VMware® vSphere with Operations Management: Fast Track v5.1

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.

In this class students will explore installation, configuration, and management of vSphere, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™.

Class Outline:
Lesson 1: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

Lesson 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

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 virtual switch
• Describe and modify standard virtual 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 vSphere® Storage Appliance

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 VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® migrations
• Create a vApp

Lesson 8: Data Protection
• Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
• Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently

Lesson 9: 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
• Explain VMware® vShield Endpoint™ integration in vSphere

Lesson 10: Resource Management and Monitoring
• Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
• Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory use
• Configure and manage resource pools
• Monitor resource use using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

Lesson 11: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
• Introduce the new VMware vSphere® High Availability architecture
• Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
• Introduce VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
• Describe VMware vSphere® Replication

Lesson 12: Scalability
• Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed
• Resource Scheduler™ cluster
• Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
• Use vSphere HA and vSphere DRS together

Lesson 13: 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

Lesson 14: 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)

Lesson 15: VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict Introduction
• Introductions and course logistics
• Course objectives

Lesson 16: Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management
• Understand the role of operations management in the cloud era
• Understand the vCenter Operations Management Suite and its packaging

Lesson 17: Architecture and Concepts
• Understand the data collection methodology of the vCenter
• Operations Manager architecture
• Learn how vCenter Operations Manager collects data
• Master the main components of the dashboard view
• Navigate the objects tree and understand the badge pane

Lesson 18: Working with Dashboards and Badges
• Understand the functions of major and minor badges
• Use the Health major badge
• Use the Risk major badge
• Use the Efficiency major badge
• Use the Operations tab to navigate to details

Lesson 19: Analyzing with Heat Maps
• Work with predefined and custom heat maps through the Analysis tab

Lesson 20: Working with Smart Alerts
• Configure and use smart alerts
• Set up email notifications

Lesson 21: Working with Capacity Planning and Reports
• Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
• Perform what-if analyses

Lesson 22: Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Operations
• Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
• Install vCenter Operations Manager
• Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment

Lesson 23: VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite Update
• Discuss the VMware management suite solution and products
• List the key components and capabilities of vCenter Operations Management Suite
• Describe the main features available in each of the vCenter Operations Management Suite products and editions

Lesson 24: VMware vCenter Operations Manager v5.6 Changes
• Discuss configuration of policies and groups
• Identify basic use cases and benefits from using policies and groups
• Make changes to the vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 configurations
• Explain changes to badges, metrics, and reports in version 5.6 of vCenter Operations Manager

Lesson 25: Integration with Other VMware Products
• Identify use cases for the integration of other vCenter Operations Management Suite products
• Discuss integration with vCenter Operations Manager for group management
• Learn about new dashboard badges in vCenter Operations Manager

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