This course explores a design methodology, criteria, and approach for designing a VMware vSphere™ 4 virtual datacenter architecture consisting of VMware ESX™/ESXi 4 and VMware vCenter™ Server 4. This course, by discussing the benefits and risks of available design alternatives, provides information which supports making sound design decisions. This course also provides an opportunity to practice your design skills by working with peers on a design project.

Target Audience

The course is designed for VMware pre- and post-sales technical professionals responsible for designing VMware vSphere architectures.

Objectives

  • Identify design goals, requirements, and constraints
  • Identify useful information for making design decisions
  • Recognize and analyze best practice recommendations
  • Analyze alternative design choices
  • Identify risks
  • Work in a design team on a design project

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Provide a general overview of the course


Module 2: Design Process Overview

  • Discuss the design methodology, criteria, and approach
  • Introduce an example five-step design process

Module 3: ESX/ESXi Host Design

  • Identify useful information for making host design decisions
  • Analyze best practices and alternate host design alternatives

Module 4: vSphere Virtual Datacenter Design

  • Identify useful information for making vCenter Server, database, cluster, and resource pool design decisions
  • Analyze best practices and alternate vCenter Server, database, cluster, and resource pool design alternatives

Module 5: vSphere Network Design

  • Identify useful information for making network design decisions
  • Analyze best practices and alternate network design alternatives

Module 6: vSphere Storage Design 

  • Identify useful information for making storage design decisions
  • Analyze best practices and alternate storage design alternatives

Module 7: Virtual Machine Design

  • Identify useful information for making virtual machine design decisions
  • Analyze best practices and alternate virtual machine design alternatives

Module 8: Management and Monitoring Design

  • Identify useful information for making management and monitoring design decisions
  • Analyze best practices and alternate management and monitoring design alternatives
  • Design Workshop
  • Small group case study workshop to practice using the methodology, criteria, and approach required to design a vSphere virtual datacente

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