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VCAP5-DCA Objective 1.3

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Not many differences in this one. For me it was all about refreshing my understanding of the PSA,MPP’s,PSP’s and SATP’s and in what circumstances would I use what command.


  • Explain the Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) layout

Skills and Abilities

  • Install and Configure PSA plug-ins pg164

  • Understand different multipathing policy functionalities A really great VMware kb on it all -Really great for getting your head around what to use when, just remember the esxcli commands have changed for vSphere 5 vSphere Storage Troubleshooting – Terms, Concepts, & Logs

  • Perform command line configuration of multipathing options

  • Change a multipath policy <-i really like this one as gives a good overview of the “change” of commands from 4 to 5

  • Configure Software iSCSI port binding this gives a good overview of the steps necessary A VMware technical white paper showing every single step necessary. I read this one twice as this covers it perfectly and seeing as it is a new feature of vSphere 5 to have the new UI interface to support multipathing configuration for the software iSCSI adapter using port binding i think it’s a technique to know for the exam.


A fairly straight forward objective once i got my head around all the components again.


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