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1Y0-A26 Citrix XenServer Resources Part One

For anyone planning to take the 1Y0-A26 Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administration exam, here are some links to resources for the first three sections of the exam.

Section 1: Installing and Implementing XenServer

1.1

Objective: Given a scenario, determine how to configure options on the XenServer host so it boots from SAN.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Installation Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/installation.html

1.2

Objective: Given a scenario, determine how to configure a NIC for the management interface.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#networking-standalone_host_changing_network_config

Source: How to Change the Primary Management Interface on XenServer 5.0 using xsconsole
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121235

1.3

Objective: Determine how to configure/reconfigure DHCP OR hostname, IP, mask, Gateway and DNS based on a list of requirements for an environment.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#networking-standalone_host_changing_network_config

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#cli-xe-commands_pif-reconfigure-ip

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#ad_int_configuring

1.4

Objective: Given NTP server and time zone details, determine how to configure/reconfigure NTP and time/time zone after the installation of XenServer.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Installation Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/installation.html#installing_xs_host

Source: How to Set Up an NTP Server for a XenServer Network
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX116307

Source: How to Assign a Static IP Address to a XenServer Host
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX116372

Source: How To Change the Time Zone of a Running XenServer Host
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX116082

Section 2: Managing and Maintaining Hosts

2.1

Objective: Determine which actions an administrator must take to apply updates (upgrades/patches) to XenServer hosts.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Installation Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/installation.html#applying_hotfixes

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/installation.html#Updating_Individual_Hosts

Source: Error when applying Update 3: The upload update already exist. Check your settings and try again
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX121325

2.2

Objective: Given a scenario, determine how to shut down the XenServer Host without any loss of performance.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#id889603

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#pool_failures

2.3

Objective: Given a description of a situation, determine which actions an administrator must take to recover the host when HA is enabled.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#networking-config_for_pools-creating_bonds

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#id889544

2.4

Objective: Given a description or set of requirements, determine how to set email alerts at the pool-level as well as alerts at the host or VM level.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#monitoring_xenserver

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Virtual Machine Installation Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#id910622

2.5

Objective: Given a scenario, determine how to integrate XenServer into Active Directory.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#ad_int

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#id883776

2.6

Objective: Given a description of an environment, determine how to configure XenServer Role-Based Access Control.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.VMd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#rbac



Section 3: Managing and Maintaining Virtual Machines and Templates

3.1

Objective: Given a scenario in which a VM must be copied using a particular method, determine the steps necessary to copy the VM.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/5.6.0fp1/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#pool_removal

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Virtual Machine Installation Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/guest.html#creatingVMs-clone

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#id897091

3.2

Objective: Given a scenario, determine how an administrator can use the import/export feature of XenServer.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#id909632

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Virtual Machine Installation Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/guest.html#creatingVMs_import-importing

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Virtual Machine Installation Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/guest.html#exporting_vms

3.3

Objective: Determine the correct steps to take to create a VM using the XenConvert Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion or the XenConvert Virtual to Virtual (V2V) conversion of an existing server, based on a list of requirements.

Source: Citrix XenConvert 2.4.1. Guide, Page 18
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130945

Source: Citrix XenConvert 2.4.1. Guide, Page 24
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130945

Source: Citrix XenConvert 2.4.1. Guide, Pages 8, 9, 16, 23
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130945

Source: Citrix XenConvert 2.4.1. Guide, Pages 18, 19
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130945

Source: Citrix XenConvert 2.2.1. Guide, Page 33
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX125530

3.4

Objective: Based on a scenario, determine how to control a VM.

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Virtual Machine Installation Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/guest.html#xenserver_tools

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#cli-xe-commands_vm

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/reference.html#cli-xe-commands_host

Source: Citrix XenServer 6.0 Administrator’s Guide
http://docs.vmd.citrix.com/XenServer/6.0.0/1.0/en_gb/installation.html#Updating_Individual_Hosts

Source: XenCenter Help
http://citrixxperience.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/right-click-vm-xencenter.png

Part 2 - Sections 4, 5, and 6.

Part 3 - Sections 7, 8, and 9.



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