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For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page.

Objective 5.3 – Create and Administer Resource Pools

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Describe the Resource Pool hierarchy (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Resource Management Guide (page 43). Note that a DRS license is required, in order to use resource pools in a VMware cluster.

Define the Expandable Reservation parameter (same as vSphere 4.x)

With this option, if you power on a virtual machine in this resource pool, and the combined reservations of the virtual machines are larger than the reservation of the resource pool, the resource pool can use resources from its parent or ancestors.

Create/Remove a Resource Pool (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Resource Management Guide (page 45).

Configure Resource Pool attributes (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Resource Management Guide (page 45). Note that shares, reservations and limits concepts are the same both in resource pools and VM properties.

Add/Remove virtual machines from a Resource Pool (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Resource Management Guide (page 46).

Determine Resource Pool requirements for a given vSphere implementation (same as vSphere 4.x)

For a VMware Cluster, the requirements are the same for DRS (and of course for vMotion). Note that DRS can works fine combined with VMware HA and also FT.

Evaluate appropriate shares, reservations and limits for a Resource Pool based on virtual machine workloads (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the DRS Performance and Best Practices document.

Clone a vApp (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Virtual Machine Administration guide (page 195). For other vApp related questions see: VCP5 Exam Prep – Part 4.4

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2903 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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