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

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT, Onsite
- 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
  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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.