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Training VMware vSphere 4: Manage and design for security – 3 days

Class overview :

This course shows you how to follow best practices for secure design, deployment, and operation of a VMware vSphere environment. Through lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the security and compliance goals of your organization.

Class goals :

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify vulnerabilities in the current design of a vSphere environment and recommend corrective actions
  • Harden vSphere components as described in vSphere Hardening Guide
  • Recommend configuration and change management policies, processes, and systems

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Manage and Design for Security

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Online resources for security and compliance

Security in a Virtual Environment

  • Review of information security and risk management concepts
  • How virtualization affects security and compliance
  • Top vulnerabilities in a virtual environment
  • Basic guidelines for securing a virtual environment
  • Security tools and technologies

Secure Virtual Networking

  • vNetwork security architecture
  • Network segmentation and traffic isolation
  • Secure virtual network configuration
  • Traffic isolation with private VLANs

Protecting the Management Environment

  • vCenter Server authentication, authorization, and accounting
  • Working with SSL certificates
  • Hardening the vCenter Server system

Protecting VMware ESX/ESXi Host Systems

  • ESX and ESXi security architecture
  • Controlling access to storage
  • Hardening ESX and ESXi hosts

Hardening Virtual Machines

  • Virtual machine security architecture
  • Configuring security parameters

Configuration and Change Management

  • Configuration and change management goals and guidelines
  • Maintaining the proper configuration of vSphere components
  • Monitoring logs for security-related events
  • Configuration and change management tools and technologies
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Training VMware VSphere 4

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, …

Training VMware View 5: Install, configure, manage – 4 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware View™ suite of products: VMware® View Manager, View Composer, and VMware ThinApp™. This course is based on the View 5.0 and ThinApp 4.6 releases.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should understand the features and operation of View and be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications

Content of VMware View 5: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to VMware View

  • View features and components

View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

View Desktops

  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and RDP remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

View Client Options

  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual Printing with View Clients

View Administrator

  • Configuring the View environment
  • Managing users, sessions, and policies
  • Configuring and provisioning automated pools of desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications within View
  • Monitoring the View environment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • View Composer operations
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks

View Persona Management

  • Configuring user profiles with View Persona Management
  • Persona Management and Windows Roaming Profiles
  • Configuring a Persona Management deployment
  • Best practices for a Persona Management deployment

Local-Mode Desktops

  • Configuring local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

Managing View Security

  • Configuring the View security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

View Connection Server Performance and Scalability

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Training VMware View 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, …

Training VMware View 4.5: Install, configure, manage – 4 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course builds your skills in the VMware View suite of products: VMware View Manager, VMware View Composer, and VMware ThinApp. This course is based on the View 4.5 and ThinApp 4.6 releases.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should understand the features and operation of VMware View and be able to:

  • Install and configure the VMware View components
  • Create and manage dedicated and floating desktop pools
  • Deploy and manage linked-clone virtual desktops
  • Configure and manage desktops that run in local mode
  • Configure secure access to desktops through a public network
  • Use ThinApp to package applications

Content of VMware View 4.5: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

Introduction to VMware View

  • View features and components

View Connection Server

  • Installation and configuration

View Desktops

  • View Agent
  • PCoIP and other remote display protocols
  • USB redirection and multimedia redirection

View Client Options

  • View Client
  • View Client with Local Mode
  • Thin clients
  • Virtual Printing

View Administrator

  • Configuring automated pools of dedicated and floating desktops
  • Role-based delegated administration
  • Managing ThinApp applications with View Manager
  • Monitoring the View deployment

Configuring and Managing Linked Clones

  • View Composer
  • Deploying and provisioning linked-clone desktops
  • Managing linked-clone desktops
  • Managing persistent disks

Local-Mode Desktops

  • Local-mode desktops
  • View Transfer Server and Transfer Server repository
  • Local-mode operations

Command-Line Tools and Backup Options

  • vdmadmin utility
  • Clients in kiosk mode
  • Backing up the View databases
  • Restoring the View databases

Managing View Security

  • View security server
  • Network configuration and authentication options

View Manager Performance and Scalability

  • Replica connection servers
  • Performance considerations and load balancing

VMware ThinApp

  • Using ThinApp to capture applications
  • Deploying and updating ThinApp packages
  • Virtualizing Internet Explorer 6 for use on a Windows 7 system
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Training VMware View 4.5

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, …

Training VMware vSphere 4: Manage for performance – 3 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course explores the management of performance in a VMware® vSphere™ environment. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to make fundamental design decisions that enhance performance and to meet performance goals in an already-deployed vSphere installation.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the performance impact of using different monitor modes
  • Use vSphere tools to monitor the performance of ESX/ESXi hosts
  • Troubleshoot performance problems relating to CPU, memory, network, and storage on an ESX/ESXi host
  • Discuss how to achieve an optimal virtual machine configuration
  • Discuss guidelines for monitoring application performance

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Manage for Performance

Course Introduction

Performance in a Virtualized Environment

  • Discuss the vSphere performance troubleshooting methodology
  • Monitor performance using vCenter Server performance graphs and the ESX/ESXi resxtop command

Virtual Machine Monitor

  • Discuss software and hardware virtualization techniques and their impact on performance

CPU Performance

  • Discuss the CPU scheduler, NUMA, and CPU cache contention
  • Monitor key CPU performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common CPU performance problems

Memory Performance

  • Discuss memory reclamation techniques and memory overcommitment
  • Monitor key memory performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common memory performance problems

Network Performance

  • Discuss the performance features of modern network adapters
  • Monitor key network performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common network performance problems

Storage Performance

  • Discuss how storage protocols, VMFS configuration, load balancing, and queuing affect performance
  • Monitor key storage performance metrics
  • Troubleshoot common storage performance problems

Virtual Machine Performance

  • Discuss guidelines for configuring a virtual machine for optimal performance

Application Performance

  • Discuss what applications can be virtualized
  • Discuss how VMware vCenter AppCenter manages application performance
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Training VMware VSphere 4

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, …

Training VMware VSphere 4: Manage availability – 1 day

Class overview :

This hands-on training course equips system administrators with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve competence in building and running a highly available VMware® vSphere™ 4 virtual infrastructure.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should be able to understand the functionality in vSphere and be able to:

  • List the components of business continuity
  • Describe Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 cluster configurations
  • Configure a VMware High Availability (HA) cluster using nondefault options
  • Deploy fault-tolerant virtual machines using VMware Fault Tolerance (FT)
  • Deploy VMware vCenter™ Server Heartbeat

Content of VMware vSphere 4: Manage Availability

Course Introduction

Business Continuity

  • Overview of vSphere features for high availability, fault tolerance, data protection, and disaster recovery

Virtual Machine Clustering

  • vSphere general requirements for Microsoft failover clusters
  • Overview of the supported Microsoft failover cluster configurations

VMware High Availability Clusters

  • VMware HA advanced parameters affecting slot size
  • Deploying different admission control policies
  • Configuring redundant heartbeat networks and isolation test addresses

VMware Fault Tolerance

  • Overview of FT prerequisites and FT operation
  • FT best practices
  • Configuring, monitoring, and testing a fault-tolerant virtual machine

VMware vCenter Server Heartbeat

  • Overview of vCenter Server Heartbeat operation
  • Installing and configuring vCenter Server Heartbeat
  • Failover and switchover with vCenter Server Heartbeat
  • Monitoring vCenter Server Heartbeat
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Training VMware VSphere 4

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, …

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
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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, …

Training VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0: Install, configure, manage – 2 days

Class overview :

This two-day, hands-on training course equips experienced VMware vSphere® administrators with the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ 5.0. This course also equips vSphere administrators ith the knowledge to assist in disaster planning and to test disaster recovery plans with SRM.

Class goals :

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

  • Install SRM 5.0
  • Configure placeholder datastores
  • Configure inventory mappings in SRM
  • Configure datastore mappings
  • Replicate virtual machines using physical couriering
  • Configure vSphere replication-based protection groups in SRM
  • Create, edit, execute, test, and remove a recovery plan in SRM
  • Reprotect virtual machines
  • Configure SRM alarms
  • Troubleshoot SRM problems

Content of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Disaster Recovery

  • Introduce disaster recovery terminology and concepts
  • Describe disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Use a runbook to guide disaster recovery

Overview and Architecture

  • Describe the SRM architecture and components
  • Discuss the functional differences between SRM and VMware
  • vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware vSphere High Availability
  • List the new features of SRM 5.0

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Planning

  • List the SRM prerequisites checklist
  • Identify and describe SRM site preparation activities, including DNS validation, SRM database requirements, datastore groups requirements, recovery site inventory preparation, and network communication planning

VMware vSphere Replication

  • Describe storage replication using the vRMS appliance
  • List storage replication limitations when using the vRMS appliance

Installation

  • Identify and complete SRM installation tasks
  • Integration with storage arrays using storage replication adapters
  • Configure storage replication
  • List and describe SRM security roles

Establishing the Replication Framework

  • Describe and configure SRM placeholder datastores
  • Configure datastore mappings for vRMS storage replication
  • Describe and configure SRM inventory, network, and datastore mappings

Protection Groups

  • Describe protection groups
  • Configure a protection group to protect virtual machines
  • Describe placeholder virtual machines
  • Create customizations to reconfigure virtual machine network connections after a failover

Recovery Plans

  • Discuss SRM recovery plans
  • List SRM recovery plan steps
  • Create an SRM recovery plan

Alarms and Site Status

  • Describe SRM alarms
  • Describe the available alarm actions
  • Configure an alarm

Failover Testing and Failover

  • Describe failover testing, including its effect on storage and network configuration
  • Test a recovery plan
  • Execute a failover
  • Discuss storage resignaturing

Planned Migration, Reprotect, and Failback

  • Discuss planned migration and how it is different from a failover
  • Execute a planned migration
  • Discuss when and how to reprotect a virtual machine
  • Describe SRM failback

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Logs, Simple Scripts, and Troubleshooting

  • Describe SRM logs
  • Resolve problems with the SRM database
  • Resolve site connection problems
  • Resolve LUN, datastore, and protection group problems
  • Use scripts with SRM
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Training VMware VCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0

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, …