Today is a day where we go for another topic that is present on the latest VMware Blueprint, that covers all chapters of the VCP-DCV certification exam based on VMware vSphere 8.x. The topic is VCP-DCV on vSphere 8.x Objective 5.6 – Configure a virtual machine port group to be offloaded to a data processing unit (DPU).
The study guide page VCP8-DCV with all those individual chapters helps you with learning towards VMware certification exam (2V0-21. 23) and to became VCP-DCV on vSphere 8.x. Check the Official VMware VCP-DCV 2023 exam guide (blueprint) here. Also please check the certification requirements (depends on if you hold already a VCP etc..)
You can backup and restore the workloads running on vSphere Pods and Tanzu Kubernetes clusters, as well as the vCenter Server and NSX-T infrastructure supporting your vSphere with Tanzu installation. There is a Velero plugin that will help you with that.
The solution requires the installation and configuration of several components. Once you have the Velero Plugin for vSphere installed and configured on the Supervisor Cluster, you can backup and restore vSphere Pods. For persistent workloads, the Velero Plugin for vSphere lets you take snapshots of the persistent volumes. Read more here.
You're able to backup and restore:
- vSphere Pods – note that the plugin is not backing up Supervisor Cluster state. See more.
- Backup stateless and stateful workloads on a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster and restore to a cluster provisioned by the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service – Both Kubernetes metadata and persistent volumes can be backed up and restored. Velero snapshotting (not Restic) is used for persistent volumes. See more.
- Backup stateless and stateful workloads on a Tanzu Kubernetes cluster and restore to a conformant Kubernetes cluster not provisioned by the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service
- After a Supervisor Cluster upgrade, you must do a new backup. Restoring a vCenter Server to a backup where it expects an older version of Supervisor Cluster is not supported.
- vCenter Configuration – use tools for vCenter backup and restore.
- NSX-T Data Center – Load balancer and ingress services depend on NSX-T backup. Use NSX-T Manager to backup and restore the NSX-T database.
More reading in VMware documentation here.
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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