Training VMware VSphere 5: Install, configure, manage – 5 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere®, which consists of VMware ESXi™, and VMware vCenter™ Server. The course is based on ESXi 5.0 and vCenter Server 5.0. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for taking the VMware® Certified Professional 5 exam.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in VMware vSphere 5 and be able to:

  • Install and configure ESXi
  • Install and configure vCenter Server components
  • Configure and manage ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server
  • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines
  • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure
  • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage
  • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability
  • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESXi patches
  • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection

Content of VMware vSphere 5: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Introduce virtualization, the cloud, 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 interface

Virtual Machines

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

VMware vCenter Server

  • Identify vCenter Server and database requirements
  • Describe vCenter Server architecture
  • Deploy a vCenter Server appliance
  • View and create vCenter Server inventory objects

Configure and Manage Virtual Networks

  • Describe, create, and manage a standard virtual switch
  • Describe and modify standard virtual switch properties

Configure and Manage vSphere Storage

  • Configure ESXi with iSCSI, NFS, and Fibre Channel storage
  • Create and manage vSphere datastores
  • Configure, deploy, and manage the VMware Virtual Storage Appliance

Virtual Machines

  • Deploy virtual machines using the Create New Virtual Machine wizard, templates, cloning, and VMware vCenter Converter
  • Modify and manage virtual machines
  • Create and manage virtual machine snapshots
  • Perform VMware vMotion and Storage vMotion migrations

Access and Authentication Control

  • Control user access through roles and permissions
  • Configure and manage the ESXi firewall
  • Integrate ESXi with Active Directory
  • Introduce vShield Zones

Resource Management and Monitoring

  • Control virtual machine access to CPU, memory, and I/O resources
  • Introduce VMkernel methods for optimizing CPU and memory usage
  • Monitor resource usage using vCenter Server performance graphs and alarms

Data Protection

  • Discuss strategies for backing up ESXi hosts
  • Introduce the backup/recovery APIs
  • Discuss strategies for backing up virtual machines

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Configure and manage a VMware High Availability cluster
  • Configure fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance

Scalability

  • Configure and manage a VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) cluster
  • Configuring Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
  • Using VMware HA and DRS together

Patch Management

  • Manage ESXi patching and patch compliance using vCenter Update Manager

Installing VMware vSphere 5 Components

  • Introduce ESXi Installable installation
  • Introduce vCenter Server installation
  • Additional vCenter Server module installation
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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