VCAP5-DCD Study Guide

The following pages are intended to provide information about the VMware design process. This information should be usefull not only to pass the VDCD510 exam but also to give a solid foundation for real world design projects.

According to VMwares VDCD510 Exam Blueprint i am going to cover the following objectives:

Section 1 – Create a vSphere Conceptual Design
Objective 1.1 – Gather and analyze business requirements
Objective 1.2 – Gather and analyze application requirements
Objective 1.3 – Determine Risks, Constraints, and Assumptions

Section 2 – Create a vSphere Logical Design from an Existing Conceptual Design
Objective 2.1 – Map Business Requirements to the Logical Design
Objective 2.2 – Map Service Dependencies
Objective 2.3 – Build Availability Requirements into the Logical Design
Objective 2.4 – Build Manageability Requirements into the Logical Design
Objective 2.5 – Build Performance Requirements into the Logical Design
Objective 2.6 – Build Recoverability Requirements into the Logical Design
Objective 2.7 – Build Security Requirements into the Logical Design

Section 3 – Create a vSphere Physical Design from an Existing Logical Design
Objective 3.1 – Transition from a Logical Design to a vSphere 5 Physical Design
Objective 3.2 – Create a vSphere 5 Physical Network Design from an Existing Logical Design
Objective 3.3 – Create a vSphere 5 Physical Storage Design from an Existing Logical Design
Objective 3.4 – Determine Appropriate Compute Resources for a vSphere 5 Physical Design
Objective 3.5 – Determine Virtual Machine Configuration for a vSphere 5 Physical Design
Objective 3.6 – Determine Datacenter Management Options for a vSphere 5 Physical Design

Section 4 – Implementation Planning
Objective 4.1 – Create an Execute a Validation Plan
Objective 4.2 – Create an Implementation Plan
Objective 4.3 – Create an Installation Guide

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