July | 2015 | thavanam’s blog

Version 5 Certifications

Role
Certification Level
Data Center Virtualization
Cloud Management & Automation
Desktop & Mobility
Network Virtualization
Solution Design Architecture
VMware Certified Design Expert
VCDX-DCV
VCDX-Cloud
VCDX-DT
VCDX-NV
Implementation
VMware Certified Advanced Professional
VCAP5-DCA
VCIX-NV
VCAP5-DCD
Administration
VMware Certified Professional
VCP5-DCV
VCP-Cloud
VCP5-DT
VCP-NV
Business IT
VMware Certified Associate
VCA-DCV
VCA-Cloud
VCA-WM
VCA-NV

Version 6 Certifications

Role
Certification Level
Software-Defined Data Center
DTM
Data Center Virtualization
Cloud Management & Automation
Network Virtualization
Desktop & Mobility
Solution Design Architecture
VMware Certified Design Expert
VCDX6-DCV
VCDX6-CMA
VCDX6-NV
VCDX6-DTM
Implementation
VMware Certified Implementation Expert
VCIX6-DCV
VCIX6-CMA
VCIX6-NV
VCIX6-DTM
Administration
VMware Certified Professional
VCP6-DCV
VCP6-CMA
(VCP6-Cloud)
VCP6-NV
VCP6-DTM
(VCP6-DT)
Business IT
VMware Certified Associate
VCA6-DCV
VCA6-CMA
VCA6- HC
VCA6-NV
VCA6-DTM

Component 6 5.5 5.1 5 4.1 4
Virtual CPUs per virtual machine (Virtual SMP) 128 64 64 32 8 8
RAM per virtual machine 4TB 1TB 1TB 1TB 255GB 255GB
Virtual disk size 62TB 62TB 2TB 2TB 2TB 2TB
Virtual Disks per virtual machine 60 60 60 60 60 60
Logical CPUs per host 480 320 160 160 160 20
Virtual machines per host 1024 512 512 512 320 320
Virtual CPUs per host 4096 4096 2048 2048 512 512
Virtual CPUs per core 32 32 25 25 25 20
RAM per host 6TB 4TB 2TB 2TB 1TB 1TB
LUN size 64TB 64TB 64TB 64TB 2TB 2TB
Raw Device Mapping size (virtual compatibility) 62TB 62TB 2TB 2TB 2TB 2TB
Raw Device Mapping size(physical compatibility) 64TB 64TB 64TB 64TB 2TB 2TB
Virtual machines per cluster 8000 4000 4000 3000 3000 1280
Resource pools per cluster 1600 1600 1600 1600 512 512
Hosts per vCenter Server 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 200
Number of host per datacenter 500 500 500 500 400 100
Powered-on virtual machines per vCenter Server 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 2000
Registered virtual machines per vCenter Server 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 3000
Number of host per datacenter 500 500 500 500 400 100
Distributed switches per vCenter 128 128 128 32 32 16
Single Sign On (SSO) Required Required Required Not Available Not Available Not Available
Protected virtual machines in total 2000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Protected virtual machines in a single protection group 500 500 500 500 500 500
Protection groups per recovery plan 250 250 150 150 150 150
Total number of replicated Datastores 255 255 150 150 150 150
Simultaneously running recovery plans 10 10 10 10 3 3

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