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For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page.

Objective 6.1 – Perform Basic Troubleshooting for ESXi Hosts

Identify general ESXi host troubleshooting guidelines (new in vSphere 5)

See the vSphere Troubleshooting guide.

Troubleshoot common installation issues (new in vSphere 5)

For Audodeply see the vSphere Troubleshooting guide (page 20). For other installation is most similar to old version and remember to check requiments and HCL.

Monitor ESXi system health (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Monitoring and Performance Guide (page 25).

Export diagnostic information (new in vSphere 5)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management Guide (page 95).


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