VMware® vSphere Install, Configure, Manage v5.5

This 5 day instructor-led training class is presented by VMware training partners to their end customers. Training partners in North America and the UK hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert VMware Certified Instructors (VCI’s) to teach on-site and on-line classes.

System administrators, Systems engineers, and Operators of ESXi and vCenter Server are encouraged to explore the installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This class is based on versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5.class Storage and virtual infrastructure administrators who want to use software-defined storage with Virtual SAN will deploy and manage a software-defined storage solution with VMware® Virtual SAN™ 5.5. This class looks at how Virtual SAN is used as an important component in the VMware® software-defined data center (SDDC).

Student Prerequisite(s) or Equivalent Knowledge:
Students should have:
• System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
• Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for VCA-DCV certification

Class 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
• Install and use vSphere 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 Single Sign-On
• Install and use vSphere Web Client
• 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

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 vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
• Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere 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)

To Hire a proven VMware® vSphere Subject Matter Expert and VMware Certified Instructor who also teaches this class, call 800-798-3901 today!

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