VMware vSphere 5.5: Install, Configure, Manage Training

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Course Description

 
This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which consists of VMware 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.
Course Length: 5 Days
Course Tuition: $2850 (US)

Prerequisites

System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems. Understanding of virtual data center concepts comparable to those needed for VCA-DCV certification.

Course Outline

 

Lesson 1: Course Introduction

    Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

Lesson 2: Virtualized Data Center

    Introduce components of the virtualized data center
    Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-on
    Install and use vSphere Web Client

Lesson 3: Creating Virtual Machines

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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™

Lesson 7: Virtual Machine Management

    Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    Modify and manage virtual machines
    Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    Create a VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 10: High Availability and Fault Tolerance

    Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
    Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    Describe VMware vSphere® Replication

Lesson 11: Scalability

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

Lesson 12: Patch Management

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

Lesson 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)
 

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