Objective 1.2 – Manage Complex Storage Solutions

Analyze I/O workloads to determine storage performance requirements

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this here

When using ESXTOP & analysing KAVG, DAVG & GAVG I found that the below picture was an ideal reference for I/O flow

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As a general rule DAVG/cmd, KAVG/cmd and GAVG/cmd should not exceed 10 milliseconds (ms) for sustained lengths of time.

  • Identify and tag SSD and Local Devices

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this here

  • Administer hardware acceleration for VAAI

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this here

  • Configure and administer profile based storage

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/configure-and-administer-profile-based-storage/

  • Prepare storage for maintenance

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/vmfs-storage-maintenance-tasks/

  • Apply space utilization data to manage storage resources

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/vsphere-storage-space-utilization-data/

  • Provision and manage storage resources according to Virtual Machines requirements

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/provision-and-manage-storage-resources-according-to-virtual-machine-requirements/

  • Understand interactions between virtual storage provisioning and physical storage provisioning

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/understanding-the-interactions-between-virtual-storage-provisioning-and-physical-storage-provisioning/

  • Configure datastore alarms

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/configuring-and-analysing-vsphere-datastore-alarms/

  • Create and analyse datastore alarms and errors to determine space availability

The vBrownbag videos (linked in the Section 1 page above) goes through this process for the VCAP-DCA 5 blueprint.

The Study Guide on http://www.buildvirtual.net has already covered this http://buildvirtual.net/configuring-and-analysing-vsphere-datastore-alarms/

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