Training VMware VSphere 5: Fast track – 5 days

Class overview :

This intensive, extended-hours training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 5. It combines the content of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course with advanced tasks and skills for configuring a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • 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 resource usage
  • Scale the vSphere virtual infrastructure
  • Implement 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 ESXi hosts

Content of VMware vSphere 5: Fast Track

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

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

Create Virtual Machines

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

VMware vCenter Server

  • Introduce vCenter Server architecture
  • Manage vCenter Server inventory objects and licenses

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

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

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

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

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

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Introduce new vSphere High Availability architecture
  • Configure and manage a vSphere HA cluster
  • Introduce vSphere Fault Tolerance

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

Network Scalability

  • Create, configure, and manage vNetwork distributed switches, network connections, and port groups

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

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
VMware VSphere 5
Training VMware VSphere 5

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …
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