1 implementation? (Choose two

An existing vSphere 4 environment will be upgraded to vSphere 5.x. The current implementation utilizes ESXi 4.1 and the new implementation will use ESXi 5.x.

In which two ways will the new ESXi 5.x implementation differ from the ESXi 4.1 implementation? (Choose two.)

VMware ESXi 5.x provides a host-based firewall.

VMware ESXi 5.x can boot from additional local sources such as a USB drive.

VMware ESXi 5.x can be managed from a web browser.

VMware ESXi 5.x can support virtual machines with larger hard drive configurations.

15 Comments on “1 implementation? (Choose two

  1. Baher says:

    B & D are the correct answer (more or less)

    (A) is out as host-based firewall exists (security profile) on both ESXi 4.x and 5.x
    (C) the level of web-management done on ESXi 4.x is more or less the same on ESXi 5.x
    (B) VMWare is trying to emphasize on the certification (Blue Print) the idea that USB/SD drive-based installation if (fully) supported on ESXi 5.x meaning that you can perform either Fresh or Upgrade installation manually or via scripted-method. ESXi 4.x fresh installation did work on USB, but scripted installation was not supported on USB.

  2. Streuber says:

    The key word in this question is “implementation”. A boot source and a storage layout is implementation related. I agree with B and D after picking the question apart.

    1. Mark says:


      A – wrong because it says HOST-BASED firewall
      B – wrong because you can have USB booting on ESXi 4.1 (see http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1020655)
      C – you have the web client, which you didn’t before.
      D – see http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=3371739
      quote “Note: As of ESXi 5.0, support for LUNs larger then 2TB is available with both VMFS5 datastores and Physical-mode RDMs. However, virtual disks used in virtual machines and Virtual-mode RDMs are still limited to 2TB – 512 bytes. For more information, see vSphere 5 FAQ: VMFS-5 (2003813).”

  3. vcp510 says:

    179) 705)
    An existing vSphere environment will be upgraded to vSphere 5. The current implementation utilizes ESX 4.1 and the new implementations will ESXi 5.x.
    In which two ways will the new ESXi 5.x implementation differ from ESX 4.1 implementation? Choose two
    VMware ESXi 5.x does not provide a host-based firewall
    VMware ESXi 5.x can boot from additional sources, such as a USB drive
    VMware ESXi 5.x does not provide local command-line management capabilities
    VMware ESXi 5.x can support virtual machine which larger resource configurations
    Correct: B & D
    Ref: Whats new in VMware vSphere ESXi 5
    “Host UEFI boot support.vSphere 5.0 supports booting ESXi hosts from the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). With UEFI you can boot systems from hard drives, CD-ROM drives, or USB media. Booting over the network requires the legacy BIOS firmware and is not available with UEFI.”
    Option A is incorrect, ESXi have a internal firewall.
    Page 36 from Vsphere Security – ESXi 5.0.pdf
    ESXi Firewall Configuration
    ESXi includes a firewall between the management interface and the network. The firewall is enabled by default.
    Option B is correct.
    Page 28 from vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-installation-setup-guide.pdf
    * USB devices. Supported for installing ESXi 5.0. For a list of supported USB devices, see the VMware Compatibility Guide at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility
    Option C is incorrect, ESXi have local command-line but is necessary enable it.
    Page 9 from vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-command-line-interface-getting-started-guide.pdf
    Running ESXCLI Commands in the ESXi Shell
    ESXCLIcommands in the ESXiShellarefullysupported unless they aremarkedas internal in theonline help.
    The ESXiShellis disabled bydefault. You mustenable theESXiShellbeforeyou canrun commands in the shell.SeeESXi ShellAccess with the DirectConsole onpage 10.
    Option D is correct. See all Maximum configuration for ESX 4 and ESX5 document.
    Some example:
    ESX 4
    Max CPU – 8
    ESX 5
    Max CPU – 32

  4. B-Art says:

    DIFFER is the key here!

    A. Is not changed
    B. Is not changed
    C. Is a difference between 4.1x and 5.x
    C. Is a difference between 4.1x and 5.x

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