Storage Virtualization, Virtual SAN, VSAN



Hi, Welcome to my VCAP-DCA 550 study blog. I successfully passed the VCAP-DCA 550 in March 2015. On this blog i have broke down the exam blue print which is at version 3.3 at the time of writing this.

Exam blue-print

VCAP-DCA 550 Objectives

Section 1 – Implement and Manage Storage

Objective 1.1 – Implement Complex Storage Solutions

Objective 1.2 – Manage Complex Storage Solutions

Objective 1.3 – Troubleshoot complex storage solutions

Section 2 – Implement and Manage Networking

Objective 2.1 – Implement and manage virtual standard switch (vSS) networks

Objective 2.2 – Implement and manage virtual distributed switch (vDS) networks

Objective 2.3 – Troubleshoot virtual switch solutions

Section 3 – Implement and Manage Host Clusters

Objective 3.1 – Implement and Maintain Complex VMware HA Solutions

Objective 3.2 – Implement and manage complex DRS solutions

Objective 3.3 – Troubleshoot vSphere clusters

Section 4 – Manage Virtual Machines and vSphere Resources

Objective 4.1 – Utilize Advanced vSphere Performance Monitoring Tools

Objective 4.2 – Optimize Virtual Machine resources

Objective 4.3 – Manage advanced virtual machine configurations

Objective 4.4– Configure and manage vSphere Replication

Section 5 – Perform Operational Maintenance

Objective 5.1 – Implement and Maintain Host Profiles

Objective 5.2 – Utilize Update Manager for patches and upgrades

Objective 5.3 – Manage vCenter inventory

Objective 5.4 – Configure, manage, and analyze vSphere and SSO log files

Section 6 – Secure a vSphere Environment

Objective 6.1 – Manage authentication and end-user security

Objective 6.2 – Manage SSL certificates

Section 7 – Perform Scripting and Automation

Objective 7.1 – Execute VMware Cmdlets and Customize Scripts Using PowerCLI

Objective 7.2 – Utilize basic workflows using Orchestrator

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