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Training SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11: Certified Linux Engineer – 5 days

Class overview :

The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11: Certified Linux Engineer course prepares candidates for the CLE 11 Practicum exam. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server: Certified Linux Expert 11 (3107) is designed to enable professional administrators to perform specialized tasks on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 concerning networking, storage, virtualisation, and disaster preparedness and recovery.

Class goals :

This course teaches you how to perform the following SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 administrative tasks:

  • Manage networking
  • Manage server storage
  • Work with Xen virtualization
  • Harden servers
  • Update servers
  • Monitor server health
  • Prepare servers for disasters

Content of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11: Certified Linux Engineer

Manage Networking

  • Configure Bridges
  • Bonding Interfaces ( Teaming NICS )
  • VLAN Tagging

Server Storage

  • Configuring iSCSI Targets
  • Configuring iSCSI Clients ( Initiators )

Xen

  • Install XEN Visualization
  • Use vm-install command line options

Harden Servers

  • Strengthen Security on SLES11
  • Use APPARMOR
  • Use AIDE

Update Servers

  • Implement SMT to deploy updates to SLES11

Prepare for Disasters

  • LVM Snapshots
  • Multipath for remote storage

Monitor Servers

  • Configure and use NAGIOS for server monitoring
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Training SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators – 2 days

Class overview :

This course is designed to teach the key administration differences of a SUSE Linux Enterprise system.

Class goals :

The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practise in some, of the following:

  • SUSE Product Offerings and Certification
  • Use the yast tool for administration tasks
  • Install the SUSE operating system from a local device
  • Install the SUSE operating system from a networked server
  • Monitor and manage devices with UDEV and the sysfs file system
  • Manage the SUSE network environment
  • Manage system services
  • Troubleshoot and repair a system that can’t be booted
  • Manage system security with the yast tool
  • Manage on-line internet updates
  • System backup with the yast tool
  • Miscellaneous differences

Content of SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators

SuSe Linux Poduct Offerings and Certifications

  • The SuSe Linux Poduct Offerings
  • OPENSuSe(r) Linux
  • Enterprise Class Product Offerings
  • SuSe(r) Linux Enterprise Server
  • Novell Certifications
  • NCLP Practicum Examination – Examples

YaST

  • The Yast System Configuration Tool

Installing SuSE

  • Other Supplied DOS/Windows Utilities
  • Checking Free Space
  • Dual Booting
  • Performing the Installation
  • The Installation Program User Interface
  • Virtual Consoles
  • Console Keystrokes
  • Boot Options
  • Function Keys
  • Additional Boot Options
  • Turning off Frame Buffer Support (Screen Problem)
  • VNC Installation Options
  • Kernel Options
  • Installation Procedures
  • Hard Disk Partitioning
  • Software Selection
  • Taboo
  • Booting Screen
  • Time Zone Configuration
  • Installation Progress
  • Installation Final Stages
  • Workshop Exercises

SuSE Network Installation

  • Setting up an Installation Server
  • Booting the Client
  • Creating a PXE Boot Environment
  • Setup the Server as an HTTP, FTP or NFS Server
  • Install the Syslinux Package
  • Install a DHCP Server with a PXE Boot Environment
  • Configure the TFTP Environment
  • Setup the PXE Boot Menu and Options
  • Automatic Installation
  • The XML Control File
  • Example XML Control File
  • Creating a Control File with Yast
  • Editing Configuration Files and Custom Control Scripts
  • The Auto-Installation Process
  • Autoyast Command Line Parameters
  • Combining Autoyast and PXEboot
  • Troubleshooting PXEboot
  • DHCP Errors
  • tftpboot Errors
  • Installation Errors
  • Examine Network Packets
  • Workshop Exercises

Monitoring and Managing Hardware

  • Monitoring Hardware
  • hwinfo
  • The lsvpd Package
  • The lscfg Command
  • siga
  • Detecting new/existing Hardware
  • The Hotplug System
  • Devices and Interfaces
  • Devices under 2.4 Kernels
  • The Sysfs Filesystem and Persistent Names
  • Device Initialisation and Interface Configuration
  • Hotplug Events
  • Hot-Plug Agents
  • Cold Plug
  • Logging/Debugging Hotplug
  • Boot Time Parameters
  • The UDEV System
  • Creating Rules
  • Configuring UDEV
  • Automatic Mounting
  • Access Privileges
  • Persistent Names for Mass Storage Devices
  • Workshop Exercises

Managing the SuSE Network Environment

  • The Basic Network Configuration Files
  • The icfg-eth-id-mac File
  • Managing Network Devices
  • The iproute2 Suite
  • Configuring the Network Card
  • Configuring the Network Address
  • Configuring Routing
  • Configuring Interfaces: Yast
  • Multiple Addresses Per Interface (Virtual Interface)
  • Controlling Network Parameters
  • Routing under Suse
  • Configuring your Machine as a Gateway
  • Remote Administration
  • Workshop Exercises

Managing System Services

  • Initiating a New Service
  • Starting/Stopping Services Manually
  • Enabling/Disabling Services using Yast
  • Suseconfig and /etc/sysconfig
  • The Yast Sysconfig Editor
  • Workshop Exercises
  • System Wide Security Settings
  • Managing the Firewall
  • The seccheck Tool
  • Workshop Exercises

On-line Updates

  • Updating your System
  • Registration
  • Yast Online Update
  • Automatic Notification of Updates
  • Command Line Tools

Backup with YaST

  • Backing Up and Restoring with Yast
  • The Backup Procedure
  • Manual Backup
  • Backup Profiles
  • Restoring

Troubleshooting and Reparing a System That Can’t be Booted

  • Troubleshooting SUSE Overview
  • Booting into Maintenance Mode (Single User Mode)
  • Booting into Maintenance Mode (Forgotten Root Password)
  • Booting the Rescue System
  • Booting into Yast System Repair Mode
  • Workshop Exercises

Miscellaneous SuSE Differences

  • Printer Management
  • Configuring Remote Printers – Yast
  • Example of Adding a Windows (SMB) Printer
  • File Systems
  • File Systems Supported by SUSE
  • Creating Partitions using Yast
  • Package Management
  • Log Files
  • Managing Raid
  • The Kernel
  • Powertweak
  • Workshop Exercises
SUSE Linux for Experienced Linux System Administrators
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Training Introduction to Solaris – 3 days

Class overview :

This Sun Microsystems Solaris Operating System training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the SOLARIS Operating System. The most commonly used commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities.

Class goals :

This Solaris Introduction course provides the skills needed to work productively in the SOLARIS environment. The delegates will practise:

  • Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
  • Using the shell’s redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi editor
  • Setting and changing access permissions on files
  • Monitoring and controlling their own processes
  • Using the basic file and text searching utilities
  • Customising their own login environment

Content of Introduction to Solaris

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Introduction to the Solaris Operating System

  • A brief history of UNIX
  • The UNIX kernel
  • The UNIX file system
  • Getting started navigating the file system
  • The file system structure
  • Directories and files
  • Pathnames
  • Navigating the file system
  • Exercise: Logging on to the system
  • Exercise: Navigating the file system

Basic Commands

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Basic Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters
  • Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Redirection and Pipes

  • Input redirection
  • Output redirection
  • Pipes
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

Introduction to the vi Editor

  • Overview of the vi editor
  • Basic functions
  • Switching to input mode
  • Other useful commands
  • Exercises: Using the vi editor
  • Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

Searching and Replacing Text

  • Replacing text
  • Using the vi editor
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep
  • Linking files
  • Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Recalling and Editing Commands

  • Overview
  • The bash shell
  • The korn shell
  • Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

File Permissions and Access Control

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files
  • Exercise: Setting and access permissions

Processes

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

More Basic Commands

  • The wc (word count) command
  • The find command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • The finger command
  • Exercise: Using file handling commands

The User Environment

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment
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Training Introduction to Solaris – A Unix / Solaris Foundation – 2 days

Class overview :

This comprehensive two-day course aims to equip the novice Solaris/UNIX user with all the skills necessary to navigate the system and make productive use of the tools available, including the Windows system, the vi editor and essential Solaris/UNIX commands. It also forms the necessary foundation for subsequent courses.

Class goals :

A foundation course to get trainees confident in day-to-day Solaris / Unix use. This course provides all the knowledge that applications users will need and forms a good grounding for the power user or administrator who will go on to take other courses

Content of Introduction to Solaris – A Unix / Solaris Foundation

Solaris / UNIX / Linux overview

  • What are Solaris, Linux and Unix?
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Basic command examples
  • Other versions of Unix
  • Future of Unix
  • Logistics and support

Getting started

  • Logging in and out
  • Basic Gnome Window system use
  • Keyboard basics
  • Files, directories and path names
  • Creating and examining files
  • Effective use of directories
  • Moving, copying and removing files
  • Basic system password security
  • Online Documentation and the man command
  • Common problems

The vi editor

  • Invoking vi
  • Insert and Append
  • Moving around the text
  • Deleting text
  • Change operators
  • Other insert operators
  • Searching for text; Search and replace
  • Saving and quitting

The Next stage

  • Introduction to UNIX shells
  • Shell interaction
  • Input and Output control using Re-direction and piping
  • Shell metacharacters (wild cards)
  • The command history mechanism, and command line editing facilities
  • The shell quoting mechanism
  • Setting up and using command aliases
  • Job and Process monitoring and control
  • More complex copying and moving
  • Protecting files and directories using chmod
  • Shell variables and setting up the environment
  • Introduction to Solaris utilities
  • Halting the workstation

Gnome Window System

  • A thorough examination of the major tools available, such as the Panel, File Manager, Text editor and the Help system
  • Customising the Workspace and setting basic user preferences

Introduction to networking

  • Introduction to network concepts
  • Ethernet Overview
  • Network basic commands (including logging in to other machines with ssh)
  • Network File System (NFS) – overview, benefits and uses
  • Overview of Samba file sharing with Microsoft machines
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Training Unix System Administration – 5 days

Class overview :

This course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of a SVR4 compatible Unix System. Practical work will concentrate on the basic SVR4 commands rather than vendor-specific administration menu driven or GUI tools.

The delegates will practise:

  • Adding, changing and deleting users and user groups
  • Managing user passwords
  • Configuring login files
  • Running background tasks at regular intervals
  • Creating file systems
  • Mounting, monitoring and repairing file systems
  • Managing file access
  • Backing up and restoring files and directories using standard utilities
  • Managing swap space
  • Adding printers to the system
  • Monitoring and controlling print jobs
  • Starting and shutting down the system
  • Customising start-up and shutdown procedures
  • Monitoring system performance with the sar utility
  • Configuring syslog to manage system event messages
  • Carrying out various housekeeping procedures to manage disk space

Class goals :

To provide the knowledge and skills needed to maintain successful day-to-day operation of a UNIX system.

Content of Unix System Administration

The Administrator’s Role

  • Role Of A System Administrator
  • Using The root Login
  • Tracking The Use Of su
  • The sysadm Menu System

Account Management

  • Users, user groups and related system files
  • Adding new users and user groups (useradd, groupadd)
  • Changing and deleting users and user groups (usermod, userdel, groupmod, groupdel)
  • Password and login control (passwd)
  • User communication facilites (wall, /etc/motd)
  • Exercise

Login Files

  • The Bourne and Korn Shell Environments
  • Environment Variables
  • The system profile /etc/profile
  • The user’s .profile
  • The Korn shell start up file .kshrc
  • Korn shell options
  • Listing environment variables and aliases
  • Skeleton directories
  • Exercise

Background Jobs

  • Starting Background Jobs
  • Using The nice Command
  • Using cron Processes
  • Creating crontab Entries
  • Using The crontab Command
  • The at Command
  • Exercise

File System Administration

  • Physical Disk Organisation
  • UNIX Partition Slices
  • File System Device Names
  • Mounting and Unmounting File Systems
  • File System Types
  • File System Structure
  • File System Creation
  • Checking And Repairing File Systems
  • Monitoring Free Space
  • Exercise

File Access

  • File Access Criteria (Users, Groups and Permissions)
  • Default permissions with umask
  • Changing File Attributes with chmod, chown and chgrp
  • Testing permissions with su
  • Exercise

Backup and Restore Facilities

  • Using The cpio Command
  • Using The tar Command
  • Using the dd Command
  • Backup And Restore Services

Managing Swap Space

  • Listing, configuring and disabling swap space (swap)
  • Exercise

Terminals and Printers

  • Managing terminals
  • Using the stty command
  • Terminal model capabilities and commands (infocmp, tput)
  • The LP print service
  • LP print service files
  • Printer configuration (lpadmin)
  • Printer maintenance – managing printer status, job queues etc.
  • (lphsut, lpsched, /etc/init.d/lp, accept, reject, enable, disable, lpmove, lpusers, lpstat, cancel)
  • Printing from copies of files
  • Stopping banner output
  • Exercise

System Startup and Shutdown

  • The /etc/init Procedure
  • System Run States
  • The /etc/inittab File
  • System Startup Procedures and Processes
  • System Shutdown Procedures and Processes
  • Recovery From Boot Failure
  • Exercise

Basic Networking

  • Basic networking overview
  • Network hardware
  • Network software
  • Network addressing – IPv4
  • Network masks and subnets
  • Routing
  • Network commands (hostname, ifconfig, netstat, telnet, rlogin, ssh, ftp, sftp, rcp, scp, rsh, ping)
  • Client-Server environment
  • Servers
  • Networking services overview NIS, NIS+, DNS, LDAP NFS, DHCP
  • Exercise

Performance Management

  • Performance Management
  • System Performance Tools
  • System Activity Reporting using the sar command
  • General Performance
  • Specific Areas Of Performance
  • Excessive Paging
  • Disk I/O Performance
  • CPU Performance
  • Using the timex Command
  • Exercise

Kernel Configuration

  • System Configuration
  • Configuration Guidelines
  • Reducing Disk I/O
  • Increasing User Memory
  • Improving CPU Performance
  • Special Case Tuning Needs
  • The Configuration Process (/etc/conf/cf.d, idtune, idbuild)

Software Installation

  • Operating System Installation
  • Other Software Installation (pkginfo, pkgadd, pkgrm)
  • Exercise

Syslog

  • Syslog Configuration
  • The /etc/syslog.conf configuration file
  • Editing the syslog.conf file
  • Logging telnet, ftp and other network daemons
  • Testing syslog logging
  • Exercise

General Housekeeping

  • Managing Files and Directories
  • Checking file space used
  • Freeing up disk space
  • Saving disk space
  • File system organisation
  • Helpful hints
  • Exercise
Unix Sytem Administration
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Training Unix Introduction – 3 days

Class overview :

This course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the UNIX Operating System. The most commonly used commands and utilities are described in detail as are the command line wildcard and redirection facilities. The mechanisms by which a user acquires a login environment are discussed and the main features of the Korn/Posix/Bash Shells are introduced.

The delegates will practise:

  • Creating, copying, renaming, moving and deleting files and directories
  • Using the shell’s redirection and pipe facilities
  • Editing text files using the vi editor
  • Setting and changing access permissions on files
  • Monitoring and controlling their own processes
  • Using the basic file and text searching utilities
  • Customising their own login environment

Class goals :

To provide the skills needed to work productively in the UNIX environment.

Content of Unix Introduction

Introduction to the Unix Operating System

  • A brief history of Unix
  • The Unix kernel
  • The UNIX file system
  • Getting started navigating the file system
  • The file system structure
  • Directories and files
  • Pathnames
  • Navigating the file system
  • Exercise: Logging on to the system
  • Exercise: Navigating the file system

Basic Commands

  • Command line syntax
  • Basic file handling commands
  • Directory handling commands
  • Filename wildcard characters
  • Exercise: Manipulating files and directories

Redirection and Pipes

  • Input redirection
  • Output redirection
  • Pipes
  • Exercise: Using redirection and pipe facilities

Introduction to The vi Editor

  • Overview of the vi editor
  • Basic functions
  • Switching to input mode
  • Other useful commands
  • Exercises: Using the vi editor
  • Exercise: Using more advanced vi features

Searching and Replacing Text

  • Replacing text
  • Using the vi editor
  • Using sed for search and replace
  • Searching for text with grep
  • Linking files
  • Exercises: Searching and Replacing Text

Recalling and Editing Commands

  • Overview
  • The bash shell
  • The korn shell
  • Exercises: Recall and Edit Commands

File Permissions and Access Control

  • Users and user groups
  • File access permissions
  • Changing file attributes
  • Switching users and user groups
  • Linking files
  • Exercise: Setting and access permissions

Processes

  • What is a process?
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Background processes
  • Job Control
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise: Monitoring and controlling processes

More Basic Commands

  • The wc (word count) command
  • The find command
  • The cut command
  • The sort command
  • The finger command
  • Exercise: Using file handling commands

The User Environment

  • Customising the .profile or .bash_profile
  • Customising the .kshrc or .bashrc
  • Exercise: Setting up an environment
Unix Introduction
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Training Unix Technical Overview – 1 day

Class overview :

This Unix training course is designed to give delegates an overview of the various versions of UNIX available. It is technically orientated to enable staff at all levels to have an appreciation of what UNIX is, and the various features available with the different versions..

The delegates will practise:

  • What UNIX is
  • The History of UNIX from Version 7 and the Various Versions Available
  • OSF/2 POSIX SVR4 Standards
  • Features of the UNIX Operating System
  • UNIX Networking Features
  • What a Process is and how Processes are Controlled
  • Standard Utilities Available with UNIX
  • Applications Available
  • The System Administrator

Class goals :

This UNIX Technical Overview course will provide the delegate with a technical understanding of the UNIX Operating System, from its general structure to its Networking capabilities..

Content of Unix Technical Overview

What is UNIX?

  • The UNIX Kernel
  • What is the Shell?
  • Different Shells Available

History of UNIX

  • Version 7 to SVR4 (System 5 Release 4)

UNIX Standards

  • OSF/1 and OSF/2
  • POSIX Standards
  • SVR4 Standards

Features of UNIX

  • Built in Functions
  • Applications for Users and Programmers

UNIX Networking

  • UUCP
  • TCP/IP
  • NFS (Yellow Pages)
  • NIS and NIS+

Processes and Background Jobs

  • Controlling processes in UNIX
  • Background Jobs
  • CRON and AT

UNIX Applications

  • Editors
  • Programmers Tools
  • System Start-up and Control

UNIX System Administrator

  • The Function and Responsibilities of a System Administrator
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Training VMware vSphere: Skills for storage administrators – 2 days

Class overview :

This course enables storage administrators to better plan and manage their storage systems to support a VMware vSphere™ environment. The course uses lecture, hands-on labs, and case studies to demonstrate vSphere interaction and operation with storage rather than to teach vSphere administration skills.

Class goals :

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

  • Explain basic concepts related to virtual computing, including vSphere server and storage virtualization
  • Be a cooperative partner with vSphere administrators to design, configure, manage, and troubleshoot storage in a vSphere environment
  • Describe the trade-offs between storage design decisions
  • Plan a storage architecture that scales to the demands of a virtualized environment
  • Use the VMware vSphere Client, esxtop, resxtop, and vscsiStats to monitor storage configuration end to end from a virtual machine disk to a specific VMware® vStorage VMFS datastore

Content of VMware vSphere: Skills for Storage Administrators

Introduction to VMware Virtualization

  • Hypervisors (the VMkernel) and virtual machines
  • Benefits of server virtualization
  • Shared storage and the VMware features that depend on it
  • Supported storage configurations
  • Storage maximums
  • Introduce VMware storage virtualization stack
  • Course objectives

VMware Storage Virtualization

  • Describe and create a VMFS datastore
  • Using extents and Volume Grow to enlarge a VMFS volume
  • Introduce strategies for avoiding SCSI reservation conflicts
  • Describe the importance of VMFS alignment
  • Describe trade-offs between VMFS and RDM
  • Options for creating virtual machine disks and the trade-offs of each option
  • VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning and its effect on storage
  • Explore the effects of using Thin Provisioning with storage array thin provisioning

VMware Storage Virtualization

  • Describe and create a VMFS datastore
  • Using extents and Volume Grow to enlarge a VMFS volume
  • Introduce strategies for avoiding SCSI reservation conflicts
  • Describe the importance of VMFS alignment
  • Describe trade-offs between VMFS and RDM
  • Options for creating virtual machine disks and the trade-offs of each option
  • VMware vStorage Thin Provisioning and its effect on storage
  • Explore the effects of using Thin Provisioning with storage array thin provisioning

Storage Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Storage configuration and its effect on performance
  • vSphere utilities to monitor storage latency, capacity, and consumption
  • Troubleshooting storage performance problems

SAN Design Considerations

  • Storage device names in vSphere
  • Importance of configuring consistent host LUN ID numbering
  • Calculating I/O operations per second (IOPS) and megabytes per second (MBps) to properly configure LUNs
  • Using esxtop or resxtop to determine IOPS and MBps
  • Discuss storage network topologies, zoning, and access control in Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS
  • Strategies for virtual disk placement
  • Interswitch linking and trunking considerations
  • Using esxcli to mask LUNs
  • Implementing flow control and jumbo frames in IP storage configurations
  • Configuring VMware vStorage adaptive queueing
  • Manual configuration of storage queues
  • Discuss VMware ESX™/ESXi boot from SAN

Multipathing Configuration and Management

  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and NAS multipathing
  • Managing multipathing algorithms available in vSphere
  • Integrating virtual port and target port group support, and asymmetric logical unit access arrays into a vSphere environment
  • Configuring active-active and active-passive arrays with vSphere

VMware vStorage VMFS and Virtual Machine Snapshots

  • LUN replication in a vSphere environment
  • Identifying a snapshot LUN in vSphere
  • Controlling how the VMkernel handles replicated LUNs
  • Using replicated LUNs for backup and disaster recovery
  • Introduce VMware APIs for Data Protection
  • Describe the impact of virtual machine snapshot use on storage architecture

VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration

  • Describe hardware-accelerated locking
  • Describe hardware-accelerated zeroing
  • Describe hardware-accelerated copy
  • Enable and disable hardware acceleration
  • Introduce new performance metrics added to esxtop and resxtop
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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 Site Recovery Manager – 2 days

Class overview :

This hands-on training course is aimed at experienced VMware Infrastructure 3 administrators. The course covers installation, configuration, and operation of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and testing of disaster recovery plans with SRM.

Class goals :

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

  • Create a disaster recovery workflow for your virtual machines using SRM
  • Install SRM components
  • Configure SRM storage replication adapters
  • Configure SRM protected and recovery sites
  • Configure SRM array managers
  • Define SRM inventory mappings
  • Create SRM recovery plans
  • Test SRM recovery plans
  • Execute SRM recovery plans (failover)

Content of VMware Site Recovery Manager

SRM Overview

Introduction to Disaster Recovery

SRM Planning

SRM Installation

Array Managers

Inventory Mappings

Protection Groups

Recovery Plans

Troubleshooting

Failover Testing and Failover

Failback

VMware Site Recovery Manager
Training VMware Site Recovery Manager

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, …