All things VCAP

This is a collection of study materials for the VCAP series of certifications. Credit goes to the great authors of the various materials. I did not create content on my own, this is just a list of materials I use.

Collection of items I used to study for the VCAP6 Deploy exam


Test track unplugged

Host LUN masking:

Stuff to remember:

esxcfg-advcfg – 1 /vsan/swapthickprovisiondisable
value of swapthickprovisondisabled is 1

vsan tool
vdq -i -H

Claim as SSD:
esxcli storage nmp satp rule add -s VMW_SATP_LOCAL -d “disk ID” -o enable_ssd
esxcli storage core claiming reclaim -d “disk ID”

Create / Modify rules and rule sets for auto deploy
>New-DeployRule -Name “Deployment” -Item “ESXi-image“, “Staging Host” -Pattern “ipv4=”
>Add-DeployRule -DeployRule “deployment”

edit deployment rule
>Copy-DeployRule -DeployRule nameofrule -ReplaceItem “Deployment Cluster”
>Get-VMHost –nameofhost |fl

host profile:
>New-DeployRule -Name “Deployment” -Item “ESXi-image“, “Staging Host” -Pattern “ipv4=”
syslog server command
>esxcli system syslog config set — loghost=’tcp://′
>esxcli system syslog reload

Change default path policy
# esxcli storage nmp device list
# esxcli storage nmp satp set -s VMW_SATP_DEFAULT_AA -P VMW_PSP_RR

Repoint PSC
>cmsso-util reconfigure –repoint-psc –username administrator –domain-name vsphere.local -passwd Password123!
For Help: >cmsso-util reconfigure –repoint-psc -h

Lookup service URL

VSAN networking
esxcli vsan network list
esxcli vsan network remove -i vmk9 (removes the vmk interface)
esxcli vsan network ipv4 add -i vmk9 -d -u
esxcli vsan network list

Collection of items I used to study for the VCAP-DCD exam

Greatest mock exam for VCAP-DCD:

Marc Crawford’s study links:

RTO’s and RPO’s:

DRBC Design – Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Fundamentals:

The VCAP-DCD study pack created by Jason Grierson

Jonathan Frappier’s vBrownBag playlist on YouTube:

VMware education VCAP-DCD page:



Buy all of these guys a beer when you see them!

2 thoughts on “All things VCAP

  1. did you pass? the DCD. Planning to re-take dcd ..don’t know if it should be for dcd 5.1 or 5.5.. got like 285 on the DCD 5.1 and just passed the DCA 550
    your thoughts/

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