VMware vSphere: Skills for Operators [V5.5]



This course enables operators and administrators to gain the skills required to work effectively with VMware� virtual machines. This course is based on VMware ESXi™ 5.5 and VMware vCenter Server™ 5.5.


Operators responsible for vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server Management

Learning Objectives

  • Virtualization, virtual machines, and vSphere components
  • Concepts of server, network, and storage virtualization
  • Deploy, configure, and manage virtual machines
  • vCenter Server to monitor virtual machine resource usage
  • VMware vSphere vMotion and VMware vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate virtual machines

1. Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Introduce virtualization

2. Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Compare the components and concept of virtual and traditional architecture
  • Describe a virtual machine
  • Identify the benefits of using a virtual machine
  • Describe the components and features of vSphere
  • Describe inventory objects managed by vSphere
  • Describe the features of vCenter Server

3. VMware vSphere Web Client

  • Access and Use the VMware vSphere Web Client
  • Describe the navigation panes in the vSphere Web Client

4. Creating and Managing Virtual Machines

  • Describe virtual machine components
  • Create a virtual machine
  • Install a guest operating system and VMware Tools
  • Clone a virtual machine
  • Create an OVF template
  • Customize a virtual machine
  • Register and unregister a virtual machine in vCenter Server
  • Perform snapshot operations

5. 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

6. Using VMware vSphere vApps

  • Describe VMware vSphere vApps
  • Create, edit, and manage vApp
  • Clone a vApp
  • Manage power status of vApp

7. 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)
  • Summarize VMware vSphere High Availability