VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V5.0]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 5 Days
This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 5. This course combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.0 and VMware vCenter Server™ 5.0. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to http://www.vmware.com/education.

Objectives:    •  Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage
•  Create, configure, migrate, manage, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances
•  Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone
•  Manage user access to the VMware virtual infrastructure
•  Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
•  Implement VMware vSphere High Availability and VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
•  Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
•  Use vSphere distributed switches to scale networking
•  Use profile-driven storage and Storage DRS to scale storage
•  Use VMware vCenter™ Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
•  Use VMware vSphere® Management Assistant to manage vSphere
•  Deploy ESXi, vCenter Server, and vCenter Server Appliance
•  Use Image Builder to create an ESXi image
•  Use VMware vSphere® Auto Deploy to provision ESXi hosts
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office
Prerequisites:    •  Willingness to participate in a demanding, high-intensity training experience
•  Comfort with system administration using command-line interfaces
•  Have a basic understanding of virtualization concepts
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
2  Introduction to VMware Virtualization
•  Introduce virtualization 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
•  Describe the ESXi architecture and configure various ESXi settings
3  Creating Virtual Machines
•  Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
•  Deploy a single virtual machine
4  VMware vCenter Server
•  Introduce vCenter Server architecture
•  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 VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
•  Introduce 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 vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
•  Create a vSphere vApp
•  Use VMware vCenter Converter™ Standalone to hot-clone a system
8  Access and Authentication Control
•  Control user access through roles and permissions
•  Discuss ESXi host access and authentication
•  Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
•  Introduce VMware® vShield™ products
9  Resource Management and Monitoring
•  Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
•  Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
•  Configure and manage resource pools
•  Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
10  High Availability and Fault Tolerance
•  Explain the vSphere High Availability architecture
•  Configure an manage a vSphere HA cluster
•  Set vSphere HA advanced parameters
•  Enable vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) on a virtual machine
11  Host Scalability
•  Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
•  Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ cluster (DRS)
•  Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
•  Use vSphere HA and DRS together
•  Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management (vSphere DPM)
12  Network Scalability
•  Create, configure, and manage vSphere distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
•  Discuss distributed virtual switch features, such as PVLANs, discovery protocols, Network I/O Control, NetFlow, and port mirroring
13  Storage Scalability
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and Storage Awareness
•  Explain profile-driven storage
•  Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
•  Introduce storage I/O control
•  Create a datastore cluster
•  Configure Storage DRS™
14  Data Protection
•  Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
•  Introduce the VMware® Data Recovery appliance
•  Discuss solutions for efficiently backing up virtual machines
15  Patch Management
•  Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to manage ESXi patching
•  Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
•  Create patch baselines
•  Scan and remediate hosts
16  VMware vSphere Management Assistant
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
•  Configure vMA
•  Discuss the VMware vSphere® Command-Line Interface command set
•  Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring
17  Installing VMware Components
•  Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
•  Introduce ESXi installation
•  Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
•  Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
•  Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
•  Introduce vCenter Server Appliance
•  Install and configure vCenter Server Appliance
•  Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
•  Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host