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Q1. An administrator is deploying a new two-node vSAN cluster with a shared witness to a remote location. Which requirement must be met?
A. The ESXi hosts must have SSDs or NVMe configured for Virtual Flash File System.
B. The ESXi host’s controller cache and advanced features must be disabled.
C. The ESXi host’s drives must be configured in RAID 1 to support Failures to Tolerate of 1.
D. The ESXi hosts must have a minimum of 64 GBs of memory.
Q2. Which two considerations should an architect assess when designing a HCI Mesh solution with VMware vSAN and VMware vSphere High Availability (HA)? (Choose two.)
A. A server vSAN cluster can serve its local datastore up to five client vSAN clusters.
B. A client cluster can mount up to ten remote datastores from one or more vSAN server clusters.
C. A minimum of three nodes are required within the client cluster for vSphere HA to work.
D. If vSphere HA is to work with HCI Mesh, Datastore with Permanent Device Loss (PDL) must be configured to Power off and restart VMs.
E. If vSphere HA is to work with HCI Mesh, Datastore with All Paths Down (APD) must be configured to Power off and restart VMs.
Q3. An administrator has 24 physical servers that need to be configured with vSAN. The administrator needs to ensure that a single rack failure is not going to affect the data availability. The number of racks used should be minimized. What has to be done and configured to achieve this goal?
A. Distribute servers across at least two different racks and configure two fault domains
B. Configure disk groups with a minimum of four capacity disks in each server and distribute them across four racks
C. Enable deduplication and compression
D. Distribute servers across at least three different racks and configure three fault domains
Q4. A vSAN administrator was presented with 30 additional vSAN ReadyNodes to add to an existing vSAN cluster. There is only one administrator to complete this task.
What is the fastest approach?
A. Run vim-cmd to capture, and apply the configuration from an existing host
B. Launch Quickstart to Add Hosts to a vSAN Cluster
C. Clone the ESXi boot partition to all new hosts, since the hardware is identical
D. Use a Host Profile that was extracted from an existing host
Q5. An administrator is performing maintenance on the hosts in a four-node vSAN cluster and has selected the “Ensure Accessibility” maintenance mode option. All VMs are running with the Default Storage Policy which has not been modified from the default settings. While one of the hosts in the cluster is down for firmware upgrade, a second host suddenly loses network connectivity to the remaining hosts. How will the cluster be affected?
A. VMs might experience data loss
B. Cluster will still be fully operational
C. All VMs in the cluster will be inaccessible
D. The backend performance metrics will be lost
Q6. An administrator has successfully deployed a vSAN Stretched Cluster and needs to ensure that any virtual machines that are created are placed in the appropriate site.
Which two steps are needed to complete this task? (Choose two.)
A. Create VM/Host groups for the two sites
B. Create a single VM/Host group across both sites
C. Put the VMs in a vSphere DRS group
D. Put the VMs in the correct VM group
E. Create a storage policy that includes site affinity rules and apply to VMs
Q7. An administrator wants to assign a storage policy to a workload on a two-node vSAN OSA cluster consisting of three disk groups each with nested fault domains. The virtual machine must be protected against a disk or disk group failure. Which two storage policies meet these requirements? (Choose two.)
A. RAID-5/FTT 2
B. RAID-1/FTT 3
C. RAID-6/FTT 2
D. RAID-5/FTT 1
E. RAID-1/FTT 1
Q8. Which VMware solution requires vSAN usage?
A. VMware Cloud Foundation
B. VMware Horizon
C. VMware Telco Cloud Automation
D. VMware Aria Automation
Q9. A customer has deployed a new vSAN Cluster with the following configuration:
6 x vSAN ReadyNodes
All Flash –
12 TB Raw Storage
vSAN 8 is deployed with ESA.
VMs are configured with a RAID-5 VM policy.
During failure testing, before the new platform is placed into production one of the ESXi hosts is made unavailable.
Which RAID-5 data placement schemes will vSAN use with this failure condition?
A. vSAN can protect the platform using adaptive RAID 5 if the ESXi host fails to return
B. VMware HA will migrate the storage objects to another node in the cluster
C. Some VM data will be unavailable until the failed ESXi host is recovered
D. The data components on the hosts will be marked as degraded
Q10. An administrator has to perform maintenance on one of the hosts in a three-node vSAN Cluster. Which maintenance mode option will give the administrator the best availability for the VMs with the least effort and data transfer?
A. Migrate all VMs and their storage from the host to a different storage system
B. Full data migration
C. Migrate all VMs and their storage from the host to a different vSphere cluster
D. Ensure accessibility
Q11. A vSAN administrator encounters a non-compliant virtual machine and the compliance status of some of its objects is noncompliant. vSAN is able to locate a full replica of 55% of the votes for the noncompliant objects. What will vSAN do with the virtual machine?
A. Mark the virtual machine as compliant and automatically recover the noncompliant objects
B. Power off the virtual machine
C. Mark the virtual machine as inaccessible as vSAN is not able to locate more than 60% of the votes for the objects
D. Mark the virtual machine as orphaned
Q12. A vSAN administrator has a vSAN cluster that is using vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) to manage hypervisor, server drivers, and firmware. All hosts in the cluster are compliant according to the vLCM image.
A 10GB NIC on the servers is experiencing issues, and the vSAN administrator determines a new network driver will resolve the problem. Unfortunately, the required NIC driver is a newer version compared to the driver provided by the most recent Vendor Add-on.
Which action should the vSAN administrator take to ensure the latest network driver is installed on the NIC before remediation?
A. Make sure the vLCM image is configured to use the most recent version of the Vendor Add-on
B. Add an individual component to the vLCM image that has the updated NIC driver
C. Remove the Vendor Add-on from the vLCM image, and then manually install the network driver on the servers
D. Modify the vLCM image to omit the NIC Driver, and then manually update the servers with the required NIC driver
Q13. A vSAN administrator wants to transition from VMware Update Manager to vSphere Lifecycle Manager. Which element is a mandatory requirement to create an image?
A. ESXi Version
C. Firmware and Drivers Add-On
D. Vendor Add-On
Q14. After a server power failure, the administrator noticed the scheduled resyncing in the cluster monitor displays objects to be resynchronized under the pending category. Why are there objects in this category?
A. The delay timer has not expired.
B. These objects belong to virtual machines, which are powered off.
C. Object resynchronization must be started manually.
D. There are too many objects to be synchronized.
Q15. A customer has deployed a new vSAN cluster with the following configuration:
5 x vSAN ReadyNodes
All Flash –
12 TB Raw Storage
vSAN 8 is deployed with ESA.
New VMs are configured with a RAID-5 VM policy.
Which statement is accurate?
A. vSAN will use a 2+1 RAID-5 data placement scheme with parity will be used
B. RAID 5 will provide an FTT=2 level of protection in this case
C. vSAN will use a 4+1 RAID-5 data placement scheme with parity will be used
D. vSAN will spread the components across all of the disk groups