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Q31. Application owners require support of a Microsoft Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC).
Their current environment consists of the following components:
✑ vSphere 7.0 and vSAN 7.0
✑ External array supporting NFS 3.0/4.1, Server Message Block (SMB) 2.1
✑ 10 GbE storage connectivity for all devices
The solution architect is tasked with coming up with a solution to meet this requirement while utilizing their existing investments.
Which two recommendations could the architect make? (Choose two.)
A. Use vSAN native support for WSFC
B. Use NFS 4.1 shares for quorum and shared disk
C. Use raw device mapping (RDM)
D. Use the SMB 2.1 protocol for sharing disks
E. Run WSFC on vSAN iSCSI Target Service
Q32. An architect is tasked with designing a new VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) using VMware vSAN. The architect uses a storage assessment tool to determine the storage requirements for the new vSAN cluster. The new SDDC is going to be deployed into the existing data center and must be connected to a shared core network switch.
The architect decides to use vSAN ReadyNodes with the following configuration:
✑ Two disk groups with:
– Write Intensive NVMe 800 GB drive for cache
– Four 3.84 TB Mixed Use NVMe for capacity
✑ Four 10 GbE ports
Which element represents a risk that should be included in this design?
A. The number of 10 GbE capable ports in the vSAN ReadyNode
B. The use of vSAN ReadyNodes
C. The existing network is 10 GbE capable
D. The use of NVMe drives for cache and capacity
Q33. An architect is designing a VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) solution based on the following customer requirements:
✑ The solution must initially support 1,000 virtual machines
✑ The solution must scale to support the concurrent running of up to 5,000 virtual machines
✑ The production environment should be delivered across two data centers
✑ The solution should have a maximum tolerable downtime (MTD) of four hours
✑ The solution should have a monthly service availability target of 99.8%
Which two assumptions could the architect make based on the information from the customer to help size the solution? (Choose two.)
A. The number of vSphere hosts in a cluster
B. The average resource utilization of a virtual machine
C. The size (CPU/RAM/storage) of the average virtual machine
D. The guest operating system for each virtual machine
E. The size (CPU/RAM/storage) of the vSphere hosts
Q34. An architect is designing a new VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) that will consist of 100 branch sites connected to a single VMware vCenter Server within the primary data center. To allow for the use of existing automation scripts, there is a requirement to replicate the names of the virtual distributed port groups across all sites. The procurement team purchases licensing and there is no further budget allocated.
Which design decision should the architect make to meet this requirement?
A. A new vCenter Server will be deployed for each branch site
B. A new host and cluster folder will be created for each branch site
C. The automation script will be updated to reflect unique naming for each site
D. A new virtual data center will be created for each branch site
Q35. Refer to the exhibit.
During a requirements gathering workshop, the customer shares the following about their existing ESXi host virtual networking infrastructure:
The customer confirms that:
✑ Each ESXi host has approximately 200 virtual machines.
✑ They want to maximize the number of concurrent virtual machine migrations.
✑ When placing a host in maintenance mode, it takes a long time to evacuate the virtual machines.
Which two recommendations should the architect make in order to help the customer overcome their challenge? (Choose two.)
A. Configure the network to use MTU for the VMotion VMKernel to 1,600 bytes
B. Configure the network to use MTU for the VMotion VMKernel to 9,000 bytes
C. Create an additional standard switch with pNIC3 to use for vMotion
D. Use the 3 pNICs and bundle them in a link aggregation group (LAG) configuration
E. Use 10 GbE NICs instead of 1 GbE
Q36. Which two of the listed requirements would be classified as manageability non-functional requirements? (Choose two.)
A. ESXi clusters must scale when compute resources are sustained above 70% for five business days
B. vSphere Fault Tolerance must be supported to improve application uptime
C. ESXi host updates must be installed within one week of release
D. The vSphere environment must support administrator password rotation
E. ESXi clusters must scale to 500 concurrent virtual machines
Q37. An architect will be taking over control of a former Linux server fleet and repurposing the hardware into a new vSphere cluster. The current environment is already connected to the network but the hosts do not have any local disks. Since the fleet hardware is uniform, the architect can use a single ESXi image. All hosts within the cluster have the same CPU and memory capacity.
Which ESXi deployment method should the architect use?
A. Stateless cached vSphere Auto Deploy
B. Stateless vSphere Auto Deploy
C. Manual install of each ESXi host with an image from USB
D. Stateful vSphere Auto Deploy
Q38. An architect makes the design decision to install ESXi on embedded and resilient 8 GB SD cards.
What is the impact of this design decision?
A. Host profiles must be used for this kind of installation
B. Scratch partition would need to be created on the external storage
C. The size of the SD cards is too small and the installation will fail
D. The vSphere Auto Deploy feature must be enabled on vCenter Server
Q39. A customer has a database cluster with 40/60 read/write ratio and a high IOPs requirement with no contention on an all-flash vSAN cluster.
Which two storage settings should be configured for best performance? (Choose two.)
A. IOPs limits enabled
B. RAID 1
C. Deduplication and Compression disabled
D. RAID 5/6
E. Deduplication and Compression enabled
Q40. An architect is designing a solution for an environment with two types of resource profiles that must be virtualized. The first type consists of Tier 1 virtual machines that are disk I/O intensive, but do NOT require high CPU or memory. The second type consists of Tier 2 virtual machines that require a lower CPU and memory allocation and have minimal disk I/O.
Which design recommendation should the architect make for distributing the resource profiles?
A. Separate the two resource profiles into two clusters. The Tier 1 cluster will have fast storage while the Tier 2 cluster will not.
B. Run both resource profiles on the same cluster with the same host hardware platform.
C. Separate the two resource profiles into two clusters. The Tier 2 cluster will have faster CPU and more memory while the Tier 1 cluster will have slower CPU and less memory but more disk space.
D. Run both resource profiles on the same cluster with host hardware that has fast CPU, large amounts of memory, and the fastest storage platform.
Q41. An architect is designing a new VMware software-designed data center (SDDC) using vSphere 7 to meet the following requirements:
✑ The SDDC must be deployed at two locations: primary and secondary.
✑ vSphere Replication must be used to replicate virtual machines between the two locations.
✑ Site Recovery Manager must be used to orchestrate disaster recovery (DR) activities.
✑ One single-sign on (SSO) domain must be used to authenticate access at both locations.
Which design decision should the architect make to meet these requirements?
A. A vCenter Server Appliance will be deployed to each site. Unique SSO domains will be created per site.
B. A vCenter Server will be installed on Windows virtual machines deployed to both sites.
C. A vCenter Server Appliance will be deployed to each site.
D. A vCenter Server Appliance will be deployed to the primary site only.
Q42. An architect is designing a new greenfield environment with 600 ESXi hosts in an automated fashion. The engineering department already has a PXE Boot server,
TFTP server, and DHCP server set up with an NFS mount for their current Linux servers.
The architect must be able to demonstrate and meet a security requirement to have all infrastructure processes separated.
Which recommendation should the architect make for the ESXi host deployment?
A. Request an isolated network segment to use and dedicate it to Auto Deploy functions
B. Ask the business to expand the engineering environment to service the virtual environment as well
C. Request a common shared network with flexible security measures to accommodate different auto deployment options
D. Deploy each ESXi host individually and document it to satisfy security requirements
Q43. An organization’s data scientists are executing a plan to use machine learning (ML). They must have access to graphical processing unit (GPU) capabilities to execute their computational models when needed. The solutions architect needs to design a solution to ensure that GPUs can be shared by multiple virtual machines.
Which two solutions should the architect recommend to meet these requirements? (Choose two.)
A. NVIDIA vGPU
B. AMD MxGPU
C. vSphere DirectPath I/O
E. vSphere Bitfusion
Q44. An architect is finalizing the design for a new vCenter Server High Availability deployment. What is one thing the architect must document in the design?
A. The load balancing algorithm used by the Management Distributed Virtual Switches (DVS)
B. The SSH configuration settings for the vCenter Server’s active node
C. The vCenter Management Network IPv4 addresses for the witness node vCenter Server
D. The details of each of the vCenter Server licenses for active, passive and witness nodes
Q45. In a meeting to discuss the minimum viable product (MVP) deployment of a new customer-facing application, the key stakeholder shares details of the application components and the application administrators share details of performance and integrity tests for the application.
The application will be made up of the following components:
✑ A web server
– Steps to confirm the web server is operating correctly will take 15 minutes after the application server is online.
✑ An application server
– Steps to confirm application server integrity will take 15 minutes after the database is online.
✑ A database server
– The database server will be managed by a database administrator, with an agreed service-level agreement (SLA) to restore and validate database services within one hour.
The existing VMware infrastructure offers a recovery point objective (RPO) of 5 minutes and recovery time objective (RTO) of 15 minutes through a combination of backups and replication.
In the event of an outage impacting all three application components, how long will it take for the application to recover and complete all checks?
A. 15 minutes
B. 60 minutes
C. 105 minutes
D. 90 minutes