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VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

Summary:  
Classroom Schedule
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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, Self-Paced, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 5 Days
Overview:
This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware® vCenter Server™. This course is based on versions of ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.

Students who complete this course can enroll in several more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, go to http://www.vmware.com/education.

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Objectives:    By the end of the course, you should understand vSphere 5.5 functions and features and be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Deploy an ESXi host
•  Deploy a vCenter Server instance
•  Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
•  Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
•  Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
•  Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
•  Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
•  Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion®
•  Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere® Web Client and VMware vSphere® Client™
•  Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
•  Manage access control using vCenter Server
•  Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
•  Manage VMware vSphere® High Availability, VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere®
    Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
•  Apply patches using VMware vSphere®Update Manager™
 
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
•  Operators of ESXi and vCenter Server
 
Prerequisites:    •  System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.
•  Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course for
    VCA-DCV certification.
 
Outline:   
  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

  2. Virtualized Data Center
    • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
    • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
    • Install and use vSphere Client

  3. Creating Virtual Machines
    • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
    • Deploy a single virtual machine

  4. VMware vCenter Server
    • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
    • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Single Sign-On™
    • Install and use vSphere Web Client
    • Introduce VMware® vCenter™ Server Appliance™
    • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
    • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

  5. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
    • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
    • Describe and modify standard 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 vSphere datastores
    • Deploy and manage VMware® Virtual SAN™

  7. Virtual Machine Management
    • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
    • Modify and manage virtual machines
    • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
    • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
    • Create a VMware vSphere® vApp™

  8. Access and Authentication Control
    • Control user access through roles and permissions
    • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
    • Configure ESXi lockdown mode
    • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory

  9. Resource Management and Monitoring
    • Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
    • Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
    • Configure and manage resource pools
    • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

  10. High Availability and Fault Tolerance
    • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
    • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
    • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
    • Describe VMware vSphere® Replication

  11. Scalability
    • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
    • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
    • Use vSphere HA and DRS together

  12. Patch Management
    • Use vSphere Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
    • Install vSphere Update Manager and the vSphere Update Manager plug-in
    • Create patch baselines
    • Scan and remediate hosts

  13. Installing VMware Components
    • Introduce ESXi installation
    • Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
    • Introduce vCenter Server deployment options
    • Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
    • Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)