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  • VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

    Has anyone done the exam yet?

    I just did the ICM training which is required to get the VCP last week, and I know I won't get a whole lot of hands-on on it so there is no point in waiting until I do the exam..

    Going to do a bunch of reading over the next few weeks and probably do it in december...
    VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah

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    Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

    I have done the course as well. However I have not done the exam yet. But beware of this exam because i heared that this one is very though. Better know what you are talking about before taking it. Know that configuration maximums document inside out

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    • #3
      Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

      Since the 2nd shot exam is free with the voucher, I'm trying it friday.

      I'll make sure to know the minimum requirements as well as the maximums by heart for sure.

      Not really expecting to pass, but I'd still say I think I have a 50% chance of getting around 300.
      VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah

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      • #4
        Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

        Originally posted by gepeto View Post
        Since the 2nd shot exam is free with the voucher, I'm trying it friday.
        Good luck.. let us know your experiences

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        • #5
          Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

          I'm VCP on 3.5 and I think I can upgrade without sitting the course until the end of the year. I'm just going through a vSphere upgrade (8 hosts and 2 VCentre servers)

          Let me know what you think of the exam as I might try and push mine in before the end of the year.

          Thanks

          Michael
          Michael Armstrong
          www.m80arm.co.uk
          MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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          • #6
            Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

            I'll update this thread this weekend for sure. For now I wrote down all the maximums and synchronized them to my iphone for reading in the bus.

            I never went to an exam so unprepared but the 2nd shot is great as it relieves a lot of the stress associated with the exam, which in turn can even help you pass the first time.


            Code:
            Virtual Machine maximums
            
            CPUs per VM :8
            
            RAM per VM: 255GB
            
            VM swap file: 255GB
            
            vSCSI adapters per vm: 4
            
            SCSI targets per vSCSI Adapter: 15
            
            SCSI Targets per VM: 60
            
            virtual disk size: 2TB minus 512B
            
            IDE controllers per VM: 1
            
            IDE devices per VM: 4
            
            Floppy controllers per VM: 1
            
            floppy devices per VM: 2
            
            vNICs per VM: 10
            
            parallel ports per VM: 3
            
            serial ports per VM: 4
            
            VMdirectPath PCI/PCIe devices per VM: 2
            
            VMDirectPath SCSI targets per VM: 60
            
            Concurrent remote console connections to a VM: 40
            
            Storage Maximums
            
            Raw Device mapping size: 2TB minus 512B
            
            VMFS Volume Size: 64TB minus 16K
            
            VMs per Volume: 256
            
            Volumes per host: 256
            
            Extents per volume: 32
            
            Hosts per cluster : 32
            
            Extent size: 2TB minus 512B
            
            Max IO Size before splits: 32MB
            
            VMFS-2
            
            Files per volume: 256 (+64*extents)
            
            Blocksize: 256MB
            
            File Size (1MB Block): 456GB
            
            File Size (block size=8MB): 2TB
            
            File Size (block size=64MB): 27TB
            
            File Size (block size=256MB): 64TB
            
            VMFS-3
            
            volumes per host: 256MB
            
            Files per volume: 30720
            
            Block Size: 8MB
            
            File size (block size=1MB): 256GB minus 512B
            
            File size (block size=2MB): 512GB minus 512B
            
            File Size (block size=4MB): 1TB minus 512B
            
            File Size (block size=8MB): 2TB minus 512B
            
            NFS
            
            Default NFS datastores: 8
            
            NFS Datastores: 64
            
            Fibre Channel
            
            LUNs per host: 256
            
            LUN size: 2TB minus 512B
            
            Paths to a LUN: 32
            
            Total paths per host: 1024
            
            LUNs cocurrently opened by all VMs: 256
            
            LUN ID: 255
            
            HBAs per host: 8
            
            HBA ports: 16
            
            Targets per HBA: 256
            
            Hardware iSCSI initiators
            
            LUNs per host: 256
            
            LUNs concurrently used: 256
            
            Initiator ports per host: 4
            
            Total paths on a host: 1024
            
            Paths to a LUN: 8
            
            Dynamic targets per adapter port: 64
            
            Static targets per adapter port: 61
            
            Software iSCSI initiator
            
            LUNs per host: 256
            
            LUNs concurrently used: 256
            
            NICs port bound with the software iSCSI stack per host: 8
            
            Targets (dynamic + static) : 256
            
            Paths to a LUN: 8
            
            Total Paths: 1024
            
            Compute Maximums
            
            Virtual CPUs per host : 512
            
            Virtual machines per host: 320
            
            Logical processors per host: 64
            
            Virtual CPUs per physical core: 20
            
            Virtual CPUs per physical core for 4.0U1: 25
            
            Memory Maximums
            
            Size of RAM per host: 1TB
            
            Maximum RAM allocated to service console: 800MB
            
            Minimum RAM allocated to service console: 300MB
            
            Swap files: 1 per Virtual machine
            
            Swap file size: same as virtual machine RAM
            
            Networking Maximums
            
            Physical NICs
            
            e1000 Ethernet Ports (PCI-X): 32
            
            e1000e Ethernet Ports (PCI-E): 32
            
            igb 1GB ethernet ports (intel): 16
            
            tg3 1GB Eternet ports (Broadcom): 32
            
            bnx2 1GB Ethernet Ports (broardcom): 16
            
            forcedeth 1GB Ethernet Ports (nVidia): 2
            
            s2io 10GB Ethernet Ports (neterion): 4
            
            nx_nic 10GB Ethernet ports (NetXen): 4
            
            ixgbe Oplin 10GB Ethernet port (Intel): 4
            
            bnx2x 10GB Ethernet ports (Broadcom): 4
            
            Infiniband ports : Community support for ESX, not available for ESXi
            
            PCI VMDirectPath Devices
            
            PCI VMDirectPath devices per host: 8
            
            vNetwork Standard Switch
            
            Total network switch ports per host: 4096
            
            vnet switch ports per standard switch: 4088
            
            Port groups per standard switch: 512
            
            Standard switches per host: 248
            
            vNetwork Distributed Switch
            
            Total virtual network switch ports per host: 4096
            
            Distributed virtual network switch ports per vCenter: 6000
            
            Distributed port groups per vCenter: 512
            
            Distributed switches per vCenter: 16
            
            Hosts per distributed switch: 64
            
            HA Cluster
            
            Hosts per HA cluster: 32
            
            VMs per host in HA cluster with 8 or fewer hosts: 100
            
            VMs per host in HA cluster with 9 or more hosts: 40
            
            Failover hosts per cluster: 4
            
            Failover as percentage of cluster: 50%
            
            DRS Cluster
            
            Hosts per DRS cluster: 32
            
            VMs per DRS Cluster: 1280
            
            VMs per host in a DRS cluster: 256
            
            Resource Pool
            
            Resource pools per host: 4096
            
            Children per resource pool: 1024
            
            Tree depth per resource pool: 12
            
            Tree depth per resource pool in a DRS cluster: 10
            
            Resource pools per cluster: 512
            
            vCenter Server Maximums
            
            Hosts: 200
            
            Powered on VMs (32bit): 2000
            
            Registered virtual machines (32bit): 3000
            
            Hosts (64bit): 300
            
            Powered on VMs (64bit): 3000
            
            Registered VM (64bit): 4500
            
            Linked vCenter servers: 10
            
            Hosts in linked-mode environment: 1000
            
            Powered-on VMs in linked mode: 10000
            
            Registed VMs in linked mode: 15000
            
            Concurrent vSphere client connections (32bit): 15
            
            Concurrent vSphere client connections (64bit): 30
            
            Hosts per datacenter: 100
            
            Concurrent Operations
            
            Provisioning operations per host: 8
            
            Provisioning operations per datastore: 8
            
            VMotion operations per host: 2
            
            Vmotion operations per VMFS3 datastore: 4
            
            Storage Vmotion operations per host: 2
            
            Storage Vmotion operations per datastore: 4
            
            Concurrent operations per vCenter server: 96
            
            vCenter update manager
            
            Concurrent hosts scanned (64bit): 300
            
            Concurrent hosts scanned (32bit): 200
            
            Concurrent virtual machines scanned (64bit): 4000
            
            Concurrent virtual machines scanned (32bit): 200
            
            Cisco VDS update and deployment: 70
            
            Virtual machine remediation per ESX host
            
            Powered on Windows VM scan per ESX host: 6
            
            Powered off Windows VM scan per ESX Host: 6
            
            Powered on Linux VM scan per ESX Host: 145
            
            Vmware tool scan per ESX host: 145
            
            VMware tools upgrade per ESX host: 145
            
            Virtual machine hardware scan per host: 145
            
            Virtual machine hardware upgrade per host: 145
            
            VM remediation per VUM server: 48
            
            Powered on Windows VM scan per VUM server: 72
            
            Powered off Windows VM scan per VUM server: 10
            
            Powered on linux VM scan per VUM server: 145
            
            Vmware tools scan per VUM server: 145
            
            Vmware tools upgrade per VUM server: 145
            
            ESX Host scan per VUM server: 72
            
            ESX host remediation per VUM server: 8
            
            ESX host upgrade per VUM server: 48
            
            EST Host upgrade per cluster: 1
            
            vCenter Converter
            
            Concurrent import export tasks: 16
            VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah

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            • #7
              Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

              This is what I have on my desk at work:

              http://www.boche.net/blog/index.php/...now-available/

              Jason's a MOD on here as well.

              Michael
              Michael Armstrong
              www.m80arm.co.uk
              MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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              • #8
                Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                I'll check it out tonight, our proxy doesn't like me learning about stuff:

                Reason:


                The Websense category "Social Networking and Personal Sites" is filtered.
                VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah

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                • #9
                  Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                  Originally posted by gepeto View Post
                  I'll check it out tonight, our proxy doesn't like me learning about stuff:

                  Reason:


                  The Websense category "Social Networking and Personal Sites" is filtered.
                  It's a blog post

                  Michael
                  Michael Armstrong
                  www.m80arm.co.uk
                  MCITP: EA, MCTS, MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003: Messaging, CCA, VCP 3.5, 4, 5, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, ITIL, MCP, PGP Certified Technician

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                  • #10
                    Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                    Hi,

                    please go thro the URL http:// www. simonlong. co.uk/blog/vcp-vsphere-4-practice-exam/. this will help you in getting knowledge.

                    i have passed the exam on 21st now 2009.

                    questions are 85 and you have to answer in 90 minutes.
                    Last edited by Wired; 26th November 2009, 23:15. Reason: MOD removed live link

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                    • #11
                      Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                      So in the end I read the Maximums document twice, the vSphere reference card once... did the Mock exam on vmware's website, on Simon Long's website, for a total of maybe 3hours of studying...

                      Since I'm not an admin and I do mostly high level designs, sizing, etc, I should've studied more as I don't know some GUI feature locations etc..

                      Click the attachment to see the score, sorry for the quality, took the pic with my iPhone in the dark elevator.. could NOT believe it !!
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                      • #12
                        Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                        What's the highest score you could have gotten?
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                        • #13
                          Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                          500 ! And I corrected a question on the last review...I wasn't even stressed anymore cause I was sure I was going to fail.

                          So for people who have a lot of face time with vSphere I don't think it's super hard, but for people who do more design and are rarely connected to the servers, the ICM Course is definitely not enough. But someone studying the Maximums, the reference card, and the notes by Jason Boche should be fine though. I just couldn't study due to a lot of work emergencies

                          Good luck to the others ! Do it before the 2nd shot is over !
                          VCP on vSphere (4), MCITP:EA/DBA, MCTS:Blahblah

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                          • #14
                            Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                            Congratulations Gepeto. A pass is a pass no matter the pass mark!!
                            1 1 was a racehorse.
                            2 2 was 1 2.
                            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                            2 2 1 1 2

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                            • #15
                              Re: VCP on vSphere 4 anyone?

                              Congrats Gepeto THX for the feedback... very usefull

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