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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage 5.5 Training

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Description

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5. 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 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
  • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
  • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Manage access control using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager™

Audience

  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators of ESXi and vCenter Server

Prerequisites

  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification.

Course Outline

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Virtualized Data Center

  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Install and use vSphere Client

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client
  • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

Configuring and Managing 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® Virtual SAN™

Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

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

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

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication

Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together

Patch Management

  • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines  Scan and remediate hosts

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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