VMware vSphere: Overview [V5.1]

Classroom Schedule
Live Online Schedule
Course Datasheet
- Formats: Classroom, Live Online
- Length: 1 Days
This hands-on training course introduces the most compelling features of VMware® vSphere® 5.1, which is the foundational component of the cloud infrastructure suite of software from VMware®. This course demonstrates vSphere features that help reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, scalability, flexibility, and manageability. The course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.1 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1.
For students who want more in-depth vSphere training, VMware Education offers a variety of other courses. For advanced course options, go to http://www.vmware.com/education.

Objectives:    •  Using the VMware vSphere® Client™ to deploy and manage virtual machines
•  Using VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate live virtual machines
•  Using vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate live virtual machine data
•  Configuring ESXi clusters to automatically balance virtual machine workloads
•  Hierarchically allocating CPU and memory resources to specific business functions
•  Using vCenter Server alarms and performance graphs to actively monitor the datacenter
Intended Audience:    This course is designed for technical persons responsible for evaluating vSphere 5, including IT managers, system architects, and system administrators.
Prerequisites:    System administration knowledge or experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems is helpful
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Understand the course goals
•  Understand the course objectives
•  Become familiar with the course outline
2  Virtual Infrastructure Overview
•  Describe server virtualization concepts
•  Identify vSphere components, including vCenter Server, ESXi, and the vSphere Client
•  View and describe virtual network and storage components
•  Learn to use the vSphere Client management interface
3  Creating Virtual Machines
•  Describe virtual machine virtual hardware components
•  Create and use templates to deploy virtual machines
•  Describe the functionality and benefits of installing VMware Tools on virtual machines
•  Automate guest operating system customization
4  Allocating Resources to Business Functions
•  Describe CPU and memory resource management techniques used in ESXi
•  Use virtual machine resource controls to allocate CPU and memory resources
•  Use resources pools to hierarchically allocate CPU and memory resources
5  Migrating Virtual Machines
•  Describe the operation and benefits of vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion
•  Use vSphere vMotion to migrate a live virtual machine
•  Use vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate a live virtual machine’s data
6  Distributing Virtual Machine Workloads
•  Describe the operation and scalability benefits of VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
•  Configure a vSphere DRS cluster and resource pools
•  Describe the operation and scalability benefits of VMware vSphere® Storage DRS™
•  Configure a vSphere Storage DRS cluster
•  Describe the operation and cost benefits of VMware vSphere® Distributed Power Management™
7  Monitoring the Virtual Datacenter
•  Describe vCenter Server monitoring capabilities, including performance graphs and alarms
•  Use performance graphs to monitor ESXi hosts
•  Configure ESXi host and virtual machine alarms
8  High Availability and Fault Tolerance
•  Describe the operation and availability benefits of VMware vSphere® High Availability
•  Configure a vSphere HA cluster
•  Describe the operation and availability benefits of  VMware vSphere® Fault Tolerance
•  Configure a virtual machine for fault tolerance
9  Extending VMware vSphere Capabilities
•  Discuss how VMware products and features work together to reduce the costs and improve the efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability of your datacenter