VCP-5

VMware vSphere VCP 5

Welcome to my VCP 5 study guide page. Listed below is a breakdown of what is included in the VCP 5 Exam Blueprint (currently version 1.4) and study notes for the sections. Josh Coen (blog/twitter) and myself are working together to put this guide together. So as you are clicking through different sections you may be redirected to Josh’s blog. Once all sections have been completed the goal is to put them all into a handy PDF document for download. We both appreciate any comments or feedback on the content we are building and hopefully you find it helpful in your studies for the VCP 5 exam as well.
Study Guide [PDF]  - VCP510 Blueprint

Section 1 – Plan, Install, Configure and Upgrade vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server

Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi

Objective 1.3 - Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi

Objective 1.4 – Secure vCenter Server and ESXi

Objective 1.5 – Identify vSphere Architecture and Solutions

Section 2 – Plan and Configure vSphere Networking

Objective 2.1 – Configure vNetwork Standard Switches

Objective 2.2 – Configure vNetwork Distributed Switches

Objective 2.3 – Configure vSS and VDS Policies

Section 3 – Plan and Configure vSphere Storage

Objective 3.1 – Configure Shared Storage for vSphere

Objective 3.2 – Configure the Storage Virtual Appliance for vSphere

Objective 3.3 – Create and Configure VMFS and NFS Datastores

Section 4 – Deploy and Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

Objective 4.1 – Create and Deploy Virtual Machines

Objective 4.2 – Create and Deploy vApps

Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

Objective 4.4 – Administer Virtual Machines and vApps

Section 5 – Establish and Maintain Service Levels

Objective 5.1 – Create and Configure VMware Clusters

Objective 5.2 – Plan and Implement VMware Fault Tolerance

Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools

Objective 5.4 – Migrate Virtual Machines

Objective 5.5 – Backup and Restore Virtual Machines

Objective 5.6 – Patch and Update ESXi and Virtual Machines

Section 6 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting and Alarm Management

Objective 6.1 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts

Objective 6.2 – Perform Basic vSphere Network Troubleshooting

Objective 6.3 – Perform Basic vSphere Storage Troubleshooting

Objective 6.4 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for HA/DRS Clusters and vMotion/Storage vMotion

Section 7 – Monitor a vSphere Implementation

Objective 7.1 – Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual Machines

Objective 7.2 – Create and Administer vCenter Server Alarms

Additional Resources

ProfessionalVMware.com VCP 5 vBrownBag Series

Preetam Zare VCP5 Blog

Andrea Mauro Blog

Mike Preston Blog