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Q16. During a requirements gathering workshop to design a physical to virtual migration, the customer provides the following information:
✑ There is no physical firewall in the data center with no anticipated plans for a future network refresh.
✑ Leveraging the virtual infrastructure to mitigate the lack of network security must be addressed in the design.
✑ All physical servers to be migrated exist on the same VLAN.
Which recommendation should the architect make to address the customer requirement with regard to virtual networking?
A. ✑ Split the virtual machines into several VLANs
✑ Use tag actions
B. ✑ Create port groups with different names and same VLAN IDs
✑ Enable traffic shaping for ingress and egress traffic
C. ✑ Enable traffic filtering and marking
✑ Use allow or drop actions
D. Disable traffic filtering and marking
✑ Use tag actionsC
Q17. An architect is tasked with designing a greenfield VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) solution that will be used to deliver a private cloud service for a customer.
During the initial meeting with the service owner and business sponsor, the customer has provided the following information to help inform the design:
✑ The solution must initially support the concurrent running of 300 production and 600 development virtual machines.
✑ The production environment should be delivered across two geographically dispersed data centers.
✑ The development environment must be vSphere-based but does not have to be deployed on-premises.
✑ The two data centers are connected to each other through multiple diversely routed, high bandwidth and low latency links.
✑ The customer’s server hardware standard document states that all virtual infrastructure hosts must be based on blade architecture only.
✑ The service owner has said that is important to ensure that neither the availability target of 99.5% nor the resource capacity is affected when the operations team completes maintenance activities, such as the monthly software patching and ad-hoc hardware break/fix.
✑ All virtual machine backups must be completed using the existing backup service.
✑ The recovery time objective (RTO) for the service is four hours.
✑ The recovery point objective (RPO) of the service is 24 hours.
Given the information from the customer, which two would be classified as assumptions within the design? (Choose two.)
A. The backup service will store data in a secure facility
B. The backup service has sufficient capacity for the new requirements
C. The customer will update their hardware standard to support rack mount servers
D. All virtual machines will be deployed with the same resource profile for production and development
E. The clusters will have a minimum redundancy of N+1
Q18. An architect decides to separate virtual desktops and application servers into separate vSphere clusters to meet security and management requirements. What are two implications of this design decision? (Choose two.)
A. There will be an increase in management overhead.
B. Identical hardware must be procured for all hosts.
C. There will be a reduction in performance.
D. The patching cycles will affect both clusters at the same time.
E. There will be additional licensing and cost requirements for both clusters.
Q19. An architect is designing a solution based on the following information:
✑ Each ESXi host has a single physical NIC with two 10 Gbps ports.
✑ There is a performance-based service-level agreement (SLA) that guarantees 15 Gbps bandwidth for production virtual machines at all times.
✑ There is no budget to purchase additional hardware.
✑ The hardware replacement SLA is based on a delivery agreement of two business days.
Which recommendation for the configuration of vSphere High Availability (HA) should the architect include in the design?
A. Configure vSphere HA Configure % based admission control Configure two isolation addresses Consider an OEM with NIC failure conditions in their Proactive HA plugin
B. Configure vSphere HA Set das.IgnoreRedundantNetWarning to true Consider an OEM with NIC failure conditions in their Proactive HA plugin
C. Configure vSphere HA Configure two existing data stores for heartbeat Consider an OEM with NIC failure conditions in their Proactive HA plugin
D. Configure Proactive HA Automation Level: Automated Remediation: Maintenance mode for all failures Consider an OEM with NIC failure conditions in their Proactive HA plugin
Q20. An architect is tasked with expanding an existing VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) solution so that it can be used to deliver a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service off-shore development activities.
The production environment is currently delivered across two geographically dispersed data centers. The two data centers are currently connected to each other through multiple diversely routed, high bandwidth and low latency links. The current operations management components are deployed to a dedicated management cluster that is configured with N+1 redundancy. The current VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) has a monthly availability target of 99.5%, which includes all management components.
The customer requires that the new solution scale to support the concurrent running of 500 persistent virtual desktops. The virtual desktops must not share the same virtual infrastructure as existing virtual machines, but can be managed using the same VMware operations management components. Any new VDI service management components must be installed into the management cluster. There is no requirement to back up the virtual desktops because all relevant user data is stored centrally. The VDI service is providing business critical services and must have an availability target of 99.9%.
Given the information from the customer, which two assumptions would the architect include in the design? (Choose two.)
A. The existing virtual infrastructure has sufficient capacity to host the new VDI workloads
B. The existing operations monitoring tools have sufficient capacity to monitor the new VDI services
C. The existing management cluster has enough available capacity to host any VDI service management component
D. The management cluster has N+1 redundancy
E. The VDI service has a higher service-level agreement (SLA) than the operations management SLA
Q21. An architect is designing a vSphere environment for a customer and learns that the customer has:
✑ A single vSphere cluster
✑ Two storage arrays with different RAID capabilities
Which two design decisions should the architect make to maximize data availability and data performance for this customer? (Choose two.)
A. Use Storage DRS.
B. Use VMDK anti-affinity rules.
C. Use multiple datastores for heartbeat.
D. Use a minimum of three storage arrays.
E. Use VM to host DRS rules.
Q22. An architect is creating a network design for a new vSphere environment.
Based on customer requirements, the environment must support the following types of traffic:
✑ Fault Tolerance
✑ Virtual machine traffic, which cannot be impacted by other types of traffic
Which design recommendation can the architect make for a resilient infrastructure with vSphere network service tiering?
A. Use different logical networks to ensure traffic is isolated with separate VLANs
B. Use Network I/O Control and ensure appropriate share value is defined for different types of traffic giving priority to the virtual machines traffic
C. Use two dedicated virtual switches with a single adapter each, dedicating one virtual switch for Management, vMotion, vSAN and Fault Tolerance traffic, and the second one for virtual machine traffic
D. Use a NIC teaming policy based on the physical NIC load
Q23. An architect is finalizing the design for a new vSphere platform based on the following information:
✑ All Windows virtual machines will be hosted on a dedicated cluster for licensing purposes.
✑ All Linux virtual machines will be hosted on a dedicated cluster for licensing purposes.
✑ All management virtual machines will be hosted on a dedicated cluster.
✑ A total of ten physical sites will be used to host virtual machines.
✑ In the event of one physical datacenter becoming unavailable, the manageability of the virtual infrastructure in the remaining data centers should not be impacted.
✑ Access to configure the management virtual machines via vCenter Server must be controlled through the management Active Directory domain.
✑ Access to configure the Windows and Linux virtual machines must be controlled through the resource Active Directory domain.
✑ The management and resource Active Directory domains are part of separate Active Directory forests and do not have any trusts between them.
The design will use Active Directory with Integrated Windows Authentication.
How should the architect document the vCenter Server configuration for this design?
A. Deploy a vCenter server for the management cluster. Deploy a vCenter Server for all remaining clusters. Create a shared SSO domain for each physical site.
B. Deploy a vCenter Server for the management cluster. Deploy a vCenter Server for all remaining clusters. Create a shared SSO domain across all physical sites.
C. Deploy a vCenter Server for the management cluster with a dedicated SSO domain. Deploy a vCenter Server for all remaining clusters and use a dedicated SSO domain for each physical site.
D. Deploy a vCenter Server for the management cluster with a dedicated SSO domain. Deploy a vCenter Server for all remaining clusters and use a dedicated SSO domain into a single physical site.
Q24. An architect is designing a new vSphere platform to meet a list of requirements from the security team.
Which two requirements would be classified as non-functional requirements? (Choose two.)
A. Migration of virtual machines between hosts must be encrypted
B. Log information must be verbose to support incident resolution
C. Critical events generated within the platform must be logged to an external Syslog service
D. Data integrity must be ensured
E. A common content library must be maintained across all data centers
Q25. As part of a requirements gathering workshop, the customer provides the following requirements for the design of a new greenfield virtual infrastructure:
✑ Some applications have a latency that must be less than 5 minutes.
✑ The solution must be able to support a workload growth rate of 10% per year.
Which requirement classification is being gathered for the design documentation?
Q26. A customer has six hosts available in a cluster. When running at full capacity, all virtual machines can be run on two hosts.
How many hosts can the customer place into maintenance mode at the same time while still providing N+2 resiliency to the cluster?
Q27. An architect is designing a new greenfield environment that will install ESXi on local disks. There is a requirement to streamline initial and future installations of ESXi hosts. Which configuration option should the architect recommend for installing ESXi hosts to meet these requirements?
A. Installation with kick start script
B. Auto Deploy with stateless caching mode
C. Manual installation using boot from SAN
D. Auto Deploy with stateful install mode
Q28. During a requirements gathering workshop, the customer’s Chief Information Security Office (CISO) provides the following requirements that are pertinent to the design of a new vSphere environment:
✑ All operating system critical patches must be installed within 24 hours of release.
✑ All virtual machine templates must be updated every three months in line with company policy.
Which requirement classification is being gathered for the design documentation?
Q29. An architect is tasked with reviewing the design of a VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) for a software development company. The platform is used to developing applications and services. It is important that the customer be able to accurately benchmark performance of developed applications.
The platform has recently commissioned new hosts to update the development cluster.
The development cluster host configuration is:
✑ 4 ESXi hosts with 2 sockets ֳ— 16 cores
✑ 512 GB RAM divided evenly between sockets
✑ There is no resource contention
The benchmarking cluster host configuration is:
✑ 8 ESXi hosts with 2 sockets ֳ— 8 cores
✑ 256 GB RAM divided evenly between sockets
✑ There is no resource contention
The customer is developing an application that includes a database virtual machine. The application developer states that the database virtual machine performs as required only when allocated 8 vCPUs 256 GB RAM. The database virtual machine performance meets the required levels when run from the development cluster. Performance benchmarking for the database virtual machine yields highly variable results when run from the benchmarking cluster. The application cannot be released without reliable performance benchmarking data.
What is a possible reason for the difference in performance test results between the development and benchmarking clusters?
A. The database tier breaches a single NUMA node boundary for the benchmarking cluster
B. The database tier breaches a single NUMA node boundary for the development cluster
C. The development cluster can support a lower %Ready time per vCPU
D. The development cluster has more available RAM per host
Q30. Which of the listed requirements would be classified as a recoverability non-functional requirement?
A. The platform must be integrated with existing change control policies.
B. The platform must be able to support a maximum tolerable downtime (MTD) of 30 minutes.
C. Maintenance windows must be scheduled to take place monthly during an established overnight period.
D. The platform must be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the exception of scheduled downtime.