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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [v5.1] Training

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Description

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere® ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the
VMware Certified Professional 5 exam.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.1 functions and features and be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Use vCenter Server to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Audience

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
Module 2: Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  • Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere user interfaces
Module 3: Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine and virtual machine appliance
Module 4: VMware vCenter Server
  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
Module 5: Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
Module 6: Configure and Manage Virtual Storage
  • Introduce storage protocols and device names
  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Deploy and manage VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
Module 7: Virtual Machine Management
  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™
Module 8: Data Protection
  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
Module 9: Access and Authentication Control
  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  • Explain VMware® vShield Endpoint™ integration in VSphere
Module 10: Resource Management and Monitoring
  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms
Module 11: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  • Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication
Module 12: Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility]
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
Module 13: Patch Management
  • Use Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts
Module 14: Installing VMware Components
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)

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