VMware® vSphere®: Skills for Operators is a two-day technical classroom training course designed to help the operators and administrators to create and manage virtual machines. This two-day lecture and lab course will help students gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware® virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.1 and VMware® vCenter Server™ 5.1.
After completing this course, students may enroll in other advanced vSphere courses.
The objective of this course is to provide students a strong understanding of VMware virtual machine features in vSphere 5.1. By the end of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- Describe virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components.
- Describe the concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization.
- Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines.
- Use vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage.
- Use VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion® to migrate virtual machines.
- Introductions and course logistics
- Course goals and objectives
- Introduce virtualization
Introduction to VMware Virtualization
- Describe VMware virtualization
- Describe components and features of vSphere 5.1
- Describe a VMware virtual machine
- Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
Using VMware vSphere Client and VMware vSphere Web Client
- Describe VMware vSphere® Client™
- Describe VMware vSphere® Web Client
- Navigate through vCenter Server using vSphere Web Client
Virtual Machines: Creation and Management
- Describe virtual machine components
- Create a virtual machine
- Install guest operating system and VMware tools
- Describe cloning and templates
- Clone a virtual machine and a template
- Describe an OVF template
- Deploy an OVF template
- Customize the guest operating system
- Configure virtual machine hardware
- Configure virtual machine options
- Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
- Describe a snapshot
- Take, restore, consolidate, and delete a snapshot
Virtual Machine Resource Monitoring
- Introduce virtual CPU and memory concepts
- Describe methods for optimizing CPU, memory, and disk usage
- Use vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms to monitor virtual machine resource usage
- Describe and monitor tasks
- Describe, monitor, and manage events
- Describe, monitor, manage, and acknowledge alarms
Managing Multitiered Applications Using VMware vSphere vApp(s)
- Describe VMware vSphere® vApp(s)™
- Create, edit, and manage vApp
- Clone a vApp
- Manage power status of vApp
Migrating Virtual Machines
- Describe and use cold migration to migrate a virtual machine
- Verify host and virtual machine requirements for vSphere vMotion
- Migrate a virtual machine with vSphere vMotion
- Migrate virtual machine storage with vSphere Storage vMotion
- Describe CPU compatibility with EVC
- Describe VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS)
- List DRS affinity rules
Appendix A: Using Update Manager
- Describe VMware vSphere® Update Manager™
- Scan and update virtual machines and templates
Operators responsible for vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server management