VMware vSphere: Fast Track [5.5]

This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 5.5. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi? 5.5 and VMware® 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



Kursusmål

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

Forudsætninger

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


Kursusindhold

Course Introduction

  •   Introductions and course logistics
  •   Course objectives

2  Introduction to VMware Virtualization
  •  Introduce virtualization 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
  •  Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings

3  Creating Virtual Machines

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

4  VMware vCenter Server

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

5  Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  •  Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  •  Describe and modify standard 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 VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  •  Introduce 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  Access and Authentication Control

  •  Control user access through roles and permissions
  •  Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
  •  Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  •  Introduce VMware® vShield? products
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
10  High Availability and Fault Tolerance
  •  Explain the vSphere HA architecture
  •  Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  •  Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
  •  Enable FT on a virtual machine
11  Host Scalability

  •  Use host profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
  •  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler? cluster
  •  Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  •  Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together
  •  Configure and manage VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management?

12  Network Scalability

  •  Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
  •  Discuss distributed switch features, such as private VLANs, discovery protocols, VMware vSphere® Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring

13  Storage Scalability

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

14  Data Protection

  •  Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
  •  Introduce VMware vSphere® Data Protection?
  •  Discuss solutions for efficiently backing up virtual machines

15  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

16  VMware vSphere Management Assistant

  •  Describe vMA
  •  Configure vMA
  •  Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
  •  Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring

17  Installing VMware Components

  •  Describe 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 vCenter Server Appliance
  •  Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
  •  Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
  •  Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy? to deploy a stateless ESXi host

Kursusdato


Praktiske oplysninger

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