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For a list of all objectives see the VCP5 page.

Objective 7.1 – Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server and Virtual Machines

See also: Objective 7.1 – Monitor ESXi, vCenter Server, and Virtual Machines.

Describe how Tasks and Events are viewed in vCenter Server (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 101).

Identify critical performance metrics (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See also: Monitor vSphere ESX/ESXi and Virtual Machine Performance (for VCP4).

Explain common memory metrics (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Monitoring and Performance guide (page 7).

Explain common CPU metrics (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the old Basic System Administrator guide.

Explain common network metrics (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the old Basic System Administrator guide.

Explain common storage metrics (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the old Basic System Administrator guide.

Compare and contrast Overview and Advanced Charts (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See also: Monitor vSphere ESX/ESXi and Virtual Machine Performance (for VCP4).

Configure SNMP for vCenter Server (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 37).

Configure Active Directory and SMTP settings for vCenter Server (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 36).

Configure vCenter Server logging options (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 38).

Create a log bundle (same as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 98).

Create/Edit/Delete a Scheduled Task (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 101).

Configure/View/Print/Export resource maps (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 143).

Start/Stop/Verify vCenter Server service status (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 112).

Start/Stop/Verify ESXi host agent status (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 111).

Configure vCenter Server timeout settings (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 38).

Monitor/Administer vCenter Server connections (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vCenter Server and Host Management guide (page 28).

Create an Advanced Chart (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Monitoring and Performance guide (page 13) and Understanding and Customizing VMware ESX Server Performance chart.

Determine host performance using resxtop and guest Perfmon (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See the vSphere Monitoring and Performance guide (page 43) and ESXTOP – Yellow Bricks and VMware Tools Has Perfmon Integration.

Given performance data, identify the affected vSphere resource (similar as vSphere 4.x)

See: Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2908 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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