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VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.1]

Summary:  
Classroom Classes
Live Online Classes
vFlex-ILT Classes
Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 2 Days
Overview:
VMware® vSphere®: Skills for Operators is a two-day technical classroom training course designed to help the operators and administrators to create and manage virtual machines. This two-day lecture and lab course will help students gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.1 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1.
After completing this course, students may enroll in other advanced vSphere courses. For other advanced vSphere course options, go to http://www.vmware.com/education.

Objectives:    The objective of this course is to provide students a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 5.1. By the end of this course, students should be able to do the following:
•  Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components.
•  Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization.
•  Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines.
•  Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage.
•  Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines.
 
Intended Audience:    Operators responsible for vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server management
 
Prerequisites:    System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
 
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course goals and objectives
•  Introduce virtualization
2  Introduction to VMware Virtualization
•  Describe VMware virtualization
•  Describe components and features of vSphere 5.1
•  Describe a VMware virtual machine
•  Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
3  Using VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Web Client
•  Navigate through vCenter Server using vSphere Web Client
4  Virtual Machines: Creation and Management
•  Describe virtual machine components
•  Create a virtual machine
•  Install guest operating system and VMware tools
•  Describe cloning and templates
•  Clone a virtual machine and a template
•  Describe an OVF template
•  Deploy an OVF template
•  Customize the guest operating system
•  Configure virtual machine hardware
•  Configure virtual machine options
•  Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
•  Describe a snapshot
•  Take, restore, consolidate, and delete a snapshot
5  Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring
•  Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
•  Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
•  Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor virtual machine resource usage
•  Describe and monitor tasks
•  Describe, monitor, and manage events
•  Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms
6  Managing Multitiered Applications Using VMware vSphere vApp(s)
•  Describe VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™
•  Create, edit, and manage vApp
•  Clone a vApp
•  Manage power status of vApp
7  Migrating Virtual Machines
•  Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
•  Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
•  Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
•  Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
•  Describe CPU compatibility with EVC
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS)
•  List DRS affinity rules
A  Appendix A: Using Update Manager
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Update Manager™
•  Scan and update virtual machines and templates