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VCAP6-DCV Design (article in Progress!)

Some time before Christmas 2015 VMware education has made a few announcements:

The VCAP6 beta exams will be announced somewhere before mid January and around the end of January the first exams can be scheduled.

On this page I will post topics which I think are worth looking into to prepare oneself for the VCAP6-DCV Design beta exam.

Kim

I am trying to make notes and collect all useful information for the VCP6-DCV Design exam. Fell free to use my resources and if you have some that I do not have, please do share!

TIP 1: STUDY EXAMPLE

I have added some examples which might help you with the VCAP6-DCV Design exam.

vSphere 6 Dependency Diagrams

vSphere 6 Upgrade Diagrams

Basic Calculations

PSC Supported Design Topologies

vDS vSphere 6

NSX 6.2 + vSphere 6+ SRM

VCAP6-DCV DESIGN Links

 

TIP 2: READ THE BLUEPRINT

Anyone who has been reading up on vSphere 6 probably will agree: vSphere 6 is a beast.

I have read the VCAP6-DCV DESIGN beta blueprint and I think there is enough change since release 5.5 to encourage you to at least find out if you have the needed tool sets to pass the Design exam.

So I highly encourage anyone to read the Design beta blueprint.

 

TIP 3: REFRESH YOUR EXISTING KNOWLEDGE

Time to refresh existing knowledge: how to calculate cluster sizes; know RTO, RPO, requirements, constraints, limits, DR and backup strategies, DRS and HA, etc..
And from here we have to make sure we know the new features.

 

TIP 4: THE NEW FEATURES

Just knowing about the old features and new features will probably not help us enough to pass the beta exam.
Make sure you know which features have changed and which features have been added in vSphere 6.
HA for example had a addition for VM’s: Component protection. Component protection can be used to provide more HA for your VM’s.

  • Component Protection
  • Platform Services Controller
  • NIOC v3
  • VSAN 6
  • NSX has replaced vSHIELD
  • VVOL
  • NFS 4
  • Content Library
  • Enhanced VMotion
  • Fault Tolerance

 

TIP 5: OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION

Well, there is not much information out there yet. I personally will go through all available official documentation:

 

TIP 6: Links

A lot of people are sharing knowledge!

VCAP6-DCV Design Links

 

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