We're on fire and we continue to add more and more chapters to our VCP8-DCV Study Guide Page. Today we have another post, VCP-DCV on vSphere 8.x Objective 4.18 – Deploy and configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster QuickStart workflow, as well as the 3 other subchapters.
The Study guide page shall be finished during 2 weeks. It basically revisits the older version of the Study guide and updates with new information what's new in vSphere 8.x. The previous Study Guide – VCP7-DCV, that is based on vSphere 7.x (Note: The exam based on vSphere 7.x will be retired the 31. Jan 2024).
- The exam duration is 135 minutes
- The number of questions is 70
- The passing Score is 300
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VCP-DCV on vSphere 8.x Objective 4.18 – Deploy and configure clusters using the vSphere Cluster QuickStart workflow
A cluster is a group of hosts. When a host is added to a cluster, the resources of the host become part of the resources of the cluster. The cluster manages the resources of all hosts that it contains. You can create clusters in the vSphere Client and then configure them using the Quickstart workflow or manually.
You can use Quickstart to configure HA/DRS cluster and also for vSAN configuration. Quickstart can also be used to expand existing cluster(s).
Quickstart groups common tasks and offers configuration wizards that guide you through the process of configuring and extending a cluster. Once you provide the required information on each wizard, your cluster is configured based on your input.
Objective 4.18.1 – Use Cluster QuickStart workflow to add hosts
You can add new ESXi hosts. After the hosts are added, the card shows the total number of hosts present in the cluster and displays health check validation for those hosts.
You can add existing host or a new host, via the wizard.
Objective 4.18.2 – Use Cluster QuickStart workflow to configure a cluster
You can configure network settings for vMotion and vSAN traffic, review and customize cluster services, and set up a vSAN datastore. After the cluster is configured, the card provides details on configuration mismatch and reports cluster health results through the vSAN Health service.
Objective 4.18.3 – Use QuickStart to expand clusters
In order to expand cluster, you can add more hosts via the wizard. The vSAN cluster can be expanded as well by adding more compatible hosts you'll expand your cluster's resources. Expand your cluster manually or by using the Quickstart workflow and the Add hosts card.
Screenshot from the lab, after activating vSAN ESA, HA and DRS via QuickStart. You apreciate the automation that is going on under cover. The yellow triangles messages is because the lab hardware isn't certified and the vLCM configuration is not set to manage the cluster via single image (yet).
The cluster QuickStart is helpful when troubleshooting cluster services. It pinpoint the problems and shows you where to look at.
Hopefully this chapter will help you to study towards VMware VCP-DCV Certification based on vSphere 8.x. Find other chapters on the main page of the guide – VCP8-DCV Study Guide Page.
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