And on the left-hand side we can see our table of contents. Chapter one covers ESXi networking components. And this is going to really just start you off with the basics.
What are networking basics? What is a virtual switch? What are virtual NICs and physical NICs? From there we move into vSphere standard switches. And we'll learn about how to create a virtual switch, how to work with VLANs and MTUs, how to configure traffic shaping and NIC teaming. These are all important foundational concepts that you need to understand in order to get the VCP. Then from there we'll take a look at VMkernel networking and we'll look how the ESXi hosts communicate for things like high availability heartbeats or management or storage.
And we'll also look at some new features of Vshpere six like separate TCP/IP stacks.
- Certification prerequisites
- Strategies for success
- Certification paths
- Deploying and consolidating a vSphere data center
- Configuring and administering advanced vSphere 6.x storage
- Upgrading a vSphere deployment to 6.x
- Configuring and administering vSphere 6.x security