This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™. The course is based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0. 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.

Target Audience

System administrators
Systems engineers
Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server

Objectives

  • At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in vSphere 5 and be able to do the following:
  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • 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 vCenter™ Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives
  • 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
  • Create Virtual Machines
  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine
  • VMware vCenter Server
  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce vCenter Server appliance
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
  • 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
  • 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 the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Deploy virtual machines using templates and cloning
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a vSphere vApp
  • Data Protection
  • Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  • Introduce the VMware Data Recovery appliance
  • Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
  • 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
  • Introduce VMware vShield Zones
  • 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 new vSphere High Availability (HA) architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere High Availability cluster
  • Introduce VMware Fault Tolerance
  • Scalability
  • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together
  • Patch Management
  • Manage ESXi patching using vCenter Update Manager
  • Install Update Manager and 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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