Students will learn to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere® 5, gaining
advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable
virtual infrastructure.Included is a prepaid voucher for the VMware Certified
Professional 5 exam.
After completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Configure and
manage ESXi networking and storage.
- Create, configure, migrate, manage,
convert, and monitor virtual machines and virtual appliances.
- Manage user
access to the virtual infrastructure.
- Use vCenter Server to monitor
- Scale the vSphere virtual infrastructure.
business continuity solutions.
- Manage changes to the vSphere environment.
- Use a command-line interface to manage vSphere.
- Install and
configure ESXi and vCenter Server.
- Use vSphere Auto Deploy to provision
Lesson 1: Course Introduction
- Introductions and course logistics
- Course objectives
Lesson 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
Lesson 3: Create Virtual Machines
- Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
- Deploy a single virtual machine
Lesson 4: VMware vCenter Server
- Introduce vCenter Server architecture
- Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses
Lesson 5: Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
- Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
- Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties
- Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms
Lesson 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
- Introduce VMware vSphere® Storage Appliance
Lesson 7: Virtual Machine Management
- Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
- Modify and manage virtual machines
- Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
- Perform VMware vSphere® vMotion® and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
- Create a vSphere vApp
Lesson 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
- Introduce VMware® vShield Zones
Lesson 9: Resource Management and Monitoring
- Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
- Describe methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
- Configure and manage resource pools
- Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor resource usage
Lesson 10: High Availability and Fault Tolerance
- Introduce new vSphere High Availability architecture
- Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
- Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
Lesson 11: Host Scalability
- Use Host Profiles to manage ESXi configuration compliance
- Configure and manage a vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler cluster
- Configure and manage vSphere Distributed Power Management
Lesson 12: Network Scalability
- Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups
Lesson 13: Storage Scalability
- Introduce Storage I/O Control
- Describe VMware vSphere® Storage APIs - Array Integration and VASA
- Explain policy-driven storage
- Add a storage policy to a virtual machine storage profile
- Describe Storage DRS operation
- Create a datastore cluster for Storage DRS
- Configure Storage DRS
Lesson 14: 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
Lesson 15: Patch Management
- Use VMware vSphere® vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
- Install Update Manager and the Update Manager plug-in
- Create patch baselines
- Scan and remediate hosts
Lesson 16: VMware vSphere Management Assistant
- Describe VMware vSphere® Management Assistant (vMA)
- Configure vMA
- Discuss the esxcli and vicfg commands
- Perform command-line operations for host management, network management, storage management, and performance monitoring
Lesson 17: Installing VMware Components
- Use vCenter Linked Mode to manage multiple vCenter Server inventories
- Introduce ESXi installation
- Describe boot-from-SAN requirements
- Describe vCenter Server hardware, software, and database requirements
- Install vCenter Server (Windows-based)
- Introduce VMware vCenter Server Appliance
- Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
- Use Image Builder to create an ESXi installation image
- Use Auto Deploy to deploy a stateless ESXi host
Experienced system administrators and system integrators willing to work hard to
achieve superior vSphere skills with minimal time away from the office.
Virtual VMware vSphere 5.0: Fast Track Online Live training option
Imagine an industry-leading classroom training experience from wherever you have access to the Internet.
The Virtual Online Live events listed here gives you an effective and proven online virtual learning experience with the freedom to attend virtually from anywhere.
There is also an option of experiencing Online Live from one of the many national partner centers where a computer and headset will be provided for you.
This rich and engaging virtual classroom environment lets you conveniently interact with instructors and other students.
You will hear and see your instructor as they teach the course and answer your questions via voice or text.
Choose the online live virtual training option and you can access the recorded version even after the class has finished.
The onDemand labs give you access to the same client and server technologies covered in class so you can test, apply and hone your skills by accessing the labs before and even after the class.
Technical Requirements: a computer or laptop with a modern browser and high speed internet access along with one or two monitors.