VMware vCenter Operations Manager: Analyze and Predict [V5.x]

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 2 Days
This course for experienced users of VMware® vSphere® teaches skills in the use of VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™ as a forensic and predictive tool. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.x, VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.x, and vCenter Operations Manager 5.x.

Objectives:    •  Understand major and minor badges and their underlying metrics.
•  Use these badges to find the root causes of common operational issues in a vSphere environment.
•  Perform capacity management and what-if analyses.
•  Use the Operations tab, the Planning tab, the Alerts tab, the Analysis tab, and the Reports tab.
•  Navigate the vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 user interface.
•  Use heat maps and create a custom heat map.
•  Use smart alerts to detect system issues.
•  Articulate the use case for the new policy structure in vCenter Operations Manager and how it can be used to define configuration settings for objects in a vSphere environment.
•  Work with groups to classify virtual objects in logical and business-related structures and how to apply them to policies.
•  Define new use cases based on the optimized integration with VMware® vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ products like VMware® vCenter Configuration Manager™, VMware® vFabric™ Hyperic®, VMware® vCenter™ Infrastructure Navigator™, and other adapters.
Intended Audience:    Experienced system administrators and system integrators
Prerequisites:    •  Hands-on experience administering vSphere 5 deployments
•  Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5] recommended
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
2  Introduction to VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite
•  Understand the role of operations management in the cloud era
•  Understand the vCenter Operations Management Suite and its packaging
3  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
4  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
5  Analyzing with Heat Maps
•  Work with predefined and custom heat maps through the Analysis tab
6  Working with Smart Alerts
•  Configure and use smart alerts
•  Set up email notifications
7  Working with Capacity Planning and Reports
•  Schedule, use, and export predefined capacity management reports
•  Perform what-if analyses
8  Installing and Configuring VMware vCenter Operations Manager
•  Understand and meet preinstallation requirements
•  Install vCenter Operations Manager
•  Configure vCenter Operations Manager to gather data from its environment
A  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
B  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
C  Integration with Other VMware Products
•  Identify use cases for the integration of additional vCenter Operations Management Suite products
•  Discuss integration with vCenter Operations Manager for group management
•  Learn about new dashboard badges in vCenter Operations Manager