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For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page.

Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates

See also: Objective 4.3 – Manage Virtual Machine Clones and Templates.

Identify the vCenter Server managed ESXi hosts and Virtual Machine maximums (new in vSphere 5)

See also: Configuration Maximums for VMware vSphere 5.0. Main differences from vSphere 4.1:

  • Virtual Machine Maximums: 32 vCPU (instead of 8 ) and 1 TB vRAM (instead of 255 GB)
  • ESXi Host Maximums: 512 VM per host (instead of 320), 2048 vCPU per host (instead of 512), 2 TB RAM (instead of 1 TB), 256 NFS mounts per host (instead of 64)
  • vCenter Server Maximums: quite the same of v 4.1
  • VUM Maximums: more concurrent operations

Identify Cloning and Template options (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 43).

Different choices for the destination: which cluster or host, which datastore, which VMDK type, perform a customization (guest OS reconfiguration), power on and/or edit the VM Properties.

Clone an existing virtual machine (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 44). Can also be done from the vSphere Web Client.

Create a template from an existing virtual machine (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 47).

Deploy a virtual machine from a template (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 50). Can also be done from the vSphere Web Client.

Update existing virtual machine templates (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 53 and 55).

Deploy virtual appliances and/or vApps from an OVF template (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 68).

Import and/or Export an OVF template (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 68 and 70).

Determine the appropriate deployment methodology for a given virtual machine application (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration Guide (page 15).

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Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2735 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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