• Preetam Zare

Questions on vsphere5.0 storage

After reading all the 10 links posted in below blog here, I came up with following likely questions. Even if they do not come in exam, these are basic things you must know about vSphere 5.0 Storage.

  1. What is the block size in VMFS-5?

  2. What is the largest single extend possible on VMFS-5

  3. What is the size sub block in VMFS5?

  4. Where does the file with less than 1 KB size get stored?

  5. What is the maximum file count size supported by VMFS-5

  6. Is there any disruption of VM when you upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5

  7. Upgraded VMFS-5 supports which 3 new features

  8. VMFS-5 upgraded from VMFS-3 crosses 2 TB limits what happens to partition type?

  9. What is starting partition sector start for VMFS-5 and what is starting partition sector for VMFS-5 upgraded from VMFS-3

  10. What is the maximum supported size for passthrough(Virtual) RDM

  11. What is the new technology used for Storage vMotion?

  12. What is latest features offered by Storage vMotion?

  13. What are three new features offered via VAAI?

  14. List down four hardware acceleration for NAS?

  15. How ATS is more effectively used in vStorage, what mechanism is used?

  16. In Storage DRS can you mix VMFS & NFS datastores?

  17. After initial placement when else you have opportunity to select DRS datastore? And what are the decision parameters

  18. What are the two main metrics which SRDS use to make decisions and what are their thresholds set at?

  19. What is the default percentage of utilization difference before SRDS recommends the move?

  20. What is the observation period before SRDS can start making any recommendations?

  21. What is the name of the tool used for managing GPT partitions?

  22. What four partition types observed on ESXi5.0

  23. How does SDRS uses VASA?

  24. What does vendor provider do in VASA?

  25. What information would be included in storage capability?

  26. What other information will be made available by VASA?

If you need the answers go through all the 10 links again. I have created document for my own reference, I have uploaded it here. You can use it.

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