The VMware POWERCAMP™ provides you the most direct hands-on experience course in the industry. Learn from instructors with real world experience how things are really done through back to back labs.
- Understand the roles and product positioning of ESX, vCenter, redundant databases, vSphere client, FT, HA, and DRS. Learn how to quickly recover in a disaster when any of these go offline. How does cloud computing relate to these roles?
Product History and Major Technologies of VMware
- Take a look at where ESX and vCenter started. Compare differences and understand how critical it is to know about comparing product builds and troubleshooting issues in a mixed environment. Learn detailed information about how HA, DRS, FT and Clustering work together.
Terms and Concepts
- Review VMware terminology and major concepts. Define Host, Guest, Encapsulation, Portability, Isolation, Idealized Hardware, Virtualization Layer, Memory Ballooning, Memory Management, and much more. Understand how the concepts relate to VMware. ESX Server 4 hardware requirements
Installing and Configuring ESX/ESXI Servers
- Install your ESX host. Build a host and understand the options of the build process. Identify the pre-installation and post installations tasks. Understand CPU, Memory, Disk, Storage, and Network limitations. After an install, know how to troubleshoot issues and what log files to find additional information in.
Building and Understanding Virtual Machine Virtual Switches
- Build and configure Virtual Machines. Perform a typical and custom installation. Get to know the files that make up a virtual machine and how to troubleshoot each file when a virtual machine fails to load. Understand how to control resource use of each Virtual Machine, as well as fine tune them.
Supporting Virtual Appliances
- Build and use Virtual Appliances. Visit VMware’s web site and get to know what Virtual Appliances are available. Import a Virtual Appliance, as well as export them. Look at and understand ovf and ova files. Modify files and view the results.
- Get to the roles of Source, Swing and Target servers. Compare 3rd Party P2V options against VMware Converter. Perform a P2V migration. Cover V2V, V2P, and P2P as options.
Configuring Virtual Switches - Standard, VDS, and the Nexus 1000V Switch
- Take an in-depth look at the Service Console, Virtual Machine, and VMkernel roles. Configure these connection types and understand the specific traffic each uses. Convert Standard configurations to vDs. Configure Virtual Switches to support VLAN’s. Review MAC address space and talk about dynamic verses static Layer 2 use for Virtual Machines. Learn how to support Virtual Switches through the command line with esxcfg commands.
ESX/ESXI Server Security - Supporting the ESX/ESXI Server Firewall vCenter Enables Services
- Get to know how to configure the firewall for inbound and outbound traffic. Get to know the defaults, open ports and create firewall rules from the command line for non-standard port use. Edit firewall configuration rules from the command line and see the results in the GUI under the Security Profile.
ESX/ESXI Storage Architecture - Local, SAN, NAS and ISCSI Storage
- Cover differences on using Local, SAN, NAS and ISCSI storage. Understand how and where each would be used. Know how each is affected in a Disaster and how to recover. Show how to configure each storage solution using the vSphere Client.
Connecting to an ISCSI SAN
- Configure support for ISCSI. Install an ISCSI target in class then configure ESX/ESXi to connect to the target. Cover how to support both hardware and software ISCSI. Install a VMkernel Virtual switch and enable the switch for ISCSI. Enable the ISCSI initiator for dynamic or Static Discovery.
3rd Party Tools to Support the Virtual Infrastructure
- VMware has many areas where 3rd Party tools will enable IT to mo
Virtual VMware POWERCAMP™ 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.