What are two valid use cases for vCenter Server Linked Mode? (Choose two.)
Answer : BC
Reference: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere- esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-management-guide.pdf (page 53)
An administrator is setting up vSphere Auto Deploy to deploy 25 ESXi 5.x hosts using the vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA). What would be considered best practices for
Auto Deploy? (Choose three.)
Answer : A,D,E
Which tool defines the Image Profiles used with Auto Deploy?
Answer : B
Platform-Technical-Whitepaper.pdf (page 9, auto deploy rules engine)
An administrator plans to use an upgrade script to upgrade a number of ESXi 5.x hosts.
What options are available for the kickstart file? (Choose two.)
Answer : AB
An administrator has deployed a vCenter Server Appliance to manage a virtual environment.
The administrator has been asked to develop a plan for handling major upgrades to the application.
What should be included in the upgrade plan?
Answer : B
Explanation: Page 131 of vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdf
Update Manager 5.0 does not support virtual machine patch baselines.
If a host is connected to vCenter Server by using an IPv6 address, you cannot scan and remediate virtual machines and virtual appliances that run on the host.
Remediation of VMware vCenter Server Appliance is not supported. For more information about upgrading the virtual appliance, see the vCenter Server upgrade documentation.
Page 56 of vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-upgrade-guide.pdf
Upgrade the VMware vCenter Server Appliance
Because the VMware vCenter Server Appliance was first released with vSphere 5.0, upgrading the appliance is not required until a future release. This information helps you plan for future upgrades.
1. Deploy the new version of the vCenter Server Appliance. The new appliance has a default network configuration, and the vCenter Server service is unconfigured and disabled.
2. Connect to both the old and new appliances in separate browser windows.
3. In the Upgrade tab of the new appliance, select destination for the appliance role, and click Set role.
4. In the Upgrade tab of the old appliance, select source for the appliance role, and click
5. In each appliance, click Establish Trust. The local appliance key appears.
6. In the new appliance, copy the local appliance key.
7. Paste the local appliance key into the Remote appliance key field of the old appliance.
8. Click Import remote key in the old appliance.
9. In the old appliance, copy the local appliance key.
10. Paste the local appliance key into the Remote appliance key field of the new appliance.
11. Click Import remote key in the new appliance.
12. In the new appliance, click Import, and click Start import.
The new appliance shuts down the old appliance and assumes the network identity of the old appliance. This process can take several minutes. When the import is complete, the new vCenter Server Appliance starts.
Which three configuration settings will be migrated when upgrading a host from ESX 4.x
Classic to ESXi 5.x? (Choose three.)
Answer : ABC
Files Migrated During Migration or Upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0
This table provides the list of files migrated during upgrade from ESX/ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.0:
CIM indicationconf files -
/etc/syslog.confMigrated for ESXi, not migrated for ESX.
/etc/security/access.confNeeded for PAM configurations.
/etc/sysconfig/networkService Console NICs areconverted to VMkernel NICs.
/etc/sysconfig/keyboardAny entries not supported will default to English.
***/etc/sshOpenSSH is now included in ESXi 5.0.
/etc/nsswitch.confUsed generically for various configurations, most helpful for Active
/etc/krb.confNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
/etc/krb.realmsNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
/etc/krb5.confNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
/etc/krb5.aclNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
/etc/krb5.keytabNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
/etc/krb5.logNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
/etc/krb5.mkeyNeeded for Likewise to have Active Directory support.
Needed for authentication and authorization.
Note: Custom edits made to settings in /etc/pam.d/system-auth in ESX 4.x are reset to the default values by the upgrade to ESXi 5.0. To maintain the custom values, reset them manually after the upgrade.
/etc/snmp/snmpd.confMigrated to /etc/vmware/snmp.xml.
etc/motdA note is appended saying the system was upgraded to ESX 5.x.
/etc/likewise/*Used for Likewise configurations.
/etc/vmware/vmauth/authentication.confUsed for Likewise configurations
/etc/vmware/vmauth/provider.xmlUsed for Likewise configurations
***/etc/fstab (Partial)Only NFS entries will be migrated to ESXi.
/etc/passwd (Partial)Only the root user password will be saved, if possible.
/etc/shadowOnly the root user password will be saved, if possible
An administrator is upgrading an ESXi 3.5 host to ESXi 5.x with an intermediate upgrade to
4.0 using Update Manager. The host has a single Intel Xeon processor, 4GB of RAM, and a VMFS datastore on a private, SAN-attached LUN. What might cause the upgrade to be unsuccessful?
Answer : C
An administrator is performing an upgrade on an ESXi host.
Which step can be used to back up the host before the upgrade is performed?
Answer : B
Reference: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere- esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-solutions-and-examples-guide.pdf (page
Click the Exhibit button.
10 ESXi 5.x hosts will be installed as part of a vSphere 5.x deployment. Security hardening is required as part of the installation. The current security profile is displayed in the exhibit.
Which three services shown in the exhibit are configured to run by default in a completed vSphere installation? (Choose three.)
Answer : A,D,E
Since Security hardening is required, network login server, direct console UI and vpxa will be run by default.
For security reasons, an administrator removes a user from the Active Directory domain used by all ESXi hosts for authentication. At the time the user is removed they are actively logged into an ESXi 5.x host through the vSphere Client.
What is true regarding this scenario?
Answer : C
Explanation: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere- esxi-vcenter-server-50-security-guide.pdf
Acme Disposal Services is a large company which has many administrators. For auditing purposes, each administrator must use a unique account to access ESXi Standard hosts.
Which two actions satisfy this requirement and require the least amount of administrative effort? (Choose two.)
Answer : A,D
What Windows security object is granted the vCenter Server administrator role during installation?
Answer : C
Reference: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-4-esxi-installable- vcenter/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.esxi_server_config.doc_41/esx_server_conf ig/authentication_and_user_management/c_administrator.html
Which component is the metering tool for vCloud administration?
Answer : A
VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager provides the metering capability to measure, analyze, and report on utilization and costs associated with VMware-based cloud infrastructures. It offers the ability to configure and associate various cost models with vCloud Director entities. The cost transparency enabled by vCenter Chargeback Manager allows cloud providers to validate and adjust financial models based on resource consumption.
An existing vSphere 4 environment will be upgraded to vSphere 5.x. The current implementation utilizes ESXi 4.1 and the new implementation will use ESXi 5.x.
In which two ways will the new ESXi 5.x implementation differ from the ESXi 4.1 implementation? (Choose two.)
Answer : BD
Of many features, ESXi5.x can boot from various local sources like a USB drive and it can support virtual machines with large hard drive configurations.
Which VMware solution allows for the automated discovery and mapping of applications running over the VM infrastructure?
Answer : B
Reference: http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vcenter- infrastructure-navigator/features.html
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