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VCP-DCV 2021, VMware Certified Professional vSphere 7.x (2V0-21.20) Exam Dumps


The VCP-DCV 2021 certification validates candidate skills to implement, manage, and troubleshoot a vSphere infrastructure, using best practices to provide a powerful, flexible, and secure foundation for business agility that can accelerate the transformation to cloud computing

Number of Questions: 95


Exam Details 
The Professional VMware vSphere 7.x Exam (2V0-21.20), which leads to the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization 2020 certification is a 70-item exam with a passing score of 300 using a scaled method. Candidates are given an exam time of 130 minutes, which includes adequate time to complete the exam for non-native English speakers.

Exam Delivery
This is a proctored exam delivered through Pearson VUE. For more information, visit the Pearson VUE website.

Certification Information
For details and a complete list of requirements and recommendations for attainment, please reference the VMware Education Services – Certification website.

Minimally Qualified Candidate
A minimally qualified candidate (MQC) has 6-12 months hands-on experience implementing, managing, and troubleshooting a vSphere 7
infrastructure. They are typically administrators, capable of performing deployment and administration of a virtual infrastructure using vSphere. The candidate also has a working knowledge of storage, networking, hardware, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery

Exam Sections
VMware exam blueprint sections are now standardized to the seven sections below, some of which may NOT be included in the final exam blueprint depending on the exam objectives.
Section 1 – Architecture and Technologies
Section 2 – Products and Solutions
Section 3 – Planning and Designing
Section 4 – Installing, Configuring, and Setup
Section 5 – Performance-tuning, Optimization, and Upgrades
Section 6 – Troubleshooting and Repairing
Section 7 – Administrative and Operational Tasks
If a section does not have testable objectives in this version of the exam, it will be noted below, accordingly. The objective numbering maybe referenced in your score report at the end of your testing event for further preparation should a retake of the exam be necessary.

Sections Included in this Exam

Section 1 –Architectures and Technologies

Objective 1.1 – Identify the pre-requisites and components for a vSphere implementation
Objective 1.2 – Describe vCenter Server topology
Objective 1.3 – Identify and differentiate storage access protocols for vSphere (NFS, iSCSI, SAN, etc.)
1.3.1 – Describe storage datastore types for vSphere
1.3.2 – Explain the importance of advanced storage configuration (vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA),
vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI), etc.)
1.3.3 – Describe storage policies
1.3.4 – Describe basic storage concepts in K8s, vSAN, and vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)
Objective 1.4 – Differentiate between vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC) and vSphere Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
Objective 1.5 – Describe instant clone architecture and use cases
Objective 1.6 – Describe ESXi cluster concepts
1.6.1 – Describe Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
1.6.2 – Describe vSphere Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC)
1.6.3 – Describe how Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) scores virtual machines
1.6.4 – Describe vSphere High Availability
1.6.5 – Describe datastore clusters
Objective 1.7 – Identify vSphere distributed switch and vSphere standard switch capabilities
1.7.1 – Describe VMkernel networking
1.7.2 – Manage networking on multiple hosts with vSphere distributed switch
1.7.3 – Describe networking policies
1.7.4 – Manage Network I/O Control (NIOC) on a vSphere distributed switch
Objective 1.8 – Describe vSphere Lifecycle Manager concepts (baselines, cluster images, etc.)
Objective 1.9 – Describe the basics of vSAN as primary storage
1.9.1 – Identify basic vSAN requirements(networking, disk count + type)
Objective 1.10 – Describe the vSphere Trust Authority architecture
Objective 1.11 – Explain Software Guard Extensions (SGX)

Section 2 – VMware Products and Solutions

Objective 2.1 – Describe the role of vSphere in the software-defined data center (SDDC)
Objective 2.2 – Identify use cases for vCloud Foundation
Objective 2.3 – Identify migration options
Objective 2.4 – Identify DR use cases
Objective 2.5 – Describe vSphere integration with VMware Skyline

Section 3 – Planning and Designing – There are no testable objectives for this section.

Section 4 – Installing, Configuring, and Setup

Objective 4.1 – Describe single sign-on (SSO) deployment topology
4.1.1 – Configure a single sign-on (SSO) domain
4.1.2 – Join an existing single sign-on (SSO) domain
Objective 4.2 – Configure VSS advanced virtual networking options
Objective 4.3 – Set up identity sources
4.3.1 – Configure Identity Federation
4.3.2 – Configure Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration
4.3.3 – Configure Active Directory integration
Objective 4.4 – Deploy and configure vCenter Server Appliance
Objective 4.5 – Create and configure VMware High Availability and advanced options (Admission Control, Proactive High Availability,
Objective 4.6 – Deploy and configure vCenter Server High Availability
Objective 4.7 – Set up the content library
Objective 4.8 – Configure vCenter Server file-based backup
Objective 4.9 – Analyze basic log output from vSphere products
Objective 4.10 – Configure vSphere Trust Authority
Objective 4.11 – Configure vSphere certificates
4.11.1 – Describe Enterprise PKIs role for SSL certificates
Objective 4.12 – Configure vSphere Lifecycle Manager/VMware Update Manager (VUM)
Objective 4.13 – Securely Boot ESXi hosts
Objective 4.14 – Configure different network stacks
Objective 4.15 – Configure Host Profiles
Objective 4.16 – Identify boot options
4.16.1 – Configure Quick Boot

Section 5 – Performance-tuning, Optimization, Upgrades

Objective 5.1 – Identify resource pools use cases
5.1.1 – Explain shares, limits, and reservations (resource management)
Objective 5.2 – Monitor resources of vCenter Server Appliance and vSphere environment
Objective 5.3 – Identify and use tools for performance monitoring
Objective 5.4 – Configure Network I/O Control (NIOC)
Objective 5.5 – Configure Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
Objective 5.6 – Explain the performance impact of maintaining virtual machine snapshots
Objective 5.7 – Plan for upgrading various vSphere components

Section 6 – Troubleshooting and Repairing – There are no testable objectives for this section.

Section 7 – Administrative and Operational Tasks

Objective 7.1 – Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
Objective 7.2 – Create virtual machines using different methods (Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF) templates, content library,
Objective 7.3 – Manage virtual machines
Objective 7.4 – Manage storage (datastores, storage policies, etc.)
7.4.1 – Configure and modify datastores (expand/upgrade existing datastore, etc.)
7.4.2 – Create virtual machine storage policies
7.4.3 – Configure storage cluster options
Objective 7.5 – Create Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) affinity and anti-affinity rules for common use cases
Objective 7.6 – Configure and perform different types of migrations
Objective 7.7 – Configure role-based user management
Objective 7.8 – Configure and manage the options for securing a vSphere environment (certificates, virtual machine encryption,
virtual Trusted Platform Module, lock-down mode, virtualization-based security, etc.)
Objective 7.9 – Configure and manage host profiles
Objective 7.10 – Utilize baselines to perform updates and upgrades
Objective 7.11 – Utilize vSphere Lifecycle Manager
7.11.1 – Describe Firmware upgrades for ESXi
7.11.2 – Describe ESXi updates
7.11.3 – Describe component and driver updates for ESXi
7.11.4 – Describe hardware compatibility check
7.11.5 – Describe ESXi cluster image export functionality
Objective 7.12 – Configure alarms

Sample Questions

Sample Question 1

An administrator sees that a virtual machine named “VM-A” has a Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) score of 25%.
What does this score indicate?

A. VM-A is requesting 25% more CPU and memory resources.
B. VM-A is using 25% of its CPU and memory resources.
C. VM-A is experiencing low resource contention.
D. VM-A is experiencing high resource contention.

Answer: D

Sample Question 2

Which cluster feature ensures that the compute resource requirements of virtual machines in a cluster are satisfied?

A. Proactive High Availability
B. Distributed Resource Scheduler
C. Storage I/O Control
D. Predictive Distributed Resource Scheduler

Answer: B

Sample Question 3

A new vSphere 7.0 environment is deployed with the following:
• A single vCenter Server
• Two vSAN clusters
• Four ESXi hosts per cluster
How many vSAN datastores are available in this environment?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 4
D. 8

Answer: B

Sample Question 4

An administrator is tasked with assessing which virtual machines (VMs) can be migrated to new servers without any modification
to a vSphere environment.

Which VM configuration would enable the use of vSphere vMotion for migrating the VMs to the new servers?

A. Virtual machine with raw device mapping (RDM) mapped only to the host it is on
B. Virtual machine mounted to a host CD-ROM
C. Virtual machine with a clustered virtual machine disk (VMDK)
D. Virtual machine with a physical USB security dongle

Answer: C

Sample Question 5

Which two steps would an administrator complete when configuring vCenter Server High Availability using the vSphere Client?
(Choose two.)

A. Indicate that the Passive and Witness nodes have been manually created.
B. Select the management network for the Passive and Witness nodes.
C. Choose the data replication network for the Active, Passive and Witness nodes.
D. Configure the name of the vCenter Server High Availability cluster.
E. Select the deployment size for the Passive and Witness nodes.

Answers: A, C

Sample Question 6

An IT Department configures VMware Certificate Authority to assign certificates to its ESXi hosts. An administrator logs into
vCenter Server and notices some ESXi hosts have expired certificates.

How could the administrator renew VMware Certificate Authority-assigned certificates to the ESXi hosts?

A. Disconnect the ESXi hosts and reconnect them to vCenter Server.
B. Restart each ESXi host via the vSphere Client.
C. Connect to each ESXi host and run the restart command to restart the management agents.
D. Connect to the vCenter Server Appliance to stop and start the services.

Answer: A

Sample Question 7

Which resource pool setting should be used to establish a minimum guarantee of resource usage?

A. Shares
B. Limits
C. Reservations
D. Resource usage

Answer: C

Sample Question 8

Which vSphere feature helps prevent a single virtual machine from consuming all of the available resources on a shared

A. vSphere Network I/O Control (NIOC)
B. vSphere Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
C. vSphere Storage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)
D. vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI)

Answer: B

Sample Question 9

An administrator is tasked with updating a host profile to reflect a recent manual configuration change on a single host in a

Which option would the administrator select to update the host profile with the current ESXi host configuration?

A. Extract Host Profile
B. Export Host Customizations
C. Copy Settings from Host
D. Copy Settings to Host Profile
Answer: C