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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

Duration: 5 days
Course Price: $3,795

Course Overview:
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 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.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several, more advanced vSphere courses.

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™

Intended Audience:

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

Outline:
1  Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

2  Virtualized Data Center
Introduce components of the virtualized data center
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere Client

3  Creating Virtual Machines
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine

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

5  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

6  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™

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™

8  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

9  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

10  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

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

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

13  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)

Course Overview:
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 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.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several, more advanced vSphere courses.

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™

Intended Audience:

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

Outline:
1  Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

2  Virtualized Data Center
Introduce components of the virtualized data center
Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
Install and use vSphere Client

3  Creating Virtual Machines
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine

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

5  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

6  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™

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™

8  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

9  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

10  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

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

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

13  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)

Prerequisites:
System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

1  Course Introduction
Introductions and course logistics
Course objectives

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

3  Creating Virtual Machines
Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
Deploy a single virtual machine

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

5  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

6  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 vSphere® Storage Appliance

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™

8  Data Protection
Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

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

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

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

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

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

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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