What are two valid use cases for vCenter Server Linked Mode? (Choose two)
An administrator wants to migrate virtual machines between vCenter Server instances.
An administrator wants to define roles once and have them applied to all vCenter Server instances.
An administrator wants to manage ESX/ESXi hosts from multiple vCenter Server instances.
An administrator wants to search all inventory objects across multiple vCenter Server instances from on vSphere Client
Challenged by Kre-Den 11-14-2011 stated answer should be C and D – This is incorrect
Linke mode is all about searching and viewing inventory objects… not management.
The guide covers 3 things in detail
1. search objects and locate inventory objects across vcenters
2. Check multiple vcenter services
3. Propagate rules
Page 49 from vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-host-management-guide.pdf
Roles was debated so here is the excerpt THEY DO PROPAGATE!!!! pg.49 same book
The vCenter Server instance is now part of a Linked Mode group. After you form a Linked Mode group, you
can log in to any single instance of vCenter Server and view and manage the inventories of all the vCenter
Servers in the group. It might take several seconds for the global data (such as user roles) that are changed on
one machine to be visible on the other machines. The delay is usually 15 seconds or less. It might take a few
minutes for a new vCenter Server instance to be recognized and published by the existing instances, because
group members do not read the global data very often.