VMware vSphere: Fast Track [5.1]


Print kursus At the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage.
  • Create, configure, migrate, manage, convert, and monitor virtual machines and virtualappliances.
  • Manage user access to the virtual infrastructure.
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage.
  • Scale the vSphere virtual infrastructure.
  • Implement business continuity solutions.
  • Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
  • Use a command-line interface to manage vSphere.
  • Install and configure ESXi and vCenter Server.
  • Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts.

Kurset henvender sig til:

System administrators, systems engineers, consultants, or help desk personnel who need the knowledge, skills, and abilities to troubleshoot performance, configuration, or operational problems in vSphere deployments


Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces

Kursusindhold Praktiske oplysninger
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 - Create Virtual Machines

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

Module 4 - VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

Module 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

Module 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
  • Introduce 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 vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a vSphere vApp

Module 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
  • Introduce VMware® vShield Zones

Module 9 - Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
  • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Configure and manage resource pools
  • Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage

Module 10 - High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce new vSphere High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance

Module 11 - Host Scalability

  • Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  • Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster
  • Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management

Module 12 - Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

Module 13 - Storage Scalability

  •  Introduce Storage I/O Control
  •  Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VASA
  •  Explain policy-driven storage ? Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
  •  Describe Storage DRS operation ? Create a datastore cluster for Storage DRS
  •  Configure Storage DRS

Module 14 - 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

Module 15 - Patch Management

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

Module 16 - VMware vSphere Management Assistant

  • Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
  • Configure vMA ? Discuss the esxcli and vicfg commands
  • Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring

Module 17 - Installing VMware Components

  • Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
  • Introduce ESXi installation
  • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
  • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
  • Introduce VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  • Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host

Pris kr. 29.900,- (ex. moms)
Varighed 5 dage
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