VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

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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.
Students who complete this course can enroll in several more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to http://www.vmware.com/education.

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Objectives:   By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Deploy an ESXi host
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance
•  Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
•  Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
•  Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
•  Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Manage access control using vCenter Server
•  Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere® Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
•  Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager™
Intended Audience:   •  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
•  Operators of ESXi and vCenter Server
Prerequisites:   •  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.
Outline:   1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
2  Virtualized Data Center
•  Introduce components of the virtualized data center
•  Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
•  Install and use vSphere Client
3  Creating Virtual Machines
•  Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
•  Deploy a single virtual machine
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
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 vSphere datastores
•  Deploy and manage VMware® Virtual SAN™
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™
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
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
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
11  Scalability
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
•  Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
•  Use vSphere HA and DRS together
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
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)