EXAM NUMBER : 5V0-22.21
PRODUCT : VMware vSAN
EXAM LANGUAGE : English
Associate Certifications : VMware Specialist - vSAN 2021
Duration : 130 minutes
Number of Questions : 76
Passing Score : 300 (scaled) Learn More
Format : Single and Multiple Choice, Proctored
The VMware Specialist - vSAN 2021 badge validates an earner’s understanding of vSphere and vSAN concepts and requirements. It also demonstrates proper vSAN design principles and best practices knowledge as well as working knowledge of storage, security and networking concepts and storage data services. The badge holder is able to install and configure vSAN. They are also capable of managing and monitoring a vSAN and performing basic troubleshooting and problem resolution.
The VMware vSAN Specialist Exam (5V0-22.21) which leads to VMware Specialist – vSAN 2021 badge, is a 76-item exam, with a passing score of 300 using a scaled method. Exam time is 130 minutes.
This is a proctored exam delivered through Pearson VUE. For more information, visit the Pearson VUE website.
For details and a complete list of requirements and recommendations for attainment, please reference the VMware Education Services – Certification website.
Minimally Qualified Candidate
The minimally qualified candidate (MQC) understands vSphere and vSAN concepts and requirements and demonstrates proper vSAN design principles and best practices. The MQC is able to install and configure vSAN and possesses working knowledge of storage, security and networking concepts and storage data services. The MQC also has knowledge about proper monitoring and management of a vSAN cluster and basic troubleshooting. The MQC holds a VCP 2019, 2020 or 2021 certification. The MQC should have all the knowledge contained in the exam sections listed below.
VMware exam blueprint sections are now standardized to the seven sections below, some of which may NOT be included in the final exam blueprint depending on the exam objectives.
Section 1 – Architecture and Technologies
Section 2 – Products and Solutions
Section 3 – Planning and Designing
Section 4 – Installing, Configuring, and Setup
Section 5 – Performance-tuning, Optimization, and Upgrades
Section 6 – Troubleshooting and Repairing
Section 7 – Administrative and Operational Task
If a section does not have testable objectives in this version of the exam, it will be noted below, accordingly.
Sections Included in the Exam
Section 1 - Architecture and Technologies
Objective 1.1- Identify vSAN requirements
Objective 1.2- Identify how vSAN stores and protects data
Objective 1.3- Identify vSAN space efficiency features
Objective 1.4- Given a scenario, identify the architectural requirements of a standard vSAN cluster, vSAN 2-node cluster, and a vSAN stretched cluster
Objective 1.5- Identify vSAN data services requirements
Section 2 - Products and Solutions
Objective 2.1- Given a scenario, identify when and how to use vSphere Replication in combination with vSAN.
Objective 2.2- Identify how to monitor vSAN with vRealize Operations
Objective 2.3- Identify which VMware solutions integrate with vSAN
Objective 2.4- Identify Data Persistence platform (DPp) deployment options
Section 3 - Planning and Designing
Objective 3.1- Given a scenario, identify vSAN design considerations
Objective 3.2- Given a scenario, identify how to design a vSAN cluster
Objective 3.3- Given a scenario, identify how to use vSAN design and sizing tools
Objective 3.4- Given a scenario, identify interoperability with other vSphere features
Objective 3.5- Given a scenario, identify how VMware solutions integrate with vSAN
Objective 3.6- Given a scenario, identify when to use HCI Mesh
Section 4 - Installing, Configuring, and Setup
Objective 4.1- Identify how to create and manage disk groups
Objective 4.2- Identify how to configure a vSAN cluster
Objective 4.3- Given a scenario, identify how to configure vSAN storage policies
Objective 4.4- Given a scenario, identify how to configure vSAN cluster services
Objective 4.5- Identify how to configure vSAN stretched cluster and 2-node configurations
Objective 4.6- Identify how to configure Cloud Native storage (CNS) with appropriate policies
Objective 4.7- Identify how to configure vSAN HCI Mesh.
Objective 4.8- Identify the interoperability of HCI mesh with vSAN.
Objective 4.9- Identify how to validate a vSAN deployment
Section 5 - Performance-tuning, Optimization, and Upgrades
Objective 5.1- Given a scenario, identify how to apply patches using vSphere Lifecycle Manager (LCM)
Objective 5.2- Given a scenario, identify how to upgrade an HCI environment using vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM)
Objective 5.3- Given a scenario, identify how to add and remove hosts from a vSAN cluster
Objective 5.4- Given a scenario, identify how to create, expand, reconfigure, and remove disk groups
Objective 5.5- Given a scenario, identify how to create and remove vSAN Direct Configuration
Objective 5.6- Given a scenario, identify how to manage firmware and driver versions using Skyline Health, vSphere Lifecycle Manager (LCM), and Compatibility Guide
Objective 5.7- Identify how to set vSphere Lifecycle Manager (LCM) desired image
Objective 5.8- Given a scenario, identify when to use component striping
Section 6 - Troubleshooting and Repairing
Objective 6.1- Given a scenario, identify the impact of the vSAN failure.
Objective 6.2- Given a vSAN scenario, interpret Skyline Health warnings.
Objective 6.3- Identify how to determine vSAN health using the UI or ESXCLI
Objective 6.4- Identify how to gather vSAN performance information in the UI or using vsantop
Objective 6.5- Identify how to manage vSAN hardware lifecycle
Objective 6.6- Identify how to monitor resync impact
Objective 6.7- Identify how to remove unassociated vSAN objects to reclaim capacity
Objective 6.8- Identify the significance of delta components.
Objective 6.9- Identify how to resolve capacity issues using storage policies
Objective 6.10- Identify how to resolve vSAN object compliance issues
Section 7 - Administrative and Operational Task
Objective 7.1- Identify how to create, update, and modify vSAN storage policies and apply to objects
Objective 7.2 Identify vSAN data placement changes
Objective 7.3- Identify how to interpret vSAN storage capacity
Objective 7.4- Given a scenario, evaluate vSAN performance metrics
Objective 7.5- Identify effects of maintenance mode options
Objective 7.6- Given a scenario, identify how to add capacity to a vSAN cluster
Objective 7.7- Given a scenario, identify how to patch a vSAN cluster
Objective 7.8- Identify the operational characteristics/differences between standard vSAN cluster, vSAN 2-node architecture and vSAN stretched cluster
Objective 7.9- Identify the characteristics of the different types of encryption
Objective 7.1- Identify how to utilize TRIM and UNMAP from vSAN and guest OS perspective
Objective 7.11- Given a scenario, evaluate vSAN performance metrics
Objective 7.12- Given a scenario, identify the effects of maintenance mode options
Objective 7.13- Identify how to monitor vSAN storage policy compliance
Objective 7.14- Given a scenario, interpret the results of Skyline Health Check.
Objective 7.15- Identify the impact of vSAN storage policy changes
Objective 7.16- Identify how to use Skyline health check to maintain a healthy status of a vSAN cluster.
Objective 7.17- Given a scenario, identify how to start up and shut down a vSAN cluster
A vSAN administrator, who has a cluster that has both compute-only and vSAN ReadyNodes, recently
received a request to deploy a new application with higher storage performance requirements than what are currently available.
What are two ways the administrator can reconfigure the vSAN cluster to obtain this additional performance?
A. Add additional hosts, with capacity devices only, and then stream the cache from the other hosts.
B. Add cache and capacity devices to the compute-only hosts.
C. Add additional cache and capacity devices to the existing data nodes.
D. Add additional compute-only hosts from the vSAN cluster.
E. Add to the existing disk groups two cache devices and the eight capacity devices.
An administrator is tasked with configuring vSAN Cloud Native Storage.
Which two requirements must be met for a successful configuration? (Choose two.)
A. vSAN iSCSI service enabled
B. Minimum of vSphere 6.7 Update 3 or later
C. Tanzu Enterprise License required
D. Minimum of vSphere 7.0 Update 2 or later
E. Compatible version of Kubernetes
When attempting to add a directly attached disk device to a host disk group,
the intended disk does not show among the available devices in disk management.
Which action should be taken?
A. Delete all device partitions
B. Create a 1GB metadata partition
C. Format the existing partition
D. Create a VMFS partition