VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

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- Formats: Classroom, Lab, Live Online, vFlex-ILT
- Length: 5 Days
This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™. The course is based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.
Students who complete this course may enroll in any of several more advanced vSphere courses. For advanced course options, see www.vmware.com/education.

Objectives:    At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in vSphere 5 and be able to do the following:
•  Install and configure ESXi
•  Install and configure vCenter Server components
•  Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
•  Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
•  Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
•  Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
•  Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
•  Use VMware vCenter™ Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
•  Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection
Intended Audience:    •  System administrators
•  Systems engineers
•  Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server
Prerequisites:    System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
Outline:    1  Course Introduction
•  Introductions and course logistics
•  Course objectives
2  Introduction to VMware Virtualization
•  Introduce virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
•  Explain the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
•  Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
•  Install and use vSphere user interfaces
3  Create Virtual Machines
•  Introduce  virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
•  Deploy a single virtual machine  
4  VMware vCenter Server
•  Introduce vCenter Server architecture
•  Introduce vCenter Server appliance
•  Configure and manage vCenter Server appliance
•  Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
5  Configure and Manage Virtual Networks
•  Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
•  Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
•  Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
6  Configure and Manage 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 the VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
7  Virtual Machine Management
•  Deploy virtual machines using  templates and cloning
•  Modify and manage virtual machines
•  Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
•  Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and Storage vMotion migrations
•  Create a vSphere vApp
8  Data Protection
•  Discuss a strategy for backing up ESXi hosts and vCenter Server
•  Introduce the VMware Data Recovery appliance
•  Discuss solutions for backing up virtual machines efficiently
9  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
•  Introduce VMware vShield Zones
10  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
11  High Availability and Fault Tolerance
•  Introduce new vSphere High Availability (HA) architecture
•  Configure and manage a vSphere High Availability cluster
•  Introduce VMware Fault Tolerance
12  Scalability
•  Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
•  Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
•  Use vSphere HA and DRS together
13  Patch Management
•  Manage ESXi patching using vCenter Update Manager
•  Install Update Manager and Update Manager plug-in
•  Create patch baselines
•  Scan and remediate hosts
14  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)