VMware vSphere: What's New [V5.1]

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- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 2 Days
This hands-on training course explores new features in VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1 and VMware vSphere® ESXi™ 5.1. Topics include VMware vSphere® 5.1 installation and how to upgrade from vSphere 4.x to vSphere 5.1.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several advanced vSphere 5.1 courses. Go to http://www.vmware.com/education for advanced course options.

Objectives:    •  List and describe key enhancements in vSphere 5.1
•  Upgrade a deployment from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1
•  Use the VMware vSphere® Web Client to manage virtual machines
•  List and describe key networking enhancements, including the ESXi firewall and new features in vNetwork distributed switches
•  Upgrade and manage a VMware vSphere® VMFS-5 datastore
•  Understand and configure policy-driven storage
•  Create a datastore cluster and configure Storage DRS
•  Live migration of a virtual machine without shared storage
•  Secure the virtual machines using VMware® vShield Endpoint™ (now included in base vSphere product)
•  Backup and recover a vSphere environment using vSphere Data Protection
•  Replicate vSphere for SRM deployments using vSphere Replication
•  Use new displays to monitor VMware vSphere® High Availability cluster activity
•  Use the Linux-based VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
•  Use Auto Deploy to install a stateless or stateful ESXi host
•  Use Image Builder to modify and export an image profile
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  IT managers
•  System architects
•  People responsible for implementing or managing vSphere environments
Prerequisites:    Attendance at one of these VMware
vSphere 4 courses:
•  Install, Configure, Manage
•  Fast Track
•  What’s New
Or equivalent vSphere 4 administration experience
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
•  Other vSphere 5 learning resources
2  Introduction to VMware vSphere 5.1
•  Key enhancements in ESXi, vCenter Server, and VMware vSphere® Update Manager™
•  Upgrade vSphere components from vSphere 4.1 to vSphere 5.1, including vCenter Server, Update Manager, and ESXi
3  Virtual Machine Management
•  Describe new virtual machine version 9 hardware features
•  Explain virtual machine snapshot consolidation
•  Describe the vCenter Solutions Manager
•  Upgrade a virtual machine to version 9 hardware
•  Install, register, and use the vSphere Web Client
4  Network Management
•  Describe the ESXi firewall
•  Describe new features of vNetwork distributed switches including NetFlow, port mirroring, Link Aggregation (LACP), Link Layer Discover Protocol (LLDP), and SR-IOV
•  Describe enhancements to network I/O control, including 802.1p priority tagging and user-defined virtual machine resource pools
•  Configure the ESXi firewall
•  Configure and test port mirroring
5  Storage Management
•  Describe new storage features, including VMFS-5, Fibre Channel over Ethernet software adapters, policy-driven storage vStorage API for Storage Awareness, and VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
•  Describe enhanced features, including snapshot support for VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®, solid-state disk support, and new primitives in the vStorage API for Array Integration
•  Upgrade VMFS-3 to VMFS-5
•  Create user-defined storage capabilities and virtual machine storage profiles
6  Scalability and Security
•  Describe scaling enhancements to resource pools and VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™ operation
•  Create a datastore cluster
•  Configure Storage DRS
•  Configure vShield Endpoint
7  High Availability
•  Describe enhancements to VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance and Enhanced vMotion Compatibility features
•  vMotion a virtual machine without shared storage.
•  Explain the new master-slave architecture of vSphere HA
•  View the new informational displays to monitor vSphere HA cluster activity
•  Replicate vSphere using vSphere Replication.
•  Backup and recover virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Data Protection
8  New VMware vSphere Deployment Alternatives
•  Configure and use the Linux-based VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
•  Use Image Builder to create an installation image profile
•  Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host
•  Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateful ESXi host