VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1]

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Course Datasheet
Live Online (5 Days)   English
19 Feb 2013 07:30 AM  -  28 Feb 2013 12:30 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Standard Time (America/Chicago)
VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - Morning Hours. The class will run in the mornings from 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM each day, for eight days. Week 1 will run Tuesday-Friday and Week 2 will run Monday-Thursday.All sessions will begin promptly at the scheduled time. No participants will be admitted 30 minutes after the session begins. You must attend all scheduled sessions in order to qualify to take the VMware Certified Professional exam.
VMware Education
This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware vSphere® ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on prerelease versions of ESXi 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1.

Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware Certified Professional 5 – Data Center Virtualization exam.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several, more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to www.vmware.com/education.

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This course is also available in an On Demand format. For more information, select this link: VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.1] - On Demand.

Objectives:   •  Install and configure ESXi
•  Install and configure vCenter Server components
•  Use vCenter Server to configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
•  Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
•  Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
•  Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
•  Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
•  Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply ESXi patches
•  Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection
Intended Audience:   •  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
•  Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server
Prerequisites:   System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Outline:   1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
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
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™ 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 virtual switch
•  Describe and modify standard virtual 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 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  Data Protection
•  Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
•  Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
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
10  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
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
12  Scalability
•  Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
•  Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
•  Use vSphere HA and DRS together
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
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)