VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.5]

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere, which comprises VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter™ Server™. This course is based on ESXi 5.5 and vCenter Server 5.5 and approximately 60% of class time is devoted to completing 24 hands-on labs. Completion of this course fulfills the prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional - Datacenter Virtualization (VCP5-DCV).

Audience
  • System administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators responsible for ESXi and vCenter Server
Prerequisites
  • System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems
  • Understanding of virtual data center concepts comparable to those needed for VCA-DCV certification
Learning Objectives
  • Deploy an ESXi host
  • Deploy a vCenter Server instance
  • Deploy a vCenter Server Appliance™
  • Manage an ESXi host using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi storage using vCenter Server
  • Manage ESXi networking using vCenter Server
  • Manage virtual machines using vCenter Server
  • Deploy and manage thin-provisioned virtual machines
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere vMotion�
  • Manage vSphere infrastructure with VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Migrate virtual machines using VMware vSphere Storage vMotion
  • Manage access control using vCenter Server
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server
  • Manage VMware vSphere High Availability, VMware vSphere Fault Tolerance, and VMware vSphere Data Protection™ using vCenter Server
  • Apply patches using VMware vCenter Update Manager™

1. Virtualized Data Center

  • Introduce components of the virtualized data center
  • Describe where vSphere fits into the cloud architecture
  • Introduce VMware vCenter Single Sign-on
  • Install and use vSphere Web Client

2. Creating Virtual Machines

  • Introduce virtual machines, virtual machine hardware, and virtual machine files
  • Deploy a single virtual machine

3. VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce the vCenter Server architecture
  • Introduce VMware vCenter Server Appliance
  • Configure and manage vCenter Server Appliance
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

4. Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard switch
  • Describe and modify standard switch properties
  • Configure virtual switch load-balancing algorithms

5. 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
  • Deploy and manage VMware Virtual SAN™

6. Virtual Machine Management

  • Use templates and cloning to deploy virtual machines
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion migrations
  • Create a VMware vSphere vApp(s)™

7. 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

8. 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

9. High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce the new vSphere High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance
  • Describe VMware vSphere Replication

10. Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (DRS) cluster
  • Configure Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Use vSphere HA and DRS together

11. Patch Management

  • Use vCenter Update Manager to manage ESXi patching
  • Install vCenter Update Manager and the vCenter Update Manager plug-in
  • Create patch baselines
  • Scan and remediate hosts

12. 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)